15 February 2014

Daily Rituals by Mason Currey [2013]

This book has bite-size descriptions of the daily work rituals of 161 creative people (authors, painters, composers).  It is assembled from copious material in a blog by Mason Currey.

I really enjoyed this book.  What I found interesting was the importance of routine.  This book gives the lie to the idea of inspiration coming unbidden from above - it is very clear that the people profiled worked for a living.  Reading this made me wonder what a similar book about entrepreneurs and business titans would read like.  Presumably a lot more early starts and a lot less drinking.

A great book to read on the lavatory.

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