Daily Archives: August 6, 2012

* Imagine by Jonah Lehrer

Reading Imagine: How Creativity Works before the revelations that some quotes in it had been made up, I was thinking that the book had been rather hastily made together… ¬†perhaps resulting in the quote kerfuffle. But never mind that. The book sets out to collect anecdotes and stories on the topic of creativity, and it does that, but without going beyond the individual stories. Sure, it’s fun to think that blue rooms encourage creativity, and sad to think that most good writers are depressive, but there are precious few lessons to be drawn from the mass of stories.

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