Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency

Funny Weather: Art in an EmergencyOne of the finest writers of the new non fiction Harper s Bazaar explores the role of art in the tumultuous twenty first century n nIn the age of Trump and Brexit, every crisis is instantly overridden by the next The turbulent political weather of the twenty first century generates anxiety and m

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The Chiffon Trenches

The Chiffon TrenchesDuring Andr Leon Talley s first magazine job, alongside Andy Warhol at Interview, a fateful meeting with Karl Lagerfeld began a decades long friendship with the enigmatic, often caustic designer Propelled into the upper echelons by his knowledge and adoration of fashion, Andr moved to Paris as b

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You Are an Artist

You Are an ArtistA few years ago curator Sarah Urist Green left her office in the basement of an art museum to travel and visit a diverse range of artists, asking them to share prompts that relate to their own ways of working The result is You Are an Artist, a journey of creation through which you ll invent imagina

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Mastering the Process: From Idea to Novel

Mastering the Process: From Idea to NovelAs the author of twenty four novels, Elizabeth George is one of the most successful and prolific novelists today In Mastering the Process, George offers readers a master class in the art and science of crafting a novel n nFor many writers, the biggest challenge is figuring out how to take that earl

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Themes and Variations

Themes and VariationsIn this Kindle exclusive essay, international bestselling humor writer David Sedaris shares the rewards of a book tour and his devoted readers worst kept secrets.Dismissed by a bored author at a book signing, a betrayed young man named David Sedaris made a vow Someday, when it was his turn at the

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Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond FearReaders of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert s books for years Gilbert offers 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 lov

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The Chiffon Trenches

The Chiffon TrenchesDuring Andr Leon Talley s first magazine job, alongside Andy Warhol at Interview, a fateful meeting with Karl Lagerfeld began a decades long friendship with the enigmatic, often caustic designer Propelled into the upper echelons by his knowledge and adoration of fashion, Andr moved to Paris as b

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I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf

I Will Judge You by Your BookshelfA look at the culture and fanaticism of book lovers, from beloved New York Times illustrator Grant Snider It s no secret, but we are judged by our bookshelves We learn to read at an early age, and as we grow older we shed our beloved books for new ones But some of us surround ourselves with book

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Transit

TransitThe stunning second novel of a trilogy that began with Outline, one of The New York Times Book Review s ten best books of 2015 n nIn the wake of family collapse, a writer and her two young sons move to London The process of upheaval is the catalyst for a number of transitions personal, moral, artist

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Art Matters

Art MattersCombining Neil Gaiman s extraordinary words with Chris Riddell s deft and striking illustrations, Art Matters will inspire its readers to seize the day in the name of art n nNeil Gaiman once said that the world always seems brighter when you ve just made something that wasn t there before This li

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Recollections of My Nonexistence: A Memoir

Recollections of My Nonexistence: A MemoirAn electric portrait of the artist as a young woman that asks how a writer finds her voice in a society that prefers women to be silent n nIn Recollections of My Nonexistence, Rebecca Solnit describes her formation as a writer and as a feminist in 1980s San Francisco, in an atmosphere of gender violen

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Can I Be Your Dog?

Can I Be Your Dog?A dog adoption story told through letters from the dog, himself n nArfy, a homeless mutt lives in a box in an alley Arfy writes to every person on Butternut Street about what a great pet he d make His letters to prospective owners share that he s house broken He has his own squeaky bone He can l

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Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad

Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and BadKeep Working Keep Playing Keep Creating In his previous books Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work , both New York Times bestsellers, Austin Kleon gave readers the keys to unlock their creativity and showed them how to become known Now he offers his most inspiring work yet, with ten simple ru

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How to Be an Artist

How to Be an Artistn Inspiration leaps off the pages from Jerry Saltz s new book on creativity This book is for the artist or non artist, for the person who gets plain English, for the person who understands that practical talk can coax out the mystical messages that lie underneath Steve Martin n n nArt has t

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The Hero: The Enduring Myth That Makes Us Human

The Hero: The Enduring Myth That Makes Us HumanIn his first work of nonfiction, the creator of the multimillion selling Jack Reacher series explores the endurance of heroes from Achilles to Bond, showing us how this age old myth is a fundamental part of what makes us human He demonstrates how hero stories continue to shape our world arguing t

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Kudos

KudosRachel Cusk, the award winning and critically acclaimed author of Outline and Transit, completes the transcendent literary trilogy with Kudos, a novel of unsettling power n nA woman writer visits a Europe in flux, where questions of personal and political identity are rising to the surface and the tr

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Save the Cat! Writes a Novel

Save the Cat! Writes a NovelSAVE THE CAT by Blake Snyder is a popular screenwriting book series and storytelling methodology used by screenwriters, directors, and studio execs across Hollywood Now, for the first time ever, bestselling author and writing teacher, Jessica Brody, takes the beloved Save the Cat plotting princi

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