Ethan Mannon lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina with his wife and son. He is an Assistant Professor of English at Mars Hill University, where he teaches American and Appalachian Literature, as well as composition, and directs the Honors Program.
Moore insists that his book about farming is not exclusively about rural places: “the point is not even about farming . . . most of what I’ve said in this book is equally applicable to work in the office, factory, classroom, or home." Moore argues that in each of these locations, the human experience begins and ends with gratitude.