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A Mechanic and a Gentleman: An Odyssey into the Automotive Repair Business by E.S. Edwards

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humorous book about learning to become an auto mechanic
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I have more respect for the work that mechanics do because of this book.

  • Apr 2, 2013
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Learning how to repair a car is a valuable skill. I have more respect for what auto mechanics do after reading this book. This memoir is about a young woman's experiences of spending six months learning how to became an auto mechanic. Ethel Sue Edwards proves that a woman can fix a car as well as a man can. I don't know anything about car repair, so I truly admire the skills that Edwards learns. I enjoyed reading about how Sue Edwards bonds with her classmates by learning to speak urban slang. Her nickname is Sue Woo. I am surprised to learn that this means gangster in urban slang. Her classmates remind me a lot of myself. Most of them are hormonally charged young men who think about women and food all the time. I can relate to all of the humor in this book. I am surprised to learn that this means gangster in urban slang. I learned of a new website called urbandictionary.com. I can use urban slang if I ever move to that kind of environment.

Fixing cars sounds like a great way to get a work out. I could get a work out by changing and patching tires. I could also get dirty by changing the oil in a car. I think the most interesting task a mechanic performs is fixing an oil leak. I learned that a dye is used to determine if a car is leaking oil or not. It is so much fun visualizing all of things happening with a car. I will pass on this bit of information to my family and friends. She alludes to a car that has an electrical fire, but she does not elaborate on what to do. I want to learn what to do if a car has an electrical fire. I don't drive a car, but this is another piece of information I can pass on to the people I know. I enjoyed this book very much.

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April 08, 2013
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