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Around the House : Reflections on Life Under a Roof
by David Owen (Goodreads Author)
Funny, inspiring observations about houses and their inhabitants by the nation's most erudite defender of sheetrock and the author of the acclaimed The Walls Around Us.Twelve years ago, Owen and his family moved from an apartment in New York City to a 200-year-old house in a small town in rural Connecticut. Life under a leaky roof has not only made him handy with a recipro ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published August 31st 1999 by Villard
(first published August 11th 1998)
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Not worth reading - there's not enough information in here about actual home repair or renovation to be useful. It's just a bunch of brief musings, reprints of previously published magazine pieces, randomly categorized under the headings Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. Most of the anecdotes will be familiar to readers of Sheetrock & Shellac: A Thinking Person's Guide to the Art and Science of Home Improvement and The Walls Around Us: The Thinking Person's Guide to How a House Works.