Chew on Life's Big Questions
Hachette Books, 9781401310332, 205pp.
Publication Date: October 26, 2010
CAUTION: To all the world's thinkers, artists, poets, and misfits: SoulPancake is a movement to chew on Life's Big Questions. Side effects may include change in the way you think about what it means to be human. Don't say we didn't warn you. Somewhere over the course of history, chewing on Life's Big Questions lost its cool factor. Fortunately for mankind, Rainn Wilson (best known for playing Dwight Schrute on NBC's The Office) and a bunch of his friends are on a mission to change that. CAN MEN AND WOMEN REALLY BE "JUST FRIENDS? IF YOU ONLY HAD ONE HOUR LEFT TO LIVE, HOW WOULD YOU SPEND IT? WHAT PARALYZES YOUR CREATIVITY? WHAT FUELS IT? Based on the wildly successful website SoulPancake.com, this book urges you to explore philosophy, creativity, spirituality, love, truth, science, and so much more. With bold questions, intriguing challenges, and mind-bending art, SoulPancake creates a space for you to stimulate your brain stem, spark your soul, and figure out what it means to be human. CRAMMED INSIDE:
- A revealing Introduction by Rainn Wilson
- 180 Life's Big Questions (the ones that gnaw at your innards)
- Visual masterpieces from 90+ artists
- Unusual activities that launch you into the world
- Exclusive commentary from the fascinating minds of: Amy Sedaris, David Lynch, Heather Armstrong (Dooce.com), Dr. Drew, Jesse Dylan, Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Harold Ramis, Josh Ritter, and Saul Williams.
About the Author
RAINN WILSON is best known for his Emmy-nominated portrayal of Dwight on NBC's The Office. An actor and a writer, he is the co-creator of SoulPancake.com and his son Walter. DEVON GUNDRY is the co-creator and CEO of SoulPancake.com. With an academic background in Engineering Science and a social media entrepreneur, Devon has worked for a variety of web startups and has culminated his love for technology and creativity in SoulPancake. GOLRIZ LUCINA is the co-director of content for SoulPancake.com. With an MA in Publishing and Editing, and a background in creative direction and marketing, Golriz's professional experiences alongside her world travels have cultivated her strong interest in social media and creative expression. SHABNAM MOGHARABI is an award-winning cross-disciplinary journalist and editor who has worked for People magazine and a half-dozen real estate and housing publications and Web sites. Shabnam is the co-director of content for SoulPancake.com