#Friday56 & #BookBeginnings: The view from the cheap seats

I fled, or I at least, backed awkwardly away from journalism because I wanted the freedom to make things up. I did not want to be nailed to the truth; or to be more accurate,  I wanted to be able to tell the truth without ever needing to worry about the facts.
- p. xvii

For Friday 56:
Myths are obliging.
- p. 56

About The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Non-Fiction by Neil Gaiman*: An enthralling collection of nonfiction essays on myriad topics—from art and artists to dreams, myths, and memories—observed in Neil Gaiman’s probing, amusing, and distinctive style.

An inquisitive observer, thoughtful commentator, and assiduous craftsman, Neil Gaiman has long been celebrated for the sharp intellect and startling imagination that informs his bestselling fiction. Now, The View from the Cheap Seats brings together for the first time ever more than sixty pieces of his outstanding nonfiction. Analytical yet playful, erudite yet accessible, this cornucopia explores a broad range of interests and topics, including (but not limited to): authors past and present; music; storytelling; comics; bookshops; travel; fairy tales; America; inspiration; libraries; ghosts; and the title piece, at turns touching and self-deprecating, which recounts the author’s experiences at the 2010 Academy Awards in Hollywood.

Insightful, incisive, witty, and wise, The View from the Cheap Seats explores the issues and subjects that matter most to Neil Gaiman—offering a glimpse into the head and heart of one of the most acclaimed, beloved, and influential artists of our time.

Gaiman. I drool. I went on huge Neil Gaiman reading binge when I discovered him and I honestly cannot get enough. This is the first time I am reading his non-fiction though ... so I am pumped!

Have you read any of Neil Gaiman's work? Would you read his essays?

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