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Home Comforts - by Cheryl Mendelson (Paperback)

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About the Book



Mendelson addresses the meanings as well as the methods of housekeeping with a keen sense of the history and values involved. The result is a warm, good-humored, engagingly written book with a message and a point of view, one that is overflowing with useful reflections and information.



Book Synopsis



The classic bestselling resource for every American household, Home Comforts addresses the meanings as well as the methods of housekeeping to help you manage everyday chores, find creative solutions to modern domestic dilemmas, and enhance the experience of life at home.

"Home Comforts is to the house what Joy of Cooking is to food." --USA TODAY

For the first time in nearly a century, here is an engaging and comprehensive book about housekeeping. Far from a dry how-to manual, nor a collection of odd tips and hints, a history book, or an encyclopedia compiled by a committee or an institute, Home Comforts is a readable guide for both beginners and experts of all the domestic arts. Including choosing fabrics, cleaning china, keeping the piano in tune, making a good fire, folding a fitted sheet, setting the dining room table, keeping surfaces free of germs, watering plants, removing stains--this guide covers everything that modern people might want to do for themselves in their homes.

Further topics include: making up a bed with hospital corners, expert recommendations for safe food storage, reading care labels (and sometimes carefully disregarding them), keeping your home free of dust mites and other allergens, home safety and security, this is a practical, good-humored, philosophical, even romantic, guidebook to the art and science of household management.



Review Quotes




"Home Comforts is to the house what Joy of Cooking is to food."
-- USA Today

"An extraordinary achievement that has no peer in this century and may well have none in the next." -- Newsweek

"Mesmerizing -- and, in its own way, revolutionary." -- Chicago Sun-Times

"The bible of good housekeeping."
-- People

"There's only one book to own if you want to be serious about your housekeeping: Cheryl Mendelson's magesterial HOME COMFORTS."--Dwight Garner "The New York Times"



About the Author



Cheryl Mendelson is a Harvard Law School graduate, a sometime philosophy professor, a novelist (Morningside Heights and Love, Work, Children), and a homemaker by choice. Born into a rural family in Greene County, Pennsylvania, she now lives in New York City with her husband and son
Dimensions (Overall): 9.2 Inches (H) x 6.6 Inches (W) x 1.6 Inches (D)
Weight: 2.65 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 896
Genre: House + Home
Sub-Genre: Cleaning, Caretaking & Organizing
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
Format: Paperback
Author: Cheryl Mendelson
Language: English
Street Date: May 17, 2005
TCIN: 11461564
UPC: 9780743272865
Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-3493
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.6 inches length x 6.6 inches width x 9.2 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 2.65 pounds
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