Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
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Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear


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
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages

    Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear Reviews

  • Ariel
    Oct 05, 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...

  • Lorilin
    Jul 20, 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 conversat...

  • Darth J
    Jan 05, 2016

    Preach, Vain, SnoreYou 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 ...

  • Diane
    May 01, 2015

    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 a...

  • Chris Blocker
    May 07, 2015

    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: F...

  • Debbie
    Dec 08, 2015

    Favorite Book of the YearWhere 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 ...

  • Elyse
    Jul 01, 2015

    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 pa...

  • Iris P
    Sep 27, 2015

    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 "sel...

  • Rebecca Foster
    Jan 12, 2015

    With her new book, Gilbert sets herself up as a layman’s creativity guru much like Anne Lamott does with Bird by Bird or Stephen King with On Writing. This is based on Gilbert’s TED talks, and i...

  • Cole
    Aug 26, 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 in...

About Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert is an award-winning writer of both fiction and non-fiction. Her short story collection Pilgrims was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway award, and her novel Stern Men was a New York Times notable book. Her 2002 book The Last American Man was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critic’s Circle Award. Her memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, spent 57 weeks in the #1