IT LOOKS LIKE YOU MADE IT WITH YOUR FEET. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. It's a blog in a book. I laughed out loud for almost the entire time this took to read (about 3 hours). Although I remember watching my things get plowed under at the dump - yes, this was not orchestrated, and I never thought demise would be so immediate or symbolic - I am still mesmerized. . Winchell is no-holds-barred sarcastic and cutting in her "critiques" of the Etsy items. The Army's members ran monthly campaigns, and all the profits gathered from their store went to a selected Regretsy member who has encountered hardships. Beauty may be what we all seek, but ugly and strange gets a lot more laughs! I purchased April Winchell's book to scratch the Regretsy itch, and it did a fine job of that. The introductions to each chapter are snarky and warm at the same time. Her website, Regretsy, generated charitable funds through selling of Regretsy merchandise. If you want a hilarious spectacle, this is your book! While I wasn't incapacitated by laughter, I found the snark to be exactly the kinds of things my sister would say (I think Winchell and my sister are somehow mentally synced up. I have a boxes and bags of fabric samples, books, magazines and embarrassing 40 yo photos from "pieces" I turned out as a Fine Arts major, in my last 2 years at Berkeley. I've purchased a few things from Etsy over the years and have always been pleased with my purchases, but there are certainly a lot of odd things out there and April Winchell has a really witty writing style that suits the bizarre, kooky, and "unique" crafts sold on the website. She lives in Los Angeles, CA. It all felt like filler content when I'm absolutely positive there is enough random shite on Etsy to fill up a Bible 8 times ove. Unfortunately, the author has chosen to take the blog down and it is no longer accessible. She has been married to John Foley since 2013. We’d love your help. Reviewed in the United States on April 20, 2014. Winchell's commentary on the crafts is hilarious. Of course, the website was the same, but there was so much more on that to look through. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. The descriptions are also very short, which highlights how great the comments were. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. It's all fun. Although I remember watching my things get plowed under at the dump - yes, this was not orchestrated, and I never thought demise would be so immediate or symbolic - I am still mesmerized by craft produced by myself and others. This book nabbed me at the first sighting of a mermaid toy and some junk jewelry living in a tangle atop someone's head. Probably because I have a foot in both camps. Little did she know, her blog would get so much attention. Totally Spies! I really enjoyed those sections because of her sense of humor (a bit twisted, a bit vulnerable, but very insightful). going on a mad, I'm a big fan of Regretsy and April's writing on the site, so I decided to try the book, since I think Etsy is such an interesting manifestation of American culture: an obsession with consumption to the point of being ridiculous, and the DIY concept. Reviewed in the United States on April 23, 2014. Also delightfully represented are the mind-boggling DIY arts and crafts that serve as fodder for conversation and amusement. While I wasn't incapacitated by laughter, I found the snark to be exactly the kinds of things my sister would say (I think Winchell and my sister are somehow mentally synced up. Quite a humorous little book, and it sparked me to bookmark the site. The descriptions are also very short, which highlights how great the comments were. I had some great laughs, but best of all, it made me feel extremely talented and mentally stable :-). She frequently does voices for films and television shows produced by Disney. The introductions to each section can be a little extraneous, but she is a brilliantly funny writer, and her writeups on each item make the book. . The Army's members ran monthly campaigns, and all the profits gathered from their store went to a selected Regretsy member who has encountered hardships. Get ready to gasp, shudder, and laugh out loud. Winchell's wit, intelligence and. Readers' Most Anticipated Books of January. The book is a pale imitation of the website. She thought it would be fun to start a blog, Regretsy, featuring her finds with added commentary. I have read similar books, but few as witty and engaging as this one. It has information on how to craft sweaters for chickens or how to make brussel sprout art! Some of the crafts are truly disturbing & I wish I hadn't viewed them! I loved this book. Excellently written essays introduce each chapter and repeatedly show why Winchell was voted 21st funniest person in LA (according to Los Angeles Magazine). Unfortunately, the book may be a little too prophetic, as I've been fantasizing about the "up cycling" ever since I started seeing wrist warmers out of socks and other assorted "green" accessaries between Northern California and Portland in the last couple of years. I read this then went to Etsy and found even more one-of-a-kind pieces that could warrant a few more sequels. On, April 17, 2011, Winchell created April's Army, which ran monthly campaigns for which all profits went to a selected Regretsy member who has encountered hardships. The Army's members ran monthly campaigns, and all the profits gathered from their store went to a selected Regretsy member who has encountered hardships. Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened. I actually had to stop eating it while reading, because I was choking on my food. The Army's members ran monthly campaigns, and all the profits gathered from their store went to a selected Regretsy member who has encountered hardships. I had been reading it a bit at a time (perhaps the best approach? While I may not go back and read this book every year (I, My sister got this for me for Christmas last year. Bluetooth just for the snarkitude.) If you're sensitive (or easily grossed-out), skip this one. I didn't even remember half of the crafts featured in the book. Please try again. Would make a great gift for the artist/craftsperson on your list. On January 28th, 2013, Winchell announced in a blog post that she will be closing down Regretsy, citing her upcoming lead voice acting role in an animated series by Lauren Faust and Craig McCracken. Others are just wacky or lack taste. Regretsy is the substance in my life that gives it meaning. The wildly funny blog Regretsy, which finds regrettable crafts on the popular do-it-yourself market site Etsy and reposts them with reality-check commentary, is now a book. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. I can't believe some of this stuff. April Winchell, you are a gosh darned genius and I thank you! . . Supplementing old favorites with new art and crafts from some of the beloved (or infamous, as it may be) featured sellers on the hit blog, April Winchell's hilarious book is also a great read! I have a boxes and bags of fabric samples, books, magazines and embarrassing 40 yo photos from "pieces" I turned out as a Fine Arts major, in my last 2 years at Berkeley. And I just might have to buy those serial killer pillowcases. At least some of them fall into the "So Bad It's Good" category. Some of the stuff being sold is so funny and pathetic. Seriously I laughed so hard I wet myself several times. While I may not go back and read this book every year (I'll even admit that I may not ever read it again), it stays in the "Keep" pile. Welcome back. Putting all that text at the end seems clunky. Might be the funniest thing I've read all year! I bought the book yesterday, it arrived in the mail today, and I just finished reading it a few minutes ago. 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