The Lemoosh book club | Spring read
Big Magic - Elizabeth Gilbert
It is only natural that I begin my book club with my favorite book of all time Big Magic. I can only use two words to describe this book, inspirational and empowering.
Elizabeth Gilbert (Author) is a biographer and novelist from Waterbury Connecticut; she attended New York University in 1991. She is also responsible for works such as "Eat pray love” and "The Heretic", an article written in GQ magazine about her experiences as a bartender on the Lower East Side eventually became the basis for the movie "Coyote Ugly."
In Big Magic Elizabeth analyzes the essence of inspiration. She describes ideas almost as real entities with their own purpose on a journey looking for someone to embrace and develop them .The book encourages readers to tap into their creative side, to be more open and receptive to creativity. Big Magic is that happy place that you wish you had to zone out to.
My favorite part of the story is when her boyfriend gets denied entry to the US. and she packs up her life along with her new idea of a book she had been working on to move out of the country.
When she returns, (two years later) and tries to continue the work on her book she realized that the idea was gone. (To speed things up a bit), a writer friend of hers then later on comes up with a story for a book seriously similar to hers, she then tries to determine the moment that the idea moved on from her and decided to "run off " with her friend. I actually looked up this phenomenon and it is referred to as multiple discovery and it happens more often than we think. The book closes with words of encouragement.
By far the favorite book of my adult life. Happy reading or Listening ~