Things Are What You Make Of Them

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From the creative mind and heart of designer Adam J. Kurtz comes this upbeat rallying cry for creators of all stripes. Expanding on a series of popular essays, this handwritten and heartfelt book offers wisdom and empathy from one working artist to others. Perforated tear-and-share pages make it easy to display the most crucial reminders, or pass a bit of advice on to someone who needs it.

As wry and cheeky as it is empathic and empowering, this deceptively simple, vibrantly full-color book will be a touchstone for writers, artists, entrepreneurs, and anyone else who wants to be more creative—even when it would be easier to give up and act normal. With a foreword by Design*Sponge founder Grace Bonney.

Advanced praise for Things Are What You Make Of Them:
“All of Adam J. Kurtz’s words are filled with wit, warmth, wonder and wisdom.” –Alanis Morissette, artist/activist

“Adam’s brilliant, life-affirming new book is a chock full of audacious advice to help creative people make sense of rejection, failure, false-starts, fame, happiness and collaborations.” –Debbie Millman, host of Design Matters

“Adam speaks with a relatable blend of self-deprecating humor and confidence, always reminding us that with a laugh and some help from friends, we can get through just about anything.” –Grace Bonney, founder of Design*Sponge and NYT-bestselling author of In The Company Of Women

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