- The Creative Spark

The Creative Spark (eBook)

How Musicians, Writers, Explorers, And Other Artists Found Their Inner Fire And Followed Their Dreams

de Michael Shapiro 

idioma: Inglês
Edição ou reimpressão: novembro de 2019
Disponibilidade Imediata
Ebook para ADE

Knowledgeable, probing, and thoughtful. Foreword Reviews
Smokey Robinson Barbara Kingsolver Francis Ford Coppola David Sedaris Jane Goodall and other luminaries reveal the secrets to their creative success.Amy Tan talks about how she finds truth by writing fiction.Melissa Etheridge tells us how she channels her fire into her music.Pico Iyer shares how seeking stillness enhances his creativity. AndCoppola discusses how he found the courage to make groundbreaking films.

InThe Creative Spark, a collection of interviews prefaced by brief biographies, these luminaries join dozens of other voices to create a symphony of inspiration.Lucinda Williams talks about honesty and making every word count;Jane Goodall cites the value of persistence and believing in yourself; andSmokey Robinson heralds the timeless power of love songs.

For more than a decade, award-winning author Michael Shapiro (A Sense of Place) has interviewed many of our brightest creators. InThe Creative Spark, musicians, authors, explorers, and chefs speak about what drives them, what helps them see the world in fresh ways, and what inspires them to turn their visions into art.

Shapiros work as a music journalist has led to interviews with legends includingGraham Nash, Lyle Lovett, Melissa Etheridge, Jake Shimabukuro, Merle Haggard, and Jethro Tull bandleaderIan Anderson. And hes spoken with creative masters in other fields, such as comedianJoan Rivers and authorFrances Mayes.

Yet its not simply that Shapiro has had access to so many supremely talented peopleits that he gets them to go deep. Moments into his penetrating conversation with Lucinda (her fans call her by her first name), she tells Shapiro about how decisions made about her mothers funeral led to fissures in her family. From this achingly personal conversation, readers can glean fresh insights into why Lucinda has such a devoted following and why her songs open listeners hearts.

Unexpected revelations pop up in every chapter ofThe Creative Spark. Iowa folksingerGreg Brown isnt a household name, but his fellow musicians revere his poetic compositions. Then theres San Francisco Giants announcerMike Krukow, who turns every broadcast into a work of art. Chefs, including SingleThreadsKyle Connaughton, discuss how theyre transforming the way we approach fine dining and why social responsibility is essential.

Each chapter starts with a short biography of the creative person being profiled, then segues into Q+A. This collection brings together some of the best-known artists of our time with others who may not be as famed but who have valuable insights about living an artful life.The Creative Spark stands as a testament to human achievement, showing how creativity illuminates our world. And how it resides in each and every one of us, just waiting to break out.

The Creative Spark
How Musicians, Writers, Explorers, And Other Artists Found Their Inner Fire And Followed Their Dreams
ISBN: 9781609521776 Ano de edição ou reimpressão: 11-2019 Editor: TRAVELERS' TALES Idioma: Inglês Tipo de Produto: eBook Formato: ePUB i Classificação Temática: eBooks  >  eBooks em Inglês  >  Ciências Soc. e Humanas  >  Sociologia


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