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Author Friedman, Rachel, 1981- author.

Title And then we grew up : on creativity, potential, and the imperfect art of adulthood / Rachel Friedman.

Publication Info. New York : Penguin Books, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Casa Verdugo Library Non-Fiction    92 Friedman,R FRI    Available
Description 234 pages ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-234).
Contents Potential -- I was going to be an art monster instead -- On "making it" -- Never quit! (but maybe quit) -- Freedom's just another word -- Never compromise! (but definitely compromise) -- The kingdom of ordinary time -- I danced myself out of the womb -- The ghost ship that didn't carry us -- Coda.
Summary Rachel Friedman was a serious violist as a kid. She quit music in college but never stopped fantasizing about what her life might be like if she had never put down her bow. Years later, a freelance writer in New York, she again finds herself struggling with her fantasy of an artist's life versus its much more complicated reality. In search of answers, she decides to track down her childhood friends from Interlochen, a prestigious arts camp she attended, full of aspiring actors, artists, dancers, and musicians, to find out how their early creative ambitions have translated into adult careers, relationships, and identities. Rachel's conversations with these men and women spark nuanced revelations about creativity and being an artist: that it doesn't have to be all or nothing, that success isn't always linear, that sometimes it's okay to quit. And Then We Grew UpĀ is for anyone who has given up a childhood dream and wondered "what-if?", for those who have aspired to do what they love and had doubts along the way, and for all whose careers fall somewhere between emerging and established.
Subject Friedman, Rachel, 1981-
Women authors -- Biography.
Conduct of life.
Self-actualization (Psychology)
ISBN 9780143132127 (pbk.) $17.00
0143132121 : $17.00
9780525503859 (ebook)

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