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Big Magic Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books for years Gilbert offers 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 mindfulness and passion Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy



10 thoughts on “Big Magic

  1. says:

    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 withthought were done poorly for me1 Creativity as a type of religion I don't know if religion is the right word here but Gilbert's spiritualization of creativity is saturate


  2. says:

    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 the unrealistic expectations and unnecessary melodrama attached to the concept of “creative


  3. says:

    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 hear the snickering in the audience as I write that You see with any of these advice books I actually want to learn something useful; that's the whole reason why I would pick it up in the first plac


  4. says:

    Is it mere coincidence that BIG is synonymous with FAT and that MAGIC is one of those obliue 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 that?I get it some artists are confused about the outcomes or reasons for pursuing creative ventures It's


  5. says:

    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 creative lifeI've been struggling for a week over this review and I'm still a bit overwhelmed Sometimes books are so powerful that trying to cobble t


  6. says:

    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 at spirituality and snidely called it woo woo now I murmur woo woo with affection And self help? Please I don’t need some pompous asshole telling me how to live right okay? And I wasn’t a fan of Eat Pra


  7. says:

    Every time I reread this I like it


  8. says:

    The message iswe are all inherently creative Elizabeth Gilbert saysBe 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 by an average writer acknowledges herself that her ideas won't resonate with everyone is such a huge success and by that I mean 'money


  9. says:

    “I don’t know what I think until I write about it”― Joan DidionI 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 distance” and I became swept up in the accessible talkative writing tone It's the classic case of 'I sho


  10. says:

    I underlined something on nearly every page and my margin notes look like thisYES YES YES YES YES YESI 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 but I want everyone I love to read this book


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About the Author: 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 PENHemingway 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