Presentation & Booksigning with Matthew Batt: Sugarhouse

Colfax Avenue: Critically acclaimed writer and journalist Matthew Batt will discuss and sign his memoir Sugarhouse: Turning the Neighborhood Crack House into Our Home Sweet Home (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), an improbably funny account of how the purchase and restoration of a ghastly fixer-upper saves his young marriage. He and his wife spent three years renovating the property themselves, despite their lack of practical experience in construction or even a general aptitude for it.

“It’s hard to write funny, especially when your world is crumbling around you, but in this utterly compelling memoir, Matt Batt makes it look easy. This is a sweet and deeply memorable debut by a writer who’s clearly the real thing.” —Andre Dubus III, author of Townie


Can’t make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here:


Event date: 
Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
2526 East Colfax Avenue
80206 Denver
ISBN: 9780547634531
Availability: Special Order
Published: Mariner Books - June 19th, 2012