Austin Kleon Spreads Some Book Love
Austin Kleon is an enthusiast, a man of joy, who takes great pleasure in contemplating the creative process and who has built a loyal following by sharing his love for books, music, movies, comics, journaling, notebooks, brush-pens, and so much more. He’s a man with eclectic tastes that are both curated and wide-ranging, and so he is an ideal guest for a podcast like this. Kleon joined the show recently to discuss his life in books, his own book writing process, books he reads with his kids, and much more.
Be sure to check out his Substack newsletter at austinkleon.substack.com. You’ll get a joyful dose of all that enthusiasm a few times a week.
And, of course, thanks for listening!
Books Mentioned in this episode:
Lynda Barry, What It Is
Anne Patchett, These Precious Days
James Kochalka, The Cute Manifesto
Lewis Hyde, The Gift
Scott McCloud, Understanding Comics
Journal of Henry D. Thoreau
Jenny Odell, How to Do Nothing
Alan Jacobs, Breaking Bread with the Dead
Calvin and Hobbes comics
Tove Jansson, History of Moomins
Jack Kirby comics
Liana Finck, Passing for Human
Kristin Radke, Seek You
James Marshall, George and Martha books
Jon Klassen’s hat books
Ernie Bushmiller’s Nancy
Alan Taylor’s Assassin’s Cloak
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