One Hundred Open Houses
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One Hundred Open Houses

3.89 of 5 stars 3.89  ·  rating details  ·  27 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Praise for Consuelo Saah Baehr:

"Nothing To Lose is fun to read. Pert, pithy and very New York. Full of the admirable offhand observations of an unfooled eye." Jill Neville, The London Times Literary Supplement

"(Daughters is) engrossing . . . the story Baehr tells touches so deeply one is tempted to reread every page." - Chicago Tribune

(Best Friends is) a pleasure to read...more
Kindle Edition, 208 pages
Published (first published September 11th 2010)
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Apr 17, 2012 Sandy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Single women, kids grown, looking for a new 'downsized' life, thinking about what matters.
Shelves: literature, memoir
The story of a woman of a certain age, single, kids grown, living in a once-dream home which is now too far out, too isolated, and too much, One Hundred Open Houses follows the heroine's adventures as she tries to find affordable housing in NYC. She "talks" as she visits the apartments for sale, talking to the reader, or maybe herself. It's very interesting, intelligent, observant self-talk. I don't have my Kindle with me right now to give you an example, but I'd gasp at the insights the author...more
Abigail Padgett
Apartment-hunting as a journey of the soul!

Rebecca Haas dives, quite deliberately, into a Jungian Night Sea Journey characterized less by disconnection than by a fierce determination to rediscover exactly what it is she’s connected to. Herself, for example. She’s long-divorced, her kids are grown, her writing career has stalled and her life is becalmed in a charming seaside village Thomas Kincaid would kill to paint. There’s no reason to think about moving. Except sometimes you have to move, in...more
It's rare that I actually laugh out loud at a book, but I did at this one. Baehr's prose is authentic, understated, and flat-out hilarious at times. The self-deprecating humor the protagonist uses throughout the book worked incredibly well, but when it wasn't making me laugh, the prose was brutally honest and touching. Spoiler alert - she references the McLaughlin Group, which I find 83% awesome.

So why didn't I give it 5 stars? There were some misspells and missing punctuation that tripped me up...more
I really loved this book. I laughed a lot at the character (Rebecca) and her wry, frank, and sometimes brutally honest observations. The author uses the search for a new home as a metaphor for finding a new spot in life and starting over-- beautifully crafted with descriptions of apartments that would make any real estate fan happy. Rebecca's voice was so true that I really didn't know (without double checking the book cover) if it was fiction or a nonfiction journal. An engrossing read.
Diane Kidman
I've quickly become a fan of Consuelo Saah Baehr's work. One Hundred Open Houses offers a fantastic story, characters I still think about, and lots of real estate porn. I kept re-reading NY apartment descriptions as if they were real ads, wondering if I should schedule a showing - and I live in the midwest.
Another Great Book By Ms. Baehr!!!
This book needs an editor!!!!!! It had potential, and I laughed a few times, but the problems with it continued to throw me out of the story, too much for me to like it. The only reason I finished it was because it was a pick for our book club.
Kathleen Rota
I thought this was ok if somewhat disjointed in places.
Loved this book - looking forward to more
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