If You Lived Here You'd Be Home By Now ePUB ä Lived

If You Lived Here You'd Be Home By Now ePUB ä Lived

If You Lived Here You'd Be Home By Now ➵ [Read] ➯ If You Lived Here You'd Be Home By Now By Sandra Tsing Loh ✤ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Bronwyn and Paul are a couple stranded at a temporary stop on their inevitable way to Hollywood glamour in a house that is so ugly so frayed sobrown that it's almost cool But just as the Bohemian life Bronwyn and Paul are a couple Lived Here MOBI î stranded at a temporary stop on their inevitable way to Hollywood glamour in a house that is so ugly so frayed sobrown that it's almost cool But just as the Bohemian life is wearing painfully thin their fortunes change catapulting them out of the world of practical problems and into the world of ethical ones.


10 thoughts on “If You Lived Here You'd Be Home By Now

  1. Kim Kim says:

    Life in LA sucks until your realize you love your boyfriend


  2. Punk Punk says:

    Fiction Middle class white couple try to live beyond their means in Los Angeles And get slapped down I really enjoy Loh's non fiction her book reviews in Atlantic Monthly are a joy to read and her writing here is nearly as witty and smart I say nearly because it's ten years old after all but I didn't like the novel's subject matter For one thing all the status seeking and awkward attempts at schmoozing made me cringe with embarrassment The other problem was the way the couple managed their money I could see disaster sitting there about a block down the road waiting for them but they were totally oblivious I wasn't too worried because the characters were barely fleshed out so I didn't have anything invested in them but I hate seeing people making bad decisions But If you really love Los Angeles don't worry about money and aren't struggling to sell something to Hollywood you might find to love in this than I did


  3. Jen Schroeder Jen Schroeder says:

    Timely read for me even though I was really looking for If You Lived Here I'd Know Your Name a book set in Alaska that mom recommended Ended up with this one instead about LA totally different but right for right nowGood story about waking up as an adult and realizing you're not really ready to be an adult


  4. Claudia Claudia says:

    This is a uick read not complex or epic in any way I gave it four stars for its utter relate ability It's rare to read a book that's set in Los Angeles instead of New York or some unnamed suburb This narration makes LA as much a character in this story as New York is in Sex and the City It plays a clear role in the plot and development of the story Set in the early 90s brings it even closer to home for me The story of a young couple who moves to LA to make it is not a new one There are endless biographies based on living the dream of making it big But this version is real imperfect and embarrassingly on the nose As a native Angelino it's easy to forget that there are those who see this city through different eyes and have different expectations of it For me LA has just always been ever evolving and melding its nooks and crannies into new and redefined versions of its own past The fact that everything always changes is what makes it stay the same A friend of mine once asked me to take her to see LA She always hears about how great it is and wants to know what it has that's so great The paradox being that it has so much that I couldn't think of a single thing to point toThis book's ability to refer to the specifics of a culture is what makes it dimensional Streets universities buildings stores and freeways are the canvas for the uotidian adventures of two aspiring young adults Defining and re defining oneself never happens in an instant but rather we ease into it sometimes so subtly that we don't notice our own growth This is the story primarily of Bronwyn who as she supports the efforts of her college boyfriend learns how much of her is ready to adapt to Los Angeles and how much of her will forever resist or remain on the margins of a complex culture that's hard to pin down


  5. Michelle Michelle says:

    Hilarious commentary on a bohemian academic trying to come to terms with and transition to LA's materialistic cultureThere are no real lessons here Just a great story that's easily relateable for anyone whose ever wanted to give up the high road of scholasticism in favor of shiny objects and a shallow existence


  6. Charles Barragan Charles Barragan says:

    A clever read from the ever versatile Sandra Tsing Loh Written in 1997 while it has not aged well it has nor aged poorly it still has great value and wonderful insights within a snapshot of a Southern California couple seeking than they can handle from home and family to expectations and dreams


  7. Julia Julia says:

    I bought this because I used to love hearing Sandra Tsing Lo on various npr programs But this novel about a young ish couple living in LA didn’t work for me I didn’t sympathize or care about most characters or their situations I don’t know where I got this or when but it has a 499 sticker and a great big blue sticker so 250 or less?


  8. Marie Marie says:

    I read this years ago because the author had read an excerpt on NPR The whole thing was not that great Still what I remember is the character's brother in law listened to Frankie Goes to Hollywood all the time Yes that's what I took away from this book


  9. Jonathan Jonathan says:

    A young couple tries to make it in LA They struggle then they succeed sort of Witty at times but the characters weren't given much depth I thought this was decent but unexceptional I prefer Ms Loh's nonfiction writing


  10. Melissa Melissa says:

    NPR contributor's novel Drags on too long Really showcases the LA types which she talks about in her commentaries The main character goes through too many changes in her personality to be believable No real sense of the characters in what should be a character driven book


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10 thoughts on “If You Lived Here You'd Be Home By Now

  1. Kim Kim says:

    Life in LA sucks until your realize you love your boyfriend

  2. Punk Punk says:

    Fiction Middle class white couple try to live beyond their means in Los Angeles And get slapped down I really enjoy Loh's non fiction her book reviews in Atlantic Monthly are a joy to read and her writing here is nearly as witty and smart I say nearly because it's ten years old after all but I didn't like the novel's subject matter For one thing all the status seeking and awkward attempts at schmoozing made me cringe with embarrassment The other problem was the way the couple managed their money I could see disaster sitting there about a block down the road waiting for them but they were totally oblivious I wasn't too worried because the characters were barely fleshed out so I didn't have anything invested in them but I hate seeing people making bad decisions But If you really love Los Angeles don't worry about money and aren't struggling to sell something to Hollywood you might find to love in this than I did

  3. Jen Schroeder Jen Schroeder says:

    Timely read for me even though I was really looking for If You Lived Here I'd Know Your Name a book set in Alaska that mom recommended Ended up with this one instead about LA totally different but right for right nowGood story about waking up as an adult and realizing you're not really ready to be an adult

  4. Claudia Claudia says:

    This is a uick read not complex or epic in any way I gave it four stars for its utter relate ability It's rare to read a book that's set in Los Angeles instead of New York or some unnamed suburb This narration makes LA as much a character in this story as New York is in Sex and the City It plays a clear role in the plot and development of the story Set in the early 90s brings it even closer to home for me The story of a young couple who moves to LA to make it is not a new one There are endless biographies based on living the dream of making it big But this version is real imperfect and embarrassingly on the nose As a native Angelino it's easy to forget that there are those who see this city through different eyes and have different expectations of it For me LA has just always been ever evolving and melding its nooks and crannies into new and redefined versions of its own past The fact that everything always changes is what makes it stay the same A friend of mine once asked me to take her to see LA She always hears about how great it is and wants to know what it has that's so great The paradox being that it has so much that I couldn't think of a single thing to point toThis book's ability to refer to the specifics of a culture is what makes it dimensional Streets universities buildings stores and freeways are the canvas for the uotidian adventures of two aspiring young adults Defining and re defining oneself never happens in an instant but rather we ease into it sometimes so subtly that we don't notice our own growth This is the story primarily of Bronwyn who as she supports the efforts of her college boyfriend learns how much of her is ready to adapt to Los Angeles and how much of her will forever resist or remain on the margins of a complex culture that's hard to pin down

  5. Michelle Michelle says:

    Hilarious commentary on a bohemian academic trying to come to terms with and transition to LA's materialistic cultureThere are no real lessons here Just a great story that's easily relateable for anyone whose ever wanted to give up the high road of scholasticism in favor of shiny objects and a shallow existence

  6. Charles Barragan Charles Barragan says:

    A clever read from the ever versatile Sandra Tsing Loh Written in 1997 while it has not aged well it has nor aged poorly it still has great value and wonderful insights within a snapshot of a Southern California couple seeking than they can handle from home and family to expectations and dreams

  7. Julia Julia says:

    I bought this because I used to love hearing Sandra Tsing Lo on various npr programs But this novel about a young ish couple living in LA didn’t work for me I didn’t sympathize or care about most characters or their situations I don’t know where I got this or when but it has a 499 sticker and a great big blue sticker so 250 or less?

  8. Marie Marie says:

    I read this years ago because the author had read an excerpt on NPR The whole thing was not that great Still what I remember is the character's brother in law listened to Frankie Goes to Hollywood all the time Yes that's what I took away from this book

  9. Jonathan Jonathan says:

    A young couple tries to make it in LA They struggle then they succeed sort of Witty at times but the characters weren't given much depth I thought this was decent but unexceptional I prefer Ms Loh's nonfiction writing

  10. Melissa Melissa says:

    NPR contributor's novel Drags on too long Really showcases the LA types which she talks about in her commentaries The main character goes through too many changes in her personality to be believable No real sense of the characters in what should be a character driven book

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