Synopses & Reviews
Read a little, learn a lot!
In the bestselling The Experts Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do, the worlds most knowledgeable experts provided unparalleled insights into mastering the little things in life that are often invariably the hardest to accomplish. Now, Experts Guide series creator Samantha Ettus once again brings together 100 renowned experts who share their proficiency and know-how to show you not only how to make your home more beautiful, but how to live more happily in it.
The first book to join three home-related genreshome improvement, self-help, and interior designThe Experts Guide to Life at Home is the ultimate must-have guide to mastering your domain. Divided into six sections (To Nest, To Protect, To Improve, To Beautify, To Relax, and To Enjoy), 100 of the worlds leading experts provide consummate insight into how to successfully accomplish everything from properly folding fitted sheets, as taught by the worlds leading computational origami expert; to hanging holiday lights, with guidance from the man who decorates the world-renowned Rockefeller Center Christmas tree; to carving a turkey, with instructions from Oprahs personal chef.
The experts include:
• Al Roker, on how to Create a Family Barbecue
• Senator Dianne Feinstein, on how to Prevent Identity Theft
• Joy Browne, on how to Compromise
• Ina Garten, on how to Host a Dinner Party
• Harvey Karp, on how to Discipline Your Children
• Susie Coelho, on how to Make the Most of a Spare Room
• Jorge Cruise, on how to Incorporate Fitness into Your Daily Life
• Alexandra Stoddard, on how to Lead a Happy Life
The contributors to The Experts Guide to Life at Home range from instantly recognizable names like Rachael Ray and Leeza Gibbons to industry leaders like the CEO of AARP and the co-creators of the hit TV show The Amazing Race. All have been chosen for inclusion because they are at the very top of their profession, be it finance, cooking, relationships, medicine, security, or even building the perfect snowman.
From the bedroom to the kitchen, the kids room to the basement, the backyard to the front yard, The Experts Guide to Life at Home makes it easy to read a little and learn a lot about making the most of your home.
Also available:The Experts Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do
"Ettus (The Experts' Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do) bases her book on a theme similar to that of Real Simple, that lovely magazine about streamlining your life. Each chapter unfolds as a series of mini-essays on the home life by experts, with the COO of a pest control company teaching how to prevent household pests, a field editor for Audubon explaining how to select and use a birdfeeder, Dr. Joy Browne offering suggestions for learning how to compromise, pediatrics professor Harvey Knapp instructing on how to discipline your children, etc. The pieces are compact, and most have at least one 'take-away,' so it's easy to pick the book up, read for five minutes and glean some useful bit of info. On the downside, a few areas beg for a more in-depth explanation, and the vast array of advice covered means that there are some odd juxtapositions (e.g., 'increase your energy' is followed by 'secure a mortgage'). Still, few books can manage to instruct readers on selecting window treatments, making time for yourself and hosting a dinner party with such streamlined simplicity. 17 line drawings." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
About the Author
As creator of The Experts Guides, Samantha Ettus has developed a secret recipe for identifying the worlds leading experts. Her syndicated column, “Celebrity Assets,” appears weekly in news-papers nationwide. She is a sought-after speaker and has appeared in a number of national media outlets, including CNN, Fox News, ESPN, the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, and USA Today, among others. Samantha holds a BA and an MBA, both from Harvard University. Please visit her online at expertsmedia.com.