Early Reviews Highlight Different Objectives of The New New Home

By May 13, 2014Reviews

Early reviewers have found nice things to say about my new book, The New New Home. Each review highlights a different goal of the book.

Lee Wallender, reviewing the book at About.com, called the book a “literate discussion of the cutting edge of new home building” that is meant to be read “from front to back.” He also says the book would appeal to readers with an “intellectual curiosity” about housing topics.

Susan Clotfelter’s review in the Denver Post picked up on the tone of consumer advocacy in the book. She notes that a goal of the book is to help buyers understand the housing industry and “wield their power.” In particular, she likes the discussions of model merchandising tricks and the “bewildering palette” of upgrades and incentives.

Finally, Christine Brun, writing in the San Diego Union-Tribune, notes that the book documents the latest lifestyle features from coast to coast. Reading the book, she writes, will teach you that “flexibility is king and multigenerational living is an emerging influence on architecture.”

About Boyce Thompson

Boyce Thompson, the author of The New New Home, is a writer and editor who has spent more than 30 years covering the housing market. Thompson began his career as a writer for publications such as The Washington Post, Governing, Practical Homeowner, Venture, and Changing Times, the precursor to the Kiplinger Letter.