The Art of Fixing Things ($11) is the must read book before you even bother opening the cover of any other ‘how-to’ guide to repairing household appliances, cars, farm equipment, garden machines or doing any kind of home improvements. It is THE resource for those smart people who have, as yet, never had the chance to learn the basics of tool use, repairs and maintenance. It contains stacks of useful information that you will not find in any other publication and is also the first new book on this subject in many a year. Written by a third generation member of a family of reliant, do it yourself folks, loads of these 150 tricks and tips come from a time when we always repaired our own possessions rather than trashing them and replacing them. A great book that everyone should read.