Last month, I took the train down to Portland, Oregon to be in attendance of the opening of Quality is Contagious: John Economaki and Bridge City Tool Works, an exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Craft. I bought the book which accompanied the exhibit and finished reading it last night.
My Review in One Sentence
The book was exactly as I would want my own: hardcover; large, colour photographs; insightful and interesting anecdotes; thought-provoking quotes; and above all, a thoroughly enjoyable and inspiring read.
I have read some books that took a long time to read because getting through it felt like a chore. This book took a long time because, every half-dozen pages, I either read something profound or saw something that got me thinking and I would sit there, just gazing into space, reflecting. This is an outstanding book and I highly recommend reading it.
Being at the book party and getting signatures from the book’s contributors and Bridge City Tool Works staff (including an encouraging message from John) makes it even more special.
I also asked other attendees (family, friends and customers of John) to sign the book’s cardboard case. This book is one of my most cherished possessions.