Thursday, October 29, 2015

[Book Review] Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Writer : Elizabeth Gilbert
Publisher : Riverhead Books
Format : Ebook, 288 pages
Publishing date : 22nd, September 2015
Language : English
Genre : Non Fiction, Self Help, Memoir
Read on October, 14th 2015
My rating :  5 of 5

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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.
"I am this, and I am that, and I am also this other thing, too! I don't yet know exactly what I am, but I'm curious enough to go find out!" p.58
Just like the sparkle in the cover so is the story inside, full of sparkle of awesomeness, all I could say about this book was both fascinating and inspiring, such a powerful book for everyone. 
"Do you want study under the great teacher? Is that it? Well, you can find them anywhere. They live on the shelves of your library; they live on the wall of museums; they live in recordings made decades ago." p.66
Big Magic is perfect combination between memoir and motivational book, with 6 magic words (Courage, Enchantment, Permission, Persistence, Trust, and Divinity), Gilbert tried to guide us toward creative living.