I just picked up Maira Kalman's new book And the Pursuit of Happiness. Maira muses on history, statesmen, freedom and...pie! Just look at the knock-me-out-beautiful back cover!
It's impossible to be angry and make a pie; the dough needs to be handled without fussiness or clumsiness, so you'd better pay attention.
Pie trumps cake.
Store-bought crusts are awful. It doesn't matter how much time is saved.