Steal Like an Artist // Austin Kleon


A great book to read to overcome creative blocks. Full of small tidbits of provocative advice. Useful tips about how to structure life around a creative pursuit.

In 3 sentences

You are the sum of all your past influences, and you shouldn’t be afraid to steal from sources of inspiration.

Reverse-engineering your heroes’ works will help you find your voice.

Keep creating until you get good, and share your work with people along the way.

Read it if

You like books that give short, actionable bites of advice.

You’re overwhelmed with the idea of creative pursuit and you need it broken down and made less intimidating.

You’re a beginner in the creative world wondering how you’ll ever get good.

Skip it if

Creative expression is irrelevant to your life.

You’ve already found your creative voice and style.

Goodreads rating: 3.86 / 5

Length: 160 pages

Buy the book: Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative

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