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Praise for No Place Like Home

"... a lovely piece of work, witty and charming and FELT, one of the best things I've read in recent years about how young writers find their way (or not) in the world."
Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal


"If you ever wondered what it's like to follow your dreams and live as a starving artist, this book would be your answer. The writing ... is full of raw honesty... This isn't a fairy tale, but a raw memoir about survival in New York."
Celebrity Books Blog


"Brooke Berman's book has an odd and subtle charm, an intelligent memoir about growing up and finding one's place in the world. This is a thoughtful and fascinating coming-of-age book... intelligent and wise."
Laurie Hertzel, Minneapolis - St. Paul Star Tribune books editor


"Brooke Berman is the Real Deal: a miraculous, soul-seeking, honest artist who tells her story with humor, insight and a deep and abiding respect for this journey we call life. No Place Like Home is a gift to artists and dreamers everywhere who yearn to find their place in the daunting world of art, commerce, and real estate."
Rebecca Walker, author of Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence, and Black, White and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self


"Brooke Berman's voice is utterly distinct, and her book, detailing her nomadic artist's journey toward both a successful playwriting career and a home of her own, through 20 years of cramped sublets, high-rise palaces, writer's colonies, and boyfriend's vans, is a hilarious, hopeful, and penetrating must-read."
Maria Dahvana Headley, author of The Year of Yes


"Forget the yellow bricks, this road is paved with cheap futons and pull-out couches. In her pursuit of love, art, and a place to call her own, Brooke Berman goes on a journey that's as harrowing as it is hilarious. Written with candor, honesty and a delicious self-deprecating wit, No Place Like Home proves to be an irresistible read."
David Lindsay Abaire, author of Rabbit Hole


"Compelling, original, and a fascinating portrait of life among young artists in New York City, No Place Like Home will resonate with readers who are searching to discover their own true "home." That is, practically all of us."
Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project


"Brooke's journey in this book is both terrifying and beautiful. On her way to becoming an artist she loses her jobs, her lovers, her apartments, her belongings, and her Mother, but never her mind, and never her writer's soul. Reading every page, I could hear her laugh at what her life threw at her. Brooke is a brave, warrior woman in damned scary days, and I loved this careful accounting of her search for a safe place to lay her head."
Marsha Norman, Pultizer Prize-winning playwright and co-director of the Playwrights Program at Julliard


"More than anything else, the book is a story of becoming. In her pursuit of a true "home" Berman navigates loss like an art form — and not just apartments, but jobs, her innocence, fears, a series of lovers and most critically, her mother"
Marney Rich Keenan, The Detroit News




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