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Tour of Insanity: Manifesto for Better Home Design

"Tour of Insanity is not your typical home improvement book. It unquestionably skews more Tim Taylor than Bob Vila. The sardonic look at home design flaws of our forebears blends seamlessly with modern innovation to help homeowners come to terms with their options. Mitchell and Zakutny do a fantastic job of breaking down the monetary and time costs, along with our own unrealistic expectations, in this practical manual. After reading, you’ll certainly be spurred to action, starting with that disgusting carpet in your kitchen! Astute and acerbic, Tour of Insanity: Manifesto for Better Home Design is a must read for any first time homeowner or any long time homeowner who has ever been frustrated by the faux balcony impending the view from the upstairs windows. If you’re looking for a good laugh tempered with a bit of education, Mitchell and Zakutny have you covered with this witty book." - Indie Today Review. 5 out of 5 stars (see full review here)

"This book is rich in practical tips and advice. But what makes it fascinating is the author's comic tone and colorful writing style. I couldn't stop laughing throughout the read." - Online Book Club Review. 4 out of 4 stars (see full review here)

"...this is a goldmine of essential information. The pages refer to the amusing and often downright hilarious age-old practices, whose remnants we are still carrying in our home architecture, albeit unknowingly. The subtle humor, thrown in between the necessary elements, ensures an exciting read - Readers Favorite Review: 5 out of 5 stars. [see full reviews here]

The first book in our series is available in Kindle and paperback formats at Amazon.  Manifesto for Better Home Design provides insight into the bizarre history of home design and decor while keeping the mood light, comedic, and entertaining.

If you are looking for a great short read, this is the book for you.  We appreciate kind reviews and thoughtful criticism.

You can purchase the book by clicking [HERE].

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Reader's Favorite Reviews (5 of 5 stars-click here)

(5 of 5 Stars)

This book is well-researched and beautifully written. Each chapter handles a specific topic and in a skillful manner, uncovering information, tips, and insights that bring clarity to what good education should look like. Kelly Mitchell discusses the role of the family in education and human formation, the best approach to history and religion, what to focus on in the senior year and the place of hands-on learning experience and entrepreneurship, and a lot more. Clap If You Can Hear Me is a book not only for educators but also students looking for the best resources and tools when determining how to go about their education. It is no wonder that most of what comes in handy when we face life is what we never learned in school and the author shows that what readers absolutely need can be available to them. This is a book that calls for educational reforms, a voice that must be listened to, a light that will lead readers beyond mediocrity into paths of success in business and in life. [Snippet Review]

When a teacher exclaims, “Clap if you can hear me,” students are meant to clap once in unison in answer to demonstrate they are attentive, focused, and processing what is being said.  The essential ingredient in enhancing education is paying attention.

This book presents practical solutions to empower students and parents in education.  Clap If You Can Hear Me is a navigational guide that exposes critical deficits in PreK through higher education programs.  It also illuminates best practices to prepare youth for life, not just college, which is illustrated throughout each chapter.

The culmination of the enclosed suggestions delivers a balanced, quality education that is affordable and relevant.  Infusing higher education with life skills and work experience that today’s employers are looking for is a featured theme.

To achieve generational wealth and national prosperity, we must rethink how we prepare our youth for life and address post-graduate resources for both primary and higher education students that are entering the workforce.  This book reveals the things they don’t tell you and provides an arsenal of implementable solutions for parents and students that you can do to enhance your education.   

Relevance is the greatest challenge of a robust education.  Excelling in global competitiveness happens when we establish a better quality of life for all Americans while simultaneously reducing personal and government debt.  Establishing this life begins with education.  Clap If You Can Hear Me acts as an advocate for change with solutions that can be immediately applied to benefit students, parents, and lobbied for by any party of interest.  Clap if you can hear me, ‘Merica.

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[Kirkus Review]