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Remember Childhood Before It Got Ruined?,
This review is from: Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun (Hardcover)"Unbored" is amazing! It's like a time capsule of childhood fun.
This is the book that I have been looking for ever since I
had my daughter. I'm all for the car seats and bike helmets
etc, but childhood can seem so dull these days, so well...reasonable,
with no room for the mystery and discovery that makes
the world seem thrilling. I had fun as a kid and it wasn't always fun
the grown ups in my life made for me. I was an only child, always looking to
get unbored, and so I I ran around in the woods, made things out of junk,
climbed trees that were taller than I had the nerve for and generally
tried to see what would happen. Now I am a lily-livered adult, but I remember
the joy of building forts and cracking secret codes and doing explosive experiments.
I want my daughter to read this book in her bed at night with a flashlight after bedtime and
plot to take over the world with her friends...
By Jenny Offill (wife of David Hirmes)