My Life With Mini-pigs

Book - 2011
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An unforgettable, slapstick story of what happens when two tiny porkers move in on family life.

Paris Hilton carries one around like a Chihuahua, while Posh and Becks own a pair. The mini-pig, for reasons unknown, has become the latest celebrity accessory, but what's it really like to invite little livestock into the living room?

Matt Whyman, a successful novelist, enjoys a quiet writer's life in the English countryside ... until his career wife, Emma, discovers the existence of a pig said to fit inside a handbag. She believes not one but two would be a perfect addition to the already diverse Whyman clan, which includes one wolf-like dog, a freaked-out feline, their wild bunch of ex-battery chickens as well as four challenging children. In reality, nobody could anticipate the trials and misadventures two riotous, raucous little piglets could bring. From turning Whyman's office into a literal pigsty, stealing his spot on the family sofa to trashing his neighbour's garden while drunk on fermented apples, Butch and Roxi swiftly establish themselves as "animals of mass distraction."

Funny, touching and endlessly entertaining, Oink charts the battle of hearts, snouts and minds between a family man and two mini-pigs. Will Butch and Roxi ever settle down, or could their growing presence put the squeeze on Whyman in ways he never thought possible?
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2011.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781451618280
Branch Call Number: 636.4088 WHYMAN M
Characteristics: xvi, 314 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.


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This book is about the chaos that occurs when a family decides to bring minipigs into their home to raise as pets.

Dec 09, 2012

You really must read this book! It is incredibly well written. I read a lot of books, and this is probably the best one I've read in a decade. I broke out laughing a lot. I couldn't imagine owning mini-pigs after having read this, but if the thought ever crossed your mine (or never crossed your mind), this is a great read.


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