Monday, September 20, 2010

Takeaways from Jonathan Franzen at the Aratani

3. "Busy-ness" is the enemy. The blinking red light of the latest tweet or email or Facebook post. This is an offshoot of his defense of the novel -- a defense of silence and stillness. (His book of essays is called, How to Be Alone.)

-- From Best Selling Author Jonathan Franzen: 10 Takeaways From His L.A. Appearance in the LA Weekly