The History of Lawns? Seriously?
Yes, indeedy. That’s not just a patch of grass in front of your house. It’s your time, your money, your stress level, your health, and so much more. And it has a history that may blow your mind. It did mine. It’s the Great American Front Lawn.
Virginia Scott Jenkins’s The Lawn: A History of an American Obsession, is the best (and—shocked, I am— only) book on the history of American lawns. It is so, so much more interesting than that sounds, or it wouldn’t belong in Non-Boring History, would it, now? Look, just trust me on this one. Even though “lawn” rhymes with “yawn”.