Henderson's House Rules: The Official Guide to Replacing the Toilet Paper and Other Domestic Topics of Great Dispute

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The right way to reseal a bag of bread, which way the silverware goes in the dishwasher, and what to do about a housemate who leaves hairs on the soap. Room by room, this rulebook for couples and housemates provides authoritative answers on all the household topics that drive people crazy. Instead of trying to compromise and communicate over the little things, housemates can look up the House Rule instead.

With amusing illustrations and off-the-wall footnotes, the book offers authoritative rules to settle the debate over whose way is the right way. In a world where communication and compromise is king, only Henderson dares to say, "This is the rule."

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About the Author:

Henderson's House Rules co-author David E. O'Connor grew up in a family of seven in a three-bedroom, one-bath home (his first introduction to the challenges of shared living space). While serving in the United States Army as a young man, he lived with fellow soldiers for six months in barracks and for two-and-a-half years in an isolated seven-person station--which was, aside from its military function, essentially a two-bedroom, one-bath home surrounded by barbed wire.

David has shared apartments and houses with various roommates; with his first wife; his wife and their child; a second wife; the second wife and the child from the first marriage; and, of course, he has lived alone.

After earning a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in special education, he later went on to receive his doctorate in law. David is also a certified mediator. As an attorney he has represented landlords, tenants, accused murderers, wives, and husbands. He has published works on education, labor law, legislation, and criminal law, and he has also edited law journals and documents for state government and the United Nations. David is currently a freelance writer and editor in Bozeman, Montana.

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"Everyone [who has ever lived with someone] can relate to this book." -- Ted Bassani, The Opinion Show, WNAW AM 1230, North Adams, Mass., May 5, 2005

"Everyone who has ever lived with someone can relate to this book." -- Ted Bassani, The Opinion Show, WNAW 1230, May 5, 2005

"It reminds me of a ballgame where sometimes the umpires have to go to the rulebook to settle a dispute." -- Dave Visscher, The Dave Visscher Show with Dean Alexander, KBOZ Talk Radio AM 1090, Bozeman, Mt., May 11, 2005

"It's an amazing book. It covers everything." -- Colin McEnroe, Afternoons with Bruce & Colin, WTIC News Talk AM 1080, Hartford, May 4, 2005

"It’s an amazing book. It covers everything...You’ve got to go out and get a copy of Henderson’s House Rules." -- Colin McEnroe, Afternoons with Bruce & Colin, WTIC News Talk 1080, May 4, 2005 WTIC News Talk 1080,

"The logic behind this book is impressive...By providing...answers to common domestic questions, it removes the need for bickering and/or compromise." -- Elise O’Shaughnessy, founding editor, Tango magazine, May 23, 2006

"...a hip and funny guide to the perils of co-habitation." -- Asheville Disclaimer, September 2005

"...sensible solutions...to many topics of domestic conflict that fly under the radar of standard etiquette and how-to-books." -- Ask June & Jennie...The College Scene (DBR Media, Inc.), January 2006

Asheville Disclaimer, September 2005 -- “...a hip and funny guide to the perils of co-habitation.”

—Ask June & Jennie...The College Scene (DBR Media, Inc.), January 2006 -- “...sensible solutions...to many topics of domestic conflict that fly under the radar of standard etiquette and how-to-books.”

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