If you don’t adore/worship/pray and genuflect to Ms Sedaris, I will not speak to you or acknowledge your existence. Amy Sedaris is our Lady and Saviour and people in the know have loved her long before her stint as “Jerri Blank” on “Strangers with Candy’ and her LAST book, I Like You, the ultimate guide to home entertaining. (How can you not love someone who has proclaimed, “I love the Pole and I love the Hole!” or, “I’m moist as a Snack Cake down there!”) And, it’s been FOUR long years since that book, (I’m still using her Cheese Log recipe) and happily, she’s been hard at work on a sequel which is coming out November 2. (I’ll be broke November 3 after buying her book and the new Armistead Maupin, Mary Ann in Autum…)
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.
I know that tens of thousands of queer and hip households will be finding this book under their tree at Christmas time. Amy is going to be as rich as David if she keeps up with her Home Ec Empire…
The Powers That Be have started releasing the stops on her book tour and Portland is on there, (Monday, November 22 at the Baghdad Theater in the awesome Hawthorne District, sponsored by Powell’s Books), but NOTHING for Seattle yet!
This had better change, or there could be rioting in the streets of Capitol Hill…will make WTO look like a Strawberry Shortcake Picnic…We’ll keep you posted.
– Michael Strangeways