Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work by Matthew B. Crawford
This was another book from Book 9 as I waddled through my journey of self-discover. It’s a very compelling book. It’s simplicity about comparing life to Shop Class is riveting…as in people don’t take pride in what they do as a profession anymore. Scary, but I agree.
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About: (Borrowed from Amazon.) A philosopher/mechanic’s wise (and sometimes funny) look at the challenges and pleasures of working with one’s hands . Called the sleeper hit of the publishing season (The Boston Globe), Shop Class as Soulcraft became an instant bestseller, attracting readers with its radical (and timely) reappraisal of the merits of skilled manual labor. On both economic and psychological grounds, author Matthew B. Crawford questions the educational imperative of turning everyone into a knowledge worker, based on a misguided separation of thinking from doing. Using his own experience as an electrician and mechanic, Crawford presents a wonderfully articulated call for self-reliance and a moving reflection on how we can live concretely in an ever more abstract world.
Hardcover (Large Print – Expensive)
By Other Authors:
Handcrafted: A Woodworker’s Story (Hardcover)
Hands: What We Do with Them–and Why (Paperback)
Non-English Book Editions:
Contact: Pourquoi nous avons perdu le monde, et comment le retrouver (French) (Paperback)
Eloge du carburateur: Essai sur le sens et la valeur du travail (French) (Paperback)