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Creativity

Creativity

Cleese, John
$14.00
The legendary comedian, actor, and writer of Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, and A Fish Called Wanda fame shares his key ideas about creativity: that it's a learnable, improvable skill.

"Many people have written about creativity, but although they were very, very clever, they weren't actually creative. I like to think I'm writing about it from the inside."--John Cleese

You might think that creativity is some mysterious, rare gift--one that only a few possess. But you'd be wrong. As John Cleese shows in this short, practical, and often amusing guide, creativity is a skill that anyone can acquire.

Drawing on his lifelong experience as a writer, Cleese shares his insights into the nature of creativity and offers advice on how to get your own inventive juices flowing. What do you need to do to get yourself in the right frame of mind? When do you know that you've come up with an idea that might be worth pursuing? What should you do if you think you've hit a brick wall?

We can all be more creative.

John Cleese shows us how.

Garner's Quotations

Garner's Quotations

Garner, Dwight
$26.00

A selection of favorite quotes that the celebrated literary critic has collected over the decades.

From Dwight Garner, the New York Times book critic, comes a rollicking, irreverent, scabrous, amazingly alive selection of unforgettable moments from forty years of wide and deep reading. Garner's Quotations is like no commonplace book you'll ever read. If you've ever wondered what's really going on in the world of letters today, this book will make you sit up and take notice. Unputdownable!

In Case You Get Hit by a Bus

In Case You Get Hit by a Bus

Schneiderman, Abby
$17.95
A step-by-step program for getting your life in order, so you're prepared for the unexpected.

The odds of getting hit by a bus are 495,000 to 1. But the odds that you're going to die some day? Exactly.

Even the most disorganized among us can take control of our on- and off-line details so our loved ones won't have to scramble later. The experts at Everplans, a leading company in digital life planning, make it possible in this essential and easy-to-follow book. Breaking the task down into three levels, from the most urgent (like granting access to passwords), to the technical (creating a manual for the systems in your home), to the nostalgic (assembling a living memory), this clear, step-by-step program not only removes the anxiety and stress from getting your life in order, it's actually liberating. And deeply satisfying, knowing that you're leaving the best parting gift imaginable.

When you finish this book, you will have:

  • A system for managing all your passwords and secret codes
  • Organized your money and assets, bills and debts
  • A complete understanding of all the medical directives and legal documents you need--including Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Trusts
  • A plan for meaningful photos, recipes, and family heirlooms
  • Records of your personal history, interests, beliefs, and life lessons
  • An instruction manual for your home and vehicles
  • Your funeral planned and obituary written (if you're up for it)