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This week: why you shouldn't compare yourself to others, the power of paper, writing advice, and more... 

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Hey y'all,

Here are 10 things I thought were worth sharing this week: 
  1. Mary Karr on why you shouldn't compare your twisted-up insides to someone else's blow-dried outsides. (Here’s video.)
     
  2. Great interviews with three of my favorite cartoonists: Lynda Barry dares you to draw like a kid, Art Spiegelman on Charlie Hebdo and the power of cartoons, and Daniel Clowes discusses the making of the forthcoming The Complete Eightball.
     
  3. The story of Yoko Ono, and why almost everyone is wrong about her. (I plan on seeing her show at the MoMA later this month.) 
     
  4. An interview with David Hockney. (Love him.)
     
  5. This new Jim O'Rourke record sort of sounds like if Cat Stevens listened to Dark Side of the Moon.
     
  6. Gay Talese on his love for paper, collage, and his address book.
     
  7. Nick Bilton on realizing the value of print books only after his mother died.
     
  8. Erin Carr on losing her father, the journalist David Carr.
     
  9. RIP B.B. King. (He wrote one of my favorite verses of all-time.) RIP William Zinsser. (If you haven't read On Writing Well, here's a list of 10 of his writing tips.)
     
  10. A great poem: Wendell Berry's warning to his readers.
xoxo,

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

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