The ´´Yarn Harlot´´ takes time away from her knitting to offer observations, meditations, reflections, and rants to soothe and delight the knitter´s unraveled soul. Like golfing, fishing, and gardening, knitting is an obsession. It´s an activity fraught with guilt, frustration, over-optimism, sly deception, and compulsion, along with passionate moments of creative enlightenment - not to mention heaps of yarn you really think you´ll knit someday. Stephanie Pearl-McPhee totally understands. In this hilarious collection of tangled reflections, she offers ample reassurance for anyone who has ever wondered, ´´Am I alone in my mania?´´ Casting off with some of her favorite quotations, she muses on why it´s impossible to knit too much, how many calories knitting burns (about 90 an hour, not counting the extra for retrieving your ball of yarn from under the couch), and when it´s alright to stalk a man in the grocery store (not because he´s good-looking, but because he´s wearing an Aran sweater you want to know how to knit). The first step toward recovery is getting help - and having a good laugh at your compulsion. At Knit´s End is a wicked and wickedly funny fix for any knitter. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000331/bk_high_000331_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Arbitrary Stupid Goal, Tamara Shopsin takes the listener on a pointillist time-travel trip to the Greenwich Village of her bohemian 1970s childhood, a funky, tight-knit small town in the big city, long before Sex and the City tours and luxury condos. The center of Tamara´s universe is Shopsin´s, her family´s legendary greasy spoon, aka ´´The Store´´, run by her inimitable dad, Kenny - a loquacious, contrary, huge-hearted man who, aside from dishing up New York´s best egg salad on rye, is Village sheriff, philosopher, and fixer all at once. All comers find a place at Shopsin´s table and feast on Kenny´s tall tales and trenchant advice along with the incomparable chili con carne. Told in a sly, elliptical narrative that is both hilarious and endearing, Arbitrary Stupid Goal is an offbeat memory-book mosaic about the secrets of living an unconventional life, which is becoming a forgotten art. This program is read by the author. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tamara Shopsin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002594/bk_aren_002594_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.