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On Becoming an Artist by Ellen J. Langer
Mar 28, 2006 | ISBN 9780345456304
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    Mar 28, 2006 | ISBN 9780345456304

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    Dec 18, 2007 | ISBN 9780307416292

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Advance praise for On Becoming an Artist

“An artful blend of psychological research and personal reflection that illuminates human creativity.”
–Howard Gardner, author of Creating Minds

“Whether painting, writing, or just being, Dr. Langer, a renaissance woman, offers profound insights into how and why to increase our mindful creativity.”
–Betty Friedan

“Ellen Langer’s On Becoming an Artist is a profound book, clearly and simply written, that presents scientific evidence as good advice to everyone who wishes to lead a creative life. As a psychologist and artist, Langer sees the process of making art from the inside out. Her book goes beyond art to enable her readers to make important choices, freely to experiment, and to gain satisfaction from what she calls ‘living mindfully.’ I thoroughly enjoyed, and was inspired by her work.”
–Roger Mandle, president, Rhode Island School of Design

“Without making extravagant promises about releasing our inner Michelangelos, On Becoming An Artist is provocative, liberating, and in itself a significant act of mindful creativity.”
–Justin Kaplan, Pulitzer Prize—winning author of Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain

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