I’ve had “Steal Like an Artist” in my Amazon wishlist since the day it came out. I’m not exactly sure why I didn’t buy it before; perhaps it was because I stopped reading any books at all. I was, for awhile, in a new knowledge dead zone, but thankfully have pulled myself out of that quagmire.
If you’re not familiar, Austin Kleon is an artist and writer living in Austin, Texas (I know, how original), and you may have seen his blacked-out book and newspaper pages, or maybe you’ve be privy to his tweetings. He’s an inspirational guy and Steal Like an Artist is an inspirational book. Before, I eluded to not pulling in any new information by reading. Truth be told, Steal Like an Artist didn’t really give me any new information. However, it did remind me of all the things I already knew and should have been doing a long time ago. Because of what I’m trying to accomplish with Fresh Rag, Steal Like an Artist is essential to me. It’s an incredibly easy read, and probably could be ingested in one sitting if I allowed myself that kind of time, but I’m taking in it slowly. When I’m done, I’ll probably read it again just for good measure; that’s how important the information is to my future accomplishments.
I could sit here and explain the entire book to you in detail, but really, it’s short book with a quick, yet important message. Just go get yourself a copy and devour it. Oh, and buy a real book, made of paper. Don’t settle for a digital version; you’ll thank me later.