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Joe Michon-Huneau - Bookseller in Manchester

I grew up in upstate NY.
I love Calvin and Hobbes.
I watch Jurassic Park yearly.


Interests include: Tom Waits, homemade pie, David Lynch, podcasts, National Parks, breakfast, The X-Files, sticky notes, and David Attenborough’s voice

Cocktails for Drinkers: Not-Even-Remotely-Artisanal, Three-Ingredient-Or-Less Cocktails That Get to the Point by Jennifer McCartney - Book Review

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$14.95
ISBN: 9781581573541
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Published: Countryman Press - March 14th, 2016

A comedic book at heart, this is perhaps my favorite cocktail guide. These recipes are full of as much wry wit as rye whiskey, as much dry humor as dry vermouth. McCartney—author of such impulse-buy classics as The Joy of Leaving Your Sh*t All Over the Place and The Little Book of Sloth Philosophy—has crafted the perfect counterpoint to all those fussily pretentious mixology books brimming with elaborate, ornate cocktails you’ll never make. Grab some white wine (serving size: one bottle) and start drinking like a normal again! ~ Reviewed by Joe Michon-Huneau


3-Ingredient Cocktails: An Opinionated Guide to the Most Enduring Drinks in the Cocktail Canon by Robert Simonson - Book Review

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780399578540
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Published: Ten Speed Press - September 26th, 2017

This stylish guide to the classics of mixology is a must for any kitchen, bar, or basement speakeasy. Straightforward advice, simple recipes, and brief histories of the most enduring staples, plus some interesting twists on perennial favorites. Cheers! ~ Reviewed by Joe Michon-Huneau


The Compendium of Amazing Gardening Innovations by Abigail Willis - Book Review

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By Abigail Willis, Dave Hopkins (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781786273178
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Published: Laurence King Publishing - September 4th, 2018

Have you ever wondered what guerrilla gardening is? The history of vertical gardening? Who started the first horticultural society? Did you know that the design of pruning shears may have been inspired by the guillotine? That the lawnmower was pioneered in 1830? From anti-lawns to zen gardens, this book has it all. ~ Reviewed by Joe Michon-Huneau


Beginner Gardening Step by Step: A Visual Guide to Yard and Garden Basics by DK - Book Review

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By DK
$22.99
ISBN: 9781465477002
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Published: DK - February 12th, 2019

I love DK guides, and this one is no exception. The perfect how-to that will push you outside your comfort zone and into your garden. Great for first-time gardeners, hobbyists looking to expand their repertoire, and green thumb novices who want to deepen their knowledge. ~ Reviewed by Joe Michon-Huneau


The Poptail Manual: Over 90 Delicious Frozen Cocktails by Kathy Kordalis - Book Review

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$14.99
ISBN: 9781784880934
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Published: Hardie Grant - May 2nd, 2017

A simple equation: Ice Pop + Cocktail = Poptail
Personally, I’ve never encountered a situation where I’ve had to choose between a creamsicle and a cosmo, but now I’ll never be caught in such a dilemma. This colorful how-to will help you take the edge off while cooling off. ~ Reviewed by Joe Michon-Huneau


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