A lovely vintage illustrated parable about the insecurities we all share and what every friendship needs
“It is in our nature to explore, to reach out into the unknown. The only true failure would be not to explore at all.”
Shackleton’s historic expedition to Antarctica 100 years ago, wonderfully illustrated
The Benjamin Franklin Effect – the surprising psychology of how to handle haters:
Freud’s life and legacy, in a comic:
Mr. Bingley’s white soup, Lady Middleton’s apricot marmalade, Margaret Dods’s pigeon pie, and more literary treats from Georgian England.
Tara Brach reads from Mary Oliver’s exquisite “Dog Songs”:
Mastering the balance of restriction and imaginative play, or why unbridling your self-worth from your professional success is essential for happiness.
Mary Gaitskill on the six motives of creativity and why writers write – applies to great storytelling in any medium
Absolutely endearing portraits of beloved childhood teddy bears – or, what a forty-something bear might know about the meaning of life
The great Sir Quentin Blake’s quirky illustrated alphabet
Alan Watts on the ego, the universe, and becoming who you really are – one of the most important things you’ll ever read:
John Lennon’s semi-sensical poems and prose, illustrated with his charming drawings
“It would be a very dull universe for any intelligent being were everything of importance to be known.”
From Galileo to Sagan, famous scientists on the art or wonder, the mystery of the universe, and the heart of science – beautiful read:
Lemony Snicket is back with a charming story about curiosity, the imagination and the subjectivity of observation, illustrated by his wife, Lisa Brown
The Little Prince as a magically engineered pop-up book? Yes, please!