I have already told you about another book that changed my life. This one also has magic in the title, and I don’t think that’s a coincidence.
Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic is mainly about creativity. It addresses the way we conceptualise artists and their inspiration. Liz Gilbert takes you on a journey to rethink creativity and your relationship with it.
She first discusses the cursed artist stereotype, burdened with their talents and describes how it was historically constructed. She goes on to show that this construction is detrimental to artists and deprives us of inspired artists in the long run. She then proceeds to open an alternative option that allows an artist to work in delight.