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Available today, SUGARHOUSE, Matthew Batt’s hilarious account of a most unlikely home renovation. 

When a season of ludicrous loss tests the mettle of their marriage, Matthew Batt and his wife decide not to call it quits. They set their sights instead on the purchase of a dilapidated house in the Sugarhouse section of Salt Lake City. With no homesteading experience and a full-blown quarter-life crisis on their hands, these perpetual grad students/waiters/nonprofiteers decide to seek salvation through renovation, and do all they can to turn a former crack house into a home. Dizzy with despair, doubt, and the side effects of using the rough equivalent of napalm to detoxify their house, they enter into full-fledged adulthood with power tools in hand.

Heartfelt and joyous, SUGARHOUSE is the story of how one couple conquers adversity and creates an addition to their family, as well as their home.

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  1. persephonesunset reblogged this from coffeeandoranges and added:
    yeah this looks pretty cool? has anyone read this?
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  7. coffeeandoranges reblogged this from hmhbooks and added:
    Hmm… looks potentially good. Also, I now have Matt Pond PA stuck in my head.
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    a.k.a. MY LIFE for the last 6 months of 2011.
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