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4.0 out of 5 starsRelax, you will be fine... I know the owner of the club
Reviewed in the United States on February 13, 2017
I know the author. So reading her book made it much more enjoyable. And I know some of the people mentioned in the book which was an added treat. Many of the faces on the cover are based on real actors. This book is a very light read, yet some of the concepts are deep allowing for more joy to discovered in our lives. I love the construction of the book too. The cover is vibrant and slick. The internal pages are just the right texture and weight (not too gritty, not too smooth). High quality craftwomanship. However, I gave it 4 stars because some parts towards the middle started to drag and become overfamiliar. Whether for IMprov or life, this book deserves to be on your bookshelf.
5.0 out of 5 starsBeyond being good at Improv, it's about being free to be you.
Reviewed in the United States on September 24, 2016
The book, 'Relax, We're All Just Making This Stuff Up!' covers the reasons to explore improv beyond what others are talking about in the market. Amy Lisewski invitation is to lean in and use improv to enjoy life and learn more about yourself and others. Her ability to share this is simple, full of heart, modern and fun. It puts into perspective the how improv is a mirror for what we are already doing in life and how the art form is a great chance relax, have fun and connect. I look forward to seeing more from her in the future.
5.0 out of 5 starsInspiring Book about Saying Yes to Life
Reviewed in the United States on August 22, 2016
I bought this book because I'm thinking of trying an improv class, but I got so much out of the book already. The first two chapters especially spoke to me. The first one is about saying "Yes, And..." to life, instead of "Yes, But..." (which generally means NO). I've said "Yes, But..." a lot these past few years, and it's time to start embracing life and my choices again. The second chapter is about creating without editing. That's a hard one! I'm immediately critical of my creations, artistic and otherwise, so that chapter was very helpful to me. I recommend this book whether you want to try improv or just want some tools for creating more joy in your life.
LOVE THIS BOOK! Improv isn't just a stagger tool it's a life philosophy! Amy is fantastic writer and this book is an easy read that will improve(e) you're life! I got so much out of it. I'm recommending it to all my friends and family. YES and!
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat book for non improvisers and improvisers alike
Reviewed in the United States on August 24, 2016
If you are curious about how improvisers are able to take ideas and make magic on stage this is a great book to get. You will learn the principles of improv and how it applies to real life. The book is such an easy read and you will get value within the first chapter.
4.0 out of 5 starsA great book for performers who have a few classes and ...
Reviewed in the United States on September 16, 2016
A great book for performers who have a few classes and a few shows under their belts. The book lays out advice for performing and being in an improv scene that is valuable for any performer regardless of how long he or she has been performing. It's probably not the first book I would hand someone as an introduction to improve but it could easily be the last book you'll need.
5.0 out of 5 stars... a delightful hybrid of improv skills and knowledge mixed beautifully with personal stories of the major impact that the ...
Reviewed in the United States on September 18, 2016
As a fellow improviser I find this book a delightful hybrid of improv skills and knowledge mixed beautifully with personal stories of the major impact that the principles of improv can have on someone's life. I especially enjoyed the sections on vulnerability, one of the most valuable takeaways from a true embracing of the spirit of improv. A wonderful read for a new or seasoned improviser or for anyone looking to take supported and creative risks in their life.