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Pilot, Colorado native who loves nature, simplicity, hiking in the Rocky Mountains, sailing, old Porsches and family.
on Sep. 11, 2013 :
Everyone who is paying into a mortgage in this uncertain economic climate should read this small book. Home-i-cide will be of particular interest to anyone who faces or has suffered foreclosure, since it acts as a handbook about how to go about trying to protect home ownership. For this, there is a useful list of resources at the end of the book that follow Burn's heart-wrenching tale of his own struggle to save his home. This is not just a “how to” manual, however: it is infused with heart. The author writes passionately and with consummate clarity about how he worked to avoid foreclosure. More than that, however, he intersperses practical chapters with chapters that focus on the significance of home and family and remind the homeowner what really needs to be protected and valued. At first it is shocking that Burns begins with a description of his father’s poverty-stricken family in Louisiana, who were determined to hold on to what was life-giving about being together while being ravaged and threatened by a psychopathic patriarch. The evil and insane father, however, can be seen as a metaphor for the rapacious banking system that has destroyed so many homes and lives in America. If you value all the goodness of “home”, and if you and your bank own a building that is your home, then you should read Home-i-cide!
(reviewed the day of purchase)