House of Havoc

The cupboards are overflowing, the linen closet holds towels and tools, and your once tidy family room might as well come with a ringmaster. But that’s called living, right?

Wrong! Marni Jameson is here to prove that you can turn a hectic home into a haven—and do so without being voted off the island. With chapters such as “Kids are Great—They Only Dismantle Your Home One Piece at a Time,” you’ll laugh as you learn whether to opt for solids or patterns; what constitutes “indestructible flooring”; how to organize your house from top to bottom; and how to decorate so home appeal goes up and blood pressure goes down.

House of Havoc is that indispensable guide for making the most of the house you have without driving everyone around you nuts.

Editorial Reviews

Dallas Morning News, 1/31/10
“Think Erma Bombeck’s wit, Martha Stewart’s gumption and Rachael Ray’s verve in one humble yet helpful package.” 

Hartford Courant, 2/5/10
“Part memoir, part humor and part home improvement guide, House of Havoc offers practical, stress-free tips on creating great design, living green and organizing your home—all on a budget.”

BookPage, February 2010
“Jameson’s blend of humor and helpfulness can handle anything.”

Tucson Citizen, 2/11/10
“[Jameson] has the can-do spirit and simple tips necessary to get through almost any house-related crisis.”

Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine, 2/12/10
“Jameson offers advice on how to turn a havoc-filled home into a heavenly haven without losing your savings or your sanity.”

Akron Beacon Journal, 2/6/10
“[Jameson] advocates solutions that are workable rather than idealistic…and she does it with humor and the credibility of one who’s been there and survived.”

Arizona Daily Star, 2/14/10
“Hilarious…It’s sweet, and a reminder of what a home is all about.”

PublishersWeekly.com, 2/22/10
“Syndicated home columnist Jameson brings a down-to-earth, humorous approach to maintaining a household that’s based in the real world…Jameson makes home improvement advice fun as well as practical.”

Library Journal, 3/1/10
“Realistic home organization with a sense of humor…This fun book will appeal to fans of Erma Bombeck.”

Shore Magazine, March 2010
“Part memoir, part humor and part home improvement guide, House of Havoc offers practical, stress-free tips on creating great design, living green and organizing your home—all on a budget.”

Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, March 2010
“Inside, unlock a wealth of useful tips that make way for a happier dwelling…all backed up by Jameson’s front lines experiences.”

3/16/10
A #1 Denver Post nonfiction paperback bestseller.

El Dorado Home Source, 4/16/10
“Reading this book is like calling your best friend or mother for advice. It is irreverent and funny while passing along the ‘unknowable’ secrets of design…A fun read and you learn something, too.”

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