‘The miseries of a vacant life were never known to a man whose hours were insufficient for the inexhaustible pleasures of study’. Edward Gibson. ‘When we read, we thereby save ourselves the greater part of the trouble of thinking. This explains our obvious sense of relief when we turn from our own thoughts to reading’. Arthur Schopenhauer. Using these quotes as a starting point, journalist and prison psychiatrist Theodore Dalrymple writes a light-hearted memoir of his lifelong addiction to thinking and how serendipity led him on a journey of discovery.
We are pleased to inform you of three new Dalrymple books on the way.
Litter: How Other People’s Rubbish Shapes Our Lives covers a particular pet peeve of Dalrymple’s and was inspired by the rubbish he saw on a drive from Glasgow to London. It is now available here on Amazon.
The Pleasure of Thinking: A Lifelong Addiction is expected in September. Here is the publisher’s description:
Lastly, Anything Goes is scheduled for publication in August or September by Monday Books. A collection of his best pieces from New English Review, this should be an enjoyable read, as he has done some of his best work there.