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    37 Books Every Creative Person Should Be Reading

    Making things is hard. Here are some books to inspire and invigorate you.

    1. The Creative Habit, by Twyla Tharp

    2. Thinking Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman

    3. Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott

    4. Steal Like An Artist, by Austin Kleon

    5. Manage Your Day-to-Day, by Jocelyn K. Glei

    6. Predictably Irrational, by Dan Ariely

    7. The Artist's Way, by Julia Cameron

    8. Contagious, by Jonah Berger

    9. The Writing Life, by Annie Dillard

    10. Understanding Comics, by Scott McCloud

    11. Creative Confidence, by Tom Kelly and David Kelly

    12. Letters to a Young Poet, by Rainer Maria Rilke

    13. In The Blink Of An Eye, by Walter Murch

    14. Imagine, by Jonah Lehrer

    15. Just Kids, Patti Smith

    16. Save The Cat, by Blake Snyder

    17. What It Is, by Lynda Barry

    18. Air Guitar, by David Hickey

    19. The Elements of Style, by William Strunk, Jr. and E. B. White

    20. Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Joan Didion

    21. Art & Fear, by David Bayles & Ted Orland

    22. Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, by Betty Edwards

    23. Flow, by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

    24. Bossypants, by Tina Fey

    25. The War of Art, by Steven Pressfield

    26. My Stroke of Insight, by Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D.

    27. The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg

    28. Writing Down the Bones, by Natalie Goldberg

    29. On Writing, Stephen King

    30. The Immoralist, by André Gide

    31. Catching the Big Fish, by David Lynch

    32. Start with Why, by Simon Sinek

    33. Creativity, Inc., by Ed Catmull

    34. Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson

    35. It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want To Be, by Paul Arden

    36. Damn Good Advice, by George Lois

    37. Orbiting the Giant Hairball, by Gordon Mackenzie