When I read the words "How To" in a book title, I immediately think "this book will tell me how to do something". How To Build A Fire does exactly that. It provides information on how to do a number of tasks, including how to catch a fish, navigate office politics, learn to play the harmonica, and dress for a date. But "How To Build A Fire And Other Handy Things Your Grandfather Knew" offers so much more!
Erin Bried's book, published in 2010, is a collection of quotes, stories, memories and "how-to" articles shared by real grandfathers. Each section is based around a particular aspect of life, including making money, home repairs, having fun, and how to love. In each section are smaller articles, where you will learn much more than how to do a specific task. You'll also learn lessons on life from men who have lived full, happy and successful lives.
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There is always good advice in "how-to" books. Perhaps the knowledge isn't something you need right at the moment, but it certainly comes in handy later!
I also love "how-to" books. I don't expect to have to do many of the things I read about, but it's good to have the knowledge.
Basic ideas are important.