Kensington, MN (PRWEB) July 08, 2014
Marvin Jensen’s wife claims he is mentally deranged because he chose to be a farmer–a career where workweeks are more than 40 hours, sick days are unheard of and the pay is minimal. Although life as a farmer has its rough spots, Marvin Jensen is shedding light on the more humorous parts of rural life in "The Farmer’s Bathroom Book: Country Humor & Mostly True Stories from the Farm." With short stories, jokes and illustrations, Jensen reflects on his lifelong career as a farmer with honesty and humor. "The Farmer’s Bathroom Book" is available everywhere books are sold.
As a farmer since 1965, Jensen understands the financial and familial hardships that accompany life as a commercial farmer. He wanted to record his experiences, but he wanted to do it in a manner that did not take life too seriously. Thus, "The Farmer’s Bathroom Book" was born. A bathroom book is defined as a book that can be read for a brief period and then be put aside until next time, making it ideal for people like farmers who do not have time for lengthier pieces of writing.
"The Farmer’s Bathroom Book" contains short stories of life on the farm and local lore from Jensen’s hometown in West Central Minnesota. It includes tales of The Brunette and The Blonde (Jensen’s wife and daughter), the reason farmer pickup trucks are never stolen, thoughts on Minnesota cowboys and much more. The book also contains entertaining illustrations by Michael Rose and collections of one-liners, such as “You know you are a farmer when…” and “Your banker doesn’t know much about farming when…”
Marvin Jensen’s "The Farmer’s Bathroom Book" will offer readers a quick laugh when they need a break in their busy schedules. The stories contain a charm that everyone, not only farmers, will appreciate and love.
About the Author
Marvin Jensen lives in West Central Minnesota, where he owns and operates a 1,900-acre family farm. He has been farming his whole life, except when he was stationed in Germany with the U.S. Army and during periods of financial crisis. He has Bachelor of Science degrees in Agricultural Engineering from North Dakota State University and Agricultural Education from the University of Minnesota. He also has a Master of Education from the University of Minnesota, specializing in farm management and marketing. He and his wife Marlys have three children and four grandchildren.