Guess we’ll just stay on the fun-books-to-read theme this week while we keep our noses to the ol’ client grindstone. (And if you’re a client who’s reading this, please don’t take offense. It’s just an old expression, really…we still love you.) Anyhow, Amy Sedaris tackles more of life’s tough questions in her book Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People. Whether you’re rich, poor or somewhere in between, this one’s a throwback to days of yore. You can learn, or relearn, about some cool stuff – like how to make sausage cookies, how to make a doll-wig doorknob, or even how to create your own crab-claw roach clips.
Simple Times confronts the hard-hitting craft questions that other books of this genre have refused to even acknowledge: Why should every room look like an attic? What is the quickest way to obtain feathers from a bird? What are the best crafting options for the criminally insane? Why is there a half naked man wearing a short canary robe on page 250? Simple Times does more than answer the tough questions, it also transports us back to a golden time when we wore handmade sweaters, carved our cooking utensils out of bark, and the best people would buy books based on a whim.
P.S. Oh, and in case you missed Amy’s chat with Craig Ferguson: