Pico Iyer advocates for stillness in one’s pursuit of finding meaning and happiness

Pico Iyer, The Art of Stillness. Adventures of Going Nowhere. Photography by Eydis Einarsdóttir Published 2014 by Simon & Schuster/ TED Books, 96p   As a travel journalist and writer for Time Magazine, Pico Iyer has seen the world. He traveled from Korea to Paraguay, from Ethiopia to India and United States and ultimately moved… Continue reading Pico Iyer advocates for stillness in one’s pursuit of finding meaning and happiness

Sharon Olds tells the story of her divorce in an intimate collection of poems that explore confusion, melancholy, love, sex and freedom

Sharon Olds, Stag’s Leap Published 2012 by Alfred A. Knopf, 112p   Everyone dies. Sometimes a beloved dies, and sometimes love. It took her fifteen years to reflect on her divorce and then find the strength to write about it. Sharon Olds, one of the most appreciated contemporary American poets, had been married for more… Continue reading Sharon Olds tells the story of her divorce in an intimate collection of poems that explore confusion, melancholy, love, sex and freedom

Chip Kidd demonstrates that first impressions count, that we do judge a book by its covers and that we need both clarity and mystery in our lives

Chip Kidd, Judge This Published 2015 by Simon & Schuster, 134p   Chip Kidd is a master of book design. His portfolio includes book covers for Haruki Murakami, Oliver Sacks, John Updike, Orhan Pamuk, Elie Wiesel and Boy George to name only a few and also the well-known cover for Jurassic Park. As all stories… Continue reading Chip Kidd demonstrates that first impressions count, that we do judge a book by its covers and that we need both clarity and mystery in our lives