This book elaborates on all of the psychological aspects of why we decorate our home. It discusses both our need for beauty, our desire for social standing, the pressure to keep up with our social peers, and our cravings for homes beyond our financial means. Home-Psych is incredibly easy to read, written more like an anecdotal tale than an in-depth study. This, to me, is also the reason why it's not a keeper. While a wonderful read the first time through, once read the information is well-retained. There aren't sub-plots, complex nuances, or much missed substance to glean on the second read-thru. In short, I highly recommend obtaining and reading this book the first time... and then passing it on to someone new.