ISBN: 9781856230452 Year Added to Catalog: 2009 Book Format: Paperback Book Art: 16 B&W photos Dimensions: 5 x 8 Number of Pages: 236 Book Publisher: Permanent Publications Release Date: February 15, 2010 Web Product ID: 515
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Through the Eye of a Needle
The True Story of a Man Who Went Searching for Meaning— and Ended Up Making His Y-fronts
"Combines the cheerful idealism of Tom Hodgkinson with the well-meaning cluelessness of Danny Wallace, and a commitment to the DIY ethic not seen since William Morris started stringing his first loom."
Through the Eye of a Needle is a brilliant account of his journey—illuminating, enchanting, and often extremely funny—arguing that the way we look at clothing influences the way we look at the environment, the economy, and life itself. Few books written in our soulless times have such potential to transform people’s minds so completely—while also making them laugh. His encounters are by turns humorous and enlightening. He meets BBC TV’s Jeremy Clarkson, Hollywood superstars Richard Gere and Daryl Hannah, spiritual teachers, politicians, call-center and sweatshop workers, artists, Transition Town leader Rob Hopkins, Prince Charles’s own Savile Row tailor, and many others.
About the Author
John-Paul Flintoff is a well-known writer for Britain’s best-selling paper, The Sunday Times, and a regular broadcaster. His writing has attracted compliments from the documentary maker Michael Moore, the stage and film director Richard Eyre, and the late Nobel Prize-winner Harold Pinter (“Very good, very funny . . . in fact, it made me laugh”). He has also worked as a bin man, scuba diver, poet, taxi driver, assistant undertaker, tailor, gardener, highwire window cleaner, very amateur boxer, and rat catcher.