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From the creative mind and heart of designer Adam J. Kurtz comes this upbeat rallying cry for creators of all stripes. Expanding on a series of popular essays, this handwritten and heartfelt book offers wisdom and empathy from one working artist to others. Perforated tear-and-share pages make it easy to display the most crucial reminders, or pass a bit of advice on to someone who needs it.

As wry and cheeky as it is empathic and empowering, this deceptively simple, vibrantly full-color book will be a touchstone for writers, artists, entrepreneurs, and anyone else who wants to be more creative—even when it would be easier to give up and act normal.

With a foreword by Design*Sponge founder Grace Bonney

“Adam J. Kurtz is master of the playful, lightweight mood booster.”

“All of Adam J. Kurtz’s words are filled with wit, warmth, wonder and wisdom.”
–Alanis Morissette, artist/activist

“Adam’s brilliant, life-affirming new book is a chock full of audacious advice to help creative people make sense of rejection, failure, false-starts, fame, happiness and collaborations.”
–Debbie Millman, host of Design Matters

“Adam speaks with a relatable blend of self-deprecating humor and confidence, always reminding us that with a laugh and some help from friends, we can get through just about anything.”
–Grace Bonney, founder of Design*Sponge and NYT-bestselling author of In The Company Of Women

“Blurring the line between artist and therapist.”

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