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Summary

A creative call to arms from the mind of Neil Gaiman. Art Matters will inspire its listeners to seize the day in the name of art.

Be bold. Be rebellious. Choose art. It matters.  

Neil Gaiman once said that 'the world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before'. This audiobook is the embodiment of that vision. Drawn together from speeches, poems and creative manifestos, Art Matters explores how reading, imagining and creating can change the world, and will be inspirational to young and old.  

©2018 Neil Gaiman (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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"Like a bedtime story for the rest of your life, this is a book to live by. At its core, it's about freeing ideas, shedding fear of failure, and learning that 'things can be different.'" (Institute of Imagination)

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Incredible Motivation!

Totally recommended for any aspiring artists! Just really good Positive advice! now I'm gonna have to read the entire back catalogue of Neil Gaimam

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Only seems to talk about writing

I’m sorry to be negative but thought I should let others know that he only talks about writing, mostly his own, and about the importance of reading. He doesn’t talk about art or artists other than writing. He also says how studies have been able to predict the number of people who will be in prison by their ability to read at age 10. I mean what???!!!!

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Well worth a listen, creative or not

Very interesting for everybody. We are all creative whether we make a family, a flat pack chair, a painting or a story. It's good to know the feelings that cripple and bind us daily can have a positive perspective, a perspective that can empower creativity. IMAGINATION and the nerve to drive it is within us all, it is and always has been one of the better parts of humanity.

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Should be mandatory

Always thought provoking. The talk about reading should be mandatory study for all humankind.