Get a Hobby!: 101 All-Consuming Diversions for Any Lifestyle

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9780061215278: Get a Hobby!: 101 All-Consuming Diversions for Any Lifestyle

Is your daily grind taking the joy out of life? Don't get glum—get a hobby!

In this entertaining, information-packed guide, journalist and ReadyMade contributing editor Tina Barseghian invites you to explore 101 thoroughly absorbing diversions, from conventional to downright wacky, that'll satisfy every taste, talent, and timetable. The bonus: Practicing a hobby boosts your all-around mental and physical health, as longtime family practitioner Dr. Miguel Figueroa reveals in the Foreword.

Are you an independent, nature-loving, outdoorsy type? Consider beachcombing, caving, or mushroom hunting. Crafty, meticulous, and patient? You might enjoy needlework, knotting, or growing bonsai. Just take the personality quiz to identify those hobbies that best match your aptitude, interests, and even your mood, then it's on to the hobbies. Each hobby entry provides a playful mix of information: overviews, histories, and sample projects to help you get your hobby on, plus profiles of dedicated hobbyists and resources that'll help take you to the next level. Get a Hobby! might just be the inspiration you've been looking for.

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As baby boomers face retirement, chances are that many of them won't have a clue about exploring activities outside of work--except, naturally, for the usual ones, such as golfing, reading, moviegoing, and dining out. ReadyMade magazine editor Barseghian has the answer, or rather, 101 responses that range from the traditional (drawing, knitting, and train modeling) to the unique (ant farming, dumpster diving, and storm chasing). Bewildered? Too many choices? Take the 19-question hobby personality quiz, which attempts (in a somewhat confusing manner) to match character traits, such as independence and artistic vision, to a number of specific pastimes. The entries are in alphabetical order and feature an overview of the hobby, history, resources, and some sort of project, whether fashioning ant food or finding a nearby shop that teaches crocheting. Also often given are a profile of a hobbyist, potential hazards, other similar hobbies, and, as appropriate, illustrations. Barbara Jacobs
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