Karrie Jacobs’s story of her coast-to-coast search for the American Dream-–a great, cheap house-–is smart, fascinating, and fun.
–Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons
...a quirky, important book.
–Linda Hales, The Washington Post
An architectural Travels with Charley, Jacobs’s odyssey is social commentary at its best, lending insight into notions of American community and shelter.
–Laurette Hayden, ReadyMade Magazine
The founding editor of Dwell magazine embarks on an epic and moderately successful cross-country search for a reasonably priced home. Although Jacobs’s journey is a cheerful one, it also reveals the inescapably darker truth that affordable comfort is remarkably hard to come by in the candy store of American consumption.
An engaging and informative book, which in its combination of road trip and ongoing philosophical tract remind me of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.
–Leonard Koren, author of Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets, & Philosophers
Karrie Jacobs travels America in a quest for a house to call home in the modern world. Her book is beautifully written, poetic, and inspiring. For an instant spirits uplift, buy this book now.
–John Thackara, director of Doors of Perception