Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Sep 22, 2015 - Self-Help - 288 pages
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.

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I (sort of) get the backlash about Elizabeth Gilbert and her privilege. But both Eat, Pray, Love and this book found me at just the right times in my life, and the way she writes about creativity and ... Read full review

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This is hands-down my favorite writing craft book! It's marvelous and, yes, magical. Gilbert not only provides deep insight into being an author, but into being any creative, too. She packs it with ... Read full review

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About the author (2015)

Elizabeth Gilbert is the number one bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and several other international bestselling books of fiction and non-fiction. Her story collection Pilgrims was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway award; The Last American Man was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her follow-up memoir to Eat Pray Love, Committed, became an instant number one New York Times bestseller. She has published two novels, Stern Men and The Signature of All Things, which was longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize. She lives in New Jersey.