Library: Stories that’ll make you want to find a cowboy
November is a month that makes me think of good food as well as curling up with a good book. A perfect merger of the two is Ree Drummond’s 2011 memoir “The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels, A Love Story.” It’s the hilarious, romantic and charming true story of how the famed blogger met, fell in love with and married her rancher husband. Her stories made me want to go out and find my own cowboy!
Raised in urban Oklahoma and educated in Los Angeles, Ree moves back to Oklahoma for a brief interlude before heading to Chicago, her final destination. However, her plans are unexpectedly altered after she meets “Marlboro Man” one night in a smoky hometown bar and he proceeds to woo her. Before she knows it, she finds herself the wife of a down-home Oklahoma rancher, living more than an hour from the nearest grocery store and surrounded by cattle rather than skyscrapers.
In addition to her memoir and blog, “The Pioneer Woman,” Ree has produced several fantastic cookbooks. All of her books are beautifully photographed, adorably written, extremely handy to have in any kitchen and are available in AADL’s collection.