At Home: A Short History of Private Life

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Oct 5, 2010 - Architecture - 512 pages
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In these pages, the beloved Bill Bryson gives us a fascinating history of the modern home, taking us on a room-by-room tour through his own house and using each room to explore the vast history of the domestic artifacts we take for granted. As he takes us through the history of our modern comforts, Bryson demonstrates that whatever happens in the world eventually ends up in our home, in the paint, the pipes, the pillows, and every item of furniture. Bryson has one of the liveliest, most inquisitive minds on the planet, and his sheer prose fluency makes At Home one of the most entertaining books ever written about private life.

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User Review  - danoomistmatiste - LibraryThing

Another classic from Bryson. Though a bit low on the funny scale, immensely readable. The whole books revolves around how the modern house by taking a tour of all the rooms in a typical house. Packed ... Read full review

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User Review  - LibraryCin - LibraryThing

3.75 stars In this book, Bill Bryson looks at the history of domestic life, including architecture, furniture, servants, food, electricity, and much more. He goes room-by-room to address various ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Bill Bryson’s bestselling books include A Walk in the Woods (now a major motion picture starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte), Notes from a Small Island, I’m a Stranger Here Myself, In a Sunburned Country, A Short History of Nearly Everything (which earned him the 2004 Aventis Prize), The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, At Home, and One Summer. He lives in England with his wife.

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