Friends and family are always supportive when i mention i want to do something more creative, but this book is what I actually need. It should really be called "How to Have A Creative Career for Dummies." i have yet to gather my courage and embark on the photography career that really interests me, but after finishing this book, i am a giant leap closer. The step by step explanations of each stage, combined with the authors relatable warmth and empathetic prose, made me feel less anxious about striking out on my own, and more confident that my dream career is actually feasible. Highly recommend for recent high school and college grads, and anyone you know who has ever said "well, i like my job, but..."