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Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher J P Tarcher
Publication date December 29, 2015
Pages 252
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780399174100
ISBN-10 0399174109
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.88 lbs.
Original list price $26.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Discover the ten things highly creative people do differently. 

Is it possible to make sense of something as elusive as creativity? Based on psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman’s groundbreaking research and Carolyn Gregoire’s popular article in the Huffington Post, Wired to Create offers a glimpse inside the “messy minds” of highly creative people. Revealing the latest findings in neuroscience and psychology, along with engaging examples of artists and innovators throughout history, the book shines a light on the practices and habits of mind that promote creative thinking. Kaufman and Gregoire untangle a series of paradoxes— like mindfulness and daydreaming, seriousness and play, openness and sensitivity, and solitude and collaboration – to show that it is by embracing our own contradictions that we are able to tap into our deepest creativity. Each chapter explores one of the ten attributes and habits of highly creative people:

Imaginative Play * Passion * Daydreaming * Solitude * Intuition * Openness to Experience * Mindfulness * Sensitivity * Turning Adversity into Advantage * Thinking Differently

With insights from the work and lives of Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Marcel Proust, David Foster Wallace, Thomas Edison, Josephine Baker, John Lennon, Michael Jackson, musician Thom Yorke, chess champion Josh Waitzkin, video-game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, and many other creative luminaries, Wired to Create helps us better understand creativity – and shows us how to enrich this essential aspect of our lives. 

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Hardcover
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With Scott Barry Kaufman | from J P Tarcher (December 29, 2015)
9780399174100 | details & prices | 252 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.88 lbs | List price $26.95
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Paperback
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With Scott Barry Kaufman | Reprint edition from J P Tarcher (December 27, 2016)
9780399175664 | details & prices | 288 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.69 in. | List price $17.00
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CD/Spoken Word
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With Nick Podehl (other contributor), Scott Barry Kaufman | Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio (December 29, 2015)
9781501271571 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.16 lbs | List price $19.99
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With Nick Podehl (other contributor), Scott Barry Kaufman | Unabridged edition from Brilliance Audio (December 29, 2015)
9781501271564 | details & prices | 6.50 × 5.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $29.99
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