A huge critical and popular success in the US, HOME COMFORTS has established itself as the book that no household should be without. Its scope is truly comprehensive - from setting the table to folding sheets, from the bedroom's ideal humidity to choosing a cookbook, from baking to bacteria - no subject within the realms of domesticity has been left untouched. 'HOME COMFORTS in its own way, is revolutionary. Nothing quite this Beetonesque has been published in decades it is a manifesto in praise and defence of the home' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'A delight, the book reads like a physiological, updated edition of Mrs Beeton' THE TIMES 'An extraordinary achievement that has no peer in this century and may well have none in the next' NEWSWEEK 'With breathtaking comprehensiveness, every domestic task you might have thought of - and many you will not -Ois explained sensibly, lucidly and in mesmerising detail' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'HOME COMFORTS is riveting. Wonderful even...the book is packed with genuinely useful, even fascinating information...no truly comfortable house should be without a copy' LITERARY REVIEW
Cheryl Mendelson received her PhD in philosophy from the University of Rochester and her JD from Harvard Law School. She has practised law in New York and taught philosophy at Purdue and Columbia Universities.