leecrutchley Here's a little square from the back cover of How To Be Happy (Or At Least Less Sad). Most bookshops don't have a "self-help" section though, so when it's released on May 5th you'll probably find it in the self-help section. 4d
  •   adamjk hahaha nicely done 4d
  •   feralredhead No- bookstores don't have a self help through humor and sarcasm section. It would definitely be where I would shop! Can't wait for it!! 3d

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leecrutchley I found a quote by Miranda July last week that I’d saved a long time ago. It was underneath a photo of her opening a letter, and it went like this: “This is a picture of me taken in 1996. I am opening a letter from a stranger and no doubt my heart is pounding in a way that is uncalled for. I am 22 and I am just dying to know what this stranger has to say and I’m hoping it will turn my world upside down. Not that my world is so horrible, but I know it will be better upside down and understood by a stranger. It is this desire, to be transformed by understanding, that has pretty much propelled me through every single day since 1996.” I’ve been propelled through life by the desire to be transformed by understanding too, often without realising it. The lyrics I’ve drawn here are from the Kimya Dawson song Caving In. Kimya Dawson, and this song in particular, make me feel that way. That my world has been turned upside down and understood by a stranger. It still blows my mind that arranging the most simple of words in a particular order can elicit such a feeling, but it can, and sometimes it doesn’t even take words.

I think trying to be brave so others can feel brave — despite your heart caving in — is important. Sometimes other people know you’re just trying to be brave though, because they are too. You can often feel this silent air of understanding, that we’re all just trying to be brave so we can keep each other going. But that doesn’t matter, bravery is contagious, and there is strength in numbers. And that’s what it is about this feeling. We can never truly know what anyone else thinks or feels, because we will only ever experience our own thoughts and emotions. But when we feel like someone else understands we feel connected, safe, validated, less alone . . . brave. There are days when I’m not sure why anyone even bothers to get out of bed, and days when I wonder how the human race still exists. But I’ve started to think that the pursuit of this feeling, that other people understand, is a big part of it.

Anyway, the point is: if you’ve never listened to Kimya Dawson, you should.
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  •   dearkani Thank you for sharing this!!! 5d
  •   ms_jwong I really needed this. thank you for showing me your brave and letting me believe I have that within me too. 5d
  •   markrlyon I've never wanted to discover an artist because of an Instagram post before. Thank you. 5d
  •   nataliebee_ I love this, Lee! 4d
  •   nixnaw This is really beautiful. What you've written, are words of the heart. 4d
  •   silmendozaa Loved it! @luisa_bentley 4d
  •   lynettenatasha These are such amazing words. Thank you for writing and for being brave. 4d

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leecrutchley Obligatory wing shot 1w

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leecrutchley I'm flying to Perugia, Italy tomorrow for the weekend. I was going to read this book on the plane, but I hate reading hardbacks, and I imagine I'd hate reading hardbacks even more on a Ryanair plane. I'm still excited about reading this book, even though it's a hardback. But I need to be at home with a hardback, so I have room to operate. There isn't really a point to this post, I just wanted to say I'm going to Italy and I had nothing Italian to post. I can only post a photo of my passport so many times. But, even though I don't have a point, I do have some questions. Like: Why do publishers release hardbacks first? And why does the paperback not follow sooner? And does anyone actually enjoy reading a novel in hardback? It seems like such a terrible format for novels. Anyway, I'll just take a different book to Italy and forget all about this until I get back. I hope you all have a good weekend. 1w
  •   teebask Waaaaaahhh?? I ️ hardback books. They feel so.... Substantial...like I AM READING A BOOK...lolol... It also makes me feel like I'll have it forever. I'm rough in my things. Paperbacks literally disintegrate in my claws 1w
  •   feefers25 Love hardbacks! But usually buy paperbacks because they're cheaper. 1w
  •   leecrutchley @joshlafayette Yes! I cannot wait to meet my new grandson. 6d
  •   leecrutchley @beckycmurphy I know, she's one of my favourites. Probably my actual favourite. 6d
  •   leecrutchley @artyflipy Personal is the exact word I'd have used. Paperbacks definitely feel more personal, for some reason. 6d
  •   leecrutchley @reemarismail I would really love to, it's definitely on my list. It's sadly not as cheap as a quick jaunt to Europe. 6d
  •   leecrutchley @teebask @feefers25 Go team hardback! I really want to love them, because they do look so cool. I just feel like reading them is some kind of trick to make us all exercise more. 6d
  •   joshlafayette @leecrutchley hahahaha I couldn't have dreamed of a better response 6d

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leecrutchley I took a detour once and this happened, read about it at: leecrutchley.co.uk/blog 1w

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leecrutchley I wrote a blog post called How to Get a Book Deal. I don't really know How to Get a Book Deal, but I think the things on this list might help. You can read the full post at: leecrutchley.co.uk/blog 2w

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leecrutchley I wrote a blog post about Denmark today that included this image, even though this image has nothing to do with the blog post. Read it at: leecrutchley.co.uk/blog 2w

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leecrutchley Cool rainbow, bro. #rainbowsofdenmark 3w

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leecrutchley This isn't a very good photo, but it's a rainbow on a building. #arosrainbow 3w
  •   scribblediary Three posts about a rainbow and no using the rainbow emoji, you crazy lee! 3w
  •   cookieyawn Omg, i know this place. Some time ago random friend uploaded photos of it on fb, it's in sweden, maybe? 3w
  •   leecrutchley @cookieyawn Pretty close! It's in Denmark. 3w
  •   leecrutchley @scribblediary I know, I should probably have my emoji privileges revoked! 3w

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leecrutchley Inside the rainbow #arosrainbow 3w

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leecrutchley I couldn't think of a caption for this, but it's a rainbow on top of a building so it doesn't really need one. #arosrainbow 3w

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leecrutchley Today is my birthday (thank you!). My best present is that tomorrow I will be flying to Denmark. We will be staying near Ribe, and driving all over the place. So any and all recommendations are welcome. 3w
  •   slowfamilyliving Happy birthday Lee!!! Enjoy your celebrations!! 3w
  •   vickyburdon Happy birthday old bean. Have a fun adventure xx 3w
  •   reanazalepa Have the best adventure!! Happy birthday xxxx 3w
  •   neshatgolparvar Happy birthday @leecrutchley ! Be sure to check out Louisiana. 3w
  •   milledorge Whaat, that's crazy! Oh, and happy birthday! Well, I guess you already know that you have to go to Aarhus and check out ARoS and Olafur Eliasson's Rainbow Panorama ;) Hope you'll like it here. P.S. Bring an umbrella. 3w
  •   g3orgie_t Happy birthday x 3w
  •   sabrinamasih Happy Birthday! Have a great trip! Looking forward to hearing all about it when you get back! 3w
  •   christianachae Happy bday! Grab the best beers at @mikkellerbeer in Copenhagen. 3w

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leecrutchley I wrote a blog about not really setting any resolutions. You can read it at: leecrutchley.co.uk/blog 4w

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leecrutchley Notes From A Night I Don't Remember 2mon

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leecrutchley The answer is in the question 2mon

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leecrutchley This message will self destruct in 5 seconds. Good luck, Gadget. 2mon

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leecrutchley This Must Be The Place 2mon

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leecrutchley My next book is finished! I wrote a blog about it at leecrutchley.co.uk/blog... and Rob Delaney wrote this quote about it. #HTBHbook 2mon

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leecrutchley I should probably get kicked out of life for forgetting to include @chrispiascik's book in that last photo! Chris is the person that actually got me drawing again all those years ago, without his project I probably wouldn't even be here right now. Well, I would be here. But I'd probably just be posting photos of my lunch or something. 2mon

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leecrutchley Here's that "shelf" of books by friends that I mentioned earlier. Some of these aren't technically by "friends", but if we've emailed more than once I'm claiming it. 2mon

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