It was Sunday. Chance was in the garden. He moved slowly, dragging the green hose from one path to the next, carefully watching the flow of the water. Very gently he let the stream touch every plant, every flower, every branch of the garden. Plants were like people; they needed care to live, to survive their diseases, and to die peacefully.
by Kathy Sullivan, Communications Director
And so begins a hilarious summer read Being There about a gardener who has never left the estate where he works and is then forced to enter society after a lifetime of living entirely in this bubble. He becomes powerful in society despite having no clue about what is happening and no knowledge or skills about anything outside of gardening.
Amazon calls it "one of the most popular and significant works from a writer of international stature."
Many reviews on Amazon say the movie version is as good as the book.