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Read & Download ï Hammer Head â PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ [KINDLE] ❆ Hammer Head Author Nina MacLaughlin – Nina MacLaughlin spent her twenties working at a Boston newspaper sitting behind a desk and staring at a screen Yearning for tangible work she applied for a job she saw on CraigslistKitchen gut renovating a house MacLaughlin examines the history of the tools she uses and the virtues and varieties of wood Throughout she draws on the wisdom of Ovid Annie Dillard Studs Terkel and Mary Oliver to illuminate her experience of work And in a deeply moving climax MacLaughlin strikes out on her own for the first time to build bookshelves for her own fatherHammer Head is a passionate book full of sweat swearing bashed thumbs and a deep sense of finding real meaning in work and li. I have mixed feelings about this book On one hand I really understand the idea of wanting to do physical work that feels concrete and has an actual end goal that you can see I think those of us who tend to live in our heads really need to do this kind of work instead of sitting at a desk doing the work that comes easiest but leaves us empty It was interesting to read the parallels that MacLaughlin made between making doing and dying and I appreciated the emphasis she placed on the idea that physical work does not mean less intelligent workers but instead a different kind of intelligence one full of problem solving and practical thinking as opposed to thinking big thoughtsHowever the writing grated on me a bit I don't know if it really was too full of showy descriptions or if I am just grumpy well I'm definitely grumpy but I almost abandoned the book when I got to the line A stallion of a pick up truck parked out front leaked testosterone out of the gas cap uh really But I gave it to the end of the chapter and all in all it is a nice readI've always loved November when the bones start to show

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Nina MacLaughlin spent her twenties working at a Boston newspaper sitting behind a desk and staring at a screen Yearning for tangible work she applied for a job she saw on Craigslist Carpenter’s Assistant Women strongly encouraged to apply despite being a Classics major who couldn't tell a Phillips from a flathead screwdriver She got the job and in Hammer Head she tells the rich and entertaining story of becoming a carpenterWriting with infectious curiosity MacLaughlin describes the joys. I really liked this book It's beautifully written with prose smooth as silk or um sanded wood Oh god sorry that's bad I loved the literary references and philosophizing and it's balanced with vivid scenes and descriptions of work Man I loved reading about work about the world of THINGS MacLaughlin has an assured voice and she is wise wise wise I want her to move to California and build me a bookcase I highly recommend this one

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Hammer HeadAnd frustrations of making things by hand reveals the challenges of working as a woman in an occupation that is percent male and explains how manual labor changed the way she sees the world We meet her unflappable mentor Mary a petite but tough carpenter sage “Be smarter than the tools” as well as wild demo dudes foul mouthed plumbers grizzled hardware store clerks and the colorful clients whose homes she and Mary work inWhisking her readers from job to job building a wall remodeling a. The end of this book is beautifully written and almost stirred me to give it four stars AlmostI just don't think I'm enough of a classicist to enjoy a transition like someone saying you'd need wings to survive that fall taking us into an exploration of the DaedalusIcarus myth It feels forced and showy to me I also don't have the spatial intelligence to enjoy many of the descriptions of carpentry used here and in some respects the book feels incomplete like this is still the beginning of Nina MacLaughlin's story I felt like she held back at times That being said it's a wonderful book in many respects and I did enjoy it If you can handle a few Ovid references than I can you'll probably love this