Tournament of Books 2015
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | January 6, 2015

    Matt Burgess: IMG 35 Seconds



    Late at night on September 22, 2014, at a housing project basketball court in Brooklyn, a white cop pushes a black man against a chain link fence.... Continue »

    spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

How to Do Just about Anything: Solve Problems, Save Money, Have Fun

How to Do Just about Anything: Solve Problems, Save Money, Have Fun Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Wouldn't it be nice to have a single volume that tells you how to, say, learn the basics of calligraphy, develop an aerobic exercise routine, and increase your computer memory? How to Do Just about Anything gives you all these plus more than 1,200 clearly laid- out directions for everything from home repair and appliance maintenance to answers to etiquette questions. This browser's feast is more than a match for the Internet, with every page serving up something to capture your interest. (Look up Pilot lights and you'll probably find yourself reading about how easy is it to make Pimientos.)

A sampling of the things you'll learn to do, organized here by type:

  • Home, garden, and auto Make a simple cushion cover; build and maintain a pond; cut gasoline costs
  • Food and drink Match pasta shapes to sauces; make your own butter; cure a hangover
  • Health and fitness Measure your blood pressure; give CPR; learn Pilates
  • Clothing and grooming Store clothes properly; tie a bow tie; banish dandruff
  • Behavior and etiquette Impress a date; deflect bullying; escape a bore
  • Family matters Draw up a family tree; organize a successful reunion; housetrain a pet
  • Sports and games Make sense of rugby; win at Scrabble; work a cryptic crossword
  • Arts and crafts Draw a face; learn embroidery basics; make silk flowers
  • Nature Identify animal footprints; choose the right campsite; survive an avalanche
  • Electronics and the Web Unfreeze an iPad; start a blog; sell goods on eBay
Easy-to-understand instructions (often step-by-step) can turn even the most all-thumbs adult or youngster into an enthusiastic do-it- yourselfer. All told, How to Do Just About Anything is a practical-and highly enjoyable-book for the whole family.

About the Author

Reader’s Digest simplifies and enriches consumers’ lives by discovering and expertly selecting the most interesting ideas, stories, experiences and products in health, home, family, food, finance and humor. Our portfolio of products includes our flagship magazine Reader's Digest; Taste of Home, the world's largest circulation food publication; The Family Handyman, America's leading source for DIY; and a suite of Enthusiast titles including Birds & Blooms, Country, Country Woman, Farm &

Product Details

ISBN:
9781606524145
Subtitle:
Solve Problems, Save Money, Have Fun
Publisher:
Readers Digest
Author:
Editors of Reader's Digest
Author:
Readers Digest
Subject:
Reference - General
Subject:
Personal & Practical Guides
Subject:
Operating Systems - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20120412
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
7.75 x 10 in 0.1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » Beginning and Reference
Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » General
Engineering » Home Construction » Household
Home and Garden » Household » Household Management
Reference » General

How to Do Just about Anything: Solve Problems, Save Money, Have Fun
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 384 pages Reader's Digest Association - English 9781606524145 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.