From the most exciting individual in American theater” (Newsweek), here is Anna Deavere Smith’s brass tacks advice to aspiring artists of all...more
From the most exciting individual in American theater” (Newsweek), here is Anna Deavere Smith’s brass tacks advice to aspiring artists of all stripes. In vividly anecdotal letters to the young BZ, she addresses the full spectrum of issues that people starting out will face: from questions of confidence, discipline, and self-esteem, to fame, failure, and fear, to staying healthy, presenting yourself effectively, building a diverse social and professional network, and using your art to promote social change. At once inspiring and no-nonsense, Letters to a Young Artist will challenge you, motivate you, and set you on a course to pursue your art without compromise. less
Well written book with modern day advice for young professionals. Powerful and well researched. I would recomeend it to any young professional who wants play a role not matter how small in leaving this world a better place than you found it.
It's inspiring and practical. You can see that artists in any field are treading in a not-so-certain world (especially if you don't know what to look out for)
A good book in hand for artist both amateurs and professionals alike.