At Home: A Short History of Private Life
by Bill Bryson
Published Oct. 5, 2010 by Doubleday
The book details each room in Bryson's home in England, its history and reasons for the room's existence. I didn't even mind the various tangents Bryson travels on - since there is only so much information you can tell relating directly to a hall or kitchen, etc. Each chapter is chock full of trivial details all delivered in Bryson's patented dry wit. This is actually the first of his books that I haven't been able to finish.
I'm just glad I can return this book to the library and get it out of my house.