Like the TV show Trading Spaces? Then you'll love this behind-the-scenes peek at the show. Stories that made it on the air and stories that didn't. Very well-written by then-host Paige Davis and offering some of her background as well. Appealing both textually and visually with an innovative, but not cumbersome, layout.
This book is probably past it's prime as Trading Spaces was not what it once was, but this book is still interesting. While reading, you find it is a "diary" of sort by Paige during those years, and you also get a small behind the camera look here and there throughout the book. It is a quick easy read.
A fantastic journal written by Paige Davis, former host of TLC's Trading Spaces, that chronicles a year of her life with the show. This book includes TONS of color photographs of Paige, the designers and the rooms featured on the show.
I absolutely loved this book. I pick it up from the post office at 9am & had it finished the next day. I could not put it down. If you love watching Trading Spaces & want some behind the scenes info, this is the book to read.
This is a must read for any trading spaces fan. There are some hilarious references to episodes that were unforgettable. I liked the show so much better with the host and enjoyed reading Paige's account of the year.
I enjoyed the show so much years ago, and had seen every episode by now, I think. I collected every book I could about the show years ago, this one I had somehow overlooked, but I saw this book recently in a used bookstore and thought I'd grab it to see if there was anything I had missed. I'm glad I bought it, has a lot of cute anecdotes, lots of pictures, kind of rounds out some of the stories as well as adds some details you wouldn't have known just from watching the show. Not a decorator's book (except for some ideas in the pictures and some funny stories!), or a biography, but a fun addition to the nostalgia of the more wholesome type of reality show where you switch rooms for a few days (not wives or whatever on earth they are doing now). If you're into that show, and like a light read with a lot of visuals, this would be a nice book to add to the collection. If you weren't familiar with the show or don't know the people who are regulars, it's still a funny one-year memoir of a reality show with some really demanding logistics and time pressures. Cute and fun!
I'm not much of a Trading Spaces fan. I watched it somewhat regularly when it first started (even before Paige was on it), but I haven't seen a whole episode in a few years. I am, however, a fan of Paige's because of her Broadway career, so I decided to pick up the book because of that. I should have known that it would be mostly about Trading Spaces, and not about Paige herself. It's a good read if you like the show, and it has some interesting bits if you like Paige, but don't expect much of a biographical piece in it.
Go behind the camera with host Paige Davis for an affectionate insider's look @ life with the Trading Spaces cast & crew. In this memoir of a year in her life, Paige offers a glimpse into the fascinating world behind the show & celebrates the people who make it happen. She also shares the extraordinary opportunities that have come her way because of her role as host. From encounters with elephants, alligators, & iguanas to a ride in a refueling jet and appearances on Wayne Brady, Hollywood Squares & Jeopardy, Paige recounts her experiences with humor & a sense of wonder & joy. You'll get to know the real Paige (she's a lot like the Paige you love on camera) & you'll be charmed by her candor & openness.
Go behind the scenes with host Paige Davis for an affectionate insider's look at life with the Trading Spaces cast and crew. In this memoir of a year in her life, Paige offers a glimpse into the fascinating world behind the show and celebrates the people who make it happen. She also shares the extraordinary opportunities that have some her way because of her role as host. From encounters with elephants, alligators, and iguanas to a ride in a refueling jet and appearances on Wayne Brady, Hollywood Squares, and Jeopardy, Paige recounts her experiences with humor and a sense of wonder and joy. You'll get to know the real Paige (she's a lot like the Paige you love on camera) and you'll be charmed by her candor and openness.