At a turning point in his life, writer Michael Pollan found himself dreaming of a small wood-frame hut in the woods near his house--a place to work, but also a "shelter for daydreams." Weaving the practical with the philosophical, this book presents a captivating personal inquiry into the art of architecture, the craft of building, and the meaning of modern work. Line drawings throughout. Size C. 320 pp. National ads & publicity. 35,000 print.
About Michael Pollan
Michael Pollan is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine as well as a contributing editor at Harper’s magazine. He is the author of two prizewinning books: Second Nature: A Gardener’s Education and A Place of My Own: The Education of an Amateur Builder. Pollan lives in Connecticut with his wife and son.
"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