At Home: Special Illustrated Edition: A Short History of Private Life - Bill Bryson

Using his own home—an 18th-century English parsonage—as a guide, Bill Bryson brought us a room-by-room examination of the most quotidian of objects in his 2010 At Home, transforming them into an astonishingly illuminating history of domesticity, a modern spin on Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management. Now that runaway bestseller is back with a strong visual component. At Home: A Short History of Private Life, Illustrated Edition (Doubleday, $40) presents some 200 lovingly chosen full-color images that will make a first (or even a second or third) reading of Bryson’s classic a deeply engaging experience.