Skip to main content
Happy Life

Happy Life

Current price: $16.00
Publication Date: July 12th, 2011
Copper Canyon Press
Usually Ships in 1 to 5 Days


A favorite of Garrison Keillor, David Budbill continues his popular ruminations on a "chop wood, carry water" life in Vermont.

About the Author

David Budbill: David Budbill was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1940 to a streetcar driver and a minister's daughter. He is the author of six books of poems, eight plays, a novel, a collection of short stories, a picture book for children, and scores of essays, introductions, speeches, and book reviews. He has also served as an occasional commentator on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered." Among his prizes and honors are a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in playwriting, a Guggenheim Fellowship in poetry, and a Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award for fiction. He lives in the mountains or northern Vermont where he tends his garden and website

Praise for Happy Life

David Budbill is a no-nonsense free-range sage who celebrates tomatoes in September, the whistle of a woodcock and sweet black tea and ancient Chinese poems.” New York Times