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Monday, January 18, 2016

Book Review: Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert


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“You can clear out whatever obstacles are preventing you from living your most creative life, with the simple understanding that whatever is bad for you is probably also bad for your work.” 
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

My Review: 
After knowing that Elizabeth Gilbert was the author to Eat, Pray, Love - I am sure people were flocking to the shelves to get a hold of this book. It's hard to believe that any of her follow up books could grant as much success as that one did which ultimately turned into a movie (Ah, Julia Roberts - we love you here at boundless lives) but its clear that Gilbert isn't looking for grand success, she's just looking to share this information and hoping that, like herself, you will find your big magic.  

This book came at a great time for me in life, I'll tell you that much! Elizabeth Gilbert says the things we are thinking but are too afraid to admit to others and ourselves. She helps by giving good pointers that can change your life and make you realize that you too, in fact, possess BIG MAGIC. 

Gilbert is real and honest about her past and present. She doesn't sugarcoat her life and she doesn't make her struggle seem as if was bigger than anyone else's and after you read this book, you will feel like Gilbert is your best friend. She's sitting at your dinning room table and she is keeping it REAL. 

 About the Author 

“The resting place of the mind is the heart.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert is the author of Eat, Pray, Love which was turned into a motion picture. She is however the author to many other fiction and non-fiction titles. A graduate from NYU, Gilbert relentlessly worked on her writing a published eight (and some others not listed on her website) books. She has also written for a number of publications such as GQ, The New York Times Magazine, and Spin. Gilbert currently resides in New Jersey with her husband, Felipe. 

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