Mess: The Manual of Accidents and Mistakes

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Your whole life you've been taught to avoid making a mess: Try to keep everything under control, color inside the lines, make it perfect, and at all costs, avoid contact with things that stain.

This book asks you to do the opposite of what you have been taught. Think of it as your own personal rumpus room. A place to let loose, to trash, to spew, to do the things you are not ...

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Overview

Your whole life you've been taught to avoid making a mess: Try to keep everything under control, color inside the lines, make it perfect, and at all costs, avoid contact with things that stain.

This book asks you to do the opposite of what you have been taught. Think of it as your own personal rumpus room. A place to let loose, to trash, to spew, to do the things you are not allowed to do in the "real world." It's time to make a mess.

The only three rules you'll find in this book:
1. Do not try to make something beautiful.
2. Do not think too much. (There is no "wrong.")
3. Continue under all circumstances.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399536007
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/7/2010
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 108,142
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Keri Smith is a bestselling author, illustrator, and thinker. Her books demonstrate a 'learn by doing approach', and are being used in school curriculums all over the world as a way of fostering non-traditional methods of exploration. She also teaches and conducts workshops based on her non-traditional techniques across North America. Her books include: Wreck This Journal, How to Be an Explorer of the World, This is Not a Book, Mess - A Manual of Accidents and Mistakes, Finish This Book, and Pocket Scavenger. She enjoys spending time with her husband, experimental musician Jefferson Pitcher, and two children Tilden and Ida.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2012

    Useless as an Ebook

    I loved Keri Smiths Nook app called "Wreck This App" so I bought this book she wrote. I bought it on my nook tablet,thinking I would be able to write and draw in it, which is the whole point of the book. Yeah... you cant write or draw in it....its just a regular ebook. So it is essentially useless in digital fformat. Hopefully I can at least print it, or else I just wasted ten dollars.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2012

    people are so dumb. dont you see this is a NOOK BOOK? where does

    people are so dumb. dont you see this is a NOOK BOOK? where does it say application? i dont see that anywhere... derp derp derp

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2012

    Not for nook

    Dont get me wrong its a great fun book. Me and my friend spent all day doing it! Unless you want to completly destroy your nook dont buy it. Why wiuld it even be fore the nook.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Great book, just not meant for nook.

    Its bout writing things down. Its just a tease looking at it without self expression.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2012

    Come on people!!!

    Hello??? Did no one that bought this not notice that its an actual BOOK? One you are encouraged to destroy? Why would anyone buy it on here if you can't wreck the book without wrecking your nook too...why is this book even availabl in the shop? Congrats, nook team, you just helped lots of people feel like idiots and waste 10 bucks...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2012

    Please read.

    Only buy real book, not on tablet.

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