The Walls Around Us by David Owen
The Thinking Person's Guide to How a House Works

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Anyone who's ever quailed at the thought of buying a two-by-four or suspected that his (or her) dwelling is breaking down out of spite will be charmed, educated and entertained by this delightful history and how-to of the house.
 

About David Owen

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David Owen is on the staffs of both The New Yorker and Golf Digest. A frequent contributor to The Atlantic Monthly, and the author of nine previous books, he lives in Washington, Connecticut.
 
Published September 24, 1991 by Villard. 308 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Non-fiction

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``Most...men,'' says New Yorker staff-writer Owen (The Man Who Invented Saturday Morning, 1988, etc.), ``feel a paralyzing fear...at a lumberyard or hardware store.'' Fortunately for the jack-of-few-trades man (or woman), courage—and the knowledge it's based on—can now be gleaned from...

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With wry wit, Owen tells about his Connecticut house and how it works, or doesn't work, lacing his humor with informative vignettes.

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