January Book Club – Happily Ever Esther

“Happily Ever Esther” by Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter

A memoir from New York Times bestselling authors and loving “parents” of Esther, the wonder pig, about life on the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary. Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter had their lives turned upside down when they adopted Esther – the so-called micro pig. She turned out to be a full-sized commercial pig who grew to a whooping 600 pounds, as they describe in their best-selling memoir, “Esther, the Wonder Pig.” The book ends with them moving to a farm, and starting a new, wonderful life where they will live on the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary to care for animals and just live happily ever after.

Or so they thought. People may think about giving it all up and moving to a farm. In theory it may sound good, but as Steve and Derek discovered, the realities of being a farmer can be chaotic.

Written with joy and humor, and filled with delicious Esther approved recipes, this charming memoir captures an emotional journey of one little family advocating for animals everywhere.