Bill Bryson’s “At Home”: Better Than Phil Phillips’ “Home”

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No disrespect to American Idol Season 11 winner Phil Phillips, but his debut release Home has become “”that song””.  Perhaps it was NBC’s incessent overplay of the song during their Olympics coverage… but I’m at the point where my head my literally explode if I hear it one more time.

On the other end of the spectrum, I’ve been thoroughly enjoying author Bill Bryson’s “”At Home””.  If you’ve never read one of his books before, he’s a master story teller.  Great sense of humor and eye for detail.  A brief description, courtesy of his publisher:

With his signature wit, charm, and seemingly limitless knowledge, Bill Bryson takes us on a room-by-room tour through his own house, using each room as a jumping off point into 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.

As someone who spends his professional life selling homes, I’ve found this book to be both entertaining as well as useful.  You’ll dig it, so buy it.

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Jon Effron is widely regarded as one of the leading Realtors in Atlanta, working with both buyers and sellers throughout the metro area to maximize their real estate investments. In 2014, Jon was the #1 individual agent at Keller Williams Intown, one of the largest brokerages in Intown Atlanta. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Jon was the Vice President of Development at Tujay Group, an Atlanta real estate development firm. His career pre-real estate included stints at, eGroups (now Yahoo! Groups) and Elite Traveler magazine, where he served as the Vice President of Marketing.