Rating: Strong Recommend* from Jason Lody (an AT reader and volunteer tester)
"The book is what you would expect it to be and it does not disappoint...Thank you for adding yet another 'Good Thing' to our lives and to our bookshelves..."
(This is from our guest tester, Jason Lody, who won this book with his great comment in this post. Thanks, Jason!)
"What is shagreen? Check out page 714.
How about minimizing lead in drinking water? Check out page 612.
It seems that for any situation, Martha is there for you: designing a kitchen (page 34), a crisis on how many towels each bathroom should have (page 332), or the apocalypse (page 636-655).
This book does not read like Martha's other publications. There are no glossy photos of perfection like her magazine displays monthly and what she presents here in this handbook is a great tool to have available in case of the leaky faucet or an embarrassing diaper stain. The book is what you would expect it to be and it does not disappoint.
I will let Martha share the closing of this review with you: the goddess says (page 5) "I like to think we've come close to answering just about any question you might have, and sincerely hope that the information in this book can enrich your life – for taking care of a home is rewarding work indeed."
Yes, my Martha dear, you have and it does! Thank you for adding yet another 'Good Thing' to our lives and to our bookshelves."
- Jason Lody (an AT reader and volunteer tester)