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Big Magic

Creative Living Beyond Fear
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The instant number-one New York Times best seller

"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 best-selling author of Eat Pray Love and City of Girls: the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you’ve dreamed of. Fantastic inspiration for the new year.  

Readers and listeners 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. 

©2015 Elizabeth Gilbert (P)2015 Penguin Audio

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"Listeners looking for permission or encouragement to pursue their creative endeavors will find writer Elizabeth Gilbert...to be a confident cheerleader and guide. With a conversational delivery and warm, confiding tone, Gilbert exhorts listeners to respect inspiration and to put in the time and hard work to bring those ideas to fruition." ( AudioFile)

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MIND BLOWING

A must read for any creator on earth period. Listening to this audio book has helped me reflect on the moments when I struggled or experienced joy throughout my own creative process, and at the same time given me the key to guide myself towards a healthy creative mindset.

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Should be required reading

This book is awesome! Such truth! It should be required reading for all, but especially for teachers and parents, and all who shape young creative minds! Loved it!

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A bit too magical for me

But some insightful and inspirational parts that I liked! It was enjoyable to listen to. An easy read.

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Beautifully inspiring and freeing!

As a creative myself, struggling with putting up work out there out of fear or self criticism. This book was just what I needed to help me get confidence. Elizabeth’s voice is calm and relaxing. She’s never judging and you can relate to every single word. I wish I had read/heard it sooner!

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Very thoughtful book, thank you for every words

A very interesting, deep, light moment of joy and look into the shadow of my reflection. Thank thank Elizabeth Gilbert for your honesty and thank you iJustine for the recommendation. I have work to continue.

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Loved it

Captivating !! I often find narrators boring, not here ! I recommend ! :)

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A wonderfully comforting and elating book!

Beautiful and profound wisdom intertwined with funny anecdotes and interesting examples. What an inspiring book for those who want to create unapologetically!

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Incredibly inspiring!!

This book is exactly what I needed in my life and while I am continuing on my creative journey. So brilliant and eye opening!

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Creativity restored.

Thank you Elizabeth for writing this book. I needed this in my life. I found my way back to my creative life thanks to this book and feels so freeing!!!!

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Inspiring

Enjoyed listening this book. The author proposes a different and very interesting point of view on how to be more creative and to overcome your fears in your work.

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  • bouldercomom
  • 25/07/2016

Bright flashes of the blindingly obvious

Elizabeth Gilbert can write, this is undeniable. Many passages in this book are elegantly written and bring forth detailed images in your mind of the stories that she's telling.

unfortunately most of the actual content is painfully simplistic she draw simplistic conclusions such as, "being creative is hard but you should do it anyway,."

She often reinforces her point with long lists of explanatory terms which ultimately feel somewhat insulting as if I didn't get the idea from the first example. ( The chapter about tricksters just made me angry the examples went on for such a long time.)

it also felt a lot like she couldn't quite decide whether to write a book about how to write a book, or whether to write a book about creativity. iIt's pretty muddy whether this is actually focusd on writing as a creative outlet or if it's more broadly aimed at creativity in general.

in the end, I feel like I know Elizabeth Gilbert much better than I did before I started, but I don't feel like I have any greater access to my own creativity or to an understanding of the creative process than I did before.



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  • Gillian
  • 23/09/2015

Biggest Inspiration In a Long Time

Embrace your ideas, accept and have a conversation with your fear.
I didn't pre-order this book, was ready to pass on it, but then I re-watched Elizabeth's TED talk on "Your elusive creative genius," acknowledged I'd hit a roadblock in my own life, and knew, yup. This might be just what I need.
And it was mind-blowingly good.
Naturally, it's not a perfect book, but for something that's not even 6 hrs. it sure does pack a whole lot into it. You'll learn that fear goes hand in hand with creativity, but the thing to do is to take it on the journey with you but let it know it absolutely will NOT be driving.
The most enchanting concept Gilbert discussed was that the earth is inhabited by Ideas that are just waiting for humans to claim them for manifestation. Which I really feel is true. Sometimes I feel the whole goosebump prickle/brick over the head/just got an amazing idea thing, and it's off to the races. But Gilbert goes further through the entire book because creativity is a long, long process. And sometimes we let it be disheartening, sometimes we even view it as the worst, most abusive person in the world when, really, creativity values and needs us. We have the opportunity to open our very souls to wonder, and we can invite even more inspiration into our lives, when we feel stumped, by taking baby-steps of action, and by simply declaring that we enjoy our creativity--we have to appreciate what we have. Plus, gotta kick the perfectionist habit which is fear-based; the way to function best is as "the disciplined half-ass" (which is a TOTAL relief to me. The half-assed part, I'm working on the discipline...)
This book is all about living these temporary lives of ours as joyously, as vividly as possible. Go ahead. Have an affair with your creativity! Steal away with it for 15 minutes here, 15 exciting minutes there! Let's treat it like we love it!
Truly wonderful audiobook. Great prose, and Gilbert has a wonderful speaking style.
By the way? Another reviewer mentioned the lobster. I've gotta admit: It really is indeed a memorable story that'll stick with you

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  • Jacqueline
  • 29/09/2015

You Don't Need Permission ~~~

Beautiful Book--and Beautiful Narration!

Truly inspirational. So many things that Elizabeth Gilbert talks about in this book click with me from past thoughts~~maybe it's already been done, somebody already thought about it, etc. Her response is - So What? Almost everything in the world has been thought of or attempted before- but maybe never followed up on. That is not a reason to stop--because some of those ideas are still floating around out there just waiting to enter the head of someone who is ready to pick them up and complete them. She gives a unique and almost unbelievable example of this about a book she thought of writing - but didn't. However, I do believe it because I have had similar type events happen in my life - though not that extreme.

She brings to the forefront all of the reasons people have of putting off their dreams - "someday when I have a better job, get married, lose weight, make more money, live in a bigger house" and on and on. The perfect time will never come --so just do it.

Highly Recommended!

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  • H. Ahokas
  • 06/01/2017

just ok

I struggled with finishing this book, skipped the last 45 minutes. There were some really interesting points, some less interesting :/

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  • mikko
  • 25/09/2015

Truth and happiness

I love everything about this book. Thank you for giving us this gift. I will listen to it over and over again when fear comes calling.

I really wish she would read all her books because Elizabeth's voice is so calming. It's lika a spa for the ears as well as the mind :)

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  • Dina
  • 24/10/2015

Just a bit disappointing

Listening to Elizabeth Gilbert is like spending time with an old friend. She is warm, wise, and articulate. This book started off strong, but lost focus a quarter of the way through. In addition, it was quite short. It would have made a much better article for a writer's or artist's magazine.

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  • Kim Lenard
  • 25/09/2015

A Perspective SHIFT on Creativity

A truly enlightening experience on the creative process. Elizabeth Gilbert's words have resonated with me deeply and the soul of who I am feels lighter and less burdened to just create, just keep moving through the process and just to BE the creative being that I uniquely am.

Thank you for this amazing work, your vulnerability in your story telling and your strength in your continued inspiring journey Ms Gilbert.

It is now time for me to get back at this amazing creative process to express that which I AM.

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  • bellamy
  • 25/09/2015

She gets it!

Being born a creative spirit isn't always an easy road, but Gilbert made me feel very much in good company! She says it's not a "self help" although I found it extremely beneficial and uplifting and addresses so many of those aggravating, nagging insecurities that face us all! She addresses them with bravery and candor and doesn't mind sounding a bit brash ...Old fashioned good sense and a spirit of love and commitment touches every aspect of her message! I loved this book, it made me love her, it made me love the fact I'm an artist and have never been anything else!! Bravo to you Elizabeth ! For being so tenacious and persevering enough to write such inspiring stuff!

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  • L H
  • 24/09/2016

Just a very bad book on creativity.

While it was moderately interesting to hear the extended story of the author's creative journey, it's a very bad book about creativity. Extremely discouraging, contradicting and somewhat crazy (I am not a fan of the new age stuff). The part where she says that you most likely won't make money from your creativity- I wanted to throw this book in her face but wait, it's an audio) . So, I'm keeping this piece of crappy literature just to know what a bad book is and how NOT to talk about creativity. Read Julia Cameron. That book is the real magic and an inspiring classic by a friendly and sane person.

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  • Michelle Smith
  • 19/09/2016

Not a Fan

A lot of this book I felt like the author was telling you to be realistic, don't believe your dreams will happen ,don't quit your day job etc. There was one part of it I liked, the rest I thought was depressing to listen to.

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  • Vanessa Vitales
  • 05/11/2017

good one for any creative mind

This was a recommendation from another photographer and I have to say it was a good one! Motivational and with good energy. Very nice voice with a good rhythm. Funny and entertaining but also quite deep. Will give this as a hard copy to like minded friends/artists.

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  • Carmen
  • 20/05/2018

magical

As someone who falls in love with life and creativity again, this book was a wonderful way to get back to my inner magic. It was deeply touching and inspiring.

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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 05/01/2017

She loves herself and so do I

She sure has a message and at some stage it is a bit too much. On the other hand: how nice to listen to someone who has a message and an idea and the stamina to write a book about it. A good starting point is to listen her TED talk about the same topic.

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  • cigdem lisa
  • 29/06/2016

Super inspirierend und anregend

Es ist einfach anregend, man reflektiert und will sein Leben wirklich krrativer leben. Fantastisch!
Schön gelesen und kreativ und smart geschrieben. Sie nennt tolle Beispiele aus dem Alltag.

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  • Paul Pulitzer
  • 05/02/2016

Be creative despite your fears

Gilbert's new book is very encouraging to be creative and daring and it teaches us how to deal with criticism. Be it self-inflicted or coming from the world around us. A wonderful pep talk for anyone who feels stuck in realizing their dreams.

Usually I'm not a fan of (celebrity) authors reading their own books. There are professionals who tend to be better at that job. Yet as it turns out Elizabeth Gilbert has a very pleasant voice and delivers a great speech.

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  • D. Staude
  • 16/01/2019

Fantastic, honest and motivating.

The information and advices given go for all kinds of arts/inspiration. I am glad I listened to it.

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  • Nina Majer Kapular
  • 18/11/2018

I have really enjoyed listening to this book!

From the first page to the last this book really inspired me. It helped me to understand that the power to achieve our dreams, or just have a interestig, joyful life, is within us and was within us from the beginning. Think of it as a variation on the Star Wars theme: 'The Force is within you.'" Thank you Liz Gilbert

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  • Katja J.
  • 19/10/2020

I enjoyed the book

I liked it! it motivates to do what you love and to be creative. its light and the speaker is great

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  • CezR
  • 13/08/2020

Almost Cried more than once

wwll what can I say, that haven't been said in the title. I really felt everything she said. It gave me relief, joy, sadness, inspiration, calmness and every other thing I needed the most in the last few years. Maybe it doesn't get me to start immediately on a new project. But it helped me getting to know me better and more importantly to forgive myself once in a while. A great Book that I will defenetly hear more than once.

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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 09/08/2020

Sehr inspirierend!

Eins der besten Bücher, die ich je gehört/gelesen habe. Die Autorin verfügt über eine Gabe, Dinge auf eine einfache und wundervolle Weise zu erklären. Ich hatte einige aha Momente! Ich fand die so verbreitete Empfehlunge ziemlich frustriert, dass ich meiner Leidenschaft folgen muss, um meine Berufung zu finden oder auf dem richtigen Weg zu bleiben. Die Lösung: wenn die Leidenschaft (noch) nicht da ist, einfach schauen, was einen neugierig macht! So einfach und phänomenal zugleich und nimmt einem den Druck!