Jen Lancaster raves, "With the perfect blend of humor and heart, Ballis's writing is powerfully honest and genuinely hilarious." Here is the excerpt featuring Poggenpohl:
"You're very talented. Is this Poggenpohl?" he says, caressing a cabinet reverently with long fingers, sliding a slim drawer open to reveal the knife rack within, pushing it closed with the slightest touch. I'm impressed. The high-end cabinetry company is simply a cut above, famous for both clean lines and an enormous range of organizational details. When Grant and I did the kitchen at our – I mean HIS – apartment, I turned him on to their stuff, and he was so impressed with both the look and the function that he insisted we use them again when we did this place. It was a huge investment on his part, and I thank god we did the kitchen first, since it will be a great selling feature and I would never have been able to afford it now.
"Yes, it is, you have a good eye. A lot of people don't recognize their stuff."
"You can't mistake their lines or their finishes, or attention to detail."