James D. Irwin has been writing for The Nervous Breakdown for several years. He is 23 years old and lives in England. Irwin’s writing is featured in TNB Books’ THE BEAUTIFUL ANTHOLOGY, on sale June 9 wherever books are available online.
What is NOT beautiful to you?
The majority of modern art. I went to a gallery once and somebody had smeared cake on a table. That isn’t art. It’s a good afternoon tea spoiled.
What is beautiful that is also illegal?
Stalking. It’s an unfair label for unrequited love in its most passionate form.
What is the biggest cliché about beauty?
That everyone is beautiful on the inside. Since they started putting graphic healthy warnings on cigarette packets, it’s become clear that this cannot be true.