I always hear so many nice things about the Funny Farm Animal Rescue in Mays Landing, and it's founder, Laurie Zaleski.

Now we'll be able to learn more about Zaleki, as she's written a book, due to be published in early September.

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The book is called, "THE FUNNY FARM:  My Unexpected Life with 600 Rescue Animals."

St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Press

A description of the book, from publisher St. Martin's Press, reads, "At The Funny Farm, one of the largest animal rescues in the Northeast, many different animals all live together and roam freely, and the odd and unlikely friendships that develop reveal lessons of kindness and cooperation. Laurie Zaleski shares the inspiring and often harrowing story of how it all started..."

The book follows Laurie from her childhood to today, and includes background on how Funny Farm got started.

Some early reviews of the book include:

  • “I found myself up till much later at night than was good for me, just to read one more chapter. I laughed, I cried, I related in a very deep way, and most of all, I fell in love with Laurie, her mom, and her whole family, both human and non. Funny Farm was moving, inspiring, honest, and refreshingly real. I loved every page!” - Ellie Laks-Weiner, author of My Gentle Barn.
  • "... the satisfying tumultuous story of one mama who understood that a messy life crowded with love and animals is plenty good enough.  Laurie Zaleski writes in vivid unsentimental language, equal parts passion and grit." - Ellen Stimson, Author of Mud Season and Good Grief.

We can't wait to read it!

You can find out more about The Funny Farm Animal Rescue here.

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