Sunday, November 23, 2008

books.... Home Girl by Judith Matloff

I have just recently finished reading 'Home Girl - Building a Dream House on a Lawless Block', and have to say it is one of the best reads I've had in a long time....

Author Judith Matloff, a foreign correspondent, who has spent most of her life reporting on and witnessing some of the worlds most harrowing events, decides to return to her home of New York City and settle down and start a family.  Being a natural risk taker, she buys an extremely run down brownstone in West Harlem, an area riddled with drug dealers and crack houses.
The story is beautifully written and takes you through the process of Judith and her husband turning the house into their home, and how they manage to live alongside the dealers and drug users in unconventional harmony.  With powerful characters and the ability to make you laugh and cry, this book will leave you with a sense of inspiration that change can happen if only you can see the potential....

Buy on Amazon - £11.26 and view a video of Judith giving a tour of her house at her website -

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