Margaret Roach's Peace Talk

"Did you ever want to just get up from your desk and walk away? And I don't mean to get a latte. I mean to get up and not come back?" Margaret Roach did just that a few years ago when she left publishing (specifically, her post as Editorial Director of Martha Stewart Living) so that she could return to her sanctuary in the Catskill Mountains to garden and grow and delight in creative pursuits - full-time.

The courage and conviction it took to abandon a lucrative and successful career to follow a quieter but more fulfilling path is nothing less than inspiring to me - and likely to countless others when they read her upcoming book "And I Shall Have Some Peace There" which will be released February 23rd, 2011.

This is why I urge you to not only read (daily) Margaret's fantastic blog (awaytogarden.com) but to also subscribe to her newsletter, where you'll get gardening tips delivered directly to your inbox. You can sign up for the newsletter here.
Also, be sure to watch a new video Margaret put together to discuss the book, a sort of electronic press kit, complete with a soundtrack! To watch the video, click here. (You'll need Quick Time to play it.)


Margaret Roach said...

I guess I should hire you to do all my publicity, Andrew -- how sweet of you to mention the video and the upcoming book. It's still a few months off but closing in. Exciting!


It is exciting! And you're more than welcome!

perfectingpru said...

I go to Margaret's site so often ever since you and Kenn recommended it. Margaret's list of chores every month is wonderful and sets me on the right path. I hope I can follow Margaret's style and leave work to follow my passion in years to come. I can't wait to get the book.

Kenn said...

The video is so inspiring to me as I go through the process of weighing my options with regular corporate life and my own true passions. I actually had tears in my eyes watching the video. It hit home.

Anonymous said...

I think she had the talent but not the temperament for her position at MSLO. And she also was at the helm at a difficult time in the company's history.