We interrupt your January reading session and prep work for the next Mark Zuckerberg book club meeting to give you the heads up on fall’s just-announced must-have hardcover. That book happens to be Big Magic, the next release from Elizabeth Gilbert — yes, THE author of the best-selling-memoir-turned-blockbuster Eat, Pray, Love. Okay, Elizabeth, you just scored the #2 spot on our Creative Books We’re Most Psyched About in 2015 (for #1 please turn your attention to *our* very first book, Homemakers.)
In Big Magic, the self-taught author will share her strategies for bringing joy and delight into artistic pursuits. Want more deets? We’ve got ’em. Publishing house Penguin notes that the author digs deep and shares insight into the magical nature of creativity while highlighting the courage it takes to tackle what we love and fear most. Sounds like a mood board in novel format.
Etsy, who announced the book and revealed the jacket cover, spoke with the author for the scoop on what that title means. Elizabeth told them that she has always embraced magical thinking when it comes to creativity. She shared that this book is an effort to lure people back into the big magic (a more celebratory and mystical way of being a maker).
The author also opened up about something that we know really, really well — creativity doesn’t belong exclusively to professional artists and geniuses; all you have to do is clear some space in your life for whimsy, invention, sensory pleasure and play while learning how to follow your curiosity more than your fear. We totally agree, girl. No, really. Even the cover is a splash of creativity, check out the video above from the team at Riverhead Books (who also designed the cover jacket for Eat, Pray, Love) that showcases the development of the Big Magic book cover.
We already know it’s gonna be a page turner as it’s all about our fave topics — creativity and making. The book isn’t available until September 22, but with so many maker-centric books coming out in 2015 (you’ve heard about Homemakers, right?) you should get to work on a bookshelf project STAT.
Will you be adding Big Magic to your bookshelf? Let us know in the comments.