Sadie Shapiro's Knitting Book Author:robert Kimmel Smith It's not as if Sadie Shapiro had Godlike powers; or that the hand of the Almighty directed her action. But it is just possible that he dropped in for tea. And stayed to chat. For no one - No One - can resist Sadie Shapiro. — And when Sadie naively submits fifty of her best knitting patterns to a third-rate publishing house, the world learns tha... more »t she is much more than the average little 72-year-old (or 75-year-old - she's not sure) lady in tennis shoes who jogs as enthusiastically (if not nearly as well) as she knits.
Here, in one of the warmest and funniest of books, is an account of Sadie Shapiro's exploits and philosophy - both of which somehow have hugely beneficent effects on all around her - from the moment she sends in her manuscript, through her sudden, hilarious rocket to celebritydom, to the moment she has straightened out everyone's life. Including her own.« less