Charlotte Eriksson

Empty Roads & Broken Bottles; in search for The Great Perhaps (SAMPLE)

Empty Roads & Broken Bottles; in search for The Great Perhaps (SAMPLE) by Charlotte Eriksson
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For readers of:Derek Sivers, Jack Kerouac, Cheryl Strayed, Steven Pressfield, Donald Miller
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Publication DateApril 2013
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Part 1 of "Empty Roads & Broken Bottles; in search for The Great Perhaps"


"Instant coffee and a tip from the sound-guy. I'm learning sounds, laying wide awake on different sofas every night. I know the difference between a well built wall and broken strength. I'm learning mindfulness, reading about gurus and poets every day on different trains to nowhere. I don't know what I'm learning but I hope I will understand one day. I'm selling my heart with each album and a silent prayer that they’ll be gentle with it, gentle with me. And then the concerned looks they throw when I point at my worn out bag and broken guitar case as the answer to where I live. Sure I could spend a year or two selling my days and time for money, and I could buy all these things people want to have without never really needing it. It's just that when I'm on that stage every night, it all just seems so stupid. My guitar, my voice, my words, my story. That's all I want, that's what makes my heart beat. What am I supposed to do with belongings and material stuff when all I want is this. The open road and a new beginning every day. I don't have a lot and I gave away the things you're supposed to have to be able to live. I don't own any keys and I threw my phone in the river. My family will always remember me as the confused one who left and never came back. I'm searching. I will be forever wandering. I don't know what I'm looking for, but I will spend the rest of my life trying to find it. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way."

"I want my life to be the greatest story. My very existence will be the greatest poem. Watch me burn."

The full book can be purchased at: www.charlotteeriksson.com/books

About the Author

Charlotte Eriksson is the author of 4 books, most recently a book of prose & poetry called w, published 2018 on Broken Glass Records. The book sold over 20,000 copies worldwide and quotes from the book have been shared widely on the internet.
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At 18 years old she took off to London on her own to embark on the long journey of creating a life for herself. A life she could be proud of. A life that made her excited to wake up every morning. With nothing but a guitar, her stories and a dream, she spent a year wandering in England, sleeping at train stations, airports and helpful fans’ couches. Singing for whoever was willing to listen and collecting stories that she would later share in her first book Empty Roads & Broken Bottles; in search for The Great Perhaps. Finding her fanbase through soulful connections by sharing her journey online, she started to build an exploding online fanbase of dedicated supporters.Forward a few years and she has started her own artist collective Broken Glass Records, released 7 EPs and

3 critically acclaimed full-length albums, had her single ”I Will Lead You Home” reaching #2 on the Swedish iTunes-chart, been played on major radio such as BBC6 (UK), Sveriges Radio (Sweden) and 3FM (Netherlands) and toured all over Europe. She's published 3 books, telling the story of her wandering ways, life as an artists and travel essays on love and loss. Her books have been widely praised both by her music fanbase and by a new literary crowd of writers and readers.

Charlotte has become a prolific songwriter and producer, as well as a sought after freelance writer. Quotes from her books have been shared on large platforms such as Berlin ArtParasites and Word Porn, and she's had writings published on sites such as Thought Catalog, Bella Grace Magazine and To Write Love On Her Arm. She’s taken on the challenge of writing comforting words on mental illness, depression, wanting more, growing up, heartbreak, chasing a dream and losing people. Her most famous writing You’re Doing Just Fine became the lead poem for her 3rd book with the same name.

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