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Rescue from Domestic Perfection: The Not-So Secrets of Balancing Life and Style Paperback – October 4, 2006
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His book tells us how to let go of the idea that possessions lead to perfection. I'd think we would all realize by now that having-it-all leads instead to messiness. If you own a book on clutter or getting organized, then you know what I'm talking about.
I haven't seen his new show yet, but after having my eyes opened by his book, I want to hear more from this man. He says we just need to relax and tap into who we really are and that's style.
Bottom line--if you are looking for an alternative to the "style" magazines and TV shows that will help you make your house a home and your life more authentic, check out this book, but remember to absorb the spirit of what he is saying, ignore the declarations about various items, and make up your own mind about what is "gai" for you.
You go Gai!
Because of this book I watched his cable show, and learned a lot about minimizing my closets, making better use of space, and letting go of my need to have a "perfect" home. My home is a lot more functional now, I have less belongings, and I'm happier walking in the door. This place is a lot less cluttered and a lot more 'me', and this book is what started it.
This is a book for those looking for a different way. Design for rebels. I loved it.
On the other hand, Ho's sound and logical advice is lost due to his holier-than-thou opiniated nuances that exude throughout the book. It's like if you do not conform to his school of thoughts, you have no "gai" and having no "gai" has been put across as the 8th deadly sin. That's off-putting, considering the useful subject content of this book.
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a wonderful book to learn how to de-clutter your life and live in harmony with ones self.Published 17 months ago by AriesRam
Clearly written useful ideas...will make you think about what Style really means. Ho's fresh ideas can help anyone live comfortably.Published on January 13, 2014 by Alma Bush
This was one of my first Amazon Marketplace purchases. I used to watch this guy all the time before Direct TV changed where they put him. Read morePublished on November 14, 2013 by Andrea L. Stoeckel
Oh, Dan Ho, you make me laugh... In one section you tell me to stick to my own ethnicity in the kitchen (rather limiting for those of us not from awesome islands! Read morePublished on June 11, 2011 by tragedyanne
I loved this book so much I lent it out and haven't seen it in a long time will have to get another copy!Published on March 9, 2011 by Jessica02042006