Books

“Everything’s an Offer” was my first book. It was described by one agent as ‘long winded and talky’. You can find it on Amazon in dead tree or Kindle version (US and UK).

The imaginatively titled “Do – Improvise” is my second book.

BASTEL__MG_7759It is shorter. So hopefully, less long winded and talky.  It came out in 2013. And very nice it looks too, thanks to designer James Victore and Miranda West at Do Books. You can find it here or, much to my delight, in the National Theatre Bookshop in London – amongst other places. It got a mention in the Observer in December 2013 too.

I am embarking on a new book project in 2016, about the idea of slowing down and pausing. Which is something that seems important for the health and well-being of our selves, our organisations and our society.

Writing helps me synthesise what I have learned and the books operate as search algorithms, bringing me into contact with interesting people from all over the world. The Do Book is now reaching further afield – seems like every week I get a lovely e mail from someone in America or Australia about it.

Since most of my work is intangible, it’s nice to have made something solid. And I love the fact that once a book is finished, it stays written.

If you are familiar with the story of the T shirt that features in the opening chapter of ‘Everything’s an Offer’, it is the one I am wearing in the photo.  It was taken one day when I was stuck. I felt that wearing the T shirt might help.