- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: Thomas Nelson (June 6, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0718086260
- ISBN-13: 978-0718086268
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.9 x 8.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (154 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,189 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Jeff Goins doesn't just show us how to be more creative. He also reveals a path for turning our art into business and our business into art. Every entrepreneur, writer, and artist should read this book and take notes."
--DANIEL H. PINK, author of Drive and To Sell Is Human
"Jeff Goins has established himself as a fresh and dynamic voice inspiring us to get out of our own way and produce our best work. Real Artists Don't Starve is the work of angels: a book every aspiring writer, artist, and creative must read."
--STEVEN PRESSFIELD, bestselling author of The War of Art
"Anyone trying to make a living from their creative work will find much to steal here."
--AUSTIN KLEON, author of Steal Like an Artist
"Jeff puts to rest the myth of the starving artist. Artists not only deserve to be well rewarded, but there are more opportunities than ever for them to make it happen. This book is not only the blueprint, it's also Jeff's personal artistic manifesto. And now it's mine."
--JAMES ALTUCHER, author and entrepreneur
"Goins dispels the myth that being a creative is some illusive, mysterious dimension reserved for a chosen few. A great book for anyone bogged down by old-fashioned ideas about what it takes to be a thriving artist."
--LISA CONGDON, artist and author of Art Inc
About the Author
Jeff Goins is a writer, speaker, and entrepreneur. He is the best-selling author of five books, including The Art of Work and Real Artists Don't Starve. His award-winning blog Goinswriter.com is visited by millions of people every year. He lives with his family just outside of Nashville, where he makes the world's best guacamole.
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If you have read more than a few books/blogs about being an artist and making a living, particularly those of a more inspirational bent, you won't really find anything new here.
Despite that, the way that the stories are told is nicely done. I enjoyed it and found it a light and quick read and will probably read it again at some point. It's one of those books that's better suited to someone who needs encouragement rather than practical instructions.
Yes, in fact, it's possible to get paid for work you care about. This book is a fine handbook to get you there.
The stories in the book are both inspiring and empowering. As an author and performer, I needed the validation Goins offers in this book. I want my work to matter, so I'd better not starve. I recommend this book as a must read for anyone who considers themselves to be creative. It's time to thrive.
I loved reading about how Michelangelo was not in fact a starving artist like we all believed but was in fact worth the equivalent of $50 million freaking dollars... he even demanded to be paid for his internship.
So the the world's most quintessential starving artist, Michelangelo, didn't even work for free, or cheap for that matter. So why should we as artists suffer for a myth? As a professional photographer and photography educator I'm already implementing and sharing the amazing stories and lessons in this book to my students.
This book is incredible. Every artist should read it ASAP!