Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived in That House

Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived in That House

by Meghan Daum
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Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived in That House by Meghan Daum

In this laugh-out-loud personal journey, acclaimed author Meghan Daum explores the perils and pleasures of believing that only a house can make you whole. From her teenage apartment fantasies and her mother’s decorating manias to her own “hidden room” dreams and the bungalow she eventually buys on her own, Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived in That House is the true story of one woman’s quest for the four perfect walls to call home.

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ISBN-13: 9780307454843
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/14/2011
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,086,832
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Meghan Daum is the author of the essay collection My Misspent Youth and the novel The Quality of Life Report, a New York Times Notable Book. Her column on political, cultural, and social affairs appears weekly in the Los Angeles Times and is distributed nationally through the McClatchy news service. She has contributed to public radio’s Morning Edition, Marketplace, and This American Life, and has written for numerous publications, including The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, GQ, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and The New York Times Book Review. She lives in Los Angeles.

Visit the author's official website: www.meghandaum.com

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Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived in That House 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
auntmosie More than 1 year ago
I read about this book on a home design blog. I ordered it because it seemed that the author and I were exactly alike. She really did think that the secret to a good life could be found in a perfect house. Unlike me, though, instead of just browsing the listings (DAILY), she actually rented, then moved somewhere else; rented again, then again, then bought something, then sold it, then bought something else. It was almost exhausting to read of her shennanigans, but I'm sure reading it was much easier than living it. Once again I am reminded that you bloom where you are planted. The next time I covet someone else's house, I will remind myself to buy some paint and tape a design on the wall and be grateful for what I have. Home is what you make it, wherever you find it, and the people in it are really all that counts. Good read, though.
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AuntDoll More than 1 year ago
Witty read. Reminds me of my own thought processes when it comes to houses & decorating & a final realization of how frivolous material things are.
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