Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House

Cheryl Mendelson (Author)
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Description

The classic bestselling resource for every American home. 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 food pathogens, watering plants, removing stains -- Home Comforts addresses the meanings as well as the methods of hands -- on housekeeping to help you manage everyday chores, find creative solutions to modern domestic dilemmas, and enhance the experience of life at home.
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, A summary of laws applicable to the home, including privacy, accident liability, contracts, and domestic employees and more in this practical, good-humored, historic, philosophical, even romantic, guidebook to the art of household management.

Product Details

Price
$22.00  $20.24
Publisher
Scribner Book Company
Publish Date
May 17, 2005
Pages
896
Dimensions
6.6 X 1.6 X 9.2 inches | 2.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780743272865

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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

Reviews

"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 "
"The bible of good housekeeping."
-- People
"Home Comforts is to the house what Joy of Cooking is to food."
-- USA Today
"Mesmerizing -- and, in its own way, revolutionary." -- Chicago Sun-Times
"An extraordinary achievement that has no peer in this century and may well have none in the next." -- Newsweek