Big Magic : Creative Living Beyond Fear Hardback
Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration from Elizabeth Gilbert's books for years.
Now, this beloved author shares her wisdom and unique understanding of creativity, shattering the perceptions of mystery and suffering that surround the process - and showing us all just how easy it can be.
By sharing stories from her own life, as well as those from her friends and the people that have inspired her, Elizabeth Gilbert challenges us to embrace our curiosity, tackle what we most love and face down what we most fear.
Whether you long to write a book, create art, cope with challenges at work, embark on a long-held dream, or simply to make your everyday life more vivid and rewarding, Big Magic will take you on a journey of exploration filled with wonder and unexpected joys.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 22/09/2015
- Category: Self-help & personal development
- ISBN: 9781408866733
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Review by wyvernfriend
This is what I needed to read right now. That my creativity is a legitimate aspect of me that I need to indulge and that maybe it will lead to fame and fortune but maybe it won't and either way it should be indulged and that without it I'm cheating myself. It also reminds me that most of the problems exist between keyboard and chair. This was the hug and kick in the pants I needed and while it may not be for everyone it did speak to me.Yes, much of what is said is said elsewhere and sometimes that elsewhere may resonate better with other people but this resonated with me, I listened to the podcast and well and it is a good supplement to the book. Yes she name-drops, but yes she knows some famous people, and some of the stories wouldn't have as much mental impact to many people if they were from no-name people. Yes, some of what she says is eye-wateringly obvious but sometimes you need to hear someone else tell you these things to make them sink in and she writes in a very chatty way, almost as if she's talking to you.And yes, some of her ideas, like the idea that inspiration wanders around looking for someone, is questionable, but it's a harmless belief.It was what I needed to read.