onebookshy, November 9, 2010 (view all comments by onebookshy)
I really enjoyed Sedaris' previous book, I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence. It was a real kick with some surprisingly helpful information. This new book was still really funny, but just not what I was expecting. I had really hoped to find some new, inexpensive crafts to make but instead, just found myself laughing at her "creations". It is NOT a book for kids.
The chapter "Making Love" is hysterical. The author states, "The craft of lovemaking is simple to initiate, yet difficult to accomplish. Even for the amateur crafter, the starting point is obvious: roll up the sleeves, take aim, and begin poking about the pubicly-tufted fleshy parts." The photos that accompany this chapter include a man in an extremely short yellow robe which only made me laugh harder.
The photography and instructions are very helpful if you desire to make things such as:
Secret Treasure Box ~ Decorate the outside of a box you're fond of. Fill the secret box with irreplaceable sentimental treasures and keep in a safe place.
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tyme4tyme999, October 25, 2010 (view all comments by tyme4tyme999)
I haven't read this yet, but I loved "I Like You." Everything she writes is hilarious but also very useful: tips on how to act as a host/guest and things to eat and do while you're together. Can't wait to see her in PDX!
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Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People
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Grand Central Publishing -
Very few people could pull off a book like this, but, rest assured, Amy Sedaris has. Featuring craft projects for crab-claw roach clips, countless pompon-related items, and everything in between, this hilarious book is a perfect gift for the DIYer with a fully developed sense of humor.
"The true joy of this book lies in its hilarious and amazingly well-styled photo spreads, many featuring Sedaris in one of her uncanny disguises...The appeal of this book will certainly transcend the world of crafters."
Demonstrating that crafting is one of life's more pleasurable and constructive leisure activities, Sedaris reveals how anyone with a couple of hours to kill and access to pipe cleaners can join the elite society of crafters.
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