Alright, my recommendations to improve your life have mostly been things like Cakesters, and keeping a decibel meter in your pocket, so I thought today I’d get a little more sophisticated by recommending an author … Douglas Coupland.
Even if you haven’t heard of him, he’s touched your life a little as he’s the guy who invented, or popularized (it’s debatable) the terms “generation x” and “mcjob.” I haven’t read all his books yet, but I have read most, and they’re great.
Coupland’s writing is typically kind of quirky, but he is sometimes very poignant. Here’s a quote from one of his books: “Now here is my secret: I tell it to you with an openness of heart that I doubt I shall ever achieve again, so I pray that you are in a quiet room as you hear these words. My secret is that I need God — that I am sick and can no longer make it alone. I need God to help me give, because I no longer seem to be capable of giving; to help me be kind, as I no longer seem capable of kindness; to help me love, as I seem beyond being able to love.”