Do-it-yourself books, guides, self-help books, and manuals. From crafting to counter-culture to just plain bizarre.

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  2. All That We Share

    All That We Share: How to Save the Economy, the Environment, the Internet, Democracy, Our Communities and Everything Else that Belongs to All of Us


    In an accessible field guide format—replete with illustrations, charts, and other visual materials—Things We Share offers an engaging entrée into a broad range of key topics and concepts from the commons movement, which touches everything from natural resources, art, and the environment to technological knowledge, the digital realm, economics, and politics. Learn More
  3. Art of Lying Down

    Art of Lying Down: A Guide to Horizontal Living


    An utterly charming study of the history of lying down—which is more complicated than you might think. Learn More
  4. Awkward.

    Awkward.: What to Do When Life Makes You Cringe - A Survival Guide


    Ending a first date that falls flat. Drunk-texting your boss. Walking in when your roommate is getting it on. Running into the person you just dumped . . . in the grocery store, an hour after it went down. Learn More
  5. Barbarians

    Barbarians: A Handbook For Aspiring Savages


    Sick of our flaccid twenty-first century, with its flavored coffees, electric cars, and spoiled lap dogs? Wishing you could get what you want, when you want it? Perhaps you dream of trading in that restrictive tie for a liberating loin cloth? The solution is simple: Just ask yourself, What Would a Barbarian Do? (WWBD?). With this primitive procedure, great men have altered the course of history (and hilarious B movies) for thousands of years. Learn More
  6. Be Prepared

    Be Prepared


    An indispensable survival manual for guys entering the trenches of fatherhood, Be Prepared is loaded with one-of-a-kind insights, MacGyver-esque tips and tricks, and no-nonsense advice for mastering the first year as a dad. Learn More
  7. Beyond The Music

    Beyond the Music: How Punks are Saving the World with DIY Ethics, Skills, And Values


    Discussions on the ethical phenomenon of a countercultural movement. Learn More
  8. The Book Of Hugs

    Book of Hugs


    Know someone who needs a hug? Learn More
  9. Buy Shoes on Wednesday and Tweet at 4:00

    Buy Shoes on Wednesday and Tweet at 4:00: More of the Best Times to Buy This, Do That and Go There


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    Are you thinking that you might have gotten a better deal on a purchase if only you'd known the right moment to buy? Do you wonder if your workout would be more effective at another time of day? Have you worried that your tropical vacation plans might land you on an island paradise just in time for monsoon season? Learn More
  10. Catch a Fish, Throw a Ball, Fly a Kite

    Catch a Fish, Throw a Ball, Fly a Kite: 21 Timeless Skills Every Child Should Know (and Any Parent Can Teach!)


    Knowing how to fold a paper airplane can make you a better parent! Learn More
  11. City Farmer

    City Farmer: Adventures in Urban Food Growing


    City Farmer celebrates the new ways that urban dwellers across North America are reimagining cities as places of food production. Learn More
  12. Come Hell or High Water

    Come Hell or High Water: A Handbook on Collective Process Gone Awry


    Come Hell or High Water: A Handbook on Collective Process Gone Awry helps individuals navigate the world of egalitarian, directly democratic groups. Learn More
  13. D.I.Y. Magic

    D.I.Y. Magic: A Strange and Whimsical Guide to Creativity


    DIY MAGIC offers a series of reality hacks encompassing self-help, philosophy, psychology, and inspiration, that will help artists, writers, and any creative types find new sources of inspiration. Learn More
  14. Dating AI

    Dating AI: A Guide to Falling In Love with Artificial Intelligence


    Dating AI is "a meditation on how to prepare for the unknown," a thought experiment designed to stimulate new ideas about issues that are important now as well as in the future. Fictional descriptions of human-android romances are interspersed with commentary about the varying differences between people and AI (Artificial Intelligence), and methods for breaching the chasm between machine and human experience. Chapters tie speculation into contemporary life, drawing parallels between current human interactions with machines. Learn More
  15. Depression 2.0

    Depression 2.0: Creative Strategies for Tough Economic Times


    Depression 2.0 is a practical, empowering, hands-on guide to persevering and even thriving in the event of an economic crisis. Learn More
  16. Dirty Sign Language: Everyday Slang from "What's Up?" to "F*%# Off!"

    Dirty Sign Language: Everyday Slang from "What's Up?" to "F*%# Off!" (Dirty Everyday Slang)


    Next time you’re signing with your friends, drop the ASL textbook formality and start flashing the signs they don’t teach in any classroom, including funny insults, explicit sex terms, and raw swear words. Learn More
  17. Do-It-Yourself Screenprinting

    Do-It-Yourself Screenprinting


    How To Turn Your Home Into A T-Shirt Factory. Learn More
  18. Don't Leave Your Friends Behind

    Don't Leave Your Friends Behind: Concrete Ways to Support Families in Social Justice Movements and Communities


    A collection of suggestions, tips, and narratives on ways everyone can support parents, children, and caregivers involved in social movements, this book focuses on social justice, mutual aid, and collective liberation. Learn More
  19. Dwelling Portably

    Dwelling Portably: 1980–2012


    Full of information about living without a permanent residence, this complete collection of the Dwelling Portably zines from 1980 through 2012 contains helpful and informative tips for living far outside of cities and bereft of technology. Learn More
  20. Field Guide To Dreams

    Field Guide To Dreams: How To Identify And Interpret The Symbols In Your Dreams


    So you're standing naked in front of a classroom. Or you're being chased by a one-legged man. Or maybe you're standing in front of a classroom and kissing a one-legged man. Learn More
  21. Field Guide To Gestures

    Field Guide To Gestures: How To Identify And Interpret Virtually Every Gesture Known To Man


    Furrowed brows, wiggled fingers, wrinkled noses, shrugged shoulders - with so many rich and varied gestures at our disposal, it's no wonder anthropologists claim at least 90% of all human communication is non-verbal. But what do all of these signs and signals really mean? And what secrets do they reveal about the person you're speaking with? FIELD GUIDE TO GESTURES has the answers. Learn More
  22. Field Guide To Stains

    Field Guide To Stains: How to Identify and Remove Virtually Every Stain Known to Man


    At last, a field guide to identifying and doing battle with more than 100 stains, from tomato juice and tar to avocado and urine! Learn More
  23. Field Guide To Tools

    Field Guide To Tools: How to Identify and Use Virtually Every Tool at the Hardware Store


    What's a plumb bob look like? Where can I find a chop saw? How can I tell the difference between a tire wrench and a box wrench? Learn More
  24. Folks, This Ain't Normal

    Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World


    From farmer Joel Salatin's point of view, life in the 21st century just ain't normal. In FOLKS, THIS AIN'T NORMAL, he discusses how far removed we are from the simple, sustainable joy that comes from living close to the land and the people we love. Salatin has many thoughts on what normal is and shares practical and philosophical ideas for changing our lives in small ways that have big impact. Learn More
  25. Guide to Taxidermy

    Guide to Taxidermy


    The complete illustrated guide to mastering the art of taxidermy. Learn More

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