Big Magic

Big Magic

Creative Living Beyond Fear

Book - 2015
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Elizabeth Gilbert "offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the "strange jewels" that are hidden within each of us."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2015
ISBN: 9781594634710
1594634718
Branch Call Number: 153.35 G373b 2015
Characteristics: 276 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Creative living beyond fear

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 04, 2017

Big Magic is the type of book you keep around for inspiration, motivation, and all-round creative guidance. Liz Gilbert writes about the struggles and expectations of living a creative life, which is something Gilbert argues to be something we all live. She mainly speaks about her main creative profession: writing, but this book can be interpreted into any form of creativity such as dancing, gardening, and art! I loved the tidbits of stories that cleanly tie into her next piece of advice for the reader. There were a lot of laughs stuffed between the pages and plenty of advice – for both my life and my creative life – that I will be carrying for the rest of my life. Big Magic is probably the closest thing to a solid cure for Writer's Block. A must-read! 
- @Spectacles of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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LouWSytsma
Jun 30, 2017

What a wonderful way look at not only creative endeavours but life itself.

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rdcowan
May 01, 2017

I've been struggling with blocked ideas and doubts for years. This book is just what I needed. No preaching is involved (yeah!), her writing gives me a boost in my confidence. Highly recommended.

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bjyork11
Mar 23, 2017

A must read for anyone who thrives on creativity. This book was a huge affirmation and gave me the permission I needed to live my most creative life.

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ShelbyFerguson
Mar 13, 2017

This book changed something in me. It took the pressure off and gave me the space and forgiveness I needed to jump back into art. I now paint nearly every day which I haven't been able to do so easily in years. I would recommend it to anyone that finds themselves struggling to create!

JCLHelenH Mar 07, 2017

If you create, especially if you write, stop what you're doing right now and find a copy of Big Magic. She busts through all the excuses you've ever used to avoid putting pen to paper.

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LeaLibrary
Jan 29, 2017

Greatly enjoyed this read. So many stories to support the overall goal of living a creative life. Encouraging words to make it work, for yourself. And not without some awesome laughs along the way.

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mguthrie01
Oct 24, 2016

Gilbert's Big Magic is fun and, more importantly, inspirational. This is a book I want to reread every time I feel my creativity waning.

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lpottinger
Sep 19, 2016

Love how she empowers us to pursue the creativity without being totally illogical. It's a light reading but full of interesting anecdotes.

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woohoo25
Sep 06, 2016

Absolutely LOVE this book. Creativity is a must and Elizabeth Gilbert guides the reader to find peace in loving and creating freely.

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