He's brilliant, crazy really! For instance, in the foreword to his next book, his introduction has been conceived and written backwards, from its end to your beginning. And it works! You feel good about cracking what he's done, and you read him more comprehensively. Simple really. And very Zen. But let him speak for himself. 'I was in Japan when the notion emerged - why not compress whole novels into single aphorisms? So I set about to express integrated complex life ideas as a single indisputable truth. My collection here has not been written as pearls of wisdom, but to provide ideas for thought. Chase them down and through their many alleys yourself'.
Jack Gardner holds a teaching qualification as well as various diplomas in film. He is currently Creative Director of an advertising and design company, and he also lectures part-time at Bath Spa University College. He has written several plays and a film that were produced for television during the 1970s and 80s. His hobbies include writing and visiting Japan - it is his interest in Japanese culture that prompted him to write his collection of aphorisms, Words Are Not Things. He warrants a full-page entry in James Geary's Guide to the World's Great Aphorists.