Friday, August 19, 2011

Handy Man is Going to be in a Book

Handy Man is going to be in a book!

Yes, a real book you can actually buy in the store.  
No, we're not kidding.  It's kind of funny how it happened.

Remember when I showed the new shed that Rob built in the backyard?  Last year, a very nice man named Gordon Thornburn, who lives in England, sent me an email.  Turns out, Gordon had written a book called Men in Sheds.  It showed photos of men from the United Kingdom, in their "natural habitats," so to speak...their sheds.
Here is an interview with Gordon about his book, Men and Sheds.
Men do love their sheds, don't they?
"Workin' on my shed."
Handy Man's finished Masterpiece

Gordon said that he was working on a new book about men and their sheds from all over the world, and would we like to send him some photos of Handy Man in his shed?

Yes, please.

The new book is called The Pocket Guide to Sheds
Click here to read more about Gordon, and see a list of the other books he has written.

The book has a release date of August.  This month! We don't know the exact date, but you can put it on your pre-order list, or run (don't walk) to your nearest book store and place an order.  Because you know you want to buy this book!  It looks like a lot of fun, and we can't wait to see it.

We'd love it if you'd show Gordon some love and buy his book when it comes out.  (We aren't receiving any compensation to promote this book.  We just think it's fun!) You can also purchase the previous book, Men in Sheds.

Oh, and for local family and friends: yes, Rob will be signing autographs.  ;-)  (Just kidding...or not!)


Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

That's awesome! Congrats...

Anna said...

That's SO cool! Congratulations!!!


Karen said...

Well no wonder...he did a great job on the shed. Congratulations! that is exciting news.

Katie said...

how fun is this!!! congrats to handy man :)

Pink Overalls @DIY Home Staging said...

What great news! Can't wait to see it. Sheds are fascinating places. My dad used to call his The Hut, and so that is what we call my garden shed.

My modest back yard was part of a local fundraiser Garden Walk last year, and The Hut got more attention than my flowers. Everyone loves sheds and wants to peek inside.

Should be a fascinating book. Congrats to Handy Man for making the cut.

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

"the Hut," that's too funny. I call it the "Man Cave."

Karima said...

Wow, congratulations! If I see the book for sale over here in the UK or in the library I will let you know. Karima x

Tanya Anurag said...

Cool... congratulations :)

Scrappy Gal said...

Yeah! That's wonderful! Congrats guys!!

Nan @ Playful Decor said...

Oh that's fantastic! And as I was reading, I thought, "my hub needs to be in that book!" I never see him - he's always in the shed - or garage or workshop! Seriously, that would be a great HGTV reality show. They need more man shows!

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