Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People

Yes, I craft. Well, that’s a stretch. I went from making homemade holiday cards for 15 years (to break even on my initial cash investment on stamps back in 1991) to scrapbooking, which is painful in that once you start, you can’t stop. Even if you want to. I can’t have my kids wonder why their books stop suddenly after their 5th grade picnic.

So it’s because of this “hobby” that Sedaris’ book strikes me as particularly hilarious. There’s not a single project that doesn’t elicit a milk snort.

Amy Sedaris is just as damn funny as David. Who knew sex was a craft? (See “Beautifying the Pleasure Patch” on pg. 243, or the “Crafty Candle Salad” on pg.  42) Hilarious—just don’t leave it around where your 9-year-old, Girl Scout crafting daughter may find it and think it’s an actual, you know … craft book.

Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People
Amy Sedaris

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