S5 E20 Jerry Saltz, Sarah Urist Green, Adrienne Raphel
On the Podcast: Jerry Saltz, Sarah Urist Green, and Adrienne Raphel

In this episode, meet Jerry Saltz, author of How to Be an Artist, Sarah Urist Green, author of You Are An Artist, and Adrienne Raphel, author of Thinking Inside the Box.

Each of these authors is passionate about art, artists, and how the creative impulse can permeate the every day. Go behind the mic as they talk about recording their audiobooks, and the unique challenges and joys of translating the visual medium of their books into the spoken word. Plus, find out who became a dedicated student of the arts, even though they “never did a lick of homework in high school.”

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Author: Jerry Saltz
Read By: Jerry Saltz

Art has the power to change our lives. For many, becoming an artist is a lifelong dream. But how to make it happen? In How to Be an Artist, Jerry Saltz, one of the art world’s most celebrated and passionate voices, offers an indispensable handbook for creative people of all kinds.

You don’t have to know how to draw well, stretch a canvas, or mix a paint color. This book is for anyone who wants to make art, regardless of experience level. You Are an Artist brings together more than 50 assignments, ideas, and prompts gathered from some of the most innovative creators working today so that you can start your next project.

As ingenious as it is fun, Thinking Inside the Box is a love letter not just to the abiding power of the crossword but to the infinite joys and playful possibilities of language itself. This book will be a treat for die-hard cruciverbalists and first-time solvers alike.

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