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Blind Date No. 5: To Live Deliberately

$ 15.00

BLIND DATE WITH OBVIOUS STATE: BOOK NO. 5 REVEALED!

Book 5 Blind Dates have been revealed and are shipping now while supplies last. 

Henry David Thoreau dropped the gauntlet with Walden in 1854, and it is more relevant than ever.

To Live Deliberately is our visual reimagining of Thoreau's most well known essay, Where I Lived and What I Lived For. Accompanied by 30 illustrations, the essay challenges the trappings of modern living and embraces an ascetic rejection of the material and the trivial in exchange for a reconnection with nature as a path toward self discovery.  

We judiciously edited his essay to avoid any unnecessarily confusing news references, and were amazed to discover that not only does this manifesto otherwise hold up, but feels surprisingly modern and more relevant than ever. Thoreau's rejection of news as largely gossip, and the obsession with travel and railroads as idle self indulgence bear a sobering resemblance to our modern preoccupation with social media and internet surfing. In both instances, the impulse to seek distraction is the same.

JANUARY BLIND DATE CONTENTS

- Book No. 5: To Live Deliberately by Henry David Thoreau 
- 75 Page College Ruled Notebook 
- 2 Mini Art Prints 
- Bookmark

You can purchase the book separately here.

What is Blind Date with Obvious State? 

It’s a blind date with a book (an Obvious State original and exclusive!), plus 5 or more thematically related, limited edition Obvious State goods. The total retail value of the Blind Date is approximately $45, but is priced at $15. In other words, dinner and drinks on a coffee and cake budget. Not bad. 

Each month, we release one illustrated classic from our brand new collection.

If you like classics, and literary surprises, and deals, we’re fairly sure this will be a match made in literary heaven.
Book details: 
  • Paperback: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Obvious State (December 15, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-63330-008-8
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 0.2 x 6 inches
Blind Date No. 5: To Live Deliberately
$ 15.00

Blind Date No. 5: To Live Deliberately

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