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 more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.

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  • ♥ Sandi
    Sep 23, 2016

    ♥ Sandi

    I started this book with bias. I firmly disliked Gilberts attempt at fiction - especially her most noted book Eat Pray Love. I threw that book away - something I have never done with any other book, ever. My hope was that she would be better at non-fiction than she was at fiction. Ther...

  • Faroukh Naseem
    Jul 18, 2016

    Faroukh Naseem

    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 Gilber...

  • Angela
    Jul 11, 2016


    This wasn't for me. ...

  • T.D. Whittle
    Jun 20, 2016

    T.D. Whittle

    I have to admit to being very surprised at how much I enjoyed Big Magic, as it was given to me as a gift and I did not expect much. (Then again, it was given to me by my best friend, who knows me.) Until now, I have not followed Elizabeth Gilbert's career or been a fan of her work. Tha...

  • VictoriaNickers
    Jun 16, 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...

  • Inge
    May 10, 2016


    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 ci...

  • Bill
    Feb 14, 2016


    3 STARSMake no mistake about it this is a self-help book, the likes of which I’ve never encountered before … in a very good way! It’s playful, irreverent, light, sometimes a bit off center, edging towards the airy-fairy side but nonetheless very poignant and motivational...

  • Julie
    Feb 13, 2016


    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 ...

  • Diane
    Feb 11, 2016


    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 been st...

  • Marina
    Jan 25, 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.What Gilber...