Big Library Read


When life gets your goat, use your library card.

Jennifer McGaha’s debut memoir, Flat Broke with Two Goats, has been selected for the next Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club.

From Monday 2 April through to Monday 16 April, Buckinghamshire Library users will be able to borrow the eBook or audiobook format of the title with no wait lists or holds. Readers can take part in the two-week program by visiting or by downloading the Libby app

Flat Broke with Two Goats is told with bold wit, unflinching honesty and a firm foot in the traditions of Appalachia. A true story that started as a last-ditch effort to settle debts, it transparently reveals the joys and challenges of overcoming unexpected life-altering events. Flat Broke with Two Goats is a fearlessly written memoir that reminds readers to not take themselves too seriously and to always remember to laugh, no matter their situation.



"Flat Broke is about monumental financial troubles, staggering life changes and a marriage stretched to its very limit,” McGaha said. “It is also about unruly dogs, ladies of bluegrass laying hens and the ins and outs of goat dating. But it is about more than that. It is about home and family and the journeys we take to find our way back to ourselves when we are lost."

Jennifer McGaha


How do I take part?

The free program runs for two weeks and to get started all you will need is a Buckinghamshire Libraries library card and your PIN. Flat Broke with Two Goats  can be read on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets, and Chromebook™ without worrying about wait lists or holds. The eBook and audiobook will automatically expire at the end of the period, and there are no late fees. 

To borrow the eBook or audiobook, readers can visit 

Big Library Read is an international reading program that connects millions of readers around the world simultaneously with an eBook. Discussions about the cookbook, recipes and more can be found on

The Big Library Read program is made possible through a partnership between Buckinghamshire Libraries, OverDrive and Sourcebooks, the publisher of Flat Broke with Two Goats. Librarians and library readers voted Flat Broke with Two Goats as their choice for Big Library Read. 

For more information on Big Library Read, visit





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