“Shop Class” Book Builds Major Buzz

Can’t recall a serious book in a long time that’s generated more opening buzz and chin-stroking than  Shop Class as Soul Craft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work by Matthew Crawford.  The book seems to have diagnosed a problem that’s been bothering a lot of social critics and thinkers, some of whom discuss it  here. One opiner calls the tome  “one of the finest, most philosophically informed and challenging books I’ve ever read.”

I guess I’ll have to break down and buy this one since I’m not reviewing it and it won’t hit the libraries for months. Maybe I’ll consider it for our next book club meeting.


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