Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People by Amy Sedaris

How can you not love Amy Sedaris? November 2, 2010, her second book is out in bookstores, “Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People.” Love it!!!! Amy and her brother David are hysterical.

“In her follow-up to the best-selling I Like You (2006), Sedaris once again invites us all to remember the “good old days” with her off-the-wall crafting and entertaining suggestions. “Did you know that inside your featureless well-worn husk is a creative you?” she asks. No doubt drawing on and making light of the current economic atmosphere, she notes, “Being poor is a wonderful motivation to be creative”; and most crafts are made with found or salvaged materials. More a vehicle for Sedaris’ knack for farce and costume than a real how-to guide (unless the formula for a “wizard duck costume” marks the realization of your wildest dreams), it nevertheless contains a few useful facts, ideas, and recipes. The true joy of this book lies in its hilarious and amazingly well-styled photo spreads, many featuring Sedaris in one of her uncanny disguises, including a teenager, an elderly shut-in, and Jesus. She devotes equal time to instruction on making homemade sausage, gift-giving, crafting safety, and lovemaking (aka “fornicrafting”). Those looking to make conventional crafts, obviously, should look elsewhere. Everyone else should sit down, have a laugh, and make your very own bean-and-leaf James Brown mosaic. The author and her brother have a considerable following among hip readers of humor, and the appeal of this book will certainly transcend the world of crafters.” –Annie Bostrom

A+D

(Image via Amazon)

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3 thoughts on “Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People by Amy Sedaris

  1. You know, I have that cookbook. I’ve never actually used it for a recipe, but I’ve read it for fun and it’s hysterical. She is one warped lady, but man is she funny.

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