Letters to a Young Artist
Straight-Up Advice on Making a Life in the Arts--For Actors, Performers, Writers, and Artists of Every Kind
By Anna Deavere Smith
(Anchor Books, Paperback, 9781400032389, 227pp.)
Publication Date: January 24, 2006
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From the most exciting individual in American theater” (Newsweek), here is Anna Deavere Smith’s brass tacks advice to aspiring artists of all stripes. In vividly anecdotal letters to the young BZ, she addresses the full spectrum of issues that people starting out will face: from questions of confidence, discipline, and self-esteem, to fame, failure, and fear, to staying healthy, presenting yourself effectively, building a diverse social and professional network, and using your art to promote social change. At once inspiring and no-nonsense, Letters to a Young Artist will challenge you, motivate you, and set you on a course to pursue your art without compromise.