Let Me Out: Unlock Your Creative Mind and Bring Your Ideas to Life

Peter Himmelman. TarcherPerigee, $23 trade paper (240p) ISBN 978-0-14-311095-8
In this inspiring debut, songwriter Himmelman, founder of the training company Big Muse, shares his story of how he was forced to recreate and rebrand himself when online piracy made it impossible for him to earn money from his music. In a highly conversational style, Himmelman strives to help readers pluck their dreams from their heads and make them a reality with a three-point strategy: break down your plan for realizing your ambitions into small, feasible sections; act on your plan immediately; and decide whether your goal is something you really want for yourself, not just for others. Showcasing his own creativity, the author has concocted a host of terms, such as “Milky Way moment” and “brain bottle opener,” to make his points. At times, the book reads like a memoir, as Himmelman shares numerous stories about his life and career, emphasizing the events that taught him to think differently. Any book aiming to spark imagination can be judged by its suggested mental exercises, and this book is chock-full of these, though they are only modestly interesting. However, for those seeking inventive ways to awaken their own sleeping muses, this book delivers as promised. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 07/25/2016
Release date: 10/11/2016
Genre: Nonfiction
Paperback - 240 pages - 978-0-14-311096-5
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