As a writer, nothing would make me happier than knowing people look at me as a guilty pleasure. I mean: that’s as good as it gets.

Joe Hill, author of N0S4A2 (via austinkleon)

TRUE!

explore-blog:

Adam Phillips on why psychoanalysis is like literature 

TRUE….
Interesting! 

Interesting! 

austinkleon:

From the Sacramento Daily Union, 6 June 1885:

Many of Napoleon’s biographers have incidentally mentioned that he […] used to carry about a certain number of favorite books wherever he went, whether traveling or camping; but it is not generally known that he made several plans for…

Napoleon was clever.  And could afford to be! 

austinkleon:


this-is-dedicated:

John Steinbeck’s dedication to his editor, Pascal Covici, in East of Eden
While writing East of Eden, Steinbeck warmed up by writing a letter to his friend and editor in his notebook. These letters are collected in Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters. You can read the last letter in the batch over at Letters of Note.
As for the dedication, here’s some info from Oprah.com (of all places, I know):

[Steinbeck] often mentioned the things he was tinkering with or building around the house. At one point, Pat asked Steinbeck to make him a box; Steinbeck joked that the only specification was that Pat shouldn’t be able to fit inside it.
When Steinbeck finished East of Eden, he placed his 250,000 word manuscript into a mahogany box he had carved and sent it to Pat. The note he placed on top became the dedication page of the novel.

There’s a book about the friendship called Steinbeck and Covici.

Related: Excerpts from John Steinbeck’s diary while writing The Grapes of Wrath


Good old Steinbeck! 

austinkleon:

this-is-dedicated:

John Steinbeck’s dedication to his editor, Pascal Covici, in East of Eden

While writing East of Eden, Steinbeck warmed up by writing a letter to his friend and editor in his notebook. These letters are collected in Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters. You can read the last letter in the batch over at Letters of Note.

As for the dedication, here’s some info from Oprah.com (of all places, I know):

[Steinbeck] often mentioned the things he was tinkering with or building around the house. At one point, Pat asked Steinbeck to make him a box; Steinbeck joked that the only specification was that Pat shouldn’t be able to fit inside it.

When Steinbeck finished East of Eden, he placed his 250,000 word manuscript into a mahogany box he had carved and sent it to Pat. The note he placed on top became the dedication page of the novel.

There’s a book about the friendship called Steinbeck and Covici.

Related: Excerpts from John Steinbeck’s diary while writing The Grapes of Wrath

Good old Steinbeck! 

"Well, you cry a little. Then you wait for the sun to come out. It always does."

Been a fan for years… 

‘My Sharona’ by The KnackI dunno why, but I have always loved “My Sharona”.   Here is the Karaoke version.   And I also give you links to an Uber Cool re-mix version.  See:  https://www.thisismyjam.com/Engztrom   ENJOY!

‘My Sharona’ by The Knack
I dunno why, but I have always loved “My Sharona”. Here is the Karaoke version. And I also give you links to an Uber Cool re-mix version. See: https://www.thisismyjam.com/Engztrom ENJOY!

‘Sunday Girl 1979’ by BlondieBlondie’s voice, here, is tops!  So light and lively.  So happy.  A mindless thing, that merely gives pleasure…  An alternate re-mix version can be found here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e2bA3tTYow

‘Sunday Girl 1979’ by Blondie
Blondie’s voice, here, is tops! So light and lively. So happy. A mindless thing, that merely gives pleasure… An alternate re-mix version can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e2bA3tTYow

‘Nowhere Man’ by The BeatlesWell, I have, at times, sorta been a nowhere man!  But there is another version of this some here, that you should also listen to:  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81tmuA2Dddk
And see this Jammer:  https://www.thisismyjam.com/Engztrom/

‘Nowhere Man’ by The Beatles
Well, I have, at times, sorta been a nowhere man! But there is another version of this some here, that you should also listen to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81tmuA2Dddk And see this Jammer: https://www.thisismyjam.com/Engztrom/

‘Happy Ever After’ by Julia FordhamI discovered this song, from another song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysU_ezDYt8A
Which is jammed here:
https://www.thisismyjam.com/Engztrom/_83nxkxr
A haunting and wonderful tune….

‘Happy Ever After’ by Julia Fordham
I discovered this song, from another song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysU_ezDYt8A Which is jammed here: https://www.thisismyjam.com/Engztrom/_83nxkxr A haunting and wonderful tune….