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

Oct 30, Benjaminxjackson rated it really liked it. Lots of crazy experiments in this one. As it turns out, I am either a dyed-in-the-wool little-t, or to lazy and apathetic to go to the trouble of becoming a big-T.

The exhortation to find ways to move outside of one’s own box seems worth listening to.

Thompson and possibly even more important The grandkids will love it. Nov 18, Bryan Mcquirk rated it it was ok Shelves: He can be contacted at absintheandflamethrowers. Tirades against a “nanny-state” – however sh I had issues with this book. Paged through this one.


He enumerates a list of “artfully dangerous activities” that you may or may not want to indulge in. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

And now, “Absinthe and Absinhhe.

A good read for those of us who love a Mythbusters marathon. Sep 12, Miles rated it liked it Shelves: How you are a better person if you take risks!

Alas, most of these projects aren’t suited to apartment living. And then there’s the rest of the book. Instead this book comes across flamethowers a pseudo mid-life crisis, self-help book to justify ones existence. The first part of the book goes a bit into the history of a few famous thrill seekers, then it goes into the science.

Aug 24, Doug Roberts rated it liked it.

There’s also a ventilated shoe pocket, interior and exterior water bottle slots, a rubberized base, and a built-in locker hook. The most interesting thing that doesn’t involve explosives is his very glancing section of bartitsu, the martial art practiced by Sherlock Holmes. Aug 09, Liza Gilbert rated it did not like it Shelves: This shirt pocket-sized, page tome is filled with conversions, tables, maps, formulas, and other miscellaneous data for on-the-go reference.

This is the second in a series by this author of semi-dangerous projects for the backyard basement enthusiast. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of He spends a long and dull chapter in the front of the book talking about flamethroeers risk taking defines our humanity, our selves, our lives!


Absinthe and Flamethrowers

This book is intended to help risk-adverse people little-t into reasonable risk takers big-T. If society crumbles it could be handy. Jul 31, raihan rated it liked it.

Projects and Ruminations on the Art of Living Dangerously. 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.

Jul 13, Laesar rated it it was ok. Preview — Absinthe Flamethrowers by William Gurstelle.