Art and Science of Dumpster Diving

Art and Science of Dumpster Diving This is probably the most important section in the while catalog With the times a changin as they are we all need to better prepared for the uncertain changes ahead The books in this section will giv

  • Title: Art and Science of Dumpster Diving
  • Author: John Hoffman
  • ISBN: 9781559500883
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is probably the most important section in the while catalog With the times a changin as they are, we all need to better prepared for the uncertain changes ahead The books in this section will give you a head start.A twisted guide to hardcore garbage picking sprinkled with bizarre asides, irreverent tone and political tirades appreciated by the hyper cynical GeneThis is probably the most important section in the while catalog With the times a changin as they are, we all need to better prepared for the uncertain changes ahead The books in this section will give you a head start.A twisted guide to hardcore garbage picking sprinkled with bizarre asides, irreverent tone and political tirades appreciated by the hyper cynical Generation X crowd The Orlando SentinelThis book will show you how to get just about anything you want or need food, clothing, furniture, building materials, entertainment, luxury goods, tools, toys you name it Absolutely Free Take a guided tour of America s back alleys where amazing wealth is carelessly discarded Hoffman will show you where to find the good stuff, how to rescue it and how to use it.

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    1. No. Fuck this guy. I don't want to say you can tell he's a douche from the pictures of him inside with sunglasses on, so you can tell he's a douche for the fact that he thinks the homeless are competition, the fact that he thinks everybody but him is a stupid asshole, and the fact that he seems to think you, the reader, are a total butthole (but he can help you). This thing has been sitting in my bathroom for a couple weeks now and every time I open it up I see something new and messed up. Which [...]

    2. Reading this book I had two insights. 1. You can't dumpster dive in South Korea. You have to buy special trash bags that cost an arm and a leg. The bigger the bag, the more it costs. Because the bags are so expensive, everybody recycles. It's so ingrained in the culture that you will ALWAYS find recycling bins. When you find a real public trash can, which is rare, someone is paid to separate that trash. There's even a bin for compost material. 2. I want to try this! Nevermind that the author has [...]

    3. I read this book years ago, during my shifts at Crescent Wrench Bookstore & Infoshop. Ah, those were the days.My favorite part of this book is the author's unapologetic attitude. He's a dumpster diver and damn proud of it. He holds his head up high, no reason to be ashamed. This book is filled with tips, tricks, and techniques, Really, everything you need to know about dumpster diving is here.

    4. Wow I am just being bombarded by self-righteous authors beating their own drums lately. Maybe I need to stop reading non-fiction, or maybe it's a reminder to stop being such a self-righteous prick myself.This guy would steal a half-eaten pear from a baby. Ok maybe not, but this is a book written about how to live off society's garbage, by a man who will take anything he can get from anyone. He mentions many times how he finds hundreds of blank checks in trash cans. A warning to readers not to th [...]

    5. "Dumpster diving" is an unfortunate term for a noble pursuit: reclaiming and reusing perfectly good things that are being thrown away by wasteful or lazy people. It is also a political act highly frowned upon in materialistic societies because it removes one from obligate consumerism. And John Hoffman has written the ultimate guide for perfecting the art. A college graduate with a good job, Hoffman doesn't have to Dumpster dive: he loves to, and lives better--and more freely--because of it. In n [...]

    6. Everyone else seems to think that this guy comes off sounding like a jerk, but I'm just not seeing it. It was a cool book about Dumpster Diving. While I didn't really enjoy it all that much because I already knew most of what it had in it, it did give me some interesting ideas about bookstores and flower shops, and was filled with neat ideas that I had never thought about trying before.Overall not a bad book on the subject, it brings some new stuff to the table. Although it is a bit repetitive.

    7. Not just entertainment, this is educational! A must-read for those who like free stuff and/or dislike wastefulness in our society. Had a definite impact on me starting in junior high school. A perennial favorite in my library.

    8. If you can get through the long and tedious rants about the evils of government and the police, this book has some very good advice about what it takes to be successful at retrieving useful items from the trash.His constant "railing against the machine" gets real old real fast. You can skip directly to chapter 5 and not miss anything of consequence at all. Some of his recommendations are not really feasible for city dwellers (not a great need for slopping pigs in my neighborhood) but a lot of hi [...]

    9. Quality information, outdated in places, poor and unprofessionally printed images, with some sweet honest, humanistic commentary alongside awful awful awful rhetoric. Evoking wild-haired windbag political actors. Wonder where this author is now. For better information with less of an agenda check out online resources like this freegan site: freeganfo/what-is-a-freeganI'd give the book three stars if there weren't better information available elsewhere.

    10. Let me start off this review by saying that I am not a dumpster diver. However, I have been known to find some cool treasures on the curb on trash day and take them home, and I love a yardsale. I enjoy the author's view of life, and it's a good reminder of how wasteful the average American can be, and how we could all benefit from sharing our stuff rather than tossing it. I admire those who find ways to help the environment and save money for more important things by dumpster diving, and I recom [...]

    11. t's obvious that this author does not respect police calling them perverted swine. There were some helpful tips between the homeless bashing and the police disrespect. He also makes a lot of references to finding/bartering blank checks and cut up credit cards, encouraging the reader to commit identity theft.You could easily rename this book Art and Science of Lowering Your Living Standards.

    12. Every once in a while, I get a hankering to read something from Loompanics. Why? To remind myself that anything is possible.This glorious tome extolls the virtues of dumpster diving for sustenance, fun and profit. It's a quick read with plenty of tips on how to dumpster dive safely. The author, John Hoffman, is endlessly impressed with himself which makes for an amusing read.Gotta go scrounge some dumpsters.

    13. This book gets the default three star rating, but just by a hair. The information contained within The Art and Science was useful (made me want to scope out the neighbourhood), but the author himself was the sort of self-righteous prick that, if I ever had to encounter in person, I would either ignore or deck.

    14. Funny, self-deprecating and honest. Amy Dacyczyn was rightfunny, maybe a bit overly political, but a valuable resource and completely worth not only a readbut using as a manual. Free your mind!

    15. I have been Diving/Canning "Canning with Cathy" on FB for almost a year and everything this guy says holds true for what I've found. Great intro into Diving.

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