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Tedious. Hard to see why anyone thought this was worth writing - ditto re publication. For all the reasons the other negative reviews have pointed out.Published 11 months ago by F Reader
Very well-written and interesting book. Will recommend to friends. It amazes me what the older generation has unleashed on us, both in terms of the economy and their absentee... Read morePublished on July 16, 2014 by Foster4
I'm not looking to buy a new house, but that doesn't keep me from watching real-estate shows on HGTV (much to the confusion of the males in my household) or loving books like this. Read morePublished on July 22, 2013 by MishiB
I was riveted by this book, although I don't live in or plan to live in or around New York. Williams' style is engaging, her storytelling skills are awesome, and I found myself... Read morePublished on August 24, 2009 by Millie Guggenheim
Mary Elizabeth Williams, living in a rental apartment in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters, became obsessed with owning an apartment in New York City--even though they... Read morePublished on July 14, 2009 by Maeri
Loved this book. OK, so I like real-estate porn (I read the NYT Real Estate section weekly, watch HGTV, check out real estate listings, etc. Read morePublished on July 12, 2009 by Tricia Capistrano
"Gimme Shelter: Ugly Houses, Cruddy Neighborhoods, Fast-Talking Brokers and Toxic Mortgages: My Three Years Searching for the American Dream" (320 pages) brings the tale of author... Read morePublished on July 7, 2009 by Paul Allaer
Mary Elizabeth Williams' saga of buying her and her family's first home was funny, gut-wrenching, and informative. Read morePublished on July 6, 2009 by shrinkrap
A fun and honest look at purchasing a home (apartment) in New York. The author discusses the longing for home ownership as well as the trials and tribulations of searching for that... Read morePublished on July 2, 2009 by Lois Lain