Books Hammer Head

  • Autor: Nina Maclaughlin
  • Editor: Thorndike Press Large Print
  • Last data published: 24 June 2015
  • ISBN: 1410479587
  • Format: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
  • Number of page: 293 pages
  • File Size: 15MB
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Description Hammer Head de Nina Maclaughlin:

Nina MacLaughlin spent her twenties working at a Boston newspaper, sitting behind a desk and staring at a screen. Yearning for more tangible work, she applied for a job she saw on Craigslist Carpenter s Assistant: Women strongly encouraged to apply despite being a Classics major who couldn't tell a Phillips from a flathead screwdriver. She got the job, and in Hammer Head she tells the rich and entertaining story of becoming a carpenter. Writing with infectious curiosity, MacLaughlin describes the joys and frustrations of making things by hand, reveals the challenges of working as a woman in an occupation that is 99 percent male, and explains how manual labor changed the way she sees the world. We meet her unflappable mentor, Mary, a petite but tough carpenter-sage ( Be smarter than the tools! ), as well as wild demo dudes, foul-mouthed plumbers, grizzled hardware store clerks, and the colorful clients whose homes she and Mary work in. Whisking her readers from job to job building a wall, remodeling a kitchen, gut-renovating a house MacLaughlin examines the history of the tools she uses and the virtues and varieties of wood. Throughout, she draws on the wisdom of Ovid, Annie Dillard, Studs Terkel, and Mary Oliver to illuminate her experience of work. And, in a deeply moving climax, MacLaughlin strikes out on her own for the first time to build bookshelves for her own father. Hammer Head is a passionate book full of sweat, swearing, bashed thumbs, and a deep sense of finding real meaning in work and life." Info on this author may not be discovered as well as has been taken off for the obtain on the writer. You'll may very well be interested in some other ebooks because of the Nina Maclaughlin. We're capable of get hold of the majority of the nearly all iformatsii to suit your needs. Pertaining to creators: our site does not include public entry your own guides on our internet pages exclusively opening info on the publication. If you feel site will be infringing, remember to write to all of us regarding this trouble with the actual author of these books, we will rapidly remove web sites from the website.


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