Big Magic

About the Author: Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert is an award winning writer of both fiction and non fiction Her short story collection Pilgrims was a finalist for the PEN Hemingway award, and her novel Stern Men was a New York Times notable book Her 2002 book The Last American Man was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critic s Circle Award Her memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, spent 57 weeks in the 1 Elizabeth Gilbert is an award winning writer of both fiction and non fiction Her short story collection Pilgrims was a finalist for the PEN Hemingway award, and her novel Stern Men was a New York Times notable book Her 2002 book The Last American Man was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critic s Circle Award Her memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, spent 57 weeks in the 1 spot on the New York Times paperback bestseller list It has shipped over 6 million copies in the US and has been published in over thirty languages A film adaptation of the book was released by Columbia Pictures with an all star cast Julia Roberts as Gilbert, Javier Bardem as Felipe, James Franco as David, Billy Crudup as her ex husband and Richard Jenkins as Richard from Texas.Her latest novel, The Signature of All Things, will be available on October 1, 2013 The credit for her profile picture belongs to Jennifer Schatten


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  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • Big Magic
  • Elizabeth Gilbert
  • English
  • 21 October 2017
  • 1594634718

Big Magic 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 mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy. Best Read Big Magic By Elizabeth Gilbert For Kindle ePUB or eBook – onedayyourdayweddings.co.uk

10 thoughts on “Big Magic

  1. Ariel says:

    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 religion I don t know if religion is the right word here, but Gilbert s spiritualization of creativity is saturated in this book She talks about our need to think of creativity as a spiritual entity, to believe that ideas 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 religion I don t know if religion is the right word here, but Gilbert s spiritualization of creativity is saturated in this book She talks about our need to think of creativity as a spiritual entity, to believe that ideas can leave us and jump into other people, etc It all seems extremely unimportant and clouded to me, muddy and distracting.2 Everything was super cheesy It s tough to write non fiction, especially motivational non fiction, that doesn t end up being preachy or cheesy, I understand that, but th...

  2. Lorilin says:

    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 do away with the unrealistic expectations and unnecessary melodrama attached to the concept of creative living like how she so expertly pish poshes the tormented artist ideal And in its place, she asks all people 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...

  3. Darth J says:

    Preach, Vain, SnoreYou 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 advice books I actually want to learn something useful that s the whole reason why I would pick it up in the first place Despite being utterly let down with her previous book, I genuinely wanted to give this a try, if Preach, Vain, SnoreYou 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 advice books I actually want to learn something useful that s the whole reason why I would pick it up in the first place Despite being utterly let down with her previous book, I genuinely wanted to give this a try, if only to get one tiny nugget of wisdom.To paraphrase the late great Myrtle Snow, Elizabeth Gilbert has a dreadful case of the me, me, me s Now with any sort of autobiographical work it s expected that the author draws on their own experiences but the part that bothers me is the unhealthy levels of God, I am just so amazeballs that this contains I don t know why I expected Gilbert to be any less full of herself this time around, but perhaps I thought she ...

  4. Chris Blocker says:

    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 big magic in that I get it, some artists are confused about the outcomes or reasons for pursuing creative ventures It s true, most of us are going to fail and fail again Many of us will eventually give up trying Gil 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 t...

  5. Diane says:

    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 acreative life.I ve been struggling for a week over this review, and I m still a bit overwhelmed Sometimes books are so powerful that trying to cobble together a few paragraphs about them seems both trivial and also maddeningly crucial How 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 acreative life.I ve been struggling for a week over this review, and I m still a bit overwhelmed Sometimes books are so powerful that tryin...

  6. Debbie says:

    Favorite Book of the YearWhere 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 affection And self help Please I don t need some pompous asshole telling me how to live right, okay And I wasn t a fan of Eat, Pray, Love What a lot of strikes against this one So.ta da Holy freakin toledo I know I risk Favorite Book of the YearWhere 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 affection And self help Please I don t need some pompous asshole telling me how to live right, okay And I wasn t a fan of Eat, Pray, Love What a lot of strikes against this one So.ta da Holy freakin toledo I know I risk chasing my fellow cynic buds away, but I can t contain myself I feel like I ve seen a UFO or something ...

  7. Elyse says:

    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 an average book, by an average writer, acknowledges herself that her ideas won t resonate with everyone , is such a huge success and by that I mean money in the bank She doesn t have to practice what she preaches 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 an average book, by an average writer, acknowledges herself that her ideas won t resonate with everyone , is such a huge success and by that I mean money in the bank She doesn t have to practice what she preaches Elizabeth doesn t need a day job lol Her chapter on Career vs Vocation , coming from her only made me laugh It s funny to me that she discourages people from approaching creativity as a career move It s all a twist on words in my opinion The fact is Elizabeth makes a living being creative Both of my daughters and my husband are professional a...

  8. Nat says:

    I don t know what I think until I write about it Joan DidionI 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 him dearly from a respectful distance , and I became swept up in the accessible, talkative writing tone It s the classic case of I should ve been bored me but instead, I was fascinated The author has an eye for telling stories an I don t know what I think until I write about it Joan DidionI 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 him dearly from a respectful distance , and I became swept up in the accessible, talkative writing tone It s the classic case of I should ve been bored me but instead, I was fascinated The author has an eye for telling stories and introducing people, as I noticed the further I read on.I was officially won over when she exposed her earlier years riddled with fear Unlike a lot of self help books I read in the past, the author in here actually offered up a lot of specific advice and dared to venture into her easily scared childhood to give examples of things that petrified her, so that we could see that she wasn t all talk and no show My fear was a song with onl...

  9. Iris P says:

    Ok so with a littlethan 16 hours to end the year, my mind has been officially blown away by Ms.Elizabeth Gilbert, wow I am thesurprised because I utterly and unequivocally loathe the self help book category But what a rewarding reading experience to close what was already a fantastic year in books for me Listening to Gilbert s narrate Big Magic Creative Living Beyond Fear was delightful, she has the most lovely voice and is an excellent narrator, but I decided to also get the Eb Ok so with a littlethan 16 hours to end the year, my mind has been officially blown away by Ms.Elizabeth Gilbert, wow I am thesurprised because I utterly and unequivocally loathe the self help book category But what a rewarding reading experience...

  10. Cole says:

    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 ...