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The One You Feed
Feb 13, 2018
217: Will Schwalbe: On the Love of Reading Books
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Will Schwalbe is an author, entrepreneur, and journalist. He is also perhaps the most delightful, interesting and thoughtful person you've come across in a while. His love of books is infectious and as you know, Eric is a bibliophile himself so when the two talk about books and reading as they do in this episode, the result is one blissful experience. Do you love reading? Did you used to love reading but it's moved out of the spotlight of your life? Have you wanted to cultivate a love of reading? Are you looking for some really wonderful books to read? Are you alive and breathing? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then this interview is for you.

He is the author of  Thoughts on Reading, Reflecting and Embracing Life, The End of Your Life Book Club and SEND: Why People Email So Badly and How to Do It Better

 

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In This Interview, Will Schwalbe and I Discuss...

  • The Wolf Parable
  • His book, Books for Living, Some Thoughts on Reading, Reflecting and Embracing Life
  • The importance of reading
  • That reading isn't binary
  • That every time we read, we become better at reading
  • How reading can promote empathy
  • How we connect through books
  • The practice of "visiting your books"
  • How he chooses which book to read next
  • The way books can be a bio of your life
  • The primary emotion he has at the beginning of reading a book
  • Live to work vs work to live
  • The freedom to quit
  • The freedom of mediocrity
  • Good being the enemy of great
  • You write the books you need
  • That our devices allow us to rob ourselves of silence
  • How reading is an art
  • The "can't you tell I'm reading" face
  • His favorite books that he's read recently that were written recently

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