December 30, 2008
December 30, 2008
Michael Pollanâ's unmatched ability to draw lines of connection between our everyday experiencesâ? whether eating, gardening, or buildingâ?and the natural world has been the basis for the popular success of his many works of nonfiction, including the genre-defining bestsellers The Omnivoreâ's Dilemma and In Defense of Food. With this updated edition of his earlier book A Place of My Own, readers can revisit the inspired, intelligent, and often hilarious story of Pollanâ's realization of a room of his ownâ?a small, wooden hut, his â?shelter for daydreamsâ?â?built with his admittedly unhandy hands. Inspired by both Thoreau and Mr. Blandings, A Place of My Own not only works to convey the history and meaning of all human building, it also marks the connections between our bodies, our minds, and the natural world.
Michael Pollan mixes the practical and the philosophical as he pursues his dream of building a small structure behind his house in rural Connecticut so that he can have a place of his own to think, write, daydream. He is disarmingly clear about how un-handy he is, but that's okay because he can hire an architect and eventually a carpenter to help. Pollan's real job is to research and write about the wide-ranging and often fascinating issues that he encounters along the way, from architectural history to the meaning of work.
Genre: Philosophy, Architecture, Science, Technology, Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: General, Construction/General, Criticism
- Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Technology, Science, Architecture, Philosophy
- Subgenre: Criticism, Construction/General, General
- Publisher: Penguin Group USA
- Pages: 320
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Release Date: December 30, 2008
- Author: Michael Pollan
- Online Item #: 11320946
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-0467
- ISBN: 9780143114741
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported