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Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived in That House

2 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Meghan Daum

Questions for Meghan Daum on Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived in That HouseQ: In Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived in That House, you detail your lifelong obsession with real estate and your quest for a place to call home. What does "home" mean to you? … see full wiki

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Author: Meghan Daum
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, Entertainment
Publisher: Knopf
3 reviews about Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived in That...
review by . October 24, 2010
This is a very enjoyable account of the author's obsession with real estate. Such an obsession is not unusual, especially among people who live in New York, California or another of the world's premium real estate markets. But there is something pathological about Meghan Daum's particular obsession. It seems driven by a fear of making serious decisions about her life.      Certainly as we age, each of us begins to realize that for every choice we make there is another …
review by . October 11, 2010
Dark humor -- laughs with a serious center
This is a very enjoyable account of the author's obsession with real estate. Such an obsession is not unusual, especially among people who live in New York, California or another of the world's premium real estate markets. But there is something pathological about Meghan Daum's particular obsession. It seems driven by a fear of making serious decisions about her life.      Certainly as we age, each of us begins to realize that for every choice we make there is another …
review by . July 21, 2010
Your enjoyment of this book will depend on the type of reader you are and what kind of story you're looking for. I quit reading about a third of the way through (unusual for me) because I had thought (after hearing the author interviewed on NPR) that the book was about house hunting. It is... a little. It's a lot about her life. I'm not saying her life isn't interesting; isn't everyone's to some degree? At any rate, it just wasn't what I was looking for, but the writing …
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