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Things Are What You Make of Them: Life Advice for Creatives Paperback – October 3, 2017
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"Cheeky and funny, but ultimately kind, generous and empowering."
"Funny, wry, straightforward advice for young people about how to navigate the world as a creative employee and creative person (or any person, really)."
"Things Are What You Make of Them delivers the big pep talks you need in a pocket-sized manual. Even if you don't work in a creative field, you'll still want to tear out every page and post them all over your walls to keep you inspired."
“This brilliant, life-affirming book is chock full of audacious advice to help creative people make sense of rejection, failure, false starts, fame, happiness and collaborations.”
–Debbie Millman, host of Design Matters
“All of Adam J. Kurtz’s words are filled with wit, warmth, wonder and wisdom.”
–Alanis Morissette, artist/activist
About the Author
Adam J. Kurtz is a designer, artist and author of 1 Page at a Time and Pick Me Up, which have been published in over a dozen languages each. His “very personal” work for clients like Strand Bookstore and Urban Outfitters has been featured in NYLON, PRINT, VICE, BuzzFeed and more.
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