Monday, April 27 at 6:30 PM
Carver County Library – Chanhassen
7711 Kerber Blvd, Chanhassen
Four years ago, Washington Post reporter Chris Ingraham found himself at the center of a social media firestorm. An analyst by training, Ingraham had mined available data to draw up a comprehensive ranking of the most (and least) scenic and livable places in the United States. Published by the Post in August 2015, Ingraham’s findings saddled Red Lake Falls, Minnesota with the dubious title of Worst Place to Live. Outcry from dissenting Minnesotans surprised the author, as did an earnest invitation to visit Red Lake Falls and see for himself. This field trip set Ingraham down an improbable path that would eventually lead the journalist to not simply retract or amend his earlier judgement – but to relocate his family to the Red Lake area. Ingraham chronicles this journey of discovery, and self-discovery, in his new book If You Lived Here You’d Be Home By Now. Subtitled “Why We Traded the Commuting Life for a Little House on the Prairie,” Ingraham’s book offers a humorous yet contemplative, and surprisingly heart-warming look at the urban-rural divide and what we stand to learn from one another.