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Home Comforts

Author : Cheryl Mendelson
ISBN : 9780743272865
Genre : House & Home
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Ranging from suggestions for the care of musical instruments to maintaining home safety, a celebration of and guide to the finer points of home-keeping offers a contemporary, creative, and positive take on a traditional subject

Anything For Jane

Author : Cheryl Mendelson
ISBN : 9780375760709
Genre : Fiction
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Preparing for their gifted, self-involved, eldest child Jane's senior year of high school, the well-meaning Braithwaite family is shaken when she threatens to throw her promising future away to help their housekeeper's needy family, including her teenage nephew. By the author of Morningside Heights. Reprint.

The Good Life

Author : Cheryl Mendelson
ISBN : 9781608198351
Genre : Philosophy
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The Good Life is a deeply reasoned but entertaining polemic about how the notion of morality has been co-opted by the political right, as the culture increasingly embraces the shallow charms of celebrity, gives a pass when it comes to failings in the realm of marital fidelity, and lives comfortably with the notion that we are all driven, more or less, by greed and the desire for power over others. Mendelson, who is for gay rights, sexual equality, labor unions, and the strong regulation of business and finance, is decidedly conservative when it comes to personal morality. She believes that while the right manages to effectively portray its opponents as socialist slackers, it claims a moral superiority it doesn't at all exhibit, lacking, as she says, moral compassion, one of the essential moral virtues. Provocative, inspiring, and deeply grounded, The Good Life shows that while the moral life is a hard road, the more of us who recognize that it is out there to be attempted, the better our culture will be.

Love Work Children

Author : Cheryl Mendelson
ISBN : 9780307431455
Genre : Fiction
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Morningside Heights, a Manhattan neighborhood sandwiched between Columbia University and the Hudson River, is home to an eclectic mix of academics, struggling artists, and rooted families. In this distinctive world, Peter Frankel, a successful partner in a prestigious law firm, lives a seemingly contented life with his talented wife and his two Ivy League—educated children. Yet in middle age Peter finds himself discontent. His wife’s narrowness and her preoccupation with appearances leaves him cold, his job does not fulfill his creative bent, and he fears that his children, Susan and Louis, have grown into skeptical young adults who shun marriage and stability. So when Peter’s wife is badly hurt in a car accident and lies in a coma, he finds himself guiltily relieved–and newly drawn toward his children as they too struggle with ambivalent feelings about the mother who’s never really shown them much love. As Susan, a cerebral doctoral student, becomes unhappily involved with an aspiring playwright and Louis is caught up in a futile pursuit of an ambitious journalist, Peter’s own quiet life is shaken up, and longings he has stifled for years come rumbling to the surface. Freed from his wife’s judgments, Peter throws himself into his greatest pleasure, the work he does for a foundation that funds offbeat artistic projects. And as his passion for this work ignites, so does his desire for another woman. But the stubborn morality that has steered Peter’s life is a force to be reckoned with–and one from which he may never entirely escape. Love, Work, Children is a profoundly insightful novel about two generations and the colorful urban world they inhabit. A superb portrayal of one of New York’s exceptional neighborhoods, this is a story, ultimately, about the self-imposed obstacles to true happiness–and a testament to the joy one can find in overcoming them. From the Hardcover edition.

Laundry

Author : Cheryl Mendelson
ISBN : 1439188564
Genre : House & Home
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For Cheryl Mendelson, laundering is the best part of housekeeping. It’s full of physical pleasures—the look of favorite clothes restored to freshness and beauty, the tactile satisfaction of crisp linens in beautifully folded stacks. Good laundering preserves things you love and protects your pocketbook. It doesn’t take much time or effort. What it takes is knowledge, and Laundry is the comprehensive, entertaining, and inspiring book on the art of laundering. Culled from the bestselling Home Comforts, with revised and updated information and a new introduction, Laundry is an indispensable guide to caring for all the cloth in one’s home: from kitchen rags to bedding, hand-washables, and baby clothes to vintage linens. Mendelson offers detailed guidance on when to disregard labels, removing stains, making environmentally informed choices, sewing, and storing clothing and fabrics. A much-needed antidote to the standard-issue how-to manual, Laundry celebrates the satisfactions of ironing, folding, and caring for clothes and linens. Both pragmatic and eloquent, Mendelson provides beginning and veteran homemakers with a seamless combination of reliable instruction, time-tested advice, and fascinating personal narrative. As a farm girl in Pennsylvania, Mendelson—who is a philosopher, lawyer, and professor, as well as a homemaker, wife, and mother—received a classic domestic education from her grandmothers, aunts, and mother. Laundry combines the best of the traditional lore they taught her with the latest in technical and scientific information. Writing with infectious love and respect for her subject, Mendelson is sure to instill in readers a newfound affection and appreciation for the art of laundering.

Mrs Dunwoody S Excellent Instructions For Homekeeping

Author : Miriam Lukken
ISBN : 0446556386
Genre : House & Home
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Mrs. Dunwoody is a character based on the author's great grandmother and other traditional Southern women who believe in the importance of making a house a home.

Morningside Heights

Author : Cheryl Mendelson
ISBN : 9780375760686
Genre : Fiction
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Long-time residents of Morningside Heights, a once marginal neighborhood attracting the attention of Wall Street types in search of a good investment and more space, are faced with dramatic changes to their community as increasing prices and a rising cost of living begin to force this group of artists, musicians, and intellectuals out of the area. A first novel. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Zen And The Art Of Housekeeping

Author : Lauren Cassel Brownell
ISBN : 9781440514708
Genre : House & Home
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My Boyfriend Barfed In My Handbag And Other Things You Can T Ask Martha

Author : Jolie Kerr
ISBN : 9780142196939
Genre : House & Home
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Based on her column "Ask a Clean Person," the author, using her signature sass and straight talk, takes on the tough questions in this guide to cleaning up life's little emergencies that is perfect for college students and anyone new to living on their own. Original. 50,000 first printing.

Betty S Book Of Laundry Secrets

Author : Betty Faust
ISBN : 0760732639
Genre : House & Home
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