House: A Memoir

House: A Memoir by Michael Ruhlman 0143036645 9780143036647
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An acclaimed journalist who has written about everything from chefs to pediatric surgeons now turns his attention to the subject of home. In 2001 Michael and Donna Ruhlman purchased a 100-year-old house in suburban Cleveland. Then they set about making it their own. In relating this storywhose details he invests with novelistic dramaRuhlman moves readers to consider what home means in a nation of vagabonds: why Americans long for a home of their own even as they feel compelled to move on. Here, too, is a deft unraveling of the relationship between a physical structure and the family life that transpires inside it. Thoughtful, elegant, and provocative, House is a must for prospective homebuyers and lovers of bravura journalism. [Ruhlman] has a wonderful sense of narrative and pace. . . . An amazing visual and aural memory. The New York Times Book Review

Author: Michael Ruhlman

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 243

Publisher: Penguin Books

Publication Date: 2006-03-07


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