James Little is a 50-something guy who lives in Austin, Texas. He tried to write a book about his experiences in therapy a couple of years ago, wrote a lot of words, and then stopped about halfway through, because he wasn't writing the book he wanted to write. At the end of 2012, after experiencing a sustained and prolonged period of joy, he began to write his book, "help.," and finished it on the day the world was supposed to end. He plans on writing at least two more books, "love." and "children." We'll see what happens.
Begun two days before the shootings in Newtown and finished on the day the world was supposed to end, "help." is short, but in its brief span it combines personal biography, pointed instruction, and culstural reductionism into a simple yet powerful and profound philosophy that occupies a category all its own.