A Place Of My Own: The Architecture Of Daydreams

December 30, 2008|
A Place Of My Own: The Architecture Of Daydreams by Michael Pollan
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“A glorious piece of prose . . . Pollan leads readers on his adventure with humor and grace.” Chicago Tribune

A captivating personal inquiry into the art of architecture, the craft of building, and the meaning of modern work


“A room of one’s own: Is there anybody who hasn’t at one time or another wished for such a place, hasn’t turned those soft words over until they’d assumed a habitable shape?”

When Michael Pollan decided to plant a garden, the result was the acclaimed bestseller Second Nature. In A Place of My Own, he turns his sharp insight to the craft of building, as he recounts the process of designing and constructing a small one-room structure on his rural Connecticut property—a place in which he hoped to read, write, and daydream, built with his own two unhandy hands.

Michael Pollan''s unmatched ability to draw lines of connection between our everyday experienceswhether eating, gardening, or buildingand the natural world has been the basis for the popular success of his many works of nonfiction, including the genre-defining bestsellers The Omnivore''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 Pollan''s realization of a room of his owna small, wooden hut, his "shelter for daydreams"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 is the author of seven previous books, including Cooked, Food Rules, In Defense of Food, The Omnivore''s Dilemma and The Botany of Desire, all of which were New York Times bestsellers. He''s also the author of the audiobook Caffeine: How Caffeine Created the Modern World....
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Title:A Place Of My Own: The Architecture Of Daydreams
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:352 pages, 8.5 X 5.4 X 0.7 in
Shipping dimensions:352 pages, 8.5 X 5.4 X 0.7 in
Published:December 30, 2008
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780143114741

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