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Everyone should have this book, everyone.

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@catbertthegreat: Actually, there's a similar book on Amazon, if you look at this book, about how to use everyday stuff to make new things. The title has the words "ready made" in it. It's nearly as much fun sa this one. Oh, wait, I found it. ReadyMade: How to make (almost) everything.

I love useful books. Actually, I love books in general (and have little interest in reading them on a kindle/ipad/whatever).

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There was a great interview with the author on NPR -- unfortunately I can't find it at the moment. Sounds like a handy book to have.

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My sister has this book... We are always looking stuff up. It's solid.

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If my grandmother was still alive, I guarantee each one of her great-grands would be receiving this book. Guess it's up to me! Hope it has a section on how to iron a shirt. Trying to teach my not-so-young ones that throwing clothes in the dryer for a touch up just isn't the same thing as a hot iron.

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@lavikinga: I want to say that there IS a section on ironing. I actually ordered a copy of this, and the companion book I'd mentioned in my previous comment, just so that I'll have them to loan. I've spent time being alternatively annoyed at my old-fashioned upbringing, and feeling gratitude. I am grateful that I was able to pass useful things on to my daughter.

I hope that you like it, and that it proves useful to your extended family.