Kirby says: >Evidence: when adults try to restore or repair their miss-diagnosed "hate for math" (what they really hate how it's taught), they go for dot-connecting trade books e.g. Mario Livio about Phi, or Steve Devlin or Ivars Peterson, or some author who writes a fine coherent prose and tells a story.
I'll note in passing that I confessed in another thread to being an inveterate DIY'er around the house. A personal trend I've noticed is I spend a *lot* more time these days researching how to do something before I try it myself. The internet makes that a lot easier of course. I think my success rate has improved, but maybe I'm just older and like to find reasons to put off the inevitable hard work ;-)