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Reader's Digest How to Do Just About Anything (1986)

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Want to know how to say 'thank you' in 12 languages? Or how to dance the samba? Or make a sponge cake? Are you having trouble removing rust from your lawn-mower blades? Are you anxious to know how to protect yourself against identity theft? This indispensable A-Z guide is packed with simple solutions to all those tricky problems life can throw at you. And, it's full of skills old and new, fun and functional to ensure that you'll never be at a loss or a loose end again. Whether your aim is to keep a lid on your energy bills or learn how to play tiddlywinks, you'll find out how right here, quickly and easily… (more)
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Handy to have around the house. ( )
  Karen74Leigh | Oct 25, 2022 |
There is a famous figure of speech that explains this book quite well. It goes 'Jack of all trades, master of none'.
Referencing from this handy book will give you a basic understanding of the necessary skills involved in hundreds of different subjects; and for some things such as making jam or jump starting a car that is all you really need; but, I would definitely not attempt practicing self defence or sailing a water craft without seeking further in depth tuition.

This is still a very handy book to keep close by; and there are a couple of different ways I would use it:

The first is as a solution to a problem such as wiring a ceiling light or mixing concrete.

The second is as general reading to expand the mind in your spare time.

The information is concise and generally speaking accurate, although newer domestic wiring regulations and other such evolutionary changes should also be taken into account when reading a book twenty five years old.
  Sylak | Nov 19, 2014 |
It isn't everything, but you would be surprised at what is included in this book. Examples, are not extensive, but still helpful. ( )
  Borg-mx5 | Apr 4, 2010 |
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How to Do Just About Anything is a comprehensive guide to solving everyday household problems.
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Want to know how to say 'thank you' in 12 languages? Or how to dance the samba? Or make a sponge cake? Are you having trouble removing rust from your lawn-mower blades? Are you anxious to know how to protect yourself against identity theft? This indispensable A-Z guide is packed with simple solutions to all those tricky problems life can throw at you. And, it's full of skills old and new, fun and functional to ensure that you'll never be at a loss or a loose end again. Whether your aim is to keep a lid on your energy bills or learn how to play tiddlywinks, you'll find out how right here, quickly and easily

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