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Good message, some insightful passages, delivered with insufficient clarity and precision
on 11 September 2011
The Case for Working with Your Hands or Why Office Work is Bad for Us and Fixing Things Feels Good.
It is, perhaps, difficult to write a book when everything is already condensed into the rather long title. Matthew Crawford takes us on the often very personal journey of his life's experiences. He is his best in his own world of motorcycle repairs and petrolheads. Some of these passages are vivid and make for great insightful reading. Sadly there are too few of these in a book that reads, as others have pointed out, rather like the dissertations that Crawford has written in earlier lives. That is a shame, as his message is good, just not communicated with sufficient clarity or precision.