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Amy Sedaris’s Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People

We love actor, comedian, author and all-around entertainer Amy Sedaris. (Who happens to be the sister of acclaimed author David Sedaris, hipsters’ favorite sardonic fiction-churner.) This month, she delivers another humorous yet delightfully pragmatic gem with Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People — a wonderfully quirky modern twist on the “good old days” of craft and entertaining. Part practical handbook to living in blah economic times, part hilarious cultural commentary, part beautifully art-directed photo book, Simple Times everything that makes Sedaris the eccentric and irreverent hipster version of Martha Stewart.

Simple Times is the follow-up to Sedaris’ excellent 2006 I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence, the jaw-crampingly hilarious guide to homestyle entertaining, and is fully on par with our grand expectations.

Published December 27, 2010




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