Around the House and in the Garden: A Memoir of Heartbreak, Healing, and Home Improvement

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 2, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 208 pages
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"My story," writes Dominique Browning, the editor in chief of House & Garden, "is about the way a house can express loss, and then bereavement, and then, finally, the rebuilding of a life." Around the House and in the Garden is a moving narrative, culled from Browning's much-loved monthly editorial column, about the solace and sense of self that can be found through tending to one's home. From building a high stone wall in the garden to learning that every kitchen deserves a good kitchen couch, Browning reminds us that making a home is more than just a materialistic endeavor -- it is a way for us to comfort and reinvent ourselves, to "have the final word about what goes where...what feels comfortable, what is life enhancing...and gives us strength to go out and embrace the world."
 

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Browning used her monthly columns in House & Garden as a starting point for this home-improvement memoir. Ironically, she began working as editor in chief at the magazine around the time that her ... Read full review

Contents

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About the author (2003)

Dominique Browning is the editor in chief of House & Garden. She lives in New York with her two teenage sons.

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