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Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You about Being Creative

Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You about Being Creative
Your Price: $17.50 CDN
Author: Austin Kleon
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 160
Pub. Date: 2012
ISBN-10: 0761169253
ISBN-13: 9780761169253

About the Book:

Steal Like An Artist is a New York Times bestselling manifesto for creativity in the digital age.

You don't need to be a genius, you just need to be yourself. That's the message from Austin Kleon, a young writer and artist who knows that creativity is everywhere, creativity is for everyone. A manifesto for the digital age, Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You about Being Creative is a guide whose positive message, graphic look and illustrations, exercises, and examples will put you directly in touch with your artistic side.

When Austin Kleon was asked to address college students in upstate New York, he shaped his speech around the ten things he wished someone had told him when he was starting out. The talk went viral, and its author dug deeper into his own ideas to create Steal Like an Artist, the book. The result is inspiring, hip, original, practical, and entertaining. And filled with new truths about creativity: Nothing is original, so embrace influence, collect ideas, and remix and re-imagine to discover your own path. Follow your interests wherever they take you. Stay smart, stay out of debt, and risk being boring — the creative you will need to make room to be wild and daring in your imagination.

What people say:

"Brilliant and real and true." — Rosanne Cash

"Filled with well-formed advice that applies to nearly any kind of work." — Lifehacker.com

"Immersing yourself in Steal Like An Artist is as fine an investment in the life of your mind as you can hope to make." — The Atlantic

About the Author:

Austin Kleon is an American writer, artist, speaker, and New York Times bestselling author. His work has been featured on NPR's Morning Edition, PBS Newshour, TIME, The Atlantic, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal. He describes himself as a writer who draws and brought his depth and range of experience as a creator to his book, Steal Like An Artist, an illustrated manifesto for creativity in the digital age.

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