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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ntempest - LibraryThing
This book is about attitude, determination, and understanding both the risks and the rewards inherent in attempting to make any sort of life in the arts. Deavere Smith is a wonderfully straightforward ... Read full review
Letters to a young artistUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Given her experience, playwright and actress Smith (Fires in the Mirror) is certainly qualified to give advice to aspiring artists: she has won two Obie Awards and received two Tony nominations and a ... Read full review