Big Magic

bigmagicOne of the last books I read last year was this gem by Elizabeth Gilbert.

I had loved Eat, Pray, Love, enjoyed Committed, and thought The Signature of all Things was quite good.  She’s not my favorite author, but I usually take note when she has something new out.  I somehow missed this book, but saw it in my local library.

Anyone who is an artist, wishes they were an artist, or who has suppressed their artistry should read this book.  I listened to the book or I would have a long list of quotes (it’s not good to write down quotes while driving!).  Gilbert gives a good perspective on the value of art for art’s sake (rather than only creating art for the approval or purchase by others).

This book is inspiration to reach for creativity and to feed your soul with expression.

Plus, there are great anecdotes about Ann Patchett.

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