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An audio compilation of Steal Like an Artist, Show Your Work, and Keep Going.  

Read by the author, it’s the best-selling and transformative series on how to unlock your creativity, find community and an audience in the digital age, and stay focused, creative, and true to yourself - for life.  Includes full text from:

Steal Like an Artist: The New York Times best-selling book on the 10 things nobody ever told you about being creative. Including nothing is original, so embrace influence. School yourself through the work of others. Remix and reimagine to discover your own path. And forget the old cliché about writing what you know: Instead, write the book you want to read, make the movie you want to watch.

Show Your Work: How to take that critical next step on a creative journey - getting known and finding your people. A user’s manual for embracing the communal nature of creativity, this inspiring manifesto is a blueprint for succeeding as any kind of artist or entrepreneur in the digital age.

Keep Going: Timeless, practical, and ethical principles for anyone trying to sustain a meaningful and productive life. Worry less about getting things done and more about the worth of what you’re doing. Instead of focusing on making your mark, work to leave things better than you found them. Above all, keep working, keep playing, keep creating - keep going.

©2020 Austin Kleon (P)2020 Workman Publishing

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Not worth the audible credit

The narration is great but everything else is a bit off for me. I purchased this on a recommendation that it would help me value my time and creative work more. It was just full of quotes every other sentence. Perhaps not to my liking because I notice many positive reviews from others

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cool books for creatives

Books I have been intending to read, but never got round to; listening to them in the author's voice while I am doing my own creative thing is complementary, like a good cheese goes with wine. A worthy listen that has given me some food for thought. Get these books, they're really good.

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Recommended for anyone creative (or stuck)

Excellent motivation for creativity for its own sake and reminders on how to live satisfyingly. Works well in audio format and is well read by the author. Short but full of good sense.

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amazing 👏insightful lovely book to listen to.

amazing 👏insightful lovely book to listen to. I would totally recommend this to any creative person who is a beginner or advanced.

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A guidebook to creativity

A reference not only for creative people, but also for life in general. I am tempted to but the paperback version just to keep as a reference. Very much enjoyed this series.

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Brilliant


Mr Kleon's work is a concentrated resource for anyone navigating the turbulence of making good work.
Light and powerful and encouraging and practical.

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  • christina
  • 08-01-21

i loved it thank you so much

i loved it and listed to it in 2 days. start a pod cast please

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-12-20

Just what I needed to hear as an artist.

I loved it. Inspirational, motivating, kind hearted and a delight to listen to. I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone pursuing their artistic passion.

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  • Andrew Lenards
  • 16-12-20

Absolute Treasure

Stop reading reviews and get this. You will appreciate saving the time and starting on your meandering path.

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  • MBswinger
  • 15-12-20

free your soul.

Motivational to keep moving..in life a free spirit. A lesson in feeling free to simply take what you see and live to create.

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  • Dez Venable
  • 20-02-21

Enlightening

I watched relatives sit and produce creative items, from quilts and crocheted or knitted items to sketches and painting that were lifelike and I read there prose and poems. Yet, I fumbled round trying to be creative too.
'Even a blind squirrel finds a nut every once in awhile' was the best commits that I would get ... and I remember the mallard duck I painted INE school which the teacher asked if she could include in her "student inspiration file" and a scuppered tiger and a sketched elephant that joined other teachers files ... but these were rarities and weren't appreciated as being much within my family.

It has never occurred to me that it was okay to steal from others. Of course, my artist training was of the obligation category ...not enough money for Extras ... especially ones considered to not help to pay the bills. I do have some files of 'inspiration' images but until now I felt guilty for having them.

Now, with the reveal that it is not unacceptable to study and learn another's style without forgeging their work but pursuing how they can help me develop my own style; I look forward to exploring all these talent people's "advice" towards my developing a wider range of creativity ... good, bad and potential ... with enjoyment.

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  • Matte
  • 12-12-20

A new way of making art!

Love his writing. Very informative not only for who pursuing creative path but everyone. This book has changed my way of finding new ideas.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-12-20

Austin Kleon knows how to show and tell

I really enjoyed listening to his narration of these 3 books. I've heard about him a lot and I get it. His writing is accessible, clear and practical.

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  • Mina and Tarot
  • 08-04-21

Message lost because of small typo

loved it. Amazing but one chapter title was misspelled using aloud instead of allowed. Distracting.

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  • Andrey Johnson
  • 06-04-21

A great listen!!!

excellent for creatives and plan folk too !!!
I would happily recommend this those who might be stuck in the quick sand of shyness. the author manages to memorable statements that requires a re-listen.

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  • Juan Jesus
  • 01-04-21

life lessons for artists and everyone

key insights to be reminded in your everyday life that can spark a light in everything that you do