Reviews for Simple Times : Crafts for Poor People

AudioFile Reviews 2011 February
Amy Sedaris's new book will have you in stitches--and not just of the cross-stitch variety. In her genuinely hilarious look at crafts and crafty folk, Sedaris presents a rib-tickling assortment of nutty, sometimes- naughty suggestions to brighten our lives in tough economic times. In a hyper-enthusiastic performance, Sedaris tackles the materials you'll need for crafting, offering some truly unique ideas for crafts--such as "bottle-cap castanets" and "decorative fly strips"--and some hazards faced by novice crafters--such as feather asphyxia and sawdust fires. The audiobook offers a bonus PDF file featuring recipes, how-to's, and photos of some finished products, including "shut-in shuffle slippers" and a "milk carton skid row." Sedaris's wildly wacky crafts and gift of side-splitting laughter are a perfect combination for lifting those economic doldrums. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine