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I Would Rather Have Root Canal Once a Week For the Rest of My Life Than Ever Buy a House Again [Kindle Edition]

Joel Samberg
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Book Description

As author Joel Samberg likes to say, if he had a dollar for every single time someone told him he should write a book about his recent experience selling his house in New Jersey and buying another one in Connecticut, he'd have enough money to run for president. And if he won, he would put every real estate agent, mortgage broker and home inspector in jail. For life. Or longer. This book, an absolutely-too-bizarre-not-to-be-true account of Joel and his wife Bonnie's real-life odyssey, explains why he'd like to do that. It's an exercise in catharsis, a laugh-through-the-pain bedtime story, and most of all, a cautionary tale for others who may be thinking about selling one home and buying another.

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  • File Size: 268 KB
  • Print Length: 106 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0075DAWIK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,033,605 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Gift for Anyone Buying/Selling a Home March 8, 2012
By Mittmel
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A side-splitting take on the home buying process. Samberg has the uncanny ability to poke fun at himself (and the circumstances) when most people would give up and move to a tent in the woods! Through the laughter (and the tears) Samberg also managed to impart wisdom and good solid advice for anyone looking to buy/sell a home. I laughed from the Table of the Contents to the Glossary.
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5.0 out of 5 stars OMG!!! March 8, 2012
What a horrifying adventure this man went through to move into his new home. And what a hilarious way to share the nightmare. The author states that this book is not instructional or how-to, but he's wrong: the story is a lesson in and of itself of what to do to, or not to do, to avoid many of the problems he went through. That's why it is more than just a fun read, but a valuable one, as well. It should be required reading for anyone who is thinking of buying a house or anyone who knows anyone who is thinking of buying a house. The book is short, inexpensive ($1.85) and very well written, which is why I feel it should be on everyone's e-book list. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars waves of funny stuff February 12, 2012
Although we can all sympathize with the writer because we either had or know someone who had uncomfortable house-buying issues, Joel Samberg's tale of woe is hysterical! A must read for anyone living with a roof over their heads.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love, loss, looney bins, and laughter October 30, 2012
I'm glad the author has a sense of humor, because without it he would have gone postal having experienced what he and his wife experienced selling one home in New Jersey and buying another in Connecticut. Bottom line on the book: Fun? Unfortunately, yes. Lessons? Fortunately, yes. Mostly to be your own advocate, be prepared, trust no one, have a support network. And to try to have a sense of humor whenever you have a desire to rip someone's head off and blow up an entire town.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Review From Eva's Sanctuary April 22, 2012
It is almost impossible to give a brief synopsis of this book. Let's just say this is a true story of the author's journey from selling his house in New Jersey to purchasing a house in Connecticut. It is the most disgusting thing I have read in a long time. This is an example of the real estate industry, real estate attorneys, inspectors, and the entire system at it's lowest form. This is not to say the writing is bad. The story in and of itself is awesome. The disgusting part is the fact that this is a true story and the author and his wife were put through months of working with such inept individuals. How they kept from shooting the lot of them is beyond my comprehension.
This book is extremely well written and is full of humor despite the horrors that the author and his wife went through. If you are looking to buy or sell your home, I would strongly recommend you reading this before you do. That is not to say, I would suggest you change your mind; but it may save you some aggravation in the long term. I for one think this book should be required reading for anyone in the real estate industry and any attorney who is thinking of taking up real estate law. That does make me chuckle because that term is dubious at best. This story gives a whole new meaning to the words "buying a home." I give the author and his wife a tremendous amount of credit for not totally cracking up during their months of "HELL." I say bravo to you both.
I wish to thank the author for providing me with a copy for reading and reviewing purposes. I was not required to write a positive review. I was not compensated in any way except to receive the book for reviewing purposes.
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