If you’re an artist, thinker, or dreamer, you’re probably used to going your own way. After all, you can’t create something new if you’re just following instructions all the time.
But there are a select few individuals whose wisdom is absolutely worth listening to. So below you’ll find two books that will open your eyes not only to better storytelling, but also to better living.
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Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
By Anne Lamott
For a quarter-century, more than a million readers—scribes and scribblers of all abilities—have been inspired by Guggenheim Fellow Anne Lamott’s hilarious, big-hearted, homespun advice. In short, this is an essential volume for generations of writers young and old. Listen to our professionally-read Book Bite summary in the Next Big Idea App
The Power of Myth
By Joseph Campbell
From stories of the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece and Rome to traditions of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Christianity, renowned mythologist Joseph Campbell examines a broad array of themes that illuminate the universality of human experience across time and culture. Listen to our professionally-read Book Bite summary in the Next Big Idea App
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