The Art of Doing

How Superachievers Do What They Do and How They Do It So Well

By Camille Sweeney; Josh Gosfield
(Plume, Paperback, 9780452298170, 320pp.)

Publication Date: January 29, 2013

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Description

What really separates the best from the rest?

We all know that it takes hard work, dedication, and the occasional dose of luck for someone to make it to the top of their chosen field. Yet, we also suspect that it takes a little something more—but what?
The Art of Doing asks today’s most successful celebrities, businessmen, and iconoclastic achievers, “How do you succeed at what you do?” Illuminating, surprising, and profoundly inspiring, interviewees include:
  • 30 Rock Star Alec Baldwin • Baseball Legend Yogi Berra • Actor Laura Linney • Zappos’ CEO Tony Hsieh • Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan  • Opera Diva Anna Netrebko •  Indy Champ Helio Castroneves • Foodie God David Chang • High Wire Artist Philippe Petit • Funk Master George Clinton • Bestselling Writer Steven Dubner • Tennis Icon Martina Navratilova • Puzzle Master Will Shortz • Style Guru Simon Doonan • Indie Rock Band OKGo • Jeopardy! Champ Ken Jennings •  Business Guru Guy Kawasaki • Photojournalist Lynsey Addario • Blogger Mark Fraunfelder • Alien Hunter Jill Tarter •  Visionary Vintner Randall Grahm • Startup King Bill Gross • Activist Connie Rice • Erotic Filmmaker Candida Royalle • Tabloid Editor Barry Levine • Country Musician Ray Benson • Hostage Negotiator Gary Noesner • Online Love Experts OKCupid •  Inspiring Teacher Erin Gruwell • Neuroscientist Richard Restak •  Guru of Ganja Ed Rosenthal • Master Hunter Chad Schearer • Broadway Producer Marc Routh • Reputation Fixer Mike Sitrick • Ballpark Designer Joe Spear • Circumnavigator Jessica Watson
 




About the Author

 Camille Sweeney is a journalist and a MacDowell Arts Colony Fellow. She writes fiction in her spare time.

Josh Gosfield, an award-winning illustrator and fine artist, was the art director at New York Magazine.

Sweeney and Gosfield both live in New York City.

Visit them at: TheArtOfDoing.com

Like them at: http://www.facebook.com/TheArtOfDoing

Follow them on Twitter: @artofdoingbook




Praise For The Art of Doing

Praise for The Art of Doing:

“This is really a perfect book... with these inspirational interviews about how to follow your dream, keep your focus, don't take 'no' for an answer and keep your vision ahead of you ” —NBC Weekend Today

"In their new book The Art of Doing, Josh Gosfield and Camille Sweeney show how to go one step further and be a super achiever. They interviewed the masters—people who not only excelled in their field, but actually elevated it to an art form." —MSNBC

"Reading about those who have mastered their worlds is an entertaining way to eavesdrop on excellence, with the hope that some of it may rub off.” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"The superachievers in this book divulge the fascinating secrets of their success. ” —Parade Magazine

“What [the authors] discovered is that talent is only the beginning. … It’s what you do with your talent that matters. And that's really a magical idea because it means success is up to you.” —Forbes

"The authors argue anybody can improve their work habits using some of the strategies detailed in what they call the “crash course in success” laid out in their book ” —Yahoo!'s The Daily Ticker
  "There’s a lot of good advice in this book. ” —Smithsonian Magazine

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