Letters to a Young Artist
From the most exciting individual in American theater” (Newsweek), here is Anna Deavere Smith’s brass tacks advice to aspiring artists of all stripes. In vividly anecdotal letters to the young BZ, she addresses the full spectrum of issues that people starting out will face: from questions of confidence, discipline, and self-esteem, to fame, failure, and fear, to staying healthy, presenting yourself effectively, building a diverse social and professional network, and using your art to promote social change. At once inspiring and no-nonsense, Letters to a Young Artist will challenge you, motivate you, and set you on a course to pursue your art without compromise.
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Review: Letters to a Young ArtistUser Review - Judy - Goodreads
The young artist in the title is a fictional student. The "letters" give general encouragement and some interesting tidbits about what life as an artist is like, but the book left me wishing the author had written a memoir instead. Read full review
Review: Letters to a Young ArtistUser Review - Steph - Goodreads
This is an easy to read series of letters from Anna Deavere Smith to 'BZ', an aspiring painter still in highschool, full of advice about pursuing the life of an artist. The letters didn't speak to me ... Read full review