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Surviving the Twenty-First Century (the book)

Parenting, Corporate Thievery, Aging, Technology, Ideals – one might easily feel overwhelmed. With a unique approach to the personal, the political and the intellectual, William Eaton’s essays keep asking: “How might we live?”

Excerpts from Amazon 5-star reviews: “William Eaton thoughtfully and gracefully examines his experiences as father, wage earner, consumer, citizen, dreamer, ethicist. (Spoiler alert: his son gets the best lines.) For the price of a sandwich plus tax, Eaton’s little book could start you thinking about your own life. When you get to the end, you might even want to read it again.” — N.R. Mishkin

Surviving the Twenty-First Century - William Eaton - book coverA collection of essays full of insights and speculations, and very enjoyable to read. — Nahid Rachlin, author of Foreigner

Engaged, non-doctrinaire, well-read, independent-minded, pressurized toward the good and serious questions — Sven Birkerts, author of The Gutenberg Elegies

William Eaton finds arresting themes in unusual places — gazing at deer, coffee in Paris, coffee with a teenager becomes a site for probing silence. The writing is masterful and wonderfully absorbing. — Edward F. Mooney, author of On Søren Kierkegaard

Order your copy from Amazon. $9.99 in paperback. $7.99 on Kindle.

Art, Sex, Politics

Art, Sex, Politics - drawing by William Eaton - design by Molly Renda - book coverIn a provocative collection of essays, William Eaton, the author of Surviving the Twenty-First Century, shares the pleasures of questions, tastes, reading and more visual arts.

That we are animals, that is as sure as ever. How savagely we behave toward one another and toward other species and inorganic others. How we rub affectionately up against one another and—however desperately—make love.

Art, Sex, Politics (Serving House Books, 2017) includes, along with 13 other essays, several pieces (along with several drawings) that were first published on Montaigbakhtinian or in Zeteo. These include:

Also included: “Friendship, Deception, Writing” (based in Plato’s Lysis), this being among the essays published by Agni.

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