Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work
Edit: Found it.
I see someone already mentioned his name (Matthew Crawford) below.
"...author Matthew B. Crawford questions the educational imperative of turning everyone into a "knowledge worker," based on a misguided separation of thinking from doing. Using his own experience as an electrician and mechanic, Crawford presents a wonderfully articulated call for self-reliance and a moving reflection on how we can live concretely in an ever more abstract world."