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House Lust

book cover imageJust turn on the TV and you can see that Canada has got a bad case of the wants when it comes to our homes.  Remodeling, house flipping, upsizing, and vacation properties—the list goes on and on.  What gives?  Why is everyone obsessed with getting stainless steel appliances and granite countertops?  Are we so gullible that all it takes is a TV show to tell us what we want?  Daniel McGuinn has written an insightful book called House Lust, a brilliant expose on America’s obsession (and it doesn’t stop south of our border) over bigger, bolder and better.  Somewhere along the way owning a comfortable home stopped being good enough for the average person and McGinn attempts to trace this path even if there may be no straying from it.