Thank goodness for thrift stores & books! My favorite store in Napa sells quality paperbacks for 50 cents each — I found three winners today.

First up: John Steinbeck: Working Days, The Journals of The Grapes of Wrath, edited by Robert Demott.

Steinbeck completed The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men (among other work) while living in Monte Sereno and Los Gatos, in the mid-1930’s to early-1940’s.

The kicker: I grew up there (later :-) and had no idea Steinbeck had lived there!

That’s the brief update—time to read!



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Jane Dolan

Jane founded Jane Organizes in 2008 after a 20-year stint at a Design + Build firm in San Francisco. Jane loves working with rebels and dreamers, co-creating homes they will love. The KonMari Method™ is Jane's organizing tool of choice, after drinking the elixir in 2014.