Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived in That House

By Meghan Daum
(Vintage Books, Paperback, 9780307454843, 245pp.)

Publication Date: June 14, 2011

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In this laugh-out-loud personal journey, acclaimed author Meghan Daum explores the perils and pleasures of believing that only a house can make you whole. From her teenage apartment fantasies and her mother’s decorating manias to her own “hidden room” dreams and the bungalow she eventually buys on her own, Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived in That House is the true story of one woman’s quest for the four perfect walls to call home.

About the Author
Meghan Daum is the author, most recently, of the essay collection "The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion". She is also the editor of the anthology "Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids. "Her other books include the essay collection "My Misspent Youth", the novel "The Quality of Life Report", and "Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived In That House", a memoir. Since 2005, Meghan has been an opinion columnist for "The Los Angeles Times", writing on political, cultural, and social affairs. She has contributed to public radio's Morning Edition, Marketplace, and This American Life, and has written for numerous publications, including "The New Yorker", "Harper's Magazine", "GQ", "Vogue", "Harper's Bazaar", and "The New York Times Magazine". She lives in Los Angeles.
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