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A Place of My Own by Michael Pollan

A Place of My Own

A Place of My Own by Michael Pollan
Paperback
Dec 30, 2008 | 352 Pages
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    Dec 30, 2008 | 352 Pages

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Praise

Praise for A Place of My Own

“A glorious piece of prose . . . Pollan leads readers on his adventure with humor and grace.”
Chicago Tribune

“[Pollan] alternates between describing the building process and introducing informative asides on various aspects of construction. These explanations are deftly and economically supplied. Pollan’s beginner status serves him well, for he asks the kind of obvious questions about building that most readers will want answered.” 
The New York Review of Books

“By shrewdly combining just the right mix of personal reflection, architectural background, and nuts-and-bolts detail, Michael Pollan enables us to see, feel, and understand what goes into the building of a house. The result is 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

“A tour de force . . . [Pollan] writes gracefully and humanely. He is a true carpenter-craftsman of prose.”
Phillip Lopate

Table Of Contents

A Place of My Own

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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