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In Pollan's bestselling book Second Nature: A Gardener's Education, he illustrated his facility with both hoe and pen. In A Place of My Own he hefts the hammer and again records with great intelligence how thoroughly thought and reflection can be woven into our common lives and the patterns of a day's work. His book's subtitle, "An Education of an Amateur Builder," captures much of what this book contains: the lessons learned by a diligent student of architecture, design, and construction. The writing contains no gaps or unsightly seams, and it's full of clues to readers who share a similar desire to build something tangible in a world that prizes the evanescent. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I very much enjoy stories of people who build their own dwellings. This one was a good read. I liked the hißtorical information, although once in a w. Read morePublished 2 days ago by limimi06
Good read. I learned a good deal about current building karma. As a former pediatrician who ran a Medicaid clinic I was always short of cash. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Conner Moore
East coast intellectuals with no hands on experience fixing things will appreciate this.
I grew up working on houses and repairing and building, so this book did not... Read more
A thoughtful meditation on building, architecture, and the built environment. Highly recommended.Published 3 months ago by Golf Reader
I was delighted to receive this book as a gift, because I've been kind of fascinated by the whole tiny house phenomenon for some time now. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Maurice des DeuxMeaux
Michael Pollan writes about food, not recipes, but informational books. This one is about how he built a little
house on his property. Read more
Most of us know MP from his writing on gardening and food; so this early book is for fans of his who want to check out his early work.Published 12 months ago by Kathryn Emerson
I've spent a lot of time looking for a writing hut that fit more than the basic need of having a place of my own. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Douglas R. Clough