Funny Farm: My Unexpected Life with 600 Rescue Animals
By Laurie Zaleski, St. Martin’s Press
Nonfiction | After a hardscrabble childhood that sparked her devotion to all creatures, Zaleski started a 25-acre animal sanctuary in New Jersey, where she cares for abandoned animals: dogs, cats, ducks, donkeys, even skunks. In a memoir that’s both uplifting and heartbreaking, Zaleski recounts her father’s violent outbursts, her mother’s attempts to keep her children safe and the adoption of the inaugural member of their furry brood: a German shepherd named Wolf.
Feature: She cares for 24 pigs, 20 goats, 210 cats, a skunk and 345 other rescue animals — and that’s not even her day job