The best book on creative living that I’ve ever read.
Why This Book?
One day on my way home from lunch, I turned on NPR to find one of my favorite segments: An author interview. The authors voice sounded familiar but it wasn’t until the interviewer said her name that I knew who she was.
The author was Elizabeth Gilbert. She was plugging her new book, Big Magic. This interview was especially interesting, because Elizabeth Gilbert’s new book was not fiction, but more of a self-help book for creative people.
After listening to the full interview, watching her famous Ted talk again, and watching some of her videos on YouTube, I was in. I wanted to read the book.
Spoiler Free: What the Heck is This Book About?
If you saw the Tedtalk, and you already know what this book is all about. (Click the link below to view the Tedtalk if you missed it.)
In this book, she outlines her thoughts and feelings on being a creative person.
She gives excellent advice on how to live and create your whatever it is.
It could be a mix of timing and sage wisdom, but after I read this book, I took a lot more chances creatively.
As a writer, I struggle with sharing. Poetry and fiction tends to be a bit more telling than blogs and copy. But after reading this book, I felt like I was let off the hook a little bit when it comes to the anticipation of judgment.
“Own your disappointment, acknowledge it for what it is, and move on.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert,
Absolutely love. I bought this book on Kindle after I borrowed it from the library, and am looking forward to getting the audiobook. Sometimes, you need all the help you can get!
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