Here's how editor David Kernek described TAKE ME HOME ... TAKE ME HOME is a how-to book with a difference—well, with many major differences: It isn’t in any way banal, preachy, hopelessly impractical and unrealistic, written sloppily, cliché-ridden, pious, or mind-numbingly dull. It’s the antithesis of everything that makes it impossible for me to get beyond the first page of most how-to books before taking them to the thrift store, having first hurled them into the trashcan. The Olders were hit for six (as we say in Old England) when they were told they had to quit their much-loved apartment in San Francisco. It was the kind of news—and just plain bad luck—that could put folks on the dark road to ruin. Jules tells the story of their search for shelter (of an equivalent, high-end standard) with economy, gusto and wit, and along with it, comes up with invaluable tips for finding a home of your own in the planet’s most desirable places.