Today’s interview is with Austin Kleon, a writer and artist whose most recent book, Steal Like an Artist, is based on a speech-turned-blog post that went insanely viral. Actually, it was Tim King (last week’s interview) who sent me that blog post about a year ago, and I’ve been following Austin ever since.
Steal Like an Artist hasn’t been a disappointment. Rosanne Cash called his book “brilliant and real and true.” Seth Godin said it’s “breezy and fun and yes, scary. Scary because it calls your bluff.” Lifehackers.com says that it’s “filled with well-formed advice that applies to nearly any kind of work.” Chris Anderson, curator of Ted, calls it “beautiful.”