Review: The Burning House: What Would You Take?
Author: Foster Huntington
Publisher: !t Books
Published: July 10, 2012
paperback, 280 pages
Your house is burning. You have to get out fast. Suddenly you are forced to prioritize, editing down a lifetime of possessions to a mere handful. Now you must decide: Of all the things you own, what is most important to you?
The Burning House: What Would You Take by Foster Huntington is a fascinating book that takes a look into people's lives when they answer the question: If your house was on fire, what would you take? This question is answered by people of all ages, professions, and nationalities. Every list is different. Some lists are long, some are short, some come with an explanation as to why the items are chosen. Each list is accompanied by a photograph of the listed items. This is a neat book to read. I enjoyed looking through it and discovering what people treasured most. This would make a great coffee-table book that would promote interesting discussions. The idea for this book started from the website: http://theburninghouse.com/. If you're interested in reading this book, you should check it out. It's fascinating.
After I finished reading this book, I asked myself what I would take if my house was burning down. It's not really an easy question to answer as I thought. There are so many precious memories that I'd like to save if I could, but I suppose as long as my family and pets were safe, that is all that would matter. I'd probably grab my Kindle on the way out too. What would you take?