No Time to Spare: Thinking about What Matters (Hardcover)
Sit down, open the book, and open your heart to this Wise Woman. She’s not the grandmother type who softens the blows of the world, but the sage who believes you can handle life in all its beauty and difficulty. Just think about it, all of it. I have savored each piece wishing only that the book was already in print (and now it is!) so that I could share it with… well, everyone. I’ll make sure we also have her other books in because you will want to read or reread them once you’ve finished this. Enjoy!— Linda
Ursula K. Le Guin on the absurdity of denying your age: "If I'm ninety and believe I'm forty-five, I'm headed for a very bad time trying to get out of the bathtub."
On cultural perceptions of fantasy: "The direction of escape is toward freedom. So what is 'escapism' an accusation of?"
On breakfast: "Eating an egg from the shell takes not only practice, but resolution, even courage, possibly willingness to commit crime."
Ursula K. Le Guin took readers to imaginary worlds for decades. In her last great frontier of life, old age, she explored a new literary territory: the blog, a forum where she shined. The collected best of Ursula's blog, No Time to Spare presents perfectly crystallized dispatches on what mattered to her late in life, her concerns with the world, and her wonder at it: "How rich we are in knowledge, and in all that lies around us yet to learn. Billionaires, all of us.