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New on my blog this week: why “creative” shouldn’t be a noun, why self-help is an oxymoron, and more. No ads, no pop-ups, no Nazis. austinkleon.com https://t.co/9HOPmntOU8
I always wanted to be a teacher but haven't made it back to the classroom, so I’m delighted to see my books in classrooms this fall. austinkleon.com/books twitter.com/thefitbrarian/…
I could actually see a whole book of church sketchbooks by various artists — would definitely include @kevinh1000's SERMONS series twitter.com/hendrixart/sta…
RT @kottke: Five smart points about the genre of self-help books from Austin Kleon. "1. It's good (and healthy) to be skeptical of self-hel…
The @JosephRemnant art in this book is really terrific, btw twitter.com/austinkleon/st…
I mean go @Valstexmexbbq or go home https://t.co/TkcGktGkDm
And yes, that is my favorite, @Valstexmexbbq https://t.co/dOELr86HuX
🍖 @LuBellWoo is full of smoked meats and ready for @BookPeople tonight! Go see her! 7PM! austinmonthly.com/Austin-Amplifi… https://t.co/UNi6w6Lhpu
RT @ArthurDayne1: this country used to have class https://t.co/Au3IOOGMMk
RT @SarahThyre: HOT TIP: Use your public library card to sign up for @kanopy, an amazing FREE streaming service. I got it bc it’s the only…
Happy Sunday, y'all. If you need something to read, my blog this week had posts about self-help, health insurance, and a sneak peek at my new book, 100% free of Nazis, trolls, and billionaires. Enjoy! austinkleon.com https://t.co/P0sgVNi9vg
This is one of my favorite talks I've ever given. Wonderful room. twitter.com/karen_brennan/…
My son cursed the sun today and I couldn’t be prouder
People of Evanston, IL and northern Chicago: what are your favorite spots? (Esp. stuff to do w/ little kids, like parks, beaches, playgrounds, etc.)
Need something to read on this sweltering summer weekend? Here's this week's newsletter: mailchi.mp/austinkleon/th…
RT @austinkleon: “They don’t want us there. So we're going.” —Frank Costanza #delbocavista
Thoreau was our great observer of the seasons, and he believed that we, too, had internal seasons. Here's what he wrote a year later, on August 7, 1854: https://t.co/as1JocynnJ
Thoreau's journal on this day in 1853: https://t.co/iLHFjAy2oP
“There is a certain fertile sadness which I would not avoid, but rather earnestly seek.” —emo Thoreau
Watching somebody watch ROAD HOUSE for the first time is such a joy twitter.com/levistahl/stat…
My favorite Mohsin Hamid novel, btw, is HOW TO GET FILTHY RICH IN RISING ASIA, which was near the top of my 2013 reading list: austinkleon.com/2014/01/01/my-… https://t.co/YboLWh2VbQ
Stayed up last night finishing Mohsin Hamid's THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST. (I find his books to be compulsively readable. Real page-turners. amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS… https://t.co/w5fy3Aql4U
RT @levistahl: Who among us hasn’t read Jim Harrison shirtless? https://t.co/VAUhQhy2Tt
Good morning, diary (5-year-olds, man) https://t.co/B84TerPkGC
Just send the asteroid, lord
My personal Barton Springs: the Costco produce fridge https://t.co/QIPeNP1I1V
“It’s actually not painful to learn something if you do it incrementally.” —Yo-Yo Ma twitter.com/nprclassical/s…
Whenever I see ridiculous OH PITY THE POOR BILLIONAIRE nonsense, I remember John Steinbeck: “Trouble was that we didn’t have any self-admitted proletarians. Everyone was a temporarily embarrassed capitalist.” https://t.co/4WM8TPHhQn
Health care should be the #1 issue for everyone in the USA. As @RobDelaney put it, “You can't really effect positive change in any other area if your body (or your child’s body, or your partner’s body) is sick or not working.” twitter.com/ayjay/status/1…
RT @ktries: I get @austinkleon’s newsletter every Friday and it's great. This week is especially good: ringing my bells with back-to-school…
Happy Friday, y'all. Here's this week's newsletter: mailchi.mp/austinkleon/th…
On rejection: Cartoonist Jules Feiffer says artists have to build up “rejection deltoids”: “[get] used to being hit in the face [so] you just get up again automatically” npr.org/2015/05/19/407… #ShareYourRejection https://t.co/cJChiotsvS
RT @nprclassical: Watch a mini master class from @YoYo_Ma as he returns to Bach -- and his childhood -- at the #TinyDesk https://t.co/27wfI…
Tonight's viewing: INDISCREET (thanks @Kanopy & @AustinPublicLib) https://t.co/Q117h3Hn6y
A fun thing about back-to-school season is all the students openly tweeting at me that they stole my book because it was assigned as homework 😂
RT @hutchowen: Amazon.com: The Art of the Graphic Memoir: Tell Your Story, Change Your Life eBook: Tom Hart: Kindle Store http…
“the books I write often feel like the books I wanted to read, but they didn’t exist, so I brought them into being.” —Rebecca Solnit nytimes.com/2018/08/16/boo…
RT @Colossal: Look inside the world’s most beautiful libraries in a new 560-page photo book by Massimo Listri thisiscolossal.com/2018/08/the-wo… https…
“I hope my notebooks are archived after my death because I want someone to go crazy trying to figure out what I was doing.” —@TriciaLockwood’s interview on the @longformpodcast is well worth a listen longform.org/posts/longform…
“There’s a way of reading that is like writing. You feel in collaboration… You have a pen in your hand, you’re going along in a way that’s, like, half creating it as you go. And you’re also strip-mining it for anything you can use.” —@TriciaLockwood
“You have this fantasy when you’re young... of existing at ‘the beating heart of a literary community.’ Then I grew up and I started to go to readings and actually meeting ‘the literary people,’ and I was like, ‘Oh, no, I just want to be in my room.’” —@TriciaLockwood
Sometimes, in a forgetful, completely ridiculous moment, I look through my bookshelves, and I’m like, “Dang, these are some cool books. I wonder who lives here?” 😂 📚
“I feel myself very fortunate to have lived on earth during her career.” —Don Cornelius introducing Aretha Franklin on SOUL TRAIN twitter.com/austinkleon/st…
RIP Aretha. I re-watched this performance of “Natural Woman” and thought about better times 👇 twitter.com/austinkleon/st…
Comes out April 2019. 25-city tour. Sign up for my newsletter if you want updates: austinkleon.com/newsletter https://t.co/59jbXmB5ob
I dare say this book is pretty good! https://t.co/sbacMbnVuB
“This sucks and it's still amazing.” — my wife, on running errands without the kids
“I hope I never take fireflies for granted.” —@The_Real_John_P, KING-CAT, No. 78
“Music is the binding source of humanity. Without music, man would not be here. We would have already destroyed each other. And I’m glad I’m a music person. I like making the music world a richer place, because we need some more love.” —Leon Ware (RIP) pitchfork.com/features/inter…
Marvin Gaye lying on the couch while rehearsing “I Want You” youtube.com/watch?v=xdDSqx…
Still so sad that @Bourdain is gone. Keep catching up with unwatched episodes of PARTS UNKNOWN. One of the things I get addicted to is people talking about how much they love where they live.
“Every single day, hot and sunny. And they love it. ’Isn't it great, every day, hot and sunny?’ What are you, a fucking lizard? Only reptiles feel that way about this kind of weather. I'm a mammal, I can afford coats, scarves, cappuccino...” —Bill Hicks https://t.co/4dNCs2l6jn
“I’m always trying to project myself at a tangent and always seem eventually to arrive back at the same place. It’s a loop.” —Brian Eno tumblr.austinkleon.com/post/132034324…
The 3-year-old still refuses to watch COCO, but he found a COCO coloring book, so the skeletons now play guitars #juleskleonart austinkleon.com/2018/06/24/dra… https://t.co/0QGfQ7Qc7s
RT @tlualumni: Austin Kleon will be on campus as part of our Brown Cultural Events on Sept. 18th. This will be free and open to the public…
RT @mattthomas: “When will you realize, Vienna waits for you?” —Billy Joel (1977) ⚡️ “Vienna is named the most liveable city of the world…
I love Sam’s writing and look forward to reading this twitter.com/shamblanderson…
Oh INDEED! 📚 Here's the Worldcat link for a library near you! worldcat.org/title/steal-li… twitter.com/brookenblanton…
I hate summer and I hate Mondays and so I'm going to the @drafthouse
I often think that Garageband is the perfect iOS app and I hope Apple never touches it again so they don't screw it up.
Dance with me I want to be your partner can't you see https://t.co/CznK7YbW5Z
“I was called ‘intellectual,’ I guess, because I didn’t know any better than to read the guests’ books.” –@TheDickCavett nytimes.com/2018/08/04/sty…
“Excuse me, mister / do she got a sister?” —MF DOOM https://t.co/EhrHYAVbt5
5-year-old making some crazy underground comix #owenkleonart https://t.co/hU8D4ioSp9
New on the blog: School and the seasons, with some help from the Whomping Willow in Harry Potter and @TriciaLockwood’s PRIESTDADDY: austinkleon.com/2018/08/12/sch… https://t.co/9W2VKAoSEV
If you have a kid who keeps things close to the chest, giving them the tools to express themselves (in O's case, Garageband to write songs, a notebook for a diary) gives you this whole other glimpse into who they are, what they’re feeling & thinking
One thing I forgot to add: we thought O actually had an awful time yesterday? He moped around and complained about the heat & all the walking!
Loved reading this. All about the scenius surrounding the creation of D'Angelo’s VOODOO twitter.com/natechinen/sta…
More on the subject of writing self-help 👇 twitter.com/austinkleon/st…
I not only appreciate being included on this list, I love @leenanorms’ intro on self-help as a genre. I never intended to be shelved in self-help, but now it’s this genre (along with "illustrated gift book") that lets me write EXACTLY the kind of books I want to write. twitter.com/leenanorms/sta…
RT @austinkleon: What to do when someone says, “You must read this book!” https://t.co/cJedMA0Tdd
“Invisible Monasteries and Black Mountain Colleges.” —Warren Ellis orbitaloperations.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/d/… https://t.co/jMfka47PUn
RT @austinkleon: Happy weekend, y'all. Here's this week's newsletter for your reading pleasure: mailchi.mp/austinkleon/we… https://t.co/aAbEcO…
RT @NASA: Tonight is the night! The #Perseids meteor shower, caused by debris left behind by the Comet Swift-Tuttle, peaks overnight tonigh…
Top of the morning to you 💀#juleskleonart https://t.co/5VfBXSuZ0E
Talked the 5-year-old into keeping a diary 😂 https://t.co/wEyWsQy50d
“He is the germ. I am the white blood cell.” — my 5-year-old, about his brother
RT @SimonNRicketts: I used to know a guy who would say, cynically: ‘Why do homeless people have dogs?” I think this clip is the perfect ans…
This show makes a case that Ruscha basically predicted Google Earth and Street View. (And maybe Instagram and zine culture.) twitter.com/ransomcenter/s…
RT @neilperkin: Lovely post from @austinkleon featuring a great video of Ralph Steadman at work in his studio in 2013 https://t.co/33WAnx5c…
Follow @MobyDickatSea for little snippets. It's a book I plan on re-reading every five years or so twitter.com/rianjohnson/st…
Happy weekend, y'all. Here's this week's newsletter for your reading pleasure: mailchi.mp/austinkleon/we… https://t.co/aAbEcOCH1R
 
 
 
 
 
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