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Real Artists Have Day Jobs: (And Other Awesome Things They Don't Teach You in School) Paperback – April 26, 2016
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“Sara captures the chaos, horror, and joy of a life pursuit of creativity.”—Jim Gaffigan
While the practical aspects of adulthood can be nerve-racking, the most important task of all is figuring out who you are and where you fit in the world. Author and comedian Sara Benincasa has a lot of hard-earned wisdom and common sense to share.
Including 52 witty, provocative essays on how to live like a real adult—especially useful for those who have chosen a slightly more offbeat path to get there—Real Artists Have Day Jobs is relatable to everyone from twentysomethings and recent college grads to anyone a bit older who’s still trying to figure things out.
• Stop Apologizing for Everything • Life Is Too Short for Sh*tty Friends • The Power of Being a Dork • It Gets Better, Mostly • Ask for Exactly What You Want • . . . and more!
“An incredible tour de force. If I could repeatedly hit my head so I could give myself a touch of memory loss so that I would be able to read this again for the first time, I would.”—Megan Amram
“Sara Benincasa is a great wit, a great woman, and a great writer.”—Elizabeth Gilbert
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For the past couple of weeks it was my companion during my commute to and from the "day job." Reading it made me feel like I was sitting at a coffee shop across the table from Sara, as she was telling me these deep, wise, sometimes silly, heartfelt anecdotes and thoughts. Her advice never felt like words from someone who thinks she knows better. They were filled with the humility of someone who recognizes each person's experience is unique, yet the authority of someone who's "been there, done that". They felt like words of wisdom coming from a friend who cares.
As an artist with day jobs, this book left me feeling like I am in great company.
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