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Simple Times

Simple Times

Book - 2010
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With her special brand of humor, Sedaris shows how to make popular crafts, such as crab-claw roach clips, tinfoil balls, and crepe-paper moccasins; how to remember which kind of glue to use with which material; how to create your own craft room and avoid the most common crafting accidents; and, how to cook your own edible crafts, from a Crafty Candle Salad to Sugar Skulls, and many more recipes
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780446557030
Characteristics: 304 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Dinello, Paul


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Aug 29, 2018

While this book is supposed to be a satire, Sedaris tastelessly exploits our beautiful Native culture that has experienced innumerable acts of horror, for a laugh. She also openly mocks people in economic crisis. Absolutely disgusting.

ss1989 Apr 28, 2016

I usually like sedaris but after reading about the abelism and racism in the comments ill be happy to skip this book

Jan 18, 2016

was really looking forward to reading this. Horrified to see racist depictions of first nations peoples on the back cover (noticed when I got home) and within the book.

Nov 04, 2012

This book should be called "brain dead times-crafts for stupid people"
I swear I lost a few IQ points just by bothering to pick it up. Not even "humor" could save this ridiculous waste of time. Save your reading time for ANYTHING else.

Apr 28, 2011

Are you a poor person, or just want to look like one? Too stupid to knit, or even crochet? Why not try Amy Sedaris's Krazy Kraft Kollection? I am embarassed to say I have committed many of the crafts here (no, I am NOT ugly, and yes, I was a child in the 1970s). My most well-known work is "Gold Painted Macaroni Stuck On a Tin Can".

Feb 03, 2011

I love Amy Sedaris but this one is a miss for me. Everything in this book is hideous.

Jan 12, 2011

If you are looking for a serious crafting book, you are better off not even glancing at this book. However, if you are a fan of Amy Sedaris and her often inappropriate, sick & twisted humor, you're in for a treat. THIS IS NOT A BOOK FOR CRAFTERS. IT IS A PARODY.

Dec 31, 2010

This book at first glance seemed to beckon me to learn old style crafts on a budget, which is why I wasted one of my precious hold spots to get a copy. Instead, it is a ridiculous and irreverent treatise mocking crafting. Other than seeing that googly eyes glued on acorns is kind of cute, there was not one real project I wanted to do and 99% of the things shown were not even explained in any way. The author touted the fact that anyone can do crafts, even stupid people and the elderly and handicapped and that these are also the kind of people you can give half-baked and poorly concocted items to. There was a totally inappropriate section showing the author and her significant author in bathrobes in intimate settings and some crafts that pertained to these activities. I give this a total thumbs down rating!! Don't waste your precious time on this disaster!!

Dec 30, 2010

This book has useless projects intended to make bored or handicapped people feel that they are accomplishing something.

Nov 21, 2010

Very disappointing. I was expecting a guide to crafts with cheap or recycled materials. However, this is only a farcical, at times visually disturbing, collection of stupid tongue-in-cheek "ideas".

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