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On a Street Called Easy, in a Cottage Called Joye (Bookcassette(r) Edition)
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Author: Gregor White Smith, Gregory White Smith, s Naifeh
When Gregory White Smith and Seven Naifeh stumbled on Joye Cottage, it was love at first sight. They'd just finished their Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Jackson Pollack, and were fed up with apartment life in New York City. What better means of escape could there be than the Xanadu-like pleasure palace built by robber baron William C. Wh...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781561006908
ISBN-10: 1561006904
Publication Date: 4/1/1996
Edition: Multitrack
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I grew up 40 miles from Aiken, SC, but the lives of the pre-income-tax wealthy families who lived in Aiken around the turn of the last century were unknown to me. Mr. Smith and Mr. Naifeh tell a wonderful tale of the history of the Whitney family who built the house, the home itself, and even more so the stories of the current-day artisans and workers who brought it back to life.

A thoroughly enjoyable read.
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Enjoyable book, a true story of two men (Pulitzer Prize winning authors) and what they went through to renovate a sixty room home they bought together.
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I absolutely adored this book! It is funny, wise and poignant. A wild ride of a restoration, from offering several hundred thousand dollars for a 60-room house on the market for $1.7 million dollars, to adventures in rebuilding with a revolving door of contractors and workers like you've (hopefully) never known. A true story of a restoration to end all restorations! I thought this book was just a delight, start to finish!
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I grew up in a little town about 40 miles from Aiken, and I can absolutely picture the types of people that helped the owners bring Joye Cottage back to life. Any book that combines humor with history is a winner for me, and this one meets the bill.
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