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The Artist's Way is the seminal book on the subject of creativity. An international best seller, millions have found it to be an invaluable guide to living the artist's life. Still as vital today, or perhaps even more so, than it was when it was first published one decade ago, it is a powerfully provocative and inspiring work.

In a new introduction to the book, Julia Cameron reflects upon the impact of The Artist's Way and describes the work she has done during the last decade and the new insights into the creative process that she has gained. Updated and expanded, this anniversary edition reframes The Artist's Way for a new century.

©1997 Julia Cameron (P)1997, 2005 Penguin Audiobooks

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great insights

I love this book. I put it off and got Rick Jarow's Anti-career guide first. MISTAKE! The artist way is not only for writers, artist,etc it can really be used by anyone trying to find what is really inside and what they want from life. I have listened to it over and over and keep finding little things that open different doors each time. Easy to listen to, encouraging, and fun to do practices. Jarow's Anti-career book is boring and hard to listen to. I have tried several times and always find my mind wandering away. It turns into white noise. After listening to The Artist Way, I entered my paintings into a art showing the next week! I would have NEVER done that without this book!

21 of 21 people found this review helpful

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Downside of downloading...

I got the Artist's Way on audio. It's great except for two things...
1) It is not separated by chapters so I can't easily get to the chapter I'm looking for.
2) It's slightly different than the book. Seems it's a different edition than I have in book form.
Otherwise, it was great to be able to download and listen immediately!


23 of 24 people found this review helpful

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Remedy for Artist Block

Although skeptical at first, I gave the program a try. By the end of the first week I was seeing progress. As I worked my way through the audio program I decided to also get the physical book as a point of reference.

I highly recommend this book to clear the cobwebs and focus your creative energies.

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Love the book, but not in audio.

Read the book, it's better and you can always refer back to it.

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Brilliant materials, horrible as an audiobook

I did this program about 20 years ago and it changed my life. I have recommended it to many other artist in search of their creativity. it has also helped those I have recommended it to. I was excited to maybe revisit it when i saw it was available as an audio recording, and to actually listen to Julia tell it from her perspective. It does not work as such. It is divided into 3 chapters that you kind of have to muddle your way through to figure out. Designed as a multi week program but so poorly produced that is has become a disaster as an audio recording. Stick to the printed book. Very heart breaking to listen to as an audio book.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Buy the Book

This audiobook is an abridged version of the book and at the beginning, she states that if you want more information on the exercises, then reference the book. Why would I have bought the audiobook if I have the paper version to reference?? What a waste.

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Timeless

If you could sum up The Artist's Way in three words, what would they be?

Dream, Inspiring, Happy

What about Julia Cameron’s performance did you like?

She was strait forward and able to get at the heart of what the listener wants to hear.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes, I heard that we are all artists in some way or another. So many people think they cannot because they do not have a particular medium, but many of us have a creative heart waiting to be used and that is what, I believe, she is talking to.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Incredible!

One of the most amazing experiences of my life! I was feeling stuck in my profession as a psychotherapist. This book, with it's deep questioning and excellent excercises has assisted me in getting unstuck and feel excited again. I'm telling everyone I know about this work. I highly recommend it!

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MUST READ FOR ALL BLOCKED ARTISTS

LOVED, LOVED LOVED. If you are a artist who feels blocked and it is affecting your craft. The Artist Way is the book for you. Julia Cameron will masterfully guide you through simple mental exercises that will help you unblock the creative process inside. IT WORKS!!!!!

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A very good introduction to Julia Cameron

First, this is an abridged edition. I missed that and may not have purchased it if I had noticed. That said, the next disclosure is this: I am a fan of Julia Cameron. So, this Audible book--It is a good introduction to her work and to what she teaches.. It may be as good as any way to really try her writing program out. Just be aware that you will not get the entire body of work