In this Guardian.UK review of Sarah Bakewell's How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer
Nicholas Lezard characterizes the disorganized genius of Montaigne:
So, just because Montaigne doesn't have a plan, this doesn't mean he can't be ranked with the great philosophers, because what he is doing is trying to teach us how to live, how to cope not just with the big stuff, but also with all the funny, fiddly, bothersome and trivial things that occupy us between birth and death.
We've tentatively planned a Montaigne episode after Heidegger... details to come within a couple of weeks.
Ethan Gach says
Just got the Complete Essays over Christmas and would love a Montaigne episode.
Ever since I learned of his existence, and every time is mentioned somewhere, I have said to myself “I must read some of that.” I think I probably should stop saying things like that to myself and get about reading instead.