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The Creative Act

A Way of Being: The Sunday Times bestseller

Rick Rubin

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A fantastic way to challenge negative thought patterns and habits that hinder your motivation and creativity. Beyond this, it's also good life advice for any creative pursuits and how to live your life. This book inspires you to integrate creativity into your everyday life, fostering innovative thinking and fresh perspectives.

"Try to experience everything as if for the first time. If you grew up in a landlocked town that you never left, the first time you travelled and saw the ocean would likely be a dramatic, awe-inspiring experience. If you spent your whole life living near the ocean, your experience of it would almost certainly be less dramatic."


Many famed music producers are known for a particular sound that has its day and then ages out. Rick Rubin is known for something else: creating a space where artists of all different genres and traditions can home in on who they really are and what they really offer. He has made a practice of helping people transcend their self-imposed expectations in order to reconnect with a state of innocence from which the surprising becomes inevitable.

Over the years, as he has thought deeply about where creativity comes from and where it doesn't, he has learned that being an artist isn't about your specific output; it's about your relationship to the world. Creativity has a place in everyone's life, and everyone can make that place larger. In fact, there are few more important responsibilities.

The Creative Act is a beautiful and generous course of study that illuminates the path of the artist as a road we all can follow. It distils the wisdom gleaned from a lifetime's work into a luminous reading experience that puts the power to create moments - and lifetimes - of exhilaration and transcendence within closer reach for all of us.

Publisher: Canongate Books
Binding: Hardback
Publication date: 17 Jan 2023
Dimensions: 159 x 224 x 38 mm
ISBN: 9781838858636

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