Apr 26 • 58M

Austin Kleon Spreads Some Book Love

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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

  • Peanuts comincs

  • 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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