In this week’s newsletter: my new audiobook, ear and eye candy, and more...

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Hey y’all,

Here are 10 things I thought were worth sharing this week:

  1. The audiobook of the Steal Like An Artist trilogy is out now wherever you get audiobooks, including Audible,, Google Play, and Apple Books. I’m really pleased with how it turned out, especially considering it was recorded in my bedroom closet during a pandemic!

  2. Mason Currey, author of Daily Rituals, interviewed me for his newsletter about my COVID routine.
  3. Dan Sinker’s beautiful essay about birds, parenting, and being stuck inside.
  4. “There’s no such thing as a mistake. A mistake is only an opportunity to do something else.” Ralph Steadman: A Life in Ink is a gorgeous retrospective of the artist’s work. (I love this video of him working in his studio.)
  5. Meet Shameika Stepney, inspiration to Fiona Apple on Fetch the Bolt Cutters, my favorite album of the year.
  6. Ear candy: the Dirty Projectors’ 5 EPs is hitting the spot.
  7. Literary tales of Hollywood: Alan Rickman’s diaries and Tom Stoppard’s Indiana Jones script.
  8. TV: my wife and I have been enjoying Ghosts, a BBC comedy about a couple who inherit a country house filled with former residents.
  9. RIP writer Jan Morris.
  10. May your thanksgiving be perpetual.
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PS. Did I mention the audiobook is really good? I think you’ll like it.
Austin Kleon

Austin Kleon is the author of Steal Like An Artist and other books.

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