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b A hilarious guide to the lost art of artisanal pencil sharpening br b br I am so thrilled David Rees is picking up the reins of the forgotten art of manual graphite encased in wood point crafting I love my pencil br b AMY SEDARIS br b br You may think that sharpening a pencil is easy but David Rees makes it look hard and that makes all the difference br b JOHN HODGMAN b br br Truly my life before I was presented with correctly sharpened pencils by an artisan was a dull and ill sharpened void Learn from my mistakes br b NEIL GAIMAN br br b Have you got the right kind of point on your pencil Do you know how to achieve the perfect point for the kind of work you need out of that pencil br br Deep in New York s Hudson River Valley craftsman David Rees the world s number one pencil sharpener still practices the age old art of manual pencil sharpening In he began offering his artisanal service to the world to the jubilation of artists writers draftsmen and standardized test takers br br Now Rees presents a book that is both a manifesto and a fully illustrated walk through of the many many many ways to sharpen a pencil Including chapters on equipment current practice and modern technologies it also points at new trends in sharpening including Celebrity Impression Pencil Sharpening CIPS a warning about the Psychological Risks Associated with Pencil Sharpening and a survey of Wines that tastes like pencils br br As Rees implores Sharpening pencils should be an activity that enriches the senses br br And if you think it s a joke why don t you poke yourself with your newly sharpened pencil Or better yet don t because it ll really hurt, b Award winning author narrator and screenwriter Neil Gaiman personally selected this book and using the tools of the Audiobook Creation Exchange ACX produced this work for his audiobook label Neil Gaiman Presents b br br b A few words from Neil on Dimension of Miracles b Dimension of Miracles is probably not Sheckley s most famous book but I think it s probably his best loved book It s about the joys and tribulations mostly the tribulations of winning the lottery the galactic lottery accidentally And wrongly Tom Carmody is awarded a remarkable prize is taken half way across the universe to collect it finds himself hopelessly lost and needs to find his way home again to Earth to this Earth not an alternate weirdo Earth He s got to get back And the price is high br br In its style of humor and even in some of the jokes Dimension of Miracles is very obviously a precursor of Douglas Adams Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy Douglas actually hadn t read Dimension of Miracles until very shortly after Hitchhiker came out when people pointed him to it and he told me that he found the experience almost shocking it was like reading himself He was a huge admirer of Bob Sheckley and a huge admirer of this book and in later life I had the privilege of introducing both of them br br Now the challenge for me with a book this funny this strange this perceptive was to try and find a narrator who was as iconic somebody who could deliver the goods somebody who could give you a book like this as it deserved to be given And the first and the last and actually the only person to come to mind was John Hodgman So I asked John and he said yes And he did it he pulled it off Listening to John not just the suave sensible sane narrator of this book but all the peculiar accents and incarnations that he is forced to adopt through here he does it delightfully he does it brilliantly he s really really funny And so is this book Enjoy your journey through a Dimension of Miracles br br Dimension of Miracles is a satirical science fiction novel first published by Dell in It s about Tom Carmody a New Yorker who thanks to a computer error wins the main prize in the Intergalactic Sweepstakes Tom claims his prize before the error is discovered and is allowed to keep it However since Tom is a human from Earth without galactic status and no space traveling experience he has no homing instinct that can guide him back to Earth once his odyssey begins and the galactic lottery organizers cannot transport him home Meanwhile his removal from Earth has caused a predatory entity to spring into existence one that pursues and aims to destroy him Carmody is on the run and he ends up transporting from Earth to Earth different phases and realities of the planet which of course is not the time or condition he expects, The Daily Show s Resident Expert and the PC in Apple s iconic Mac ads picks up exactly where his bestselling first book The Areas of My Expertise leaves off Exactly Abridged CDs, No description available