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101 Things I Hate About Your House: 02/27/15

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101 Things I Hate About Your House by James Swan is supposed to be a humorous guidebook through "the mistakes we all make" as we try to decorate our homes. Except it's none of the above. So here is a brief list of things I hate about this book.

  1. It's written in an over the top style that obiviously meant to appeal to upper middle class straight folk who expect their interior designers to a) be gay men and b) talk a certain way.
  2. Ever listen to actual home remodeling / decorating talk? It's a dull mixture of regulations, material choices, colors, and prices. If no prices are listed (as in this book), you can't afford (and probably don't want to!) the services offered.
  3. Homes come in all shapes and sizes but you'd never guess that from this book.
  4. Homes are for the people who live in them. I'm not going to feel guilty over not doing things "right" just on this dude's say so (or anyone else's).

I could go on but the basic shtick of this awful book is that the reader is too stupid and too un-fabulous to host anyone until doing everything in this book just-so. If you don't or can't, you're a terrible, barbarian of a host or hostess.

One star

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