My Chickens and I
By Isabella Rossellini
Photographer Patrice Casanova
  • Imprint: Abrams Image
  • Publication Date: March 13, 2018
  • Price: $24.99
  • Trim Size: 7 x 9
  • ISBN: 1-4197-2991-8
  • EAN: 9781419729911
  • Page Count: 112
  • Illustrations: 124 color illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: World English

In this delightful illustrated book, actress and filmmaker Isabella Rossellini shares her newfound passion for raising chickens. When a cardboard carton dotted with airholes arrived at her door, Rossellini expected to welcome 38 yellow chicks to her Long Island farm. Much to her surprise, her newly hatched brood included a diverse mix of heritage breeds—a discovery that prompted further research into the traits, behavior, and history of each one. Perfectly capturing the fine-feathered glory and surprising intelligence of these spirited backyard birds, My Chickens and I pairs Patrice Casanova’s photographs with Rossellini’s wry observations, fun facts, and hand-drawn illustrations.

About the author

Isabella Rossellini is an actress, filmmaker, and philanthropist known for her roles in such films as David Lynch’s Blue Velvet and Wild at Heart, Campbell Scott and Stanley Tucci’s Big Night, and Peter Weir’s Fearless. Isabella is also the author and director of the book and short film series Green Porno. She lives on Long Island.
Patrice Casanova is a French-born portrait photographer whose past subjects have included Jessica Lange, Brooke Shields, Patti Hansen, and others. He lives on Long Island.