Adam Savage
Book Recommendations

  • Born Standing Up

    Born Standing Up

    Born Standing Up

    Steve Martin
    Biography & Autobiography
    3.85 (95,364)

    In the midseventies, steve martin exploded onto the comedy scene. by 1978 he was the biggest concert draw in the history of stand-up. in 1981 he quit forever. this book is, in his own words, the story of "why i did stand-up and why i walked away." emmy and grammy award winner, author of the acclaimed new york times bestsellers shopgirl and the pleasure of my company, and a regular contributor to the new yorker, martin has always been a writer. his memoir of his years in stand-up is candid,

    Adam Savage

    I read it, and then on a big road trip, I read it out loud to my wife

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  • Atlas Obscura

    Atlas Obscura

    Atlas Obscura

    Dylan Thuras,Ella Morton,Joshua Foer
    4.26 (6,029)

    Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, atlas obscura celebrates over 600 of the strangest and most curious places in the world.here are natural wonders—the dazzling glowworm caves in new zealand, or a baobob tree in south africa that’s so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can drink comfortably. architectural marvels, including the m.c. escher-like stepwells in india. mind-boggling events, like the baby jumping festival in spain, where men dressed as devils literally vault over rows of squirming infants. not to mention the great stalacpipe organ in virginia,

    Adam Savage

    Seriously great content. My favorite way to travel

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  • Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home

    Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home

    Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home

    Jacques Pépin,Julia Child
    4.25 (3,592)

    Julia child and jacques p�pin are synonymous with good food, and in these pages they demonstrate techniques (on which they don't always agree), discuss ingredients, improvise, balance flavors to round out a meal, and conjure up new dishes from leftovers. center stage are carefully spelled-out recipes flanked by julia's and jacques's comments--the accumulated wisdom of two lifetimes of honing their cooking skills. nothing is written in stone, they imply. and that is one of the most important lessons for every good cook.so sharpen your knives and join in the fun

    Adam Savage

    a great cookbook

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  • The Liars' Club

    The Liars' Club

    The Liars' Club

    Mary Karr
    Biography & Autobiography
    3.93 (64,226)

    When it was published in 1995, mary karr's the liars club took the world by storm and raised the art of the memoir to an entirely new level, as well as bringing about a dramatic revival of the form. karr's comic childhood in an east texas oil town brings us characters as darkly hilarious as any of j. d. salinger's—a hard-drinking daddy, a sister who can talk down the sheriff at twelve, and an oft-married mother whose accumulated secrets threaten to destroy them all. now with a new introduction that

    Adam Savage

    ... I also took as axiomatic this wonderful phrase I heard from Mary Karr in an interview. When she was writing Liars Club, her first memoir,

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