A review by yvo_about_books
Every Tool's A Hammer: Life Is What You Make It, by Adam Savage


Finished reading: January 12th 2021

“We all have brains, and the ability to do remarkable things with them, but what we do with them is up to each of us.”


I was a big Mythbusters fan when I was younger, so I couldn't resist adding Every Tool's A Hammer to my shelves as soon as I first heard about it. I've been meaning to read it ever since, looking forward to refresh memories of the show and getting to know better one of the hosts...  I have to be honest here and say that this memoir wasn't what I expected at all, and I don't think it's in a positive way. Rather than focusing on the show as expected, Every Tool's A Hammer more about creativity and creating itself and it could get really tedious and repetitive in points. I even started skimreading sooner than later, as the writing could get considerably dense and focused on small details I honestly couldn't care less about. Sure, I like the idea of everyone being a potential creator and that there is no limit to creativity or what is 'creating' and what isn't. But did I actually enjoy reading this memoir? Sadly, I don't think so. It reads more like a self help manual mixed with rambles about random projects and moments of his life... Not exactly what I thought I had signed up for, and unfortunately not my cup of tea at all.

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