SOCIAL SCIENCES

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

Riverhead. Sept. 2015. 288p. ISBN 9781594634710. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9780698408319. SELF-HELP
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OrangeReviewStarGilbert, of Eat Pray Love fame, aims to encourage lives more strongly driven by curiosity than by fear. Having the courage to do that, says the author, will lead to an enchanted existence. Readers start the process by daily respecting their inclinations and creative instincts then running with them. Persistence and trust in oneself through failures are necessary challenges—the only way to find hidden internal treasure—that will result in discovering a divine spirit within.
VERDICT Gilbert serves as an enthusiastic coach for readers who want more out of life. Highly recommended. [See Prepub Alert, 3/9/15.]

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