"This book will save new artists and working artists years of wasted effort and thousands of dollars in therapy. This is a brilliant, wonderful book -- a bible. Maisel is a sage."
-- Heather Sellers
, PhD, author of Georgia Under Water
and Page After Page
"Eric Maisel has done it again! This indispensable guide to actually living as an artist must be on every working artist's shelf to be read again and again. Ten thumbs over the moon!"
-- Jennifer Louden
, author of The Life Organizer
and The Woman's Comfort Book
"In Creativity for Life
, America's premier creativity coach delves deeply into the issues that challenge writers, artists, musicians, and performers and provides them with unique strategies and stimulating insights to achieve their creative destinies."
-- Nita Leland
, artist and author of The New Creative Artist
"Eric Maisel is the therapist, counselor, coach, and friend we all want and need. He provides the psychological tools to help artists lead a mature, functioning, productive, and enriching personal and creative life."
-- Bobette Buster
, adjunct professor, USC School of Cinematic Arts and La Fémis, Paris
"Eric Maisel has taught me more about the creative life and how to live it successfully than any other author. Creativity for Life
is for anyone who has ever dared to live an extraordinary and fully exposed life."
-- Sharon Lebell
, author of The Art of Living: The Classic Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness
"This is the most comprehensive book on creativity that I have encountered. I will make this book required reading for the students in my creativity coaching training as well as for clients embarking upon a creative path."
-- Jill Badonsky, MEd
, creativity coaching trainer and author of The Nine Modern Day Muses (and a Bodyguard)
"If you are an artist who wants to get a project finished, read this book. It gave me new understanding of my artist personality and why I put things off. Most important, it gave me new courage to forge the path I know I have to take."
-- Coleen Rajotte
, documentary filmmaker
"Eric Maisel speaks as the artist's friend and ally. His book will serve as a powerful encouragement for people who undertake the courageous and often lonely adventure of finding, protecting, and nourishing their creative voice."
-- Stephen Nachmanovitch
, author of Free Play: The Power of Improvisation in Life and the Arts