Ways of Seeing
3.74
really liked it
My map of the book:

WAYS OF SEEING by John Berger
Jan 2008
Jan 06, 2010
 
The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property
4.01
it was amazing
Amazing, amazing book. My map:

THE GIFT BY LEWIS HYDE
Jan 2008
Jan 06, 2010
 
Beautiful Evidence
4.13
it was amazing
The fourth of Tufte’s books, contains his devastating pamphlet on Powerpoint, which should be required reading for everyone. Come to think of it, all ...more
Jan 2006
Jan 06, 2010
 
Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life
3.87
really liked it
A book that moved quick and didn’t bullshit. Great writing, very subtle and smart jokes.

My map of the book:

born standing up by steve martin
Jan 2008
Jan 06, 2010
 
Ed Emberley's Drawing Book: Make a World
4.44
it was amazing
This is the book I recommend to people who say, "But, I can't draw!"

My copies from the book:

Ed Emberley studies
Jan 2009
Jan 06, 2010
 
The Power of Myth
4.30
really liked it
A series of interview with Campbell, accompanied by lots of images.

My notes:

MINDMAP OF JOSEPH CAMPBELL'S THE POWER OF MYTH
Jan 2008
Jan 06, 2010
 
Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
4.23
it was amazing
A classic book about web design. Everyone should read it.

A few notes:

DON'T MAKE ME THINK BY STEVE KRUG
Jan 2008
Jan 06, 2010
 
The Sisters Brothers
3.83
it was amazing
I love Westerns. I love a good story. I love 300-page books with super-short chapters. I love funny dialogue. I love narrators who digress.

I loved thi
...more
not set
Feb 24, 2013
 
The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation
4.04
really liked it
Very good. My map:

THE POLITICAL BRAIN by Drew Westen
Jan 2006
Jan 06, 2010
 
Consider the Lobster and Other Essays
4.25
really liked it
Brilliant dude, brilliant essays. RIP. A great quote from DFW on how he thought about non-fiction:

“I don’t know a whole lot about non-fiction journal
...more
Jan 2006
Jan 06, 2010
 
Gospel According to Jesus
4.21
really liked it
Reminded me how much I love the teachings of Jesus and how much I hate contemporary Christianity. A lovely book.

My map:

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JESUS
Jan 2007
Jan 06, 2010
 
What It Is
4.08
it was amazing
My favorite book about writing. Love everything Lynda has ever done.
Jan 2008
Jan 06, 2010
 
The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone
3.90
it was amazing
not set
Apr 28, 2016
 
Six Memos For The Next Millennium
4.21
it was amazing
Intended as lectures, Calvino died before he could give them. The first five, Lightness, Quickness, Exactitude, Visibility, and Multiplicity, were wri ...more
Jan 2006
Jan 06, 2010
 
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice
4.23
really liked it
it was really surprising to me how much of this book applies to creativity and art. http://tumblr.austinkleon.com/post/45...
not set
Mar 17, 2013
 
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
4.10
it was amazing
A wonderful book about the psychology behind creativity.
Jan 2008
Jan 06, 2010
 
Miss Lonelyhearts
3.64
it was amazing
Re-read this the other night. Still nightmarish and hilarious. Every author who has a book in the self-help section should have to read this. West ori ...more
not set
Mar 17, 2013
 
Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity
3.90
really liked it
Hugh’s said the book is “advice I wish I had when I was in my early 20s.” The book sprung from his piece “How To Be Creative,” which was a big deal to ...more
not set
Jan 06, 2010
 
I Was a Child
3.73
not set
Apr 28, 2016
 
Seven Days in the Art World
3.54
really liked it
My wife got me this after reading one of Thornton’s articles. After reading it, I understood the art world better, and wanted less to do with it than ...more
not set
Jan 06, 2010
 
Memories, Dreams, Reflections
4.19
it was amazing
The best thing I read in 2009. Jung started his autobiography when he was 81, and worked on it right up until his death.
Jan 2009
Jan 06, 2010
 
Waiting for the Weekend
3.63
not set
Apr 28, 2016
 
Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization
3.82
not set
Apr 28, 2016
 
Mysteries of the Mall and Other Essays
3.53
not set
Apr 28, 2016
 
Shovel Ready (Spademan, #1)
3.46
really liked it
This was a lot of fun. Call it a terse, sci-fi hard-boiled noir: Ex-garbageman turned hit man in a post dirtybomb NYC protects a damsel-in-distress. N ...more
not set
Feb 22, 2014
 
50 Sad Chairs
4.39
it was amazing
The chairs are sad, yes, but they're also funny. I'm tempted to call this a cartoon book -- the captions matched with the photographs make perfect pun ...more
Jan 2009
Jan 06, 2010
 
The Writer's Desk
4.20
it was amazing
Great photographs of writers at their desks accompanied by a few paragraphs about their process.
not set
Mar 17, 2013
 
Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures
4.40
it was amazing
Really enjoyed this. Some favorite bits, here: http://tumblr.austinkleon.com/post/65...
not set
Oct 09, 2013
 
Secret Knowledge: Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters
4.11
it was amazing
A book about the use of optics in painting from the 1400s on. Fantastic book design.
Jan 2006
Jan 06, 2010
 
Await Your Reply
3.54
it was amazing
The only novel I read in 2009. All of Dan's work is fantastic.
Jan 2009
Jan 06, 2010
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