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  1. 4.7 hrs • 4/14/2015 • Unabridged

    When she arrived at Madame Chic’s Parisian apartment as a foreign exchange student, she took Jennifer under her wing and tutored her in the secrets of how the French elevate the little things in life to the art of living. Years later, Jennifer was back in California with a husband, two young daughters, a dog, and her first home. She began to think about Madame Chic’s home—how the breakfast table was set beautifully the night before, the music that always played in the background, and the calm of Madame and Monsieur Chic’s ritual cocktail hour together. Jennifer wanted that life. She decided to see what would happen if she didn’t perform her chores impatiently or mindlessly … and could live like Madame Chic. At Home with Madame Chic reveals the secrets to having a happy, fulfilling, and passionate life at home. Jennifer explains how the morning send-off need not be chaotic, it’s possible to look stylish with minimal time and effort, a little forethought makes it possible to serve a home-cooked dinner every night, and details like music and scented candles can set the tone for the whole family’s evening.

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    4.7 hrs • 4/14/15 • Unabridged
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  2. 7.4 hrs • 3/31/2015 • Unabridged

    From New York Times bestselling author Regina Leeds comes her new guide to downsizing and decluttering when moving. Moving is rarely considered an enjoyable or relaxing experience. There’s the planning, the packing, the hauling, the unpacking, the misplaced or missing items, and the chaotic clutter of boxes. The overall stress can overwhelm even the most easygoing person, but does it have to be that way? For almost twenty-five years, Regina Leeds has helped her clients prepare for new spaces with practical support and a fresh perspective. She sees moving as an opportunity to start fresh, downsize, and simplify. In Rightsize…Right Now!, Leeds outlines her eight-week plan to clear clutter, organize, and relocate without stress. From making a plan and taking the first steps to addressing unmade decisions and final details, Leeds turns the stress of moving into the excitement of a life-changing opportunity.

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    Rightsize…Right Now!

    7.4 hrs • 3/31/15 • Unabridged
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    4.8 hrs • 1/6/2015 • Unabridged

    This bestselling guide to de-cluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari method for simplifying, organizing, and storing. Despite constant efforts to de-clutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles? Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo’s clients have lapsed—and she still has a three-month waiting list. With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” and which don’t, this international bestseller featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.

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    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

    4.8 hrs • 1/6/15 • Unabridged
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  4. 6.5 hrs • 3/1/2013 • Unabridged

    In More or Less, Jeff Shinabarger calls readers to create their own social experiments to answer the question, “What is enough?” It all started with one idea: What would happen if we created a culture in which we gave away whatever was more than enough for us? How would our habits change if we shed the excess of money, clutter, and food in our lives?  In More or Less, readers will learn how to draw a line of “enough” in their consumer choices, how to see generosity as a chance to experience freedom in a greedy world, and how to make small changes now that will help others forever. As Shinabarger reminds them, defining “enough” is more than a responsibility—it is an opportunity to give hope.

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    More or Less

    6.5 hrs • 3/1/13 • Unabridged
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  5. 5.4 hrs • 8/1/2012 • Unabridged

    Witold Rybczynski takes us on an extraordinary odyssey as he tells the story of designing and building his own house. His project began as a workshed, but through a series of “happy accidents,” the structure gradually evolved into a full-fledged house. In tracing this evolution, he touches on matters both theoretical and practical, writing on such diverse topics as the ritualistic origins of the elements of classical architecture and the connections between dress and habitation. He discusses feng-shui and considers the theories of such architects as Palladio, Le Corbusier, and Frank Lloyd Wright. An eloquent examination of the links between being and building, The Most Beautiful House in the World offers insights into the joys of “installing ourselves in a place, of establishing a spot where it would be safe to dream.”

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  6. 5.8 hrs • 8/1/2012 • Unabridged

    One of the classic works on interior decoration, Edith Wharton’s The Decoration of Houses offers a comprehensive look at the history and character of turn-of-the-century interior design. Cowritten with architect Ogden Codman, Jr., this invaluable reference provides us with numerous keen and practical axioms for house design, such as (1) The better the house, the less need for curtains, and (2) the height of a well-proportioned doorway should be twice its width. In the words of John Barrington Bayley, President of Classical America, “this book has charm. The Decoration of Houses brings to mind the pictures of Walter Gay: There are the reflections in looking-glasses, and on parquet, and the garnitures of chimney-pieces, boiseriers, the odor of wax; outside the tall glazed doors there is a sunny silent terrace, we are now at Mrs. Wharton’s Pavillon Colombe—a well laid out parterre, a rose garden, and an orchard of Reinette apples and luscious double cherries.”

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    The Decoration of Houses

    5.8 hrs • 8/1/12 • Unabridged
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  7. 15.2 hrs • 7/15/2012 • Unabridged

    From farmer Joel Salatin's point of view, life in the twenty-first century just ain’t normal. In Folks, This Ain’t Normal, he discusses how far removed we are from the simple, sustainable joy that comes from living close to the land and the people we love. Salatin has many thoughts on what normal is and shares practical and philosophical ideas for changing our lives in small ways that have big impact.Salatin, hailed by the New York Times as “Virginia’s most multifaceted agrarian since Thomas Jefferson [and] the high priest of the pasture” and profiled in the Academy Award nominated documentary Food, Inc. and the bestselling book The Omnivore’s Dilemma, understands what food should be: Wholesome, seasonal, raised naturally, procured locally, prepared lovingly, and eaten with a profound reverence for the circle of life. And his message doesn’t stop there. From child-rearing, to creating quality family time, to respecting the environment, Salatin writes with a wicked sense of humor and true storyteller’s knack for the revealing anecdote. Salatin’s crucial message and distinctive voice—practical, provocative, scientific, and down-home philosophical in equal measure—make Folks, This Ain’t Normal a must-read book.

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    Folks, This Ain’t Normal

    15.2 hrs • 7/15/12 • Unabridged
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  8. 3.3 hrs • 7/15/2012 • Abridged

    Do you long for the country life? Hobby Farming For Dummies is a practical guide that will show you how to handle all the basics of small-scale farming, from growing healthy crops to raising livestock and managing your property. You'll see how to decide what to farm, provide shelter and utilities, select plants, and protect your investment. It's all you need to dig in and start growing! You'll get a real idea of what it really means to jump from your current lifestyle to a life farming in the countryside. You'll get the information you need to decide if the farming lifestyle is right for you and your personality. You'll learn everything you need to know about property and how to access a power supply. You'll get practical advice on which animals would work best for your farm and you'll learn how to acquire them and what you need to know about caring for them properly. You'll get help with all of the major decisions like whether you're better off with subsistence farming or a more ambitious project. Find out how to: –Make from change to a farm lifestyle –Get along with your neighbors –Find and buy rural properties –Select and maintain equipment –Raise and care for animals –Use and preserve food items –Avoid common farming pitfalls –Choose plans for your farm Complete with lists of the ten unique opportunities for fun and the top ten misconceptions about farm living, Hobby Farming For Dummies will help you discover how you can live the simple life.

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  9. 7.6 hrs • 7/1/2012 • Unabridged

    In this illuminating book, Witold Rybczynski walks us through five centuries of homes both great and small, from the smoke-filled manor halls of the Middle Ages to the Ralph Lauren–designed environments of today. On a house tour like no other—one that delightfully explicates the very idea of “home”—you’ll see how social and cultural changes influenced styles of decoration and furnishing, learn the connection between wall-hung religious tapestries and wall-to-wall carpeting, discover how some of our most welcome luxuries were born of architectural necessity, and much more.

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    Home

    7.6 hrs • 7/1/12 • Unabridged
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  10. 12.7 hrs • 4/23/2012 • Unabridged

    From professional organizer Regina Leeds comes the organized way to get organized: a week-by-week plan to forever streamline all aspects of your life. Who would you be if you felt at peace and had more time and money? An organized life enables you to have more freedom, less aggravation, better health, and to get more done. For nearly twenty years, Regina Leeds—named Best Organizer by Los Angeles magazine—has helped even the messiest turn their lives around. Anyone can get organized—she’ll prove it to you! One Year to an Organized Life is a unique week-by-week approach that you can begin at any time of the year. Regina helps you break down tasks and build routines over time so that life becomes simple, not overwhelming. This audiobook will help youmaster time management;make your kitchen efficient;permanently organize closets and drawers;deal with your finances;reclaim “dumping grounds” like the guest room, garage, and basement;declutter the kids’ rooms;organize your travel plans—and the vacation photos and souvenirs; andentertain with joy. Regina reveals her magic formula for organizing anything, plus her method to stop the chronic cycles of clutter, misplaced items, and lateness. Whether you’re living in chaos or just looking for new ways to simplify, this essential book will help you get the whole household organized—and stay that way.

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    One Year to an Organized Life

    12.7 hrs • 4/23/12 • Unabridged
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  11. 8.2 hrs • 12/31/2010 • Unabridged

    It seems as though not a day goes by that we don’t think about money. We cut back on spending, we chase a bargain, we try to save more, we strive to use less credit, and we worry about funding our retirement and our children’s education, yet we continue to spend money on things that don’t matter. Peter Walsh knows that money and debt can overwhelm your life even faster than clutter, and he has a plan to help you deal with that emotional and financial chaos. Peter’s previous bestselling books inspired us to successfully evict the clutter in our homes, on our bodies, and in six key areas of our lives. But for many people, clearing the clutter suddenly exposes deeper issues—financial, physical, and emotional. Sometimes our problems are not really about the physical stuff but about the emotional fabric of our lives—from our relationships with money to our relationships with people and even how we define and find happiness. In Lighten Up, Peter demonstrates that this reassessment of priorities is a great opportunity to examine our lives and circumstances and to make the changes necessary to focus on the things that really matter. Exploring the real source of happiness, Peter offers a clear strategy for finding the delicate balance between what we have, what we need, and what we want or feel entitled to. With three unique audits that cover every aspect of our well-being, he takes us step by step through sizing up not just our possessions and financial statements but also our thoughts, goals, use of time and energy, and even our innermost sources of tension. He then shows us how to embrace the changes we’ve experienced, set a new path for the future, and come to accept that living on less can feel—and be—so much richer. In Lighten Up you will learn how tochange the way you and your family measure happiness,face your financial situation and set realistic priorities,create space for what really matters,plan realistically for financial and emotional security, andbe happier with less. Peter’s plan will help you achieve a personal balance that brings you happiness and the courage to choose a richly rewarding life over the mindless pursuit of more stuff.

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    Lighten Up

    Read by John Lee
    8.2 hrs • 12/31/10 • Unabridged
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    16.6 hrs • 10/5/2010 • Unabridged

    Bill Bryson and his family live in a Victorian parsonage in a part of England where nothing of any great significance has happened since the Romans decamped. Yet one day, he began to consider how very little he knew about the ordinary things of life as he found it in that comfortable home. To remedy this, he formed the idea of journeying about his house from room to room to “write a history of the world without leaving home.” The bathroom provides the occasion for a history of hygiene; the bedroom, sex, death, and sleep; the kitchen, nutrition and the spice trade; and so on, as Bryson shows how each has fig­ured in the evolution of private life. Whatever happens in the world, he demonstrates, ends up in our house, in the paint and the pipes and the pillows and every item of furniture. Bill Bryson has one of the liveliest, most inquisitive minds on the planet, and he is a master at turning the seemingly isolated or mundane fact into an occasion for the most diverting exposi­tion imaginable. His wit and sheer prose fluency make At Home one of the most entertaining books ever written about private life.

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    At Home

    16.6 hrs • 10/5/10 • Unabridged
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  13. 9.4 hrs • 1/22/2008 • Unabridged

    What is it about the rustic beauty of hardwood floors or the luxury of natural stone counter tops that turns ordinary people into covetous friends, competitive neighbors, and shameless snoops? In House Lust, Newsweek writer Daniel McGinn takes readers inside the homes—and the psyches—of people all over the country to discover what’s fueling the national fixation on where and how we live today. If eyes are the windows to our souls, then our homes are the windows into our taste, our wallets, and, arguably, our very identities. Buying a house or apartment is a rite of passage, so it’s only natural that we spend a lot of time talking about our homes—and our neighbors’ homes. House Lust is filled with stories of what people are not talking about:The kitchen designer who in four years saw seven of her twenty clients’ marriages end in divorceThe woman who took a sledgehammer to her kitchen while her husband was away on a fishing trip to motivate him to start remodeling“Zillowing”—using the website Zillow.com to find out how much your friends (and enemies) paid for their homes In a narrative that blends comic social commentary with incisive reporting, McGinn proves what real estate agents have known all along: people are not just buying a house, they’re buying an identity. House Lust is an astute, funny, and sometimes disturbing portrait of contemporary America.

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    House Lust

    9.4 hrs • 1/22/08 • Unabridged
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  14. 7.0 hrs • 1/9/2007 • Unabridged

    When you think of what it will take to clean your house, are you so overwhelmed you throw up your hands and cry, “It’s all too much”? If somewhere along the way you’ve simply lost the ability to keep your home organized and clutter-free, then It’s All Too Much has the solution you’ve been searching for. Peter Walsh, the organizational guru from TLC’s hit show Clean Sweep, shares his proven system for letting go of your emotional and physical clutter so that you can create a happier, more stress-free home and life. With his trademark humor and insight, Peter guides you step-by-step through the very charged process of decluttering your home, organizing your possessions, and reclaiming your life. Going way beyond color-coded boxes and storage bin solutions, It’s All Too Much shows you how to reexamine your priorities and let go of the things that are weighing you down. Filled with real-life examples and advice for homes of all sizes and personalities, It’s All Too Much will set you free from the emotional baggage that goes along with clutter. At last, here is a system for managing your clutter, regaining control, and living the life you imagine for yourself.

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    It's All Too Much

    7.0 hrs • 1/9/07 • Unabridged
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  15. 3.8 hrs • 5/24/2005 • Abridged

    Carpenter, waitress, janitor, upholsterer, secretary, milkmaid, wilderness ranger, environmental activist, entrepreneur, the founder of MaryJanesFarm has worn many hats in her day, but none more proudly than that of modern-day farmgirl. Speaking to the farmgirl in all of us, MaryJane Butters offers a captivating introduction to the organic lifestyle, resurrects forgotten domestic arts, and shares lessons gleaned from her diverse background and two decades of life as an Idaho farmer. Whether you simply need encouragement to embrace a more authentic, wholesome lifestyle or you're looking for guidance on building a greenhouse, chopping firewood, hosting a town event, caring for a flock of chickens, making your own butter, growing a winter salad, or choosing a water filter, MaryJane's Ideabook, Cookbook, Lifebook is both an inspiration and a practical road map for farmgirls of all stripes.

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    MaryJane's Ideabook, Cookbook, Lifebook

    Read by MaryJane Butters
    3.8 hrs • 5/24/05 • Abridged
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  16. 1.1 hrs • 12/1/2000 • Abridged

    Talking Dirty with the Queen of Clean LET HER ROYAL HIGHNESS OF HOUSEKEEPING SHOW YOU HOW TO TURN YOUR HOME INTO A SPARKLING PALACE -- IN NO TIME AT ALL! Step aside, Martha...Here comes the Queen of Clean, and her down-to-earth housekeeping tips for those of us who live in the real world. The Queen loves to talk housework. But she hates to do it. That's why she's assembled an audio program packed with humorous, off-the-cuff tips about how to best clean your home. Expediency is The Queen's goal. Get the job done so that you can get back to your life. But get the job done well. Talking Dirty with the Queen of Clean is perfect for people who want a clean house and a full life.

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    Talking Dirty With the Queen of Clean

    1.1 hrs • 12/1/00 • Abridged
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