Where DIY Meets WTF
By April Winchell
(Villard, Paperback, 9780345523181, 176pp.)
Publication Date: April 6, 2010
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HANDMADE? IT LOOKS LIKE YOU MADE IT WITH YOUR FEET.
A chicken poncho. A painting of a corn dog. A clock made out of an old “mostly clean” cheese grater. All this and more await you in the pages of Regretsy, a veritable sideshow of handcrafts gone wrong. Based on the eponymous hit blog and arranged in categories such as Décor, Pet Humiliation, and Christmas, Regretsy showcases the best of the worst, ranging from the hilariously absurd to the purely horrifying. Each page of this jaw-dropping volume features the actual seller’s online listing with a light coat of snarky commentary to give it a good shellacking. So join us as we descend into handmade hell and gawk, gasp, and marvel at the disturbingly odd artifacts that Regretsy has collected for your viewing pleasure, proving that you can never have too much of a bad thing.
April Winchell has enjoyed a multi-faceted career in the entertainment industry, working as an advertising executive, a radio show host, a comedy writer, and a voice actress. She lives in Los Angeles, CA.
“A hall of fame for artistic impulses gone oddly awry.”—Salon
Wildy funny.- Los Angeles Times
So much funny, we're not sure where to begin.- Gawker
Brilliant . . . unexpectedly wonderful.-Movieline
Ridiculous . . . completely unique and absolutely bonkers.-Time Out New York
Absolutely wonderful and downright horrifying.- New York Magazine
Wonderful sarcasm . . . Regretsy's the unofficial authority on the absurd.- Thrillist
Winning snark.- The Onion AV Club
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