Every book you read may not save your life – but some of them will.
I posted this quote earlier this year. I just love it. It says so much.
Back to the classics. The best thing I did this year was empty my apartment. Minimalism instead of materialism.
‘Salt Sugar Fat’ (Michael Moss, 2014) is a journey into the highly secretive world of the processed food giants. Book and audiobook available on iTunes
You can hear an interview here interview
This also happened this year. Well, I know what I’ll be reading to Sam. Teaching boys how to be men.
And to wrap up this first edition of Bookclub: Bukowski.
Style is the answer to everything.
A fresh way to approach a dull or dangerous thing
To do a dull thing with style is preferable to doing a dangerous thing without it
To do a dangerous thing with style is what I call art
Bullfighting can be an art
Boxing can be an art
Loving can be an art
Opening a can of sardines can be an art
Not many have style
Not many can keep style
I have seen dogs with more style than men,
although not many dogs have style.
Cats have it with abundance.
When Hemingway put his brains to the wall with a shotgun,
that was style.
Or sometimes people give you style
Joan of Arc had style
John the Baptist
I have met men in jail with style.
I have met more men in jail with style than men out of jail.
Style is the difference, a way of doing, a way of being done.
Six herons standing quietly in a pool of water,
or you, naked, walking out of the bathroom without seeing me.