I was excited initially about being given the opportunity to review "Simple Times - Crafts for Poor People" by Amy Sedaris, actress and comedien. I love doing crafts and I am all about saving money. I was told it was funny, which was definitely a bonus to me. I am sad to say that I was really disappointed with this book. Yes, there were some parts that made me smile, such as when she talks about using a glue gun. However, there were more sections of the book that would be considered inappropriate and that bothered me a bit. It is definitely a book that I won't be able to keep laying around or even in my house with a young daughter that is into everything. Let's just say, it wouldn't be a good thing if her little eyes came across it.
As for the actual crafts that are in the book, there isn't a craft that I would actually make. Some of them were amusing, but I wouldn't keep them in my home. There are probably other people out there who would actually want to try them.
The book is a large, sturdy book that was obviously a huge project. A lot of effort went into making the book. However, it just was not for me.