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We’re a publisher dedicated to extraordinary, ground-breaking, unique fiction and non-fiction writers and their work. Founded in 1994, Riverhead Books is now well established as a publisher of bestselling literary fiction and quality nonfiction. Throughout its history, Riverhead has been dedicated to publishing extraordinary groundbreaking, unique writers. Riverhead’s books and authors have won or been finalists for Pulitzer Prizes, National Book Awards, National Book Critic Circle Awards, MacArthur Genius Awards, Hurston Wright Legacy Awards, Dayton Literary Peace Prizes, and numerous other distinctions.

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    • 4.7 • 11 Ratings

We’re a publisher dedicated to extraordinary, ground-breaking, unique fiction and non-fiction writers and their work. Founded in 1994, Riverhead Books is now well established as a publisher of bestselling literary fiction and quality nonfiction. Throughout its history, Riverhead has been dedicated to publishing extraordinary groundbreaking, unique writers. Riverhead’s books and authors have won or been finalists for Pulitzer Prizes, National Book Awards, National Book Critic Circle Awards, MacArthur Genius Awards, Hurston Wright Legacy Awards, Dayton Literary Peace Prizes, and numerous other distinctions.

    Magic Lessons Ep. #12: Brene Brown on "Big Strong Magic"

    Magic Lessons Ep. #12: Brene Brown on "Big Strong Magic"

    The author of BIG MAGIC talks to Brene Brown, the author of RISING STRONG, about how essential creativity is for healthy, wholehearted living.

    Want more Magic Lessons? Find Elizabeth Gilbert’s podcast here: http://apple.co/2aJgLyd

    • 35 min
    Magic Lessons Ep. #11: "The Big Check-In"

    Magic Lessons Ep. #11: "The Big Check-In"

    The author of Big Magic finds out how five podcast participants are honoring their "contracts with inspiration."

    Want more Magic Lessons? Find Elizabeth Gilbert’s podcast here: http://apple.co/2aJgLyd

    • 1 hr
    Magic Lessons Ep. #10: John Hodgman on “The Question of What Come Next”

    Magic Lessons Ep. #10: John Hodgman on “The Question of What Come Next”

    The author of Big Magic speaks with the writer, comedian, and prolific podcaster about the boredom of mastery and the thrill of self-reinvention.

    Want more Magic Lessons? Find Elizabeth Gilbert’s podcast here: http://apple.co/2aJgLyd

    • 21 min
    Magic Lessons Ep. #9: "Dear Creativity and Fear"

    Magic Lessons Ep. #9: "Dear Creativity and Fear"

    The author of Big Magic helps a photographer find the courage to follow her creative impulses into a new realm.

    Want more Magic Lessons? Find Elizabeth Gilbert’s podcast here: http://apple.co/2aJgLyd

    • 17 min
    Magic Lessons Ep. #8: “The Pure Pleasure of Making Stuff”

    Magic Lessons Ep. #8: “The Pure Pleasure of Making Stuff”

    The author of Big Magic and the multi-talented Rayya Elias on the sheer joy of creation.

    Want more Magic Lessons? Find Elizabeth Gilbert’s podcast here: http://apple.co/2aJgLyd

    • 14 min
    Magic Lessons Ep. #7: “Sexy, Dirty, Nasty, Wicked”

    Magic Lessons Ep. #7: “Sexy, Dirty, Nasty, Wicked”

    The author of Big Magic helps an art teacher run off and have an affair with her art.

    Want more Magic Lessons? Find Elizabeth Gilbert’s podcast here: http://apple.co/2aJgLyd

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Carly Casey ,

Feeling It!!

Thank you so much to these two amazing women for their intelligent, compassionate conversation on creativity. I have been an artist in some form or another for most of my 33 years and now as a mum of 3 young kids am entering a new era of my creative journey and its so wonderful to hear the thoughts of Liz and Brene on creativity.

Semjase123 ,

Elizabeths voice is pure wisdom from above!

Ten minutes into listening and I bought your book 'Big Magic'. My mum passed away nearly 6 years ago and I have not heard such wisdom since she was alive until I started following this podcast. It is truly a gift to those who like myself feel a little lost sometimes to get perspective and insight like Elizabeth gives. From the bottom of my heart Thank you!

casmccullough ,

Thank you for feeding my soul

I can so relate to each of the magic lessons students. Creativity has ebbed and flowed in my life… I’ve written a book, written and performed songs, poetry, stolen quiet moments to paint art and am a podcaster… but I still feel creatively stifled at times. One of the biggest aha moments for me was when Brene Brown was talking about getting her people together over three intensive weeks to collaborate on helping her create her book Rising Strong. This idea was really inspiring to me and something I will look at doing for a future book. It took me three years to write my first one and I was hidden away in my office for much of it. Liz, you’re such a terrific interviewer and podcasting really suits you. I wish you well and hope to connect with you someday. Big love for #BigMagic.

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