Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Made From Scratch

I'm slowly working my way through some of the books that have been on my TBR list for far too long. The interesting thing about going back deep into the list is that I find reminders of things I already "know", and new voices adding harmony to the intellectual song already going in my brain.

Made From Scratch: Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life is only two years old, published in 2008, but it feels refreshingly naive. There are no dire warnings of peak oil, global warming, or any of the many other reasons we should all simplify and plant corn in our front lawns. Instead of starting from a negative, Woginrich starts from a positive urge, to simply feel like more of her life was "real" and to experience the pleasures of small scale farming and the handmade life.

If you've read a few of these books, there is nothing new in Made From Scratch, but Woginrich's voice is charming and humorous and her writing makes this worth a read.

1 comment:

  1. We read a lot of the same books. :) I just finished this one a couple months ago. The fact that the author is in her 20's impresses me. I wish I had started a handmade life at her age. I think she's pretty amazing.