Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived In That House by Meghan Daum
Who can resist this title? Haven’t we all felt this way at one time or another? And not just about a house. Life would be perfect if I had more money, a smaller waist, a more caring spouse, good hair, a boyfriend, a better job, less annoying family, or a new car/purse/Ipad.
But in this case, author Meghan Daum is focused on self-satisfaction through real estate. From her suburban roots to multiple adult domiciles, Meghan sees something alluring in every house. The fact that many of these residences turn out be woeful mistakes only increases her determination to get it right the next time. Eventually she purchases, at great expense, a rundown bungalow in LA complete with a disastrous kitchen, peculiar floor plan, and teetering garage.
The book reads like an extended conversation with your favorite friend; the one who manages to be both insightful and hysterically funny. This makes for enjoyable, but not page turning, reading. Read a few chapters, skip ahead, read a few more. Meghan Daum’s book would have been better as a series of essays, but there were moments when I laughed out loud and thought, “Been there, done that, bought the house!”