- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (May 1, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0061215279
- ISBN-13: 978-0061215278
- Product Dimensions: 10 x 8.1 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 25 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #954,120 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Get a Hobby!: 101 All-Consuming Diversions for Any Lifestyle Paperback – May 1, 2007
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As baby boomers face retirement, chances are that many of them won't have a clue about exploring activities outside of work--except, naturally, for the usual ones, such as golfing, reading, moviegoing, and dining out. ReadyMade magazine editor Barseghian has the answer, or rather, 101 responses that range from the traditional (drawing, knitting, and train modeling) to the unique (ant farming, dumpster diving, and storm chasing). Bewildered? Too many choices? Take the 19-question hobby personality quiz, which attempts (in a somewhat confusing manner) to match character traits, such as independence and artistic vision, to a number of specific pastimes. The entries are in alphabetical order and feature an overview of the hobby, history, resources, and some sort of project, whether fashioning ant food or finding a nearby shop that teaches crocheting. Also often given are a profile of a hobbyist, potential hazards, other similar hobbies, and, as appropriate, illustrations. Barbara Jacobs
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Top customer reviews
The book is pretty much just that: a starting place. It's not a book that will get you very far on your search for a hobby, but it has a lot of different things and some basic descriptions. The ideas for hobbies in this book are more solidified than you would find if you were to just google "hobby suggestions" and filter through the answers.
At the same time, with some of the topics, there was the sense that they were stretching to reach 101 hobbies.
The copy I bought was used, and in great shape. My suggestion is to buy this book used or get it from a library.
While it's a good list, I don't know that I would pay too much for it.