Words I Wish I Wrote

August 2012, 220 pages

Available material: English original

Despite the hundreds of stories he’s written in his life, the author doesn’t lose his sense of humour and his positive outlook on the world.

A book of excerpts from the literature that Fulghum has acquired since the age of seventeen demonstrates the author’s ability to modestly divulge the source of his inspiration. The guiding idea is to assess possibilities for how to approach life. The quotations in this book reflect the most important ideas underlying Fulghum’s living and thinking. Each thematic chapter begins with his own insightful, introductory words, followed by inspiring passages drawn from a diverse group of sources, from Jerry Garcia to Albert Camus, Dylan Thomas to Franz Kafka, Marcel Proust to Beatrix Potter. This book was published as a benefit book with all of Fulghum’s proceeds donated to Human Rights Watch.