PositiveBooklist[An] engaging and poetic memoir ... Deming’s memoir is a tribute to all makers, whether of high-fashion dressmaking or weir construction, with a view to the losses in environment and culture of our time.
PositiveBooklistWho would have dreamed a book on laundry could be so entertaining—and educational? Trust Richardson and Miller, two fashion-industry veterans who know their alpaca from vicuña ... A few of the directions would be more indelible if illustrated, like the \'how to iron\' section. It’s truth in print that laundry just might become your new best hobby.
PositiveBooklistCrenn is clear about the issues facing women who work in the culinary world—and is always an advocate for the different and the unusual. With her facing a diagnosis of an aggressive form of breast cancer at book’s end, readers of all ages and genders will wish her the very best. Spirited and inspiring.
RaveBooklistWith no small amount of self-deprecating humor, a massive quantity of facts and research, plus a liberal dose of very personal anecdotes, Sandberg forces each one of us—woman and man—to reexamine ourselves at work and in life, using a unique filter ... every single \'undoing\' of a woman’s career is examined thoughtfully and with twenty-first-century gentleness and exposed ... thanks to Sandberg, the world just might be a different place.
PositiveBooklistReaders will laugh, cry, wince, and even bristle at the incredible word-pictures McCrae paints of the birds’ courting, births, and deaths ... Sharing well-documented science almost passively, McCrae, infuses his descriptions with plenty of scientific information, as well as compassion. Scenes of egg-laying, chick-hatching, and the inevitable struggles for survival in a world threatened by major climate change are especially unforgettable. Includes photographs not seen at time of review.
PositiveBooklistIn a peripatetic manner, laced with adjectives and spiked with human and humorous observations, New York Magazine restaurant critic Platt joins fellow journalists like Frank Bruni and Ruth Reichl to chronicle his life in food, using a series of short pieces centered on memorable moments ... A meandering, entertaining, and honest account of restaurant journalism, and a life worth exploring.
PositiveBooklist...this is a humble yet noble tribute to the value of honest work ... Throughout, readers get advice on hiring building professionals, learn about the difference between parquet and solid wood floors, and begin to understand the mechanics of and psychology behind good and not-so-good construction. Readers will love Thorstensen’s insights into work and life.