Review of Big Magic

Saturday, 6 February 2016
Hi. I'm still struggling with how to begin reviews. And yes, I have been at this for over a year and a half now.

Book: Big Magic

Author: Elizabeth Gilbert

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Genre: Advice

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Summary: Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she 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. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work, embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.

Review: Really, really enjoyed this.

There's some really great advice in this book. Gilbert covers a lot of topics from writing to failure and offers very insightful advice that I think lots of people will find helpful. I feel as if everyone will be able to take something away from Big Magic just because this books just is so inspirational.

The short chapters and anecdotes are great because you don't have to stop reading in the middle of a chapter if you only have a minute or two on your hands.

Overall, I think creative people--especially writers--will really enjoy this book.

***Disclaimer: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for review. This has in no way influenced my opinions and thoughts.

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