Front Cover and Brief Review of Bonsai Heresy—

As it’s terrifically difficult to write a review of one’s own work and still sleep at night, I’m copying here what Wayne Schoech of Stone Lantern wrote in his newsletter about my forthcoming offbeat, educational book Bonsai Heresy: 56 Myths Exposed using Science and Tradition—

Here’s the glimpse into the future we promised, Michael’s Bonsai Heresy is coming in the Spring! I’ve had the good fortune to be able to read the almost final draft and I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am, it’s like no other bonsai book you’ve ever read, or even imagined. —Wayne Schoech of Stone Lantern

The playful cover was designed by Sergio Cuan and Leah Eads.

I hope Bonsai Heresy will help many people care for and appreciate their bonsai better. We’re expecting to have the book out in early May of 2020, and Stone Lantern and I will be keeping you informed about its wending path through the world of printing.

To close with a back cover blurb by Bjorn Bjorholm:

Not only does Michael dispel long-held bonsai myths, but he wonderfully weaves personal, often self-deprecating anecdotes into the mix. Well written, deeply researched, and perfectly timed, Bonsai Heresy is a must-read for every bonsai enthusiast.”      —Bjorn Bjorholm, bonsai artist and educator

9 Comments

  1. Alexander says:

    Ive been looking forward to this book for so long! Is there any way to pre-order the book? I live in sweden, otherwise id come and get it on the roadtrip.

  2. John E Many says:

    Michael – looking forward to the book!

  3. David Wheeler says:

    CONGRATULATIONS Michael…….the cover is certainly ‘eye-catching’…….I can hardly wait to get my hands on a copy! best wishes for the Holidays David

    • crataegus says:

      Thanks David- Sergio (who is an animator at Nickelodeon) did such a great job on the cover image; while I had the initial idea for a match from what I can only call a waking dream, I just didn’t see this rendition of it coming. I remember the day I first saw Sergio’s illustration, I was sitting on the floor I think, and I nearly fell OFF the floor I was laughing so hard. Also, Leah actually CREATED a font for the cover words. It was amazing to watch this come together.

  4. Luzia Bernstein says:

    I can’t wait to read your book.

  5. Symon says:

    I’m also excited way down here in Australia. I can also recommend Micheal’s first book ‘Post-dated…’. It’s a great read for any bonsai tragic. (No, I’m not in any way associated with Hegerdorn Indistries Inc.)

  6. Peter f Sobel says:

    EXCELLENT! Cant wait I think this will be a must have!

  7. Axel says:

    Hi Micheal,
    will there be an european distributor of the book?
    Thanks in advance
    Axel

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