The Big Lebowski's The Dude Joins Phil Cousineau for Burning the Midnight Oil Book Release Party in San Francisco Bay Area

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Word-wrangler extraordinaire Phil Cousineau partners with "The Dude" to bring a jolt of inspiration and creativity to the San Francisco Bay Area.

Burning the Midnight Oil

Hop on the Night Express to our Soul, somewhere at the dark end of the station that the light of life—the secret source. — Jeff “The Dude” Dowd

Phil Cousineau will celebrate the release of Burning the Midnight Oil: Illuminating Words for the Long Night's Journey into Day today at Book Passage Marin, 7pm. The dynamic duo will promote this creative and inspiring title with appearances on NPR Weekend Edition, KGO, WPR, and New Dimensions Radio, and more.

In Burning the Midnight Oil, Phil Cousineau has gathered an eclectic and electric collection of soulful poems and prose from great thinkers throughout the ages. Whether beguiling readers with glorious poetry or consoling them with prayers from fellow restless souls, Cousineau can relieve any insomniac's unease. From St. John of the Cross to Annie Dillard, Beethoven to "The Song of Songs," this refreshingly insightful anthology soothes and inspires all who struggle through the dark of the night. The night writers in Cousineau's vesperal collection range from saints, poets, and shamans to astronomers and naturalists, and tells of ancient tales and shining passages from the most brilliant (albeit insomniac) writers of today. These poetic ponderances sing of the falling darkness, revel in dream-time, convey the ache of melancholy, conspire against sleeplessness, vanquish loneliness, contemplate the night sky, rhapsodize on love, and languorously greet the first rays of dawn.

Phil Cousineau is a freelance writer, filmmaker, photographer, art and literary tour leader, creativity consultant, flâneur, and nyctophiliac, a lifelong lover of the night. Cousineau has published over thirty books, which have been translated into numerous languages; earned twenty-five documentary film writing credits; and contributed to 50 other books. His previous books include Wordcatcher, which was named one of the Top Ten Books of the Year by NPR, and The Painted Word.

Bay Area Release Party and Appearances:
Book Passage Marin: 12/18 7pm
KCBS 12/18
NPR Weekend Edition 12/19 10:45am
West Coast Life 12/19 6:30pm
WPR 12/20 7am
New Dimensions radio 12/20 1pm
KGO AM 810 12/21 8am
Mechanics' Institute 1/30/2014 6pm

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