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The Portlandia Activity Bookby Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein and Jonathan Krisel
With activities like "How to Crowdfund Your Baby," diagrams such as the "Artisanal Diet Pyramid," and tools for anyone looking to get in touch with their inner Portland (see "Bird Stencils"), The Portlandia Activity Book, like the TV show, will amuse, perplex, and possibly even prompt a spiritual awakening.
Synopses & Reviews
Finally, a book that not only resonates but speaks directly to you, that views you as an equal, that just gets you. This is The Portlandia Activity Book, a compendium of guaranteed enrichment for that part of your psyche that feels at home in a medium sized, temperate city in the Pacific Northwest.
The Portlandia Activity Book is like one of those cool high schools that prioritize life lessons in sweat-lodges to the traditional grading system. With enough activities to get you through a whole year of rainy days, including How to Start your Own B&B,” Painting By Numbers for Punks,” and, yes, Terrarium Foraging,” The Portlandia Activity Book encourages you to engage with your free-spirited, occasionally vegan, artisanally styled self. Break out your safety scissors and your glue stick, and enjoy.
This is The Portlandia Activity Book—a compendium of guaranteed enrichment for the Pacific Northwestern part of your psyche. Like a cool high school that prefers a sweat lodge to the traditional classroom, this book will expand your mind through participation, dehydrate you to a state of emotional rawness, then linger in the corners your bare soul.
Here you will find enough activities to get you through a years worth of rainy days, including: "How to Crowdfund Your Baby," "Punk Paint By Numbers," "Terrarium Foraging," and so much more. With pages unlike any youve seen before, this is the kind of book that you can be yourself around. Shed the trappings of normalcy, let down your glorious mane, and take the deepest breath of your life. Portlandia is beckoning your arrival.
About the Author
Portlandia is an absurd and dreamy rendering of Portland, Oregon starring SNL alum Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein (vocalist/guitarist, Sleater-Kinney). The show both celebrates and satirizes the city of Portland — but always with affection. Fred and Carrie appear as a variety of Portland citizens including a militant biker, members of an adult hide-and-seek league, self-righteous feminist bookstore owners, and extreme outdoor enthusiasts.
Portlandia was awarded a 2012 Peabody Award and has been nominated for multiple Emmys, including Outstanding Directing and Writing for a Variety Series. It was the 2013 winner of the Writers Guild Award for Outstanding Achievement in Writing Comedy/Variety Series. Fred and Carrie co-created Portlandia with fellow writer Jonathan Krisel, who also directs the show. The series is Executive Produced by Lorne Michaels and Andrew Singer of Broadway Video Television. It is filmed entirely on location in Portland, Oregon.
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