Oh, and you might just laugh your ass off! Some of the commentary was amusing. These are all homemade items that have been offered for sale online. My only, um, regret is that the editors didn't figure out a way to integrate some of the appendices better, to create a richer reading experience. But damn, it's funny. Winchell's commentary on the crafts is hilarious. This book shows some of the amazing junk you can buy there. Prior to 2009, Winchell maintained a personal Web site that, in addition to the music pieces, chronicled the actor's activities, which include her professional, personal, and romantic life. If anyone is looking for a birthday present for me, never look in this book. While I may not go back and read this book every year (I, My sister got this for me for Christmas last year. I've purchased a few things from Etsy over the years and have always been pleased with my purchases, but there are certainly a lot of odd things out there and April Winchell has a really witty writing style that suits the bizarre, kooky, and "unique" crafts sold on the webs. On December 5, 2011, Regretsy began a Secret Santa program, collecting donations for presents for needy children. The posts that this book features are funny, sure, but what makes them fall-down hilarious is the author's take on them! New this month: Scandal rocks an elite British boarding school in The Divines. The reader responses from Etsy buyers and sellers included at the end was particularly fun. She is an actress, known for Despicable Me 2 (2013), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) and 101 Dalmatians: The Series (1997). April Winchell enjoyed searching Etsy for out-of-this-world crafts. :-) I really enjoy the Regretsy blog, and this maintains the feel of the blog. It's a blog in a book. In October 2009, Winchell (under the pseudonym "Helen Killer") launched Regretsy, a blog website which satirized Etsy. This book nabbed me at the first sighting of a mermaid toy and some junk jewelry living in a tangle atop someone's head. On, April 17, 2011, Winchell created April's Army, one of the largest selling teams on Etsy. An original book of completely made up Finnish folklore that will underwrite Regretsy's goodwill tour of Finland this winter On, April 17, 2011, Winchell created April's Army, one of the largest selling teams on Etsy. Be the first to ask a question about Regretsy. Some sections only seemed to have 4 or so failures in it before moving on to the next section. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. I have a boxes and bags of fabric samples, books, magazines and embarrassing 40 yo photos from "pieces" I turned out as a Fine Arts major, in my last 2 years at Berkeley. fish line and sinker. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Reviewed in the United States on June 24, 2011. This book could easily be read in an hour or two, so if you want something light and just need a break from that intense novel, this is the book to pick up. In addition I have sold on Ebay, Amazon, Ruby and Etsy. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Bluetooth just for the snarkitude.) There were very few crafts in here that I remembered, just the horse painting, the corn turd soap, and the bird feeder helmet. WARNING: Bizarre items contained herein. I have a boxes and bags of fabric samples, books, magazines and embarrassing 40 yo photos from "pieces" I turned out as a Fine Arts major, in my last 2 years at Berkeley. Hilarious commentary on some of the odd and quirky hand-made items to be found on Etsy! ), including at breakfast. Author, Winchell, tells comedic personal stories in montages to introduce each chapter. ), Where Do It Yourself meets What the Fuck. Little did she know, her blog would get so much attention. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. That's right, the minor Interwebs celeb, L.A.-radio writer/producer/director, ex-Groundling and animated voice talent. Might be the funniest thing I've read all year! Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Good option to scratch your Regretsy itch; Unfortunately not as enjoyable as the actual blog. I didn't even remember half of the crafts featured in the book. Something went wrong. The reviews were mixed, and they were absolutely correct. The subtitle sums it up nicely. Somebody apparently does--maybe you! Despite the whining complaints of those who think the comments are mean (and miss the points), what is happening here is many faceted. Get ready to gasp, shudder, and laugh out loud. On, April 17, 2011, Winchell created April's Army, which ran monthly campaigns for which all profits went to a selected Regretsy member who has encountered hardships. I really, really miss the Regretsy blog. Buy it. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. I enjoyed the appalling quality of the crafts (e.g., embroidered toilet paper, a felt vasectomy doll, an alien doll with a face made from a walnut riding atop a toy horse, handcrafted felt placenta [that prompts the very genuine question of what to DO with handcrafted felt placenta], eyeless but grinning pear wall art made entirely from chewed gum), all made even more ludicrou. It's divided into sections for different types of crafts-gone-wrong, and each section begins with two or three pages by April Winchell. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Little did she know, her blog would get so much attention. It's a blog, no- it's a book! This book is just as great as the site. I remember that I accidentally came across it several years ago and read all of the archives in a week or so, all while laughing uncontrollably. The descriptions are also very short, which highlights how great the comments were. Some of the stuff being sold is so funny and pathetic. April Winchester and her army of reviewers on regretsy dot com and in this book put some depth into what it means to be snarky. The best part of the book was that Winchell said she was afraid to check out taxidermy, so of course it did. April's intro to the WTF side of Etsy is educational (I now know about Vulvacraft, for example) and her personal narratives were as well. There is some profanity in it, but many of the products shown warrant nothing less than expletives. Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened. I liked the little bit of writing in the book (mostly the chapter introductions), and the photos/products were funny as always, but I was hoping for something slightly... more than the site. Winchell's wit, intelligence and. Winchell is no-holds-barred sarcastic and cutting in her "critiques" of the Etsy items. by Villard. Had me in stiches. I had not been familiar with Regretsy, April Winchell's website devoted to chronicling the weirdness of Etsy, where the Internet sells its arts and crafts. There was a problem loading your book clubs. New Regretsy examples in tribute to April Winchell and her marvellous craft gone wrong blog. She was previously married to Mick Kuisel. I had been reading it a bit at a time (perhaps the best approach? . Before reading this book, I was unfamiliar with the Regretsy website. The Army's members ran monthly campaigns, and all the profits gathered from their store went to a selected Regretsy member who has encountered hardships. I also was kind of annoyed. I've purchased a few things from Etsy over the years and have always been pleased with my purchases, but there are certainly a lot of odd things out there and April Winchell has a really witty writing style that suits the bizarre, kooky, and "unique" crafts sold on the website. I was actually disappointed in the length. I bought the book yesterday, it arrived in the mail today, and I just finished reading it a few minutes ago. Although I remember watching my things get plowed under at the dump - yes, this was not orchestrated, and I never thought demise would be so immediate or symbolic - I am still mesmerized by craft produced by myself and others. She was born in New York City, the daughter of ventriloquist, voice actor and comedian Paul Winchell. The Army's members ran monthly campaigns, and all the profits gathered from their store went to a selected Regretsy member who has encountered hardships. Some is funner, though. It all felt like filler content when I'm absolutely positive there is enough random shite on Etsy to fill up a Bible 8 times over. Come and check out awful crafts that don't make any sense at all! If you want a hilarious spectacle, this is your book! Please come out with another book! Winchell is the daughter of Paul Winchell. Regretsy: Where DIY Meets WTF by April Winchell (2010-04-06). Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. I really enjoyed those sections because of her sense of humor (a bit twisted, a bit vulnerable, but very insightful). We'll tell you who: April Winchell. A huge shame, the comments alone were pure gold! As a voice actress, she has been heard in hundreds of animated television programs, such as King of The Hill, Robot and Monster, Phineas & Ferb, Pucca, Kim Possible, Recess (as Miss Muriel Finster), Lloyd in Space (as Lloyd's mom), Goof Troop (as Peg Pete), Disney's House of Mouse and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (as Clarabelle Cow), Pepper Ann (as Lydia Pearson). Others are just wacky or lack taste. Snarky, witty, and interesting, I recommend this to everyone for a laugh. This book nabbed me at the first sighting of a mermaid toy and some junk jewelry living in a tangle atop someone's head. Refresh and try again. Excellently written essays introduce each chapter and repeatedly show why Winchell was voted 21st funniest person in LA (according to Los Angeles Magazine). The Army's members ran monthly campaigns, and all the profits gathered from their store went to a selected Regretsy member who has encountered hardships. . 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