Steal like an Artist by Austin Kleon

nothing is original by austin kleon

It's a short and sweet book. Full of phrases full of wisdom that you've probably heard and little stories to accompany them. The book mainly serves to help artists deal with all the false cultural baggage that we get from our media, family or friends.

Things like:

  • "Originality" and "stealing"
  • Just putting in the work
  • Finding your own true voice
  • Time management and so on

You have to hand it to artists unlike most professionals they tend to write short books and they cut to the chase quick. Now he's currently on a speaking tour if you're interested in hearing him speak.

You can find Austin on his website.

About the author

John Thatch

John Thatcher is a computer science educated artist. He uses technology to solve artist problems. His friends don't like it when he speaks of himself in the third person. But John does it anyway, because he's a rebel.

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