We don’t kid you when we tell you to save the date.
Case in point: On October 2, Rock Point USA releases Peace, Love, Goats of Anarachy: How My Little Goats Taught Me Huge Lessons about Life ($19.99 US).
In April of 2014 Leanne Lauricella’s life changed forever. That’s when she left a lucrative corporate gig in Madhattan and brought home two baby twin goats, Jax and Opie, to her New Jersey home. Driven by a passion to help animals in need, and a growing fascination with goats, Goats of Anarachy was born.
By December 2014 Lauricella traded her high-heels for boots, her Mercedes for a pick-up truck, and her life’s work began in earnest. On her first day after quitting her job Instagram featured a photo of her goats on their home page, and almost immediately 30,000 followers was the result–the Goats of Anarchy phenomenon had officially begun.
Liberated goats, many with special needs, and freed from abandonment or mistreatment, find a home at Lauricella’s New Jersey sanctuary and barely four years later, Goats of Anarchy is an inspiring sensation with over 565,000 followers at Instagram.
Many of the goats have become stars themselves and the passionate and fast-growing online following check in for a daily dose of goat antics, talents, and personalities mixed with tribulation, rehab, and rescue.
Lauricella’s story, and what her goats have taught her, is the genesis for her inspiring new book, It’s part humor, part memoir of living with goats, and part testament to the power of giving back. The book covers the inside story of how Lauricella found herself drawn to these wonderful animals, how suddenly saving her first goats gave her a clear sense of what her purpose was and how she founded Goats of Anarchy. Lauricella details how she got through the difficult and often sad times in caring for her goats and building a farm sanctuary. She provides insight into the lessons she learned, sharing heartwarming stories of how her goats have taught her about compassion, finding purpose, perseverance, confidence, justice, patience, inspiration, mercy, strength and courage.