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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,318 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Pollan Narrator: Michael Pollan Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Michael Pollan's unmatched ability to draw lines of connection between our everyday experiences - whether eating, gardening, or building - and the natural world has been the basis for the popular success of his many works of nonfiction, including the genre-defining best sellers The Botany of Desire, The Omnivore's Dilemma, and In Defense of Food. With this updated edition of his earlier book, A Place of My Own, listeners can revisit the inspired, intelligent, and often hilarious story of Pollan's realization of a room of his own - a small, wooden hut, his shelter for daydreams - built with his admittedly unhandy hands. Inspired by both Thoreau and Mr. Blandings, A Place of My Own not only works to convey the history and meaning of all human building, it also marks the connections between our bodies, our minds, and the natural world.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Matt Farrell | 2/17/2014

    " Good, although dense and slow going at times. I would only recommend it to people already interested in building and 'architectural philosophy'. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Lamar | 12/25/2013

    " I had to quit on this one. He got to the point where he was seeing how many words he could use to describe things. I was very disappointed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Corey | 12/13/2013

    " At a time when many of us think that we're not capable of doing so much, Michael Pollan's account of his attempt to build a place of his own, is a great reminder that regardless of past experience, all we need to do is try. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Eric | 12/13/2013

    " Another book that was hard to get into but read almost all of it this weekend. Lots of good reflection on how architecture relates to culture, good chicken and egg stuff here. I have wanted a place similar to the one that Pollan built many times, and this book is a great encouragement to continue to dream. Many of the issues that he brings up are an invitation to mindfulness in choosing how, where, and why we build and how that interacts with the natural world/creation. "

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