A Place of My Own: The Education of an Amateur Builder

Author: Michael Pollan

Subject: General; Technology & Engineering; Criticism; Space and time; Design and construction; Architecture; Buildings; Residential; Construction; House & Home; Popular works; Do-It-Yourself; Huts - Design and construction; Carpentry; Huts; Design & Construction; Individual Architects & Firms; Design; Drafting; Drawing & Presentation

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group (2009-01-12)



"A glorious piece of prose . . . Pollan leads readers on his adventure with humor and grace."

-_Chicago Tribune_

"A captivating and informative adventure."

-John Berendt, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

"An utterly terrific book . . . an inspired meditation on the complex relationship between space, the human body, and the human spirit."

-Francine du Plessix Gray

Product Description

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 bestsellers The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food. With this updated edition of his earlier book A Place of My Own, readers 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.