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HENRY ROLLINS – first in the new RE/SEARCH 4×6″ POCKETBOOK Series – presents a lengthy phone interview with Henry Rollins, focusing on Henry’s travels, photography, creativity, archive, and books and authors he has learned from.

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HENRY ROLLINS – It is our position that a lot of people do not really “know” Henry Rollins and that their opinion of him is based on ancient information. Everyone (that is, all of our young interns) who has read this book has become a Rollins fan, so join the elect club! Henry Rollins is not who you think he is; he is much, much more. So read this book and attend his Spoken Word performances, which are always evolving, always different, always provocative, and always inspiring. And hunt down his beautiful hardbound color photography book called OCCUPANTS which will really show you The Photographer Side of Henry Rollins … AND the Montaigne-Essay side in the best French NOIR tradition…
“V. Vale: Well, you know the saying “privilege confers blinders.” I think many Americans like myself don’t realize that in a weird way — relatively — we’re in luxury and we don’t even know it.

Henry Rollins: Well, perspective is key… I was just in Hanoi a few weeks ago interviewing Vietnamese veterans: Vietnamese Vietnam War veterans who had all been affected by Agent Orange. I took photographs and hung out with fourth-generation kids who were affected by this stuff. Some of these kids are just mangled physically because of what their mothers and fathers had in their systems… And this is how a lot of the world is. As Americans, certainly our media is not showing it to us. In America and basically the West–for the most part–we are spared a lot of the awfulness of the world, a lot of the drudgery and harshness.
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Weight .37 lbs
Dimensions 4 × .5 × 6 in

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    “The Henry Rollins book is fantastic, by the way.” – Garrett L., Los Angeles

    “Vale! I read the Henry Rollins book in one sitting – it was so inspirational, you know what questions to ask – I came away from the book feeling better — feeling charged. HR has a way of making you feel lazy…I am going to review the HR book soon!” – Jim H.

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Rollins: You’ve got to be strong. If you really want to be strong–when I was younger, I thought that strength came from handing out the occasional ass-whipping, because I was young . . . but I was never very good at fighting.

But as an older guy, what occurs to me: the real strength is, “What can I do for you, man? Are you okay? […]What’s the matter, really?” Trying to find a better way to resolve that, I think, is the stronger, higher road. And it becomes more and more appealing to me. You say you like Martin Luther King so much? All right, then, start acting like him. Not easy…

Look at the Birther Movement or the Tea Party people. They’re very angry. Okay, I can dig anger, I’ve got quite a bit of it myself. But when you see how misdirected it is, and you see who it’s aimed at, it’s like, “Wow, you guys are missing the… you’re not hitting the barn with your BB Gun. You’re woefully missing the plot.” And you guys are not approachable. When you’re asked a question, you want to swing at someone’s head. This isn’t going to get anywhere.

So more and more, I’m trying to see a bigger picture.