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Making Stuff and Doing Things: DIY Guides to Just about Everything

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UPC: 9781621066477
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Authors: Kyle Bravo
  • Paperback : 256 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1621066479
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1621066477
  • Dimensions : 5.4 x 0.8 x 8.4 inches
  • Publisher : Microcosm Publishing; Fourth edition (December 13, 2016)
  • Reading level : 14 and up
  • Language: : English

When you're young, broke, and in search of a life of adventure, Making Stuff and Doing Things is the most useful book on the planet. It's an indispensable handbook full of basic life skills for the young punk or activist, or for anyone who's trying to get by, get stuff done, and live life to the fullest without a lot of money. The book started in the 90s as a series of zines, with dozens of contributors setting down the most important skills they knew in concise, often hand-written pages. If you want to do it yourself or do it together, this book has it all, from making your own toothpaste to making your own art and media, feeding, clothing, cleaning, and entertaining yourself, surviving on little, thriving on less, and staying healthy for all your life's adventures. You'll never be bored again.

Review

"More important than the Bible." —Heartattack

"Full of amazing information without being too heavy handed or too general. This book should be a staple in every punk house!" —Ray Suburbia

"It’s like the Time-Life series for punks all in one volume, for one low-low price!" —Hanging Like a Hex

"From making clothes, to making out, from taking care of your pet, to dealing with the problem of fruit flies, from binding a book to brewing some beer, this book has got everything covered. ... The DIY solution to almost any problem you might have is contained within this book." —Last Hours

"You probably need this book. Dozens of underground zinesters compile their essays, diagrams, and comix about how to do things and how things work that will explain how to compost, fix a toilet, make toothpaste, clothes, and root beer, take care of sick animals, understand how your penis works, organize your day, or create your own buttplug. Plus about a thousand more hints Heloise never gave out." —Rocktober

About the Author

Kyle Bravo is an artist and musician who lives and works in the upper 9th Ward of New Orleans. He teaches art to pay the bills then makes art and plays music every other possible spare moment. He is a founding member of the artist-run gallery The Front and also co-founder of Hot Iron Press, both hand-in-hand with his wife, artist Jenny LeBlanc. Kyle’s most recent musical projects include fiddling with his 4-track in his garage and his bands Kay Swiss and the Keddz and Koozie Basket.