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Author Thorstensen, Ole, author.

Title Making things right : the simple philosophy of a working life / Ole Thorstensen ; translated from the Norwegian by Seán Kinsella.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    690.24 THO    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description 233 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Note "Translated from the Norwegian. 1998."
"First published in Norwegian under the title En Snekkers Dagbok by Pelikanen forlag 2015."--Title page verso.
Summary Making Things Right is the simple yet captivating story of a loft renovation, from the moment master carpenter and contractor Ole Thorstensen submits an estimate for the job to when the space is ready for occupation. As the project unfolds, we see the construction through Ole's eyes: the meticulous detail, the pesky splinters, the problem solving, patience, and teamwork required for its completion. Yet Ole's narrative encompasses more than just the fine mechanics of his craft. His labor and passion drive him toward deeper reflections on the nature of work, the academy versus the trades, identity, and life itself.
Subject Thorstensen, Ole -- Philosophy.
Dwellings -- Remodeling -- Norway -- Anecdotes.
Building -- Technique.
Small business -- Norway.
Carpenters -- Norway -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Added Author Kinsella, Seán (Translator), translator.
Added Title En Snekkers Dagbok. English
Other Form: Online version: Thorstensen, Ole. Making things right. New York, New York : Penguinbooks, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC, 2018 9781524704780 (DLC) 2017059361
ISBN 9780143130949

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