Floor Sample

Floor Sample

A Creative Memoir

Book - 2006
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A beautifully crafted memoir by the woman who has helped thousands of people uncover their creative inspiration. In "Floor Sample," the author of the international bestseller "The Artist's Way" and twenty-one other classic books on the creative process weaves an honest and moving portrayal of her life. From her early career as a writer for "Rolling Stone" magazine and her marriage to Martin Scorsese, to her tortured experiences with alcohol as she struggled with a Hollywood existence that she would never learn to make peace with, in this unflinching memoir Cameron reflects on the experiences in her life that have fed her own art as well as her ability to help others realize their creative dreams. She also describes the fascinating circumstances that led her to emerge as a central figure in the creative recovery movement-a movement that she inaugurated and defined with the publication of her seminal work, "The Artist's Way," Julia Cameron is a passionate and wry observer of the world, and this story of her life as a self-described "floor sample" for all she teaches in her brilliant creativity books will surprise, entertain, and inspire all of her many fans as well as anyone interested in a good literary memoir.
Publisher: New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin , 2006.
ISBN: 9781585424948
Characteristics: 405 p. ;,22 cm.


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BPLNextBestAdults Jun 05, 2012

The life of Julia Cameron is a life of extremes. Known for her famous book, The Artist’s Way (a bible for those wishing to fulfill their creative impulses), this memoir dispels any notion that Cameron is a sage about the whole of life. A former alcoholic, Cameron struggles to find balance in life. While her professional life flourishes and she masters the discipline of creativity, her personal life lacks stability. This is a deeply personal whirlwind tour of her life and personality. She opens up about her relationships with men, her desire to bring her daughter up in a stable and safe atmosphere, and the continuing mental health struggles of her family as well as herself.

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