Bookies! We have been busy over here at the blog connecting with authors and chatting about their favorite books. We recently posted about Jonas Salzgeber and his new book The Little Book of Stoicism so you should check out that post. But today we will be conducting an author interview with him!
Jonas Salzgeber is a writer and blogs for a small army of remarkable people at njlifehacks.com. He’s an expert in Stoic philosophy and passionate about self-made dark chocolate and buttered coffee with collagen.
Erik: What was your top read of 2018?
Jonas: Hard to say. There were some I liked a lot. I’d say Aubrey Marcus’ Own the Day, Own Your Life.
Erik: What is your favorite book friendship?
Jonas: It’s either Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss because there are many invaluable tools I want to implement one by one. Or it’s OSHO’s Living on Your Own Terms for mindfulness and inspiration.
Erik: Most anticipated book release of 2019?
Jonas: How to Think Like a Roman Emperor by Donald Robertson. His book Stoicism and the Art of Happiness was a massive help when writing The Little Book of Stoicism.
Erik: How many books are in your TBR Pile?
Jonas: There are seven of them. They are:
- The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene
- A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton Malkiel
- The Epic of Gilgamesh by Penguin Classics
- The Writing Life by Annie Dillard
- The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp
- Heart of the Mind by Connirae and Steve Andreas
- Skin in the Game by Nassim Taleb which I’m currently reading.
Erik: Who is your favorite author?
Jonas: It’s a tough call. But I have to go with Mark Manson. I love his writings. I can learn a lot from him.
Erik: How did you start writing?
Jonas: My brother Nils and I started a blog. So I had to start writing 🙂 This was in 2015. Before that, I wrote for university and in my journal.
Erik: Where is your favorite reading spot?
Jonas: Currently it’s the couch in the living room where I live. But I preferred the beach in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, where Nils and I lived for seven months.
Erik: How long have you been an author?
Jonas: The Little Book of Stoicism is my first official book. As said before, I started writing in 2015 and wrote a book called Wake Up on Fire, but that’s not available anymore.
Erik: What do you like about reading?
Jonas: Learning. I believe in getting better every day. Books are my No 1 source of wisdom. I love that I can read in an afternoon what others have been studying for years, or even their whole lifetime.
Erik: If you had to describe yourself in a book title, what would it be?
Jonas: Cool question. Something like that: Try Hard, Struggle, Get Up, Dust it Off, Try Harder, and Repeat.
And that wraps up our interview with Jonas! Stay tuned for more book reviews and blogger news. If you would like to participate in an interview with us at Breakeven Books or if you have any questions you think we should ask, say hello in the comments.
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