Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People

Version: Abridged
Author: Amy Sedaris
Narrator: Amy Sedaris , Paul Dinello
Genres: Satire & Parody
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Published In: November 2010
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 2 hours, 30 minutes
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America's most delightfully unconventional hostess and the bestselling author of "I Like You" delivers a new book that will forever change the world of crafting. According to Amy Sedaris, it's often been said that ugly people craft and attractive people have sex. In her new book, SIMPLE TIMES, she sets the record straight. Demonstrating that crafting is one of life's more pleasurable and constructive leisure activities, Sedaris shows that anyone with a couple of hours to kill and access to pipe cleaners can join the elite society of crafters.

You will discover how to make popular crafts, such as: crab-claw roach clips, tinfoil balls, and crepe-paper moccasins, and learn how to: get inspired (Spend time at a Renaissance Fair; Buy fruit, let it get old, and see
what shapes it turns into); remember which kind of glue to use with which material (Tacky with Furry, Gummy with Gritty, Paste with Prickly, and "always" Gloppy with Sandy); create your own craft room and avoid the most common crafting accidents (sawdust fires, feather asphyxia, pine cone lodged in throat); and cook your own edible crafts, from a Crafty Candle Salad to Sugar Skulls, and many more recipes.

PLUS whole chapters full of more crafting ideas (Pompom Ringworms Seashell Toilet Seat Covers ) that will inspire you to create your own hastily constructed obscure d'arts; and much, much more

Reviews (1)

Don't Bother

Written by Bonnie on April 21st, 2012

  • Book Rating: 1/5

This was disappointing- Amy Sedaris is such a funny woman and perhaps this is better as an actual book but I lasted less than 1 disc before she was packed up and returned.

Author Details

Author Details

Sedaris, Amy

AMY SEDARIS, Paul Dinello, and Stephen Colbert met at Chicago's Second City and have been collaborators ever since. They have developed two separate series for Comedy Central: "Exit 57" and "Strangers with Candy". In addition to TV work, Dinello and Colbert are successful screenwriters.