Episode Date May 10, 2022
Featured Guest Michael Bungay Stanier
Featured Book "The Fellowship of the Ring" by J. R. R. Tolkien

Episode Summary

Reading from J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring and discussing how falling in love with reading influenced his life.

Michael’s new book How to Begin: Start Doing Something that Matters is now available at www.HowToBegin.com.

If you’re a listener of this podcast, I believe that you love reading. My question is, do you remember where and when that seed got planted? I do, and that’s what I’m here to celebrate in today’s special 100th episode.

Michael reads two pages from ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’ by J. R. R. Tolkien. [reading begins at 7:30]

Hear him discuss:

  • His relationship with reading, growing up. [1:13]
  • “This book gave me permission to imagine.” [14:50]
  • How reading helps you become a better writer: “The way to become a good writer is to be a bad writer.” [16:12]

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Resources:

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Michael Bungay Stanier

Michael Bungay Stanier

I'm the author of five books that have collectively sold more than a million copies. I'm the founder of Box of Crayons, a learning and development company that helps organizations move from advice-driven to curiosity-led. I'm the host of the *2 Pages with MBS* podcast.

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