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Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Elizabeth Gilbert

Narrated By: Elizabeth Gilbert

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Date: September 2015

Duration: 5 hours 6 minutes


The instant #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller

Named a Hot Fall Read by USA Today, Vanity Fair, Newsday,O Magazine, theSeattle Times, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Mashable, Pop Sugar, and the San Antonio Express-News

Named a Best Book of the Year by Brainpickings and Book Riot

'A must read for anyone hoping to live a creative life... I dare you not to be inspired to be brave, to be free, and to be curious." -PopSugar

From the worldwide bestselling author of Eat Pray Love: the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you"ve dreamed of.

Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert"s books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the "strange jewels" that are hidden within each of us. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work, embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.

From the Hardcover edition.


  • Vanessa F

    I love Liz Gilbert. This was a beautiful book loaded with inspiration and reality checks. A must-read for any creative.

  • Melt d

    Absolutely perfect food for my soul! Gilbert captures and explores the "troubles" and rewards of creativity precisely.

  • Brandi T

    I recommend this book to everyone creative or not. Elizabeth Gilbert is absolutely brilliant!!

  • Kathryn Hack

    I really enjoyed this book. I especially enjoyed having it read to me by Gilbert herself. I took it in small doses because I wanted to absorb each dose of insight before moving on to the next. I found myself inspired and motivated after each listen. I even felt shifts in my own creative endeavors thanks to what was shared. This will be a regular go to for me when I'm looking for inspiration to keep engaging in a creative life.

  • Margalit Ward

    Loved this book! I enjoyed hearing Elizabeth narrating her own book. Very inspiring and so creatively written. Also love her sense of humor and wit.

  • Amrita Narian

    The book was too slow and boring. It's most suited for meditation only.

  • Melitza Perez

    It was okay. I did expect a lot more from the book.

  • Briahna Taylor

    Inspiring for any endeavor! A great gift for friends and family who need inspiration to write or pursue a passion - no matter how simple. Even basket weaving. Author does an particularly excellent job readings her own book.

  • Hannah Scherer

    Absolutely loved this. The audio with Elizabeth reading it was more than fitting. I enjoyed it thoroughly and can't wait to adapt her ideas if living a creative life to my own. Such an inspiring read (listen)

  • Jennifer Shipley

    Ha! Am I a middle aged woman??? I loved this book. Very inspiring. I just started it again. :)I am an artist and a musician and have been struggling with some creative blocks. My upbringing really tried to force into me the idea that if you weren't going to make money at something, then it wasn't worth doing and I have fought against those voices my whole life. I do believe that the most successful people are the ones who are doing what they love to do, not what they think will make them money. I think u do have to be true to yourself to tap into creative genius. Fear of failure is the kryptonite to creativity.