A Place of My Own: The Architecture of Daydreams

A Place of My Own: The Architecture of Daydreams

by Michael Pollan

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143114741
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/30/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 267,342
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile: 1300L (what's this?)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Michael Pollan, recently featured on Netflix in the four-part series Cooked, is the author of seven previous books, including CookedFood RulesIn Defense of Food, The Omnivore’s Dilemma and The Botany of Desire, all of which were New York Times bestsellers. A longtime contributor to the New York Times Magazine, he also teaches writing at Harvard and the University of California, Berkeley. In 2010, TIME magazine named him one of the one hundred most influential people in the world.

Hometown:

San Francisco Bay Area, California

Date of Birth:

February 6, 1955

Place of Birth:

Long Island, New York

Education:

Bennington College, Oxford University, and Columbia University

Table of Contents

A Place of My Own

Preface
Acknowledgments

Chapter 1: A Room of One's Own
Chapter 2: The Site
Chapter 3: On Paper
Chapter 4: Footings
Chapter 5: Framing
Chapter 6: The Roof
Chapter 7: Windows
Chapter 8: Finish Work

Sources
Index

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"A glorious piece of prose . . . Pollan leads readers on his adventure with humor and grace."
-Chicago Tribune

"A captivating and informative adventure."
-John Berendt, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

"An utterly terrific book . . . an inspired meditation on the complex relationship between space, the human body, and the human spirit."
-Francine du Plessix Gray

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A Place of My Own: The Architecture of Daydreams 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
bogboy88 More than 1 year ago
This is a re-release of a book that originally came out in 1997 - I think they are trying to work with the popularity of "Botany of Desire" and "Omnivores Dilemma." While Pollan is a talented writer, and I adore his books on food and the culture of food, this one is really not up to par - the writing gets bogged down in too many numbers and details; in spite of the diverse cast of characters in the end, less personality comes through. If you want to learn more about this topic, I would recommend Tracy Kidder's book "House". Otherwise, I whole-heartedly recommend anything else Pollan has done.
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