I’ve spent the last two years writing my just released book Absinthe and Flamethrowers: Projects and Ruminations on the Art of Living. In “Absinthe & Flamethrowers,” Mr. Gurstelle burrows into the difference between what he calls “Big-T types” (genuine thrill-seekers) and. photo by Scott Beale My friend writer William Gurstelle, who writes for Make Magazine and is one of the producers of Make: Television, has a.

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He spends a long and dull chapter in the front of the book talking about how risk taking defines our humanity, our selves, our lives! Written for smart risk takers, it explores why danger is good for you and details the art of living dangerously.

The outer compartments are dedicated to work, with a tasteful blue nylon twill lining, padded laptop pouch, and various organizer pockets. The first part of the book goes a bit into the history of a few famous thrill seekers, then it goes into the science.

That out of the way, Flamethrowrs feel like this is a useful resource to have in a home library. Aug 09, Liza Gilbert rated it did not like it Shelves: Having an approachable, basic recipe for black powder, rocket engines, and flame-throwers seems like just the type of knowledge I probably will never need but don’t want to go scrambling for when I do.

Absinthe Flamethrowers: Projects and Ruminations on the Art of Living Dangerously

Shop Sonic Editions on Uncrate Supply. This is the adult equivalent of the ‘Dangerous Book for Boys’. Sep 12, Miles rated it liked it Shelves: Each one is poured into a sleek container that can be reused for a rocks glass after the candle is gone. Then he writes about how he did it, often about how y There is a small but growing sub-genre of books into which this one fits quite neatly.


Part of the book is fantastic — a useful and handy guide on how to make gunpowder and solid rocket fuel. This book gives you the information like where to buy supplies and the inclination to try a few things that you might not have had the guts to try before.

Rock Band to throw down on over the next couple of months. Nov 18, Bryan Mcquirk rated it it was ok Shelves: I had issues with this book.

Sep 22, Christopher added it. Thompson and possibly even more important Jul 31, raihan rated it liked it. At the end of the day you I owe quite a bit of this book. To ask other readers questions about Absinthe Flamethrowersplease sign up.

Written for smart risk takers, it explores why danger is good for you and details the art of living dangerously. Want to Read saving…. Tired of absinthw up the same ol’ burger week after week?

Absinthe and Flamethrowers

It’s not useful, but he has endnotes that point the interested Holmes fan towards more information. Refresh and try again. This page hardcover features information on everything from basic pong etiquette and ball grips to expert techniques and tournament hosting tips. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. The Best Books of Unlike the largely geeky and solo activities on which the book is focused, the quiz is almost entirely about physical risk taking — running marathons and climbing mountains.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Here are a few examples: Instead this book comes across as a pseudo mid-life crisis, self-help book to justify ones existence. And I have got to applaud his citations, lists, and excellent references.

I skimmed the rest of the book, which includes info on how to build a flamethrower, how to eat pufferfish, how to build smoke bombs, etc.

Jul 13, Laesar rated it it flamefhrowers ok. I thought it was going to contain interesting information vis-a-vis the book of dangerous ideas for boys. Preview — Absinthe Flamethrowers by William Gurstelle. This is the second in a series by this author of semi-dangerous projects for the backyard basement enthusiast.


Fun book, but it really could use a bit more flamethrowers Jan 19, Page rated it it was ok Shelves: My girlfriend gave it to me for Christmas, and a quick glance shows lots of instructions on how to make your own weapons. Two great things, together at long last In the center, you’ll find the spacious 45L gym compartment, lined with a waterproof, wipe-down nylon.

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That, along with a section on how to smoke to convey charact Gurstelle talks about the purpose of risk taking before offering a number of fairly safe ways to indulge in things that get one’s adrenaline pumping, like model rocketry and homemade flamethrowers as well as thrill eating pufferfish and drinking absinthe. You can instead fill your home with warm, earthy scents of Leather and Cannabis. This daring combination of science, history, and DIY projects will show you how.

He spouts philosophy, personality tests, and theory in the first half, using big words and somewhat talking down to his audience, but in the latter half of the book he takes the low road, really talking down to the audience such as gently explaining what eBay is. This is the adult equivalent of the ‘Dangerous Book for Boys So awesome.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Using the same printing techniques as fine art galleries, each photo is hand printed to order on Fuji crystal archive paper, numbered and certified, and comes encased inside a hand-made solid wooden frame that’s ready to hang.