Quotes on life: abuse, addiction, and more life as culled from Marc Maron’s new book

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Some quotes that were very inspirational and profound to me, via Marc Maron’s new book, from Natasha Lyonne, Norm MacDonald, Bruce Springsteen, Margaret Cho, Barry Crimmins, and Todd Hanson.

Bowie: coming out, from Dylan Jones’s “David Bowie: A Life”

Monday, September 18th, 2017

A few words on Bowie’s coming out as gay in 1972, courtesy of Michael Watts and John Lydon.

Review: “Letters of Note”

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

My review, and I give it 3/5.

Quotes from “Traveling Soul: The Life of Curtis Mayfield” by Todd Mayfield and Travis Atria

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Just a few excerpts from Todd Mayfield’s brand-new book on his father, Curtis Mayfield, heavy on the political tip.

Part of Sarah Bakewell’s introduction to Montaigne

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

I’ve come to realise that I probably never will stop writing about this subject: Montaigne’s words are from the 1500s but are still extremely valid and interesting. Bakewell’s book on him is impossible to put down once you’ve started. Here’s a few brilliant quotes from the introduction to said book.