The instant #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller -- the perfect book to inspire you in the new year! "A must read for anyone hoping to live a creative life... I dare you not to be inspired to be brave, to be free, and to be curious." -PopSugar From the worldwide bestselling author of Eat Pray Love: the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you've dreamed of. 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.
Praise for Big Magic: #1 Globe and Mail Bestseller "Big Magic is a celebration of a creative life...Gilbert's love of creativity is infectious, and there's a lot of great advice in this sunny book...Gilbert doesn't just call for aspiring artists to speak their truth, however daffy that may appear to others; she is showing them how." -Washington Post "In [Gilbert's] first foray into full-on self-help [she] shares intimate glimpses into the life of a world-famous creative, complete with bouts of paralyzing fear and frustration, in an attempt to coax the rest of us into walking through the world just a little bit braver." -Elle "The Eat, Pray, Love author demystifies the tricky business of creativity. We're all ears." -Cosmopolitan "Elizabeth Gilbert is my new spirit animal... I have profoundly changed my approach to creating since I read this book." -Huffington Post "Gilbert leads readers through breaking out of their own creative ruts, finding fulfillment, and facing fear while finding balance between our spiritual and pragmatic beings in her forth coming book. Yes, please." -Bustle "Big Magic will resonate with writers and artists who find the process of producing work to be particularly painful...Through anecdotes about her creative failures and resourcefulness, as well as those other artists, Gilbert encourages readers to pursue a creative life 'that is driven more strongly by curiosity than by fear." -Daily Beast "Gilbert demystifies the creative process, examining the practices of great artists to shed light on finding inspiration in the every day." -Harper's Bazaar "Part inspiration, part how-to, it offers up both a philosophy of creativity and advice for living a more creatively fulfilling life."-Fast Company "Big Magic tackles the challenges of living the creative life...Reading it is a little like having a coach by your side, cheering on your efforts - whatever they are - candidly and selflessly." -Christian Science Monitor "Gilbert [writes] with sincerity and humility about the joy that creativity has given her... If you enjoyed Eat Pray Love, if you are drawn to self-help or inspirational books, or if you just like to bask in another person's positive glow, you'll love Big Magic." -Minneapolis Star-Tribune "Big Magic wants to help its readers live creatively...[Gilbert believes] creativity is inside all of us, it should be expressed, and it is not selfish or crazy or foolish to do so - it is in fact the best way to live a satisfying life...[Big Magic] constitutes good advice...[in a voice that's] charming, personable, self-aware, jokey, conversational....[and] that Gilbert does so well." -New York Times Book Review "A lucid and luminous inquiry into the relationship between human beings and the mysteries of the creative experience... What makes her book so immensely helpful is precisely its lived and living nature...wholly electrifying." -Brainpickings "Gilbert tackles heavy, sensitive subject matter but keeps it light, making what's essentially a self-help book feel like a good talk with a friend rather than a sermon." -Associated Press "Transformative." -Flavorwire "Gilbert's trademark warmth and enthusiasm abounds...wise...[and] pointed." -Boston Globe "Part pat-on-the-back, part slap-in-the-face, [Big Magic is] a permission slip for readers to stop making excuses and get to work... a fresh and modern surprise that fans of her work will relish." -Wichita Eagle "Funny. Insightful. Honest. Irreverent...But, of course, most of us have read Gilbert before and these qualities find their way into all of her works. The particular form of magic in Big Magic comes in a very unusual wrapping: hope and love...Big Magic read[s] like a devotional. Like a love letter to the earnest artist inside most of our hearts." -Books and Whatnot "Distinctly refreshing." -TED Ideas Blog "Big Magic will leave you feeling inspired to be curious, brave, free, and, most of all, creati
Elizabeth Gilbert, geboren 1969, wuchs auf einer Weihnachtsbaumfarm in Connecticut auf. Nach dem Studium in New York arbeitete sie u. a. als Journalistin für die "New York Times" und begann, Bücher zu schreiben. Das "Time Magazine" wählte sie unter die hundert einflussreichsten Menschen der Welt. Elizabeth Gilbert lebt mit ihrem Mann in New Jersey.