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What We Lose When Authors Don’t Write Their Own Books

Can you “author” a book without actually writing it? Tucker Max — cofounder of Book In a Box — says yes. Absolutely. And, his company has a method for helping people do just that. Why does this matter? Because many business, self-help, and other “how-to” books are not written by their authors. And that affects the quality of … Continue reading What We Lose When Authors Don’t Write Their Own Books

Revisiting Thaddeus Golas and The Lazy Man’s Guide to Enlightenment

Though it’s fallen from the limelight, The Lazy Man’s Guide to Enlightenment by Thaddeus Golas is one of my favorite books. That’s been true since 1972 when I found it on an obscure shelf at a local bookstore. I still have that copy — heavily underlined and filled with marginalia. It’s stained with coffee, cocoa, … Continue reading Revisiting Thaddeus Golas and The Lazy Man’s Guide to Enlightenment