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  1. 5.6 hrs • 4/15/2014 • Unabridged

    In this moving account, Peter Korn explores the nature and rewards of creative practice. We follow his search for meaning as an Ivy-educated child of the middle class who finds employment as a novice carpenter on Nantucket, transitions to self-employment as a designer and maker of fine furniture, takes a turn at teaching and administration at Colorado’s Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and then founds a school in Maine: the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, an internationally respected nonprofit institution. Furniture making practiced as a craft in the twenty-first century is a decidedly marginal occupation. Yet the view from the periphery can be illuminating. For Korn the challenging work of bringing something new and meaningful into the world through one’s own volition—whether in the arts, the kitchen, or the marketplace—is what generates the meaning and fulfillment that so many of us seek. This is not a how-to book in any sense. Korn wants to get at the why of craft in particular and the satisfactions of creative work in general to understand their essential nature. How does the making of objects shape our identities? How do the products of creative work inform society? In short, what does the process of making things reveal to us about ourselves? Korn draws on four decades of hands-on experience to answer these questions eloquently, and often poignantly, in this personal, introspective, and revealing book.

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    Why We Make Things and Why It Matters by Peter Korn

    Why We Make Things and Why It Matters

    5.6 hrs • 4/15/14 • Unabridged
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  2. 2.4 hrs • 7/15/2012 • Unabridged

    America’s most delightfully unconventional hostess and the bestselling author of I Like You delivers a new book that will forever change the world of crafting. According to Amy Sedaris, it’s often been said that ugly people craft and attractive people have sex. In Simple Times she sets the record straight. Demonstrating that crafting is one of life’s more pleasurable and constructive leisure activities, Sedaris shows that anyone with a couple of hours to kill and access to pipe cleaners can join the elite society of crafters. Discover how to make popular crafts such as crab-claw roach clips, tinfoil balls, and crepe-paper moccasins. Learn how to get inspired, perhaps by spending time at a Renaissance Fair or buying fruit, letting it get old, and seeing what shapes it turns into; remember which kind of glue to use with which material: Tacky with Furry, Gummy with Gritty, Paste with Prickly, and always Gloppy with Sandy. Create your own craft room and avoid the most common crafting accidents, such as sawdust fires, feather asphyxia, and pine cone lodged in throat. Cook your own edible crafts, from a Crafty Candle Salad to Sugar Skulls, and many more recipes. Plus, whole chapters full of more crafting ideas will inspire you to create your own hastily constructed obscure d’arts, and much, much more.

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    Simple Times

    2.4 hrs • 7/15/12 • Unabridged
  3. 3.8 hrs • 7/15/2012 • Abridged

    The bestselling book for every boy from eight to eighty, The Dangerous Book for Boys covers essential boyhood skills such as building tree houses, learning how to fish, finding true north, and even answering the age old question of what the big deal with girls is. In this digital age there is still a place for knots, skimming stones, and stories of incredible courage. This book recaptures Sunday afternoons, stimulates curiosity, and reveals great father-son activities. Brothers Conn and Hal have put together a wonderful collection of all things that make being young—or young at heart—fun: building go-carts and electromagnets, identifying insects and spiders, and flying the world’s best paper airplanes. This audio also includes: – Questions about the world – How to play stickball – The rules of soccer – Famous battles – First aid – The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – The Seven Wonders of the Modern World

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    The Dangerous Book for Boys

    3.8 hrs • 7/15/12 • Abridged
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