No Place Like Home

No Place Like Home

A Memoir in 39 Apartments

Book - 2010
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Random House, Inc.
Humorous, poignant, and honest, No Place Like Home is the story of one woman’s journey to feel settled without settling, and her realization that home is much more than an address.  

Brooke Berman moved to New York as a wide-eyed eighteen-year-old eager to call the big city home. Candid, funny, and thoughtful, in No Place Like Home, we follow Brooke’s adventures as she crisscrosses town trying to make ends meet and make her dreams of a life in the theater come true.

With each apartment, from the heavenly to the horrible, she learns more about how to heal the past, let go of excess, and keep a sense of humor while trying to stay flexible in the search for stability. No Place Like Home reminds everyone of the age-old struggle not just to find a house, but to build a true home.


Baker & Taylor
A playwright describes her twenty-year search for a sense of belonging, an effort marked by her residences in dozens of New York apartments, a struggle to establish herself as a writer, and her quest to reconcile her past.

Blackwell Publishing
"Brooke Berman's voice is utterly distinct, and her book, detailing her nomadic artist's journey toward both a successful playwriting career and a home of her own, through twenty years of cramped sublets, high-rise palaces, writer's colonies, and boyfriends' vans, is a hilarious, hopeful, and penetrating must-read." Mania Dahvana Headley, author of the Year of Yes

"Brooke Berman is the real deal: a miraculous, soul-seeking, honest artist who tells her story with humor, insight, and a deep and abiding respect for this journey we call life. No Place Like Home is a gift to artists and dreamers everywhere who yearn to find their place in the daunting world of art, commerce, and real estate."

Rebecca Walker, author of Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence and Black, White and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self

"Forget the yellow bricks, this road is paved with cheap futons and pull-out couches. In her pursuit of love, art, and a place to call her own, Brooke Berman goes on a journey that's as harrowing as it is hilarious. Written with candor, honesty, and a delicious self-deprecating wit, No Place Like Home proves to be an irresistible read." David Lindsay abaire, author of Rabbit Hole

"Compelling, original, and a fascinating portrait of life among young artists in New York City, No Place Like Home will resonate with readers who are searching to discover their own true `home.' That is, practically all of us." Gretchen Rubin, author of the Happiness Project.

Humorous, poignant, and honest, no place Like Home is the story of one woman's journey to feel settled without settling, and her realization that home is much more than an address.

Brooke Berman moved to New York as a wide-eyed eighteen-year-old eager to call the big city home. Candid, funny, and thoughtful, No Place Like Home follows Brooke's adventures as she crisscrosses town trying to make ends meet and make her dreams of a life in the theater come true.

With each apartment, from the heavenly to the horrible, she learns more about how to heal the past, let go of excess, and keep a sense of humor while trying to stay flexible in the search for stability. No Place Like Home reminds everyone of the age-old struggle not just to find a house but to build a true home.

Baker
& Taylor

"An award-winning playwright describes her 20-year search for a sense of belonging, an effort marked by her residences in dozens of New York apartments, a struggle to establish herself as a writer and her quest to reconcile her past."

Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307588425
0307588424
Characteristics: 256 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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