Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

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Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear Read Online Free - 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.

Title : Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
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ISBN : 1594634718
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 288 pages


Ariel rated it ★★☆☆☆

October 28, 2015

I appreciate and respect Elizabeth Gilbert's attempt to inspire creativity, and can fully see why people could love this and take a lot away from it.. but there were too many fundamental things that I disagreed with/thought were done poorly for me. 1) Creativity as a type of religion: I don't know...

Lorilin rated it ★★★★★

July 27, 2015

Talk about receiving the right message at the right time. Wow. Big Magic is one of the most honest discussions about the creative process that I’ve ever read. Gilbert strikes a playful and conversational tone, but make no mistake, this is all straight talk. Her no BS attitude helps do away with t...

Darth J rated it ★☆☆☆☆

January 05, 2016

Preach, Vain, Snore You know, I didn't enter into this as a "hate-read", despite being such a cynic. I don't like to waste my time and money on things just to have something to snark at (I can already hear the snickering in the audience as I write that). You see, with any of these advice books I a...

Chris rated it ★★★☆☆

August 01, 2017

Is it mere coincidence that BIG is synonymous with FAT and that MAGIC is one of those oblique words difficult to put your finger on, like CHANCE? Because I think that's a better title for this book: Fat Chance. That's the message here: you're gonna fail, you big loser! Where's the big magic in th...

Diane rated it ★★★★★

February 11, 2016

Thank you, Elizabeth Gilbert, for writing this much-needed book on creativity. It was practical, helpful, comforting and inspiring. I know it will be a book I recommend over and over again to writer and artist friends, and anyone else who wants to live a more creative life. I've been struggling fo...

Debbie rated it ★★★★★

June 04, 2017

Favorite Book of the Year Where to start? This book knocked my socks off. Which is pretty strange given that I’ve always been a die-hard cynic (with really tight socks). I’ve always rolled my eyes at spirituality and snidely called it woo woo (now I murmur woo woo with affection). And self-help? P...

Elyse rated it ★★★☆☆

January 21, 2016

The message is...."we are all inherently creative". Elizabeth Gilbert says..."Be an artist. Create for the sake of creating". "Because creative living is where the Big Magic will always be". And we paid money for this enlightening information. It's kinda funny to me... how such an average book, b...

Nat rated it ★★★★☆

January 29, 2018

“I don’t know what I think until I write about it.”― Joan Didion I was in need of a Nonfiction read to compel me from the start when I came upon Big Magic. Elizabeth Gilbert starts off this very book by writing about a reclusive poet she’s passionate about (“I loved him dearly from a respectful di...

Iris P rated it ★★★★★

February 09, 2017

Ok so with a little more than 16 hours to end the year, my mind has been officially blown away by Ms.Elizabeth Gilbert, wow! I am the more surprised because I utterly and unequivocally loathe the "self-help" book category. But what a rewarding reading experience to close what was already a fantas...

Cole rated it ★★★★★

August 28, 2015

I underlined something on nearly every page, and my margin notes look like this: YES YES YES YES YES YES. I haven't loved everything Gilbert has ever written, but this is one of those books that came into my life at the perfect moment. I say this often (usually about every book I read and enjoy), b...

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