The New York Times Practical Guide to Practically Everything: The Essential Companion for Everyday Life
Amy D. Bernstein, Peter W. Bernstein
Macmillan, Oct 17, 2006 - Reference - 834 pages
Bringing the curiosity and expertise of The New York Times to the art and science of everyday life
The wisdom of New York Times experts in every field is packed into one easy-to-use volume, making it an indispensable reference for every coffee table, kitchen, or bookshelf.
Would you like know how to choose the best insurance policy? How to get a copy of your FBI file? How to pick the best vegetables to grow in your garden? How to cure a hangover? The New York Times Practical Guide to Practically Everything answers all of these questions and much, much more. From the office and the classroom to the kitchen and the garden, this book covers every setting of everyday life with insightful advice insider tips, which are accompanied by hundreds of helpful illustrations, diagrams, maps, and charts. Expert Advice from New York Times writers, including:
- Eric Asimov on how to stock a wine cellar on a budget
- Mark Bittman on how to grill fish perfectly
- Marian Burros on choosing the best produce
- Michael Kimmelman on the best new modern art museums both in the U.S. and abroad
- Nicolai Ouroussoff on underappreciated architectural gems from around the world
- Michelle Slatalla on tips for shopping on the Internet
- Anthony Tommassini, Allan Kozinn, Jon Pareles, and Ben Ratliff on their album picks for a "desert island"
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - catmampbell - LibraryThing
I did not like this book at all. Any of the information that could be considered actually useful is common sense already. It was about as interesting to read as a phone book and not good enough to keep around for reference. Read full review
Review: The New York Times Practical Guide to Practically Everything: The Essential Companion for Everyday Life (New York Times Practical Guide to Practically Everything: The)User Review - Darryl Mills - Goodreads
A wonderful go-to-guide for just about every practical (sometimes impractical) situation. Fun & easy to read. Most references are timeless insuring that you will read this book often. Sometimes just for kicks. Read full review
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