A Place of My Own

A Place of My Own

The Architecture of Daydreams

Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143114741
  • 352 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

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.

Coming from The Penguin Press in 2013, Michael Pollan’s newest book Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation–the story of our most trusted food expert’s culinary education 
 
A Place of My Own

A Place of My Own

Michael Pollan

Praise

“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

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments

Chapter 1: A Room of One’s Own
Chapter 2: The Site
Chapter 3: On Paper
Chapter 4: Footings
Chapter 5: Framing
Chapter 6: The Roof
Chapter 7: Windows
Chapter 8: Finish Work

Sources
Index

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