Synopses & Reviews
America's most delightfully unconventional hostess and the bestselling author of I Like You
delivers a new book that will forever change the world of crafting. According to Amy Sedaris, it's often been said that ugly people craft and attractive people have sex. In her new book, Simple Times
, she sets the record straight. Demonstrating that crafting is one of life's more pleasurable and constructive leisure activities, Sedaris shows that anyone with a couple of hours to kill and access to pipe cleaners can join the elite society of crafters.
You will discover how to make popular crafts, such as: crab-claw roach clips, tinfoil balls, and crepe-paper moccasins, and learn how to:
- get inspired (Spend time at a Renaissance Fair; Buy fruit, let it get old, and see what shapes it turns into)
- remember which kind of glue to use with which material (Tacky with Furry, Gummy with Gritty, Paste with Prickly, and always Gloppy with Sandy)
- create your own craft room and avoid the most common crafting accidents (sawdust fires, feather asphyxia, pine cone lodged in throat)
- and cook your own edible crafts, from a Crafty Candle Salad to Sugar Skulls, and many more recipes.
Plus... whole chapters full of more crafting ideas (Pompom Ringworms, Seashell Toilet Seat Covers) that will inspire you to create your own hastily constructed obscure d'arts; and much, much more
"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." Booklist
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.
About the Author
Amy Sedaris has appeared often on screen, both large and small. She's cocreator, with Stephen Colbert and Paul Dinello, of Comedy Central's hit show Strangers with Candy and half of the Obie-winning "Talent Family" playwright team (with her brother, David). Amy lives in Manhattan with her imaginary boyfriend, Ricky, and her pet rabbit, Dusty.