Hi friends,

Wanted to share the news of my new book that features an amazing conversation with Mike Mignola about the power of fairy-tale logic and lots of great Hellboy insight, as well as talks with 13 other inspiring artists.

The premise of the book is that our social conversation has gone awry. We have allowed the wrong people to claim substantial amounts of social, political and economic power, leaving many of us to feel left out, left behind or left alone. We need to rethink what it means to listen, to think, to create and to be democratically engaged citizens. Documenting a year of searching, Fifteen Paths is the work of a disillusioned business professor who gave up on old arguments and set out to learn about the power of imagination with iconoclastic visionaries, including Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Nels Cline (Wilco), Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band), Sunshine Jones (Dubtribe Sound System), Mike Mignola (Hellboy) and Lydia Lunch.

An early reviewer made the comment that "David Weitznerís innovative path to wisdom challenges you to put down your phone, crawl out of your echo chamber, gather at a table, actively look a stranger in the eye and keep the conversation going. Itís not often that a book on philosophy can make you cry. Fifteen Paths is a work of straight-up punk rock philosophy."

There will be a launch event in SF March 15 featuring a conversation with and live set by Sunshine Jones and in NYC March 18 at Rough Trade with Lee Ranaldo and Nels Cline.

You can check out the book here: