Book Review: Big Magic

img_8402Title: Big Magic
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
Genre: Non-Fiction/Self-Improvement
Publisher: Riverhead Books/Penguin Random House LLC
Format: Hardcover

Set in 6 parts, Big Magic showcases the  demeanor, habits and path we need to adopt in order to live our best creative lives. It talks about squashing the voice in your head that says you can’t, facing fears and accepting the things you love. At the end of the day, it’s about living with more mindfulness and intent.

For some reason, this was a really tough book for me to get through. While I appreciated the sentiments of living a creative life and the 6 “stages” of achieving that, I felt that a lot of the book was just repetition of what had already been said which made it drag on. I could only sit and read this book in short amounts of time. That’s not to say I didn’t highlight some key parts that really struck a cord with me, but as someone who has read Eat, Pray, Love more times than I can count, I really wanted to love this book and just couldn’t muster it. Her Big Magic podcast on the other hand? LOVE! Again, good in small doses, but just too much otherwise.

2 Stars


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