Montaigne in Barn Boots is going to paperback (your copy will be unbent), so it seemed a good time to revisit this Brevity interview in which I address everything in the headline and more. An excerpt: In fact he did have chickens. And pigs. Alain de Botton reckons Montaigne’s frankness about sex came from watching…View post
There’s a reason we’re giving away a free copy of The Clodhopper Monologues with every pre-ordered paperback copy of Montaigne in Barn Boots. It has to do with me being fed up with all the anti-intellectual hoo-hah (as if those Founding Fathers we all love to cite in weren’t farmers deep into French philosophy; as if the…View post
NOTE: The paperback version of “Montaigne in Barn Boots” is available from the online outlet of your choice (including signed copies) here (and early orders get a free copy of “The Clodhopper Monologues“). In light of how things (and authors) change (or stubbornly don’t) between the time a manuscript is completed, comes out in hardcover, and…View post
Michael Feldman gave me two doughnuts, so I sat down with him and we shot the breeze. We covered a lot of ground, and a lot of Montaigne in Barn Boots. I think I said UVA when I meant RVA, but other than that, perfection. You can listen on Soundcloud and on iTunes. Stitcher has…View post
Just my Montaigne book in Antarctica. Penguins not big readers. Thank you, Andy.