Robert Thurman is the master, at least in the USA. He presents a very open-minded approach to Buddhism that even the non-religous or people from other religisons can appreciate and take pieces from to expand their mind and live a calmer and more balanced life.
Part of Bowie's wild Berlin Trilogy, Low is a great David Bowie album. It's the sonic experimentation equivalent to experiencing (second hand) schizophrenia, paranoia, moodiness, and lots of death and drugs. What's not to like?
Info on Iggy Pop and Brian Eno are contained here, too, so if you are into them, check out this audiobook.
This is one of the most dense and meticulously-written of the 33 1/3 series that Audible carries.
These short stories are a little quirky, but only occasionally compelling enough to not make you want to "spin the iPod roulette wheel" and forward to the next story. They seem more like sketches from an MFA creative writing class than short story narratives.
There's a lot of great inexpensive content on Audible.com. Here's one that fits right into the length of the average American commute.
This story really pushes your imagination. How can a person be born as an old man and then grow up and become younger? A cool idea that gets kind of trippy when BB is an infant by the book's end.
Snap it up and listen before the Brad Pitt movie comes out and stamps images into your head.
This one's probably my favorite of the Mike Daisy shows on Audible.
You laugh and you cry as you get to know Mike and also hear his take on new York, writing and the publishing world, and hear another take on 9/11.
All of his shows are solid, but start here, I'd say...
If you are a music lover / music geek like me then these books from the 33 1/3 series are great ear candy. More than just a "how this great record was made" book, it covers what was going on at the time with the artists, their posse, the music industry overall, etc. Check them all out from the 33 1/3 series.
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