Nonfiction Book Award Status: SILVER
Tour of Insanity: Manifesto For Better Home Design intends to enlighten builders, homeowners, and renters about why home design, form, and structure should be practical through humor and history. The book is a call to abandon non-functional old ways of home design.
Entertaining and rich in practical tips and advice with contagious humor and colorful writing style, Tour of Insanity is relevant and resourceful, providing two or three options to find a solution that fits the reader best—even including costs—including smart home innovations that can be implemented now.
This book is a great conversation starter, and the information contained within its pages ensures that readers will be able to hold down a discussion of home design and décor while being entertaining.
Kelly Mitchell and Matthew Zakutney have strong and opposite views of the world and spend a great deal of time and energy trying to convince each other who’s right. It is in the spirit of these heated debates that they have arrived at the first book on our Tour of Insanity.
Kelly’s superpowers: A poet, writer, creative ninja, and influential linguistic artist. Refusing to be defined by any ‘one’ thing or subject, Kelly thrives in generating messages from a broad spectrum of writing mediums and genres including Sci-Fi, poetry, nonfiction, satirical opinion pieces, and fiction works.
Matthew’s superpowers: Combines creativity with the ability to see what the world needs. He has mastered the skill of utilizing what is readily available to create something brand new. Matt enjoys challenges and often sees the path forward all the way through to the end result before others.