Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

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 t Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert?s books for years...

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Title:Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
Author:Elizabeth Gilbert
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Big Magic
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear Reviews

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    Jun 30, 2015
    I received a copy of this from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I have enjoyed Elizabeth Gilbert's TED talks on creativity, more than her books, so I was happy to see her write a book on the topic she seems to think about a lot. Within this book itself she admits that...
  • 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 into my life at the perfect moment. I say this often (usually about every book I...
  • 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 and artist friends, and anyone else who wants to live a more creative life. I've bee...
  • 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: Fat Chance. That's the message here: you're gonna fail, you big loser! Where's the ...
  • 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 paid money for this enlightening information. It's kinda funny to me... how such...
  • Julie Christine
    Dec 09, 2015
    There could not have been a better time to read Big Magic than in the fraught and anxious, giddy and surreal days before launching my first novel. Gilbert's words soothed and grounded me, took me out of the uncomfortable, jangly headspace of self-promotion and back into the embrace of ...
  • 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 "self-help" book category. But what a rewarding reading experience to close what was a...
  • Yodamom
    Jan 17, 2018
    DNF @ 61% I tried, for 61% I tried. I found a couple quotes from other people that I highlighted but that was it. I never highlighted anything the author wrote. I had to ask myself why am I reading a book where the authors advice is not connecting with me ? Why wasn't it working, seve...
  • Marina
    Jan 13, 2016
    I decided not to finish this book at about 50% mostly because the level of bullshit reached astronomic proportions; the final straw was Gilbert saying the writing and art are the most useless jobs in the world and hold no merit compared to jobs that actually benefit society. ... and sh...
  • Erin
    Jul 20, 2015
    I won this as an ARC in a goodreads giveaway and I appreciate the opportunity to read it in advance of release. However, sad to say, it's very disappointing, and I loved "Eat, Pray, Love." This book is pretty bad. Two stars is generous. It's just very cheesy from the beginning. There...
  • 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 it reads very much like a self-help pep talk, with short chapters, lots of anecdotes, a...
  • 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 conversational tone, but make no mistake, this is all straight talk. Her no BS attitude helps d...
  • Inge
    Dec 31, 2015
    Words will probably never be able to describe the beauty that is Big Magic. People have fawned over it high and low, but it?s one of those things you just need to experience for yourself. Whether you?re a writer, a painter, a quilter, a pottery-maker, a dancer, a singer, a circus a...
  • 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 disagreed with/thought were done poorly for me. 1) Creativity as a type of religio...
  • Katie
    Jan 23, 2018
    Although I didn't connect with everything in this book, overall I found it really inspiring and enjoyed it greatly! ...
  • Debbie
    Dec 08, 2015
    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 affecti...
  • Jennifer
    Nov 15, 2015
    When I heard Elizabeth Gilbert had a new book out, I had no intention of reading it. Back in the day, I read "Eat, Pray, Love" and had some big issues with it. I haven't read any of Gilbert's work since. Yet, I kept seeing this book *everywhere*. It was like the Sirens composed a new s...
  • Debbie "DJ"
    Nov 04, 2015
    Wow! I loved this book, and think it's one of the most important I've ever read. I'm one of those who thought I missed the creative gene. That people were just born creative... not true! Gilbert explains how curiosity leads to ideas, and when ideas are paid attention to, true magic can...
  • Whitney Atkinson
    Jan 24, 2018
    I know this has mixed reviews but I didn't mind it! It's not my new bible or anything but it was definitely a kick to the booty to get going on all the story ideas I have. This touches on important topics about staying humble as an author, writing for the right reasons, persevering, an...
  • Irena
    Mar 23, 2017
    I was in a reading slump, and no fictional novel helped. No matter how many times I grabbed a book that sounded interesting, even my to-be-reviewed pile didn't help. In matter of fact, it just got things worse, because everytime I looked at it, I felt like not wanting to read. Period....
  • VictoriaNickers
    May 20, 2016
    Basically all the good advise you have ever heard on becoming a productive creative person all in one book. A creative living guide to life by following your happiness. This is definitely a self-help book. It was written for perfectionists and anxiety driven people (like me) and a rea...
  • Darth J
    Jan 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...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    Jun 15, 2017
    I think I'm in love with Elizabeth Gilbert. ...
  • Nat
    Jan 27, 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 h...
  • Kate (GirlReading)
    Jan 28, 2017
    I had high hopes for Big Magic and during the first thirty pages or so, I thought those expectations would be met but unfortunately, as I read on, it just wasn't for me. I didn't personally agree with some of the ideas this book portrayed and Elizabeth Gilbert's voice and ideas just en...
  • Bianca
    Jul 18, 2018
    What a coincidence! Today is Elizabeth Gilbert's birthday. Happy Birthday to her. I was somewhat reluctant to give this a try, as I wasn't a fan of Eat Pray Love. I did remember that many GR friends appreciated this book. Also, the library audiobook was available for immediate downl...
  • Hannah Greendale
    Dec 16, 2015
    Click here to watch a video featuring this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. ...
  • Dannii Elle
    Jan 01, 2017
    I think I just found my bible. ...
  • Faroukh Naseem
    Jul 15, 2016
    Please get ready for a lot of name dropping and "I believe's..." ?Because the truth is, I believe that creativity is a force of enchantment?not entirely human in its origins.?  ? Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic #theguywiththebookreview presents: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gi...
  • da AL
    May 02, 2018
    This & 'The Signature of All Things' are my fave Gilbert books. As the audiobook reader in addition to writer, she does an incredible job of sounding polished, relaxed, & truly encouraging. Read or listen to the end for the 2 best of all her great annecdotes. ...