"The Creative Act" by Rick Rubin

Review by Borodutch

Some books inspire and surprise you: you read them and get that "aha" moment about a small piece of wisdom you've just acquired. "The Creative Act" is not one of these books. In terms of how it can affect one's life, I'd rate it around 2/10. Even though the book is relatively short, it could have been way shorter — yes, again, this book could've been an article.

The author shares his age-old wisdom on how to make better art:

  1. Make art repeatedly.
  2. Don't care about what people say.
  3. Don't try to make a masterpiece right away; start small.
  4. Don't try to earn money, do art for the art's sake.

This is it, folks! The only thing Rick did that amazed me was to stretch these four simple points into a whole book. I have no idea who should read this book. Yeah, no secret: to do something great, you need to do something first and then again and again.