Will's career in New York City politics has fizzled out. When a connected colleague and an ambitious restaurateur ask for his help founding a farm in a neglected part of Brooklyn, he sees an opportunity to reinvent himself like all the picklers, beekeepers, and kombucha brewers he's been reading about. In the Weeds is a cautionary tale and a satire of a time not too long ago when Brooklyn the place became Brooklyn the idea.
"Dan Browne's tale of well-meaning Brooklynism will ring true for anyone who has tried to get beneath the patina of Park Slope's brownstones and actually engage the white folks inside them. A satirical yet sympathetic look back at a moment when bike lanes would change everything."
―Douglas Rushkoff, author of Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now
"A Tree Grows in Brooklyn? Not so fast. Idiosyncratic and funny, deliciously satirical and bittersweet, Dan Browne's tale of good intentions smacking into entrenched bureaucracy (and New York factionalization)) is above all, utterly original. Part contemporary vision quest, part redemption song, it happily slips every label and rolls on, taking the reader with it."
―Mark Slouka, author of All That Is Left Is All That Matters
"Told with humility, humor, and heart, In the Weeds shows how even when you plant a seed with the best intentions, there's no telling how you're going to grow."
―Vanessa Davis, author of Spaniel Rage
Daniel Browne's writing has been featured in Salon, The Oxford American, The Believer, Mojo, and 40 Stories: New Writing from Harper Perennial, among others. He was born in Canada, grew up in South Florida, and spent nearly twenty years in New York City. He lives in Birmingham, Alabama with his family. More at danielbrowne.net
In the Weeds by Daniel Browne
Paperback: 265 pages
December 7, 2018
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8 inches