Small Town Ho: The Hilarious Story of Moving from the Big City to North Idaho

Small Town Ho is the hilarious and sometimes harrowing memoir of one family’s move from the big city to the panhandle of North Idaho. No Jobs. No friends. Just buckets of their own ignorance. Not just a story about Idaho or small town life, Small Town Ho is for anyone who has ever relocated, held unusual jobs out of necessity, or experienced the spin-cycle that is raising a family. Follow along in horror and hilarity as the family acclimates to small town life and the author bounces from jobs working in a school cafeteria to selling women’s clothing in a call center, to opening a barbecue restaurant. Written in a smart, self-deprecating, salty style, Small Town Ho is all at once poignant and laugh-out-loud funny, full of the struggle of an ordinary family consisting of three boys, one big black lab, one assassin of a cat, and two very tired parents.

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3 Comments

  1. So funny I choked on some spit. I haven’t laughed so hard, while simultaneously loving all the people in a book, since . . . well, I can’t remember. Diercks has such a keen eye for just the right detail, always providing the moment, the place, the insight, the perspective, to either leave you laughing (hysterically, sometimes), or moved. In this way his writing reminds me of the late (hilarious) David Rakoff. I also often thought of David Sedaris, but to be honest I enjoyed this more than anything I’ve read by Sedaris…

  2. A New Dave Berry Anybody with kids, pets, who had to move a family across the country, start a business or work at odd jobs will love this book. It is hilarious! Rarely do I read a book when I brake out laughing out loud — and this happened in evrey chapter. My favorites were the chapter about working in the call center, and the one about the dog, Brisket.

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