Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
In the spirit of Big Magic, a limited edition of two hundred and fifty copies has been created, each of them signed, numbered, and bound in a unique piece of art created by New York artist Lourdes Sanchez, printed on satin, stamped with gold foil, and housed in a pristine white presentation case. Sanchez s geometric works reference ancient tribal cultures, cellular biology, urban detritus, the natural world, and the quest for union with a spiritual force. Her paintings are represented by the Sears Peyton Gallery, where she had her first solo show in New York City this spring.
Big Magic reveals the secrets of Elizabeth Gilbert's own generative process and shares her unique wisdom and perspective on creativity. Gilbert offers insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration and discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits that let us live our most vibrant lives. Embrace curiosity. Let go of needless suffering. Tackle what we most love, and face down what we most fear. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, she helps unearth the "strange jewels" that are hidden within each of us. Whether making art, find new ways to address challenges in our work, or embarking on a dream long deferred, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.
From the worldwide bestselling author of Eat Pray Love: the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you've dreamed of
If a more likable writer than Gilbert is currently in print, I haven't found him or her ... Gilbert's prose is fuelled by a mix of intelligence, wit and colloquial exuberance that is close to irresistible, and makes the reader only too glad to join the posse of friends and devotees who have the pleasure of listening in Jennifer Egan, New York Times Book Review A writer of incandescent talent Annie Proulx Gilbert dares us into adventures of worldly discovery Barbara Kingsolver, New York Times Book Review Sumptuous ... Gilbert's prose is by turns flinty, funny, and incandescent New Yorker Readers prepared to enter Gilbert Time will be rewarded: she is an unflaggingly curious writer, prone to delightful touches Lucy Atkins, Sunday Times Smart but unpretentious, funny, warm, and generous ... By the end of one of her books, you feel as if she is your friend, too San Francisco Chronicle
Elizabeth Gilbert is the Number One New York Times bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and several other internationally bestselling books of fiction and nonfiction. Her story collection Pilgrims was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway award; The Last American Man was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. The follow-up memoir Committed became an instant Number OneNew York Times bestseller. Gilbert's short fiction has appeared in Esquire, Story, One Story, and the Paris Review. Her latest novel, The Signature of All Things, was named a Best Book of 2013 by The New York Times and was longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize. www.elizabethgilbert.com @GilbertLiz