The Cultivating Thought Author Series - Chipotle

Chipotle has teamed up with a group of writers and illustrators to create a series of riveting short stories. 

"OVER THE YEARS we’ve used our cups and bags as a means of sharing our sense of humor, thoughts, and ideas, in both word and design. The Cultivating Thought series continues this tradition, presenting the words and whimsy of thought-leaders, authors and comedians through unique, you’ll-only-find-them-here essays, each illustrated by a different artist. We’re hoping this will allow people to connect with the musings of these writers with whom they may or may not be familiar and create a moment of analog pause in a digital world, provoking introspection or inspiration, and maybe a little laughter."

 

MALCOLM GLADWELL, ILLUSTRATED BY NOAH MACMILLAN

WHY ARE YOU PARTICIPATING IN THE CULTIVATING THOUGHT SERIES?

"I loved the idea of connecting to people in the real world. A story isn’t something that has to appear in a book, or on a screen. The goal of storytelling should be to make stories as ubiquitous as music has become. I used to always love when the subway in New York would put poems in the subway cars. This struck me as a similar kind of experiment."

 

JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER, ILLUSTRATED BY JULLIAN CALLOS

WHY ARE YOU PARTICIPATING IN THE CULTIVATING THOUGHT SERIES?

"We live in a world of fewer bookstores, and fewer libraries, and more and more junk asking for our attention. I couldn’t be happier to be a part of a program that brings thoughtful texts, for free, to people with a few minutes to sit and think."

 

GEORGE SAUNDERS, ILLUSTRATED BY KRISTYNA BACZYNSKI

WHY ARE YOU PARTICIPATING IN THE CULTIVATING THOUGHT SERIES?

"Jonathan Safran Foer approached me about it, and I have so much respect for him, as a person and a writer. And I love the idea of putting something literary in a place we might not expect to find it. As someone who is always whining about the dumbing-down of American culture, I felt like this would be a nice way of stepping in and putting my….well, the metaphor breaks down. Putting my words where my mouth is? Hmm."

 

SHERI FINK, ILLUSTRATED BY PAT PERRY

WHY ARE YOU PARTICIPATING IN THE CULTIVATING THOUGHT SERIES?

"What author can resist a captive audience? Reading a book is a big ask, but reading a cup is obviously a much smaller one. It’s a wonderful chance to share thoughts with people on a subject I care about."

 


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