“I’ve always thought that the important thing is to turn our suffering into beauty.”
—Cheryl Strayed, from an interview with The Millions
I will make you a personalized Better Book Title for my book, HOW NOT TO READ (but only until Jan. 1st, 2013 and only if you buy it through Community Bookstore). It makes a great gift, I swear! Above are a few of my favorite redesigns.
More details here.
If you’d like to get the book elsewhere, go here.
Happy Birthday Carl Sagan!
On this day in 1934, Carl Sagan, a legendary American astronomer and author, was born. Sagan is most well-known for the award-winning PBS television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, which he narrated and co-wrote. Cosmos covered a wide range of scientific subjects including the origin of life and a perspective of our place in the universe.
The program has been broadcast in more than 60 countries and seen by over 500 million people, making it the most widely watched PBS program in history.
Check out NOVA’s interview with Sagan, who ponders time travel with intellect, humor and flair.
Photo: AP Photo/Lennox McLendon
Joyeux anniversaire Albert Camus!
“Aujourd’hui maman est morte. Ou peut-être hier, je ne sais pas.”
“Mother died today. Or maybe yesterday; I can’t be sure.”
— L’Étranger/The Stranger, (1942), by Albert Camus
Nov 7, 1913: Albert Camus, future Nobel Prize winner, was born in Algiers.