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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.
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 1 month 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 1 month 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 10 months ago by nancy heaton
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 11 months ago by Douglas R. Clough
It is validating to see a mainstream author justify his own tiny house dream. I suggest in this world of hyper-connectivity that perhaps we are instinctively craving a much needed... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Green talk
I'm really enjoying this book, but its hard for me to push through and finish it! Not recommended for everyone as I feel a lot of people I know wouldn't be able to get past the... Read morePublished 14 months ago by M. Goodwin