- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Atria Books (7 May 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1982113472
- ISBN-13: 978-1982113476
- Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 22.9 cm
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,12,709 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Every Tool's a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It Hardcover – Import, 7 May 2019
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“Adam has drawn for us an imperative how-to for creativity that goes well beyond scissors, saws, and glue, to include vulnerability, self-confidence, and self-deprecating humor. I am aware of no human outside of fiction more qualified to pen this rousing paean to making. I adore this book.”
“This book is creative rocket fuel. Adam is a master maker, and this might be his greatest creation yet - a funny, vulnerable and soulful dive into the beautiful mind of passionate artist. It’s about making stuff, but there is also philosophy, insight, and, most of all, inspiration. This book is so cool!”
“Adam has stocked up a lot of deep thought and deeper wisdom: about how to make things large and small, how to make decisions large and small, and how to make sure you’re making the things that matter. Consider this book as a 3-D print out of Adam’s brain, and be glad you have it.”
–John Hodgman, New York Times bestselling author of The Areas of My Expertise and Vacationland
"Artists, inventors, and creators of every stripe will find Savage’s work inspiring and informative, while Mythbusters fans and others will savor his many amusing “making” foibles and misadventures." (Booklist)
"A personal look at the importance of creativity in all walks of life." (The Verge)
"The handyman dad will love this book...Adam Savage challenges readers to take a deeper look at what inspires them when it comes to 'making and molding, building and breaking' offering his own tips and tricks along the way about his favorite techniques and tools." (O, the Oprah Magazine)
About the Author
Adam Savage is a maker, designer, television host, producer, husband, and father. He was the cohost of all 278 hours of MythBusters on the Discovery Channel for fourteen years and host of its 2019 spinoff MythBusters, Jr., as well as several other TV shows. He also makes stuff and tells his stories on his website Tested.com. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, twin boys, and two amazing dogs. Every Tool’s a Hammer is his first book.See all Product description
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But the main point of the book seems to be much more about encouraging the reader to act on their own interests and to create--to Make--in whatever field they find a deep connection with. As he puts it, it's permission to follow those interests down whatever rabbit holes they lead, that this is a positive thing we can do in our lives and not something to hide away. As well, it's about the tools and techniques that he's found useful in his making--from simple lists to custom-built tool boxes. A few of these are one-of-a-kind-Adam--and those are fun in exactly the way you can imagine--and in other cases he's describing his own take on some proven industrial practices (e.g., the 5S methodology of optimizing a workspace). There's even a section on what kind of glue to use for various materials, and why not to use glue in the first place.
You do not need to be someone who thinks of themselves as a "maker" to enjoy this book. But it seems like Adam's goal would be to give you a push towards following that geeky interest in the back of your mind, to find that family of like-minded people, and to help up the people who follow behind you. An excellent message, especially to young people.
The book isn’t well written, boring and filled with moments of Adam patting himself on the back to make sure we all know how great he thinks he is.
My copy is going to the local library. Maybe the next reader will enjoy it more than I did.
Focused on fabrication (think cosplay or replica making,) Adam makes a point of saying that this book is good for ANY creative, whether they be artist or coder, welder or woodworker, foamsmith or chef.
Really inspirational, and really a nice look into the childhood and formation of a man as admirable as Adam.