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The Prairie Girl's Guide to Life: How to Sew a Sampler Quilt & 49 Other Pioneer Projects for the Modern Girl Hardcover – October 16, 2007
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Humorous. Heartfelt. How-to. Three great tastes that taste great together, at least in my cereal bowl.
So let's get down to it. I know you don't have all day to ogle my bio, as much as a girl can dream. Here's what you should know off the bat: I'm the New York Times best-selling author of more than 25 books and, per Reader's Digest, one of the four funniest bloggers in the US. Pretty cool, eh?
I've written on everything under the sun for national magazines and websites like the Huffington Post, Allure, and Salon, and I currently write a books column for today.com. In addition to bookshelves, newsstands, and your favorite websites, you can also find me online at Things I Want to Punch in the Face (thingsiwanttopunchintheface.blogspot.com).
Along with fellow author and publishing pro Kerry Colburn, I deliver publishing talks, workshops, and webinars to help burgeoning authors get published through The Business of Books (bizofbooks.com). You can also catch me in university auditoriums, where I offer up side-splitting but informative slide-show presentations based on my popular books.
Originally from Southwestern Michigan, I currently live in Seattle, where I eschew fleece while eating more fish and chips than is good for me.
Top Customer Reviews
This book is a real treasure chest of rapidly disappearing folk knowledge and skills. It captures a nostalgic segment of the cultural heritage of the U.S. and our pioneering ancestors. Where else would one go for information on how to make a garlic-mustard poultice, rock candy, or learn to play jacks, let alone make your own furniture polish?
Even if you are not searching for Grandmother's recipe for peppermint soap, this book is delightful to read. It's charming, funny, quaint, and totally engaging. The book construction is reminiscent of early bookbinding techniques, with an easy-to-read layout and wonderful illustrations.
This book would make a perfect gift for daughters and grand-daughters, siblings, friends who like handcrafts, and friends who are seeking the simpler life of earlier times.
You know you've always wanted a rag rug, but couldn't quite figure out the logistics. Candle making, check. Spin yarn! Now you can give it a whirl too!
Best part, it's separated into Kitchen, Bathroom, Bathroom, Bedroom, Parlor, and Barn and Beyond sections. Added bonus...Prairie Lingo, so you can feel all big bugs with your mad skills.
You'll be like Laura Prairie Girl...but with indoor plumbing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fun read! A great book to read during the hot summer months or cold winters.Published 7 months ago by ConsMom07
Great book brought me back to the days around the camp fire and craft table with my Mom and the others in our scout troop, hearing stories from her about growing up on the Farm in... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Twisted Tammy
This book's a lot of fun to read. It almost begged you to try your hand at quilt making,aprons. Good old fashion cooking back to time when life was simpler, no cell... Read morePublished 18 months ago by martha
I purchased this for my son's friend who wanted a pioneer party for her 10th birthday party. I think she will love this book. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Kindle Customer
My wife has alwaysbeen a big fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder as well as the Little House on the Prairie TV series. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Eric J. Kolber
We want to learn more about the pioneers life and travels as we are doing the series for homeschooling crafts, cooking are a major part in learning about how things were madePublished on November 29, 2013 by rhonda e hinton