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Giveaway: The How-To Handbook (US/Canada)

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The How-To Handbook: Shortcuts and Solutions for the Problems of Everyday Life

by Martin Oliver and Alexandra Johnson

Release Date: 4/23/13


There are certain things that everyone just has to know how to do in life: unjamming a jar, for instance, fixing a flat tire, and removing a particularly embarrassing stain. They may seem simple in retrospect, but you don’t have to turn all your laundry pink more than once before you learn that it’s best to just get things right the first time. The How-To Handbook packs over 50 essential life skills into one handy reference book and uses dozens of illustrations to show readers the very best ways to thread a needle, pitch a tent, tie a tie, chop an onion, and more!


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  • YABC
    YABC Wednesday, 01 May 2013

    I think every person must learn to be kind to others.

  • Kathryn Lynn Frank
    Kathryn Lynn Frank Wednesday, 01 May 2013

    I think people should know basic car maintenance.

  • Amanda Collins
    Amanda Collins Wednesday, 01 May 2013

    I think everyone needs to learn to multi task.

  • YABC
    YABC Wednesday, 01 May 2013

    I think an essential life skill is money management.

  • Sam
    Sam Thursday, 02 May 2013

    To survive off the land! or wild or whatever u want to call it.

  • Tressa (Tressa's Wishful Endings)
    Tressa (Tressa's Wishful Endings) Thursday, 02 May 2013

    I'm thinking very basic here - to boil water. I've known some people who really can't. :)

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  • Karen G.
    Karen G. Thursday, 02 May 2013

    I think it is vital to develop some common sense and then apply it to all areas of your life.

  • MrsErica Beaton
    MrsErica Beaton Thursday, 02 May 2013

    As a teacher, I can see how it's essential for people to learn to read. Illiteracy closes doors of opportunity and success.

  • Alexis Cain
    Alexis Cain Thursday, 02 May 2013

    I sewing is a pretty important skill to learn, because there are so many instances in life where its needed. Of course there are others, but this one seemed to jump out first in my mind.

  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth Friday, 03 May 2013

    How to listen and communicate well with others.

  • Sasha Shamblen
    Sasha Shamblen Friday, 03 May 2013

    how to communicate with people

  • YABC
    YABC Saturday, 04 May 2013

    I think it's essential to know the basics in living on your own in the world and wilderness.

  • YABC
    YABC Saturday, 04 May 2013

    how to cook

  • Amber Hsu
    Amber Hsu Sunday, 05 May 2013

    Self defence. I believe that everyone needs to know how to protect themselves from dangers.

  • Margaret
    Margaret Monday, 20 May 2013

    I hope there's a section on manners!

  • Kelly
    Kelly Tuesday, 21 May 2013

    Lock-picking. And lying.

  • Wendy
    Wendy Sunday, 26 May 2013

    I feel an important life skill is to learn to be humble. :)

  • Brown
    Brown Sunday, 26 May 2013

    Learn how to manage money

  • Victoria
    Victoria Tuesday, 28 May 2013

    I believe it's important for everyone to know how to sew.

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