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What Happens when you buy a run-down 1912 Three-Family Flat in Rhode Island? You become a reluctant landlady. Vikki Warner talks about this & more in TENEMENTAL

By Leslie Lindsay  What happens when that traditional path of marriage-mortgage-baby-takes a different path? That’s what Vikki Warner shares in her (mis) adventures of a landlady in her debut memoir, TENEMENTAL.  I adore old houses. I’m entranced by memoir. So when I stumbled upon TENEMENTAL (Feminist Press, June 2018), I knew I had to read it. Vikki Warner and I are just about the same age–she was twenty-six in the early 2000’s, had a bit of a nest-egg and was trying to figure it all out. And so she bought a house. An old house. In Rhode Island. She was single. At just about that same time, but in Minnesota, my fiance–now husband–and I purchased our first home together. Also old. But not a three-family flat. It was a single-family home and I was overwhelmed. When I think about Vikki doing this herself, on a much grander scale, I am thrown into a full-on panic attack. I’m a landlady.  I’m responsible for a big, busted house and the people who live in it.  Here’s a book about …