A Craftsman’s Legacy

Why Working with Our Hands Gives Us Meaning

A Craftsman’s Legacy

By:  Gorges, Eric
Sternfeld, Jon

9781616208363
$37.95 Hardback
 2019/05/07
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2019/05/07
Algonquin Books

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5.5 X 8.3 in
256 pg



CRAFTS & HOBBIES / General
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Inspiration & Personal Growth
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General
Shop Class as Soulcraft meets Nick Offerman’s Good Clean Fun in this beautiful book that makes the case that the craftsman’s way—the philosophy, the skills, the mindset, the near-meditative focus—is essential in our increasingly hurried, mass-manufactured culture.

“A congenial and thoughtful host, Eric Gorges takes us on a guided tour of a rare species—resourceful individuals who buck the herd to build purposeful lives through self-employment at skilled crafts and trades.”
Peter Korn, author of Why We Make Things and Why It Matters


Eric Gorges has been the host of A Craftsman’s Legacy since it began in 2014. After a health crisis caused him to reevaluate his life, he sought out one of the best metal shapers in the country and signed on as his apprentice. In 1999, he struck out on his own, opening the custom motorcycle shop, Voodoo Choppers, in Detroit, Michigan, where he lives today.
 
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