Firinn Taisdeal


Firinn Taisdeal is an author, musician and inventor living in Walnut Creek, California.

Fed up with the shallow world of Silicon Valley and technology in general, he concentrates on fundamental, universal issues of culture and true value in life. His primary area of interest is the improvement of society through improvement of the individual by the individual.

He is in the process of writing seven books simultaneously on subjects as diverse as the psychology of conversation, pantheism, and the emotional and spiritual basis of genius, while also reading and studying in the areas of sociology, media history, group psychology, mathematics, and soil biology.

His hobbies include improvised exercise, gardening, ballet as art & exercise, busking, ventriloquism, languages & etymology, and solar cooking.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing for me is the deep insights and realizations it brings. For me, nothing beats engaging with a profound subject, struggling to fully understand it in all its aspects, and through this process being rewarded with new insights. In many cases great frustration precedes these insights, making the insights even more satisfying when they finally occur, sometimes after a long period of preparation.
What are you working on next?
I am working on seven additional books, on diverse subjects:

Pantheism (I am a devout Pantheist)
A Small Encyclopedia of Big Ideas
Conceptions of Genius (genius and its relation to emotional and spiritual qualities)
Grow Up and Stop Eating Crap (a humorous diatribe about senseless, unhealthy dietary habits)
The Art of Conversation: Methods, Madness & Miracles
The Art of Fingering for the Piano (a guide to fingering for musical intent and musical artistry)
The Awarians (a novel about social disruption based on a shift in awareness)
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Where to find Firinn Taisdeal online

Twitter: @ftaisdeal

Where to buy in print


The Litter Patrol Workout
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,430. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Exercise
The Litter Patrol Workout provides detailed guidance on how to get a great workout while making the world a little bit better, and inspiring others. The author also shares his many years of experience with the Litter Patrol Workout, and of performing litter patrol all over the world, while traveling.
Living Much More through Buying Much Less
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,110. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help
Why do you buy the things you buy? Why do you keep the things you keep? How much better could your life be if you freed yourself from a lot of that stuff you're keeping? A new book, "Living Much More through Buying Much Less," addresses these questions in a particularly deep way, offering sensible methods for reducing your burden of possessions, and having a more profound experience of life.

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