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CHARACTERS Bunch of Amateurs 107 à What is it that drives the success of America and the identity of its people Acclaimed writer and contributing editor to This American Life Jack Hitt thinks it's because we're all a bunch of amateursAmerica’s self invented tinkerers are back at it in their metaphorical garages—fiddling with everything from solar poweredT American Idol Hitt argues that the nation’slove of self invented obsessives has always driven the country to rediscover the true heart of the American dream Amateur pursuits are typically lamented as a world that just passed until a Sergey Brin or Mark Zuckerberg steps out of his garage or dorm room with the rare but crucial success story In Bunch of Amateurs Hitt argues that America is now poised to pioneer at another frontier that will lead one time to the newest version of the American drea. The concept of this book sounded interesting but unfortunately it just didn't hold my atten

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And their pursuits From a tattooed young woman in the Bay Area trying to splice a fish’s glow in the dark gene into common yogurt all done in her kitchen using salad spinnersto a space fanatic on the brink of developing the next generation of telescopes from his mobile home Hitt not only tells the stories of people in the grip of a passion but argues that America’s history is bound up in a cycle of amateur surgesBeginning with Ben Franklin’s kite and leading all the way to the current TV hi. Started out ok his premise was interesting enough but I don't know if the anecdotes got wor

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Bunch of AmateursWhat is it that drives the success of America and the identity of its people Acclaimed writer and contributing editor to This American Life Jack Hitt thinks it's because we're all a bunch of amateursAmerica’s self invented tinkerers are back at it in their metaphorical garages fiddling with everything from solar powered cars to space elevators In Bunch of Amateurs Jack Hitt visits a number of different garages and has written a fascinating book that looks at America’s current batch of amateurs. For any reporter there's a pleasure in delving into a specialty like telescope making It's