when i saw this book i did a bit of a double take, then when i read a review here, one of my new favorite blogs, i knew i had to had it to my library. toss in the special extra 40% off coupon for members at barnes and noble, and it is now on my desk and is a delight to read. all the things i enjoy are included cooking, quilting, knitting, etc. brocket eloquently shows the difference between domestic and domesticity for today's woman- i'm soooo there, and i'm loving this book. oh yea, don't forget to read the intro- really sets the tone for the book.