The Invention of Everything

The Invention of Everything

by Everett De Morier

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BN ID: 2940161883297
Publisher: Blydyn Square Books
Publication date: 12/01/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 757 KB

About the Author

De Morier became a professional writer in 1994, when he sold a copy of his son’s ultrasound picture along with an article entitled, “My Wife Is Having the Reincarnation of Elvis,” to The Weekly World News. For this, he received fifty dollars and a Bat Boy T-shirt.

De Morier has appeared on CNN, Fox News Network, NPR, and ABC, as well as in The New York Times and The London Times. He is the author of Crib Notes for the First Year of Marriage: A Survival Guide for Newlyweds and Crib Notes for the First Year of Fatherhood: A Survival Guide for New Fathers, both from Fairview Press.

De Morier has written seven original theatrical scripts, all produced by Cornerstone Drama of Dover, Delaware. His first novel, Thirty-three Cecils, won the top fiction prize at the 2015 London Book Festival, is required reading in a New York high school, and is being developed into a major motion picture by Hornpin Media and Sunset River Productions.

De Morier was the keynote speaker at the 2016 Writers and Readers Conference in Delaware, where he was given a special recognition by Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen for his artistic contributions to the city and citizens of Dover. De Morier was also asked to speak at the Dover Art League event in 2017, where he was given a public tribute by Governor Jack Markell.

Everett De Morier lives in Dover, Delaware, with his wife and two children.

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Anonymous 7 months ago
Having knowledge and not being able to share it with those who need it is a waste of knowledge. Everett DeMorier is not wasteful at all! This book made me laugh, learn, get choked up, and most of all, want to build a workbench. What a great book for all ages, it’s what we all need to know...and sometimes don’t. Think you know it all? Then go whip up an acorn pancake. Do you know what I had before this book? Plenty! Do you know what I had after reading The Invention Of Everything? An understanding of Plenty!! Pete Herrick January 2019
RaeCapri 9 months ago
If you’re looking for a book that would be more encouraging on taking life by the horns, aiming to become an even stronger individual, consider a book that describes inventions and their best practices of use. For every chapter that contains detailed information on how to accomplish a skill, there is a chapter that tells an amazing story. With these stories, as a reader, you’re able to gain some form of connection to the individuals mentioned, making an intriguing reading experience. Is it sad that I’ve learned the majority of the skills in this book from the author than from my own parents? That goes to show how much knowledge and experience can be absorbed just from reading this book. There is literally something that everyone can take away with the intent to apply it into their own lives. In “The Invention of Everything: Insights on Life, Food, and One Good Thermos,” author Everett De Morier teaches his readers how to do the most important skills, the main ones every person should possess. He’s encouraging his readers to be more self-efficient and strive to be independent individuals in our society. The skills are broken down into separate chapters, highlighted and detailed without judgment or having any prerequisites. It’s all a part of the most efficient ways to survive in life. Many of these skills aren’t taught in schools unless you’ve been fortunate enough to learn from doing. Getting your hands dirty has been something that’s been done by our past generations and in these days, technology seems to be picking up the slack, while at the same time making society lazy or incompetent. This book isn’t necessarily a guide, but it demonstrates some of the simplest of tasks that anyone can do that would bring them one step closer to the basics of life. When they say that you can learn anything you put your mind to, along with a great teacher, you will go far in life, this instantly becomes a how-to-guide and the average background story of someone growing up in the 1970s. You will read about past encounters with individuals who had a purpose in the author’s life and understand from his perspective what life was like growing up. Get to know who the author is and how he maneuvered throughout life, along with experiences that he had grasped lessons to share with his readers. I truly enjoyed learning skills that I, unfortunately, would have yet to learn on my own, as well as the opportunity to informally meet the author. His life seemed full of adventures that were encouraging enough to be hopeful of bringing more excitement into my own life. I will definitely take this new found knowledge about inventions and how to properly use them into serious consideration and I might even shed some light to others that probably don’t know how to use an ax efficiently. I highly recommend this book simply because there’s something for everyone to learn and apply whenever life calls for it.