Big Magic

Big Magic

Creative Living Beyond Fear

Audiobook CD - 2015
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Elizabeth Gilbert offers powerful insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits that are needed in order to live the most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages listeners to uncover the 'strange jewels' that are hidden within each of them.
Publisher: [New York] : Penguin Audio, 2015
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781611764680
Branch Call Number: 153.35 G373b 2015 CD
Characteristics: 4 sound discs (5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in


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AL_ANNA Feb 08, 2018

Gilbert's no nonsense approach to creativity and doing whatever inspires you is equal parts memoir and get going, pep talk. Read by the author with enthusiasm and authenticity.

Jul 20, 2017

This book is wonderful if you spend your days wondering how to channel your inner creativity. For those that are practical and analytical, it might be hard to grasp at first. Gilbert offers an extensive list of ideas and inspiration on how to utilize your creativity and apply it in your daily life. Through hardships, sacrifices, and successes, it's a nice relatable story for creative minds. A very refreshing read. I give it 4 stars because by the last CD, she was repetitive, but at least 2/3 of the book kept me interested in hearing what Gilbert had to say.

neko Feb 08, 2017

The treasure buried within you hopes you have the courage to say yes. Whatever, is your creative urge say yes. Go make something and put it out there. Take all you are on a creative journey let it make you who you will become.

PMPL_AnaC Jan 07, 2017

So inspiring! I just want to go and make stuff!

JCLAmyF May 10, 2016

This was short, sweet, and had some wise words and great anecdotes from and for a creative life - which is not just for the privileged few.

Mar 14, 2016

It was enlightening for the first half of the book, but near the end it gives you little to look forward to, pretty much rephrasing the first half. The author gives examples, and clarifies that there are a million ways to be creative. You don't have to be artistic to be creative. She gives examples that make you think. There are different ways to live a creative life. If you feel that you are not living up to your fullest potential, this is the book for you.


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