Pick Me Up (Paperback)

A Pep Talk for Now and Later

By Adam J. Kurtz

TarcherPerigee, 9780143109082, 256pp.

Publication Date: October 4, 2016

List Price: 15.00*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

A quirky, creative companion that offers a pick-me-up on every page
 
On the heels of his internationally successful first book, 1 Page at a Time, graphic designer and illustrator Adam J. Kurtz delivers another intimate and engaging journal for anyone who loves to explore ideas, record thoughts and feelings, and capture those fleeting but amazing moments of everyday life.
 
Unlike a linear journal, this book can be opened up to any page, encouraging and engaging readers time and time again through continued use. Rather than simply complete tasks and turn pages, users are encouraged to leave their mark, and if they land on the same page days or weeks later, they can review, reflect, and revise their previous response.
 
Feeling lonely? Pensive? Peeved? Questioning? This deceptively simple book offers perspective, hope, and a twist of existential metaphor – and is perfect to pick up again and again.


About the Author

Adam J. Kurtz is a graphic designer, artist, author and illustrator. His first book, 1 Page at a Time, has been translated into ten languages, and his work has been featured in ArtReport, Cool Hunting, Design Sponge, Huffington Post, Fast Company, Time Out New York, AdWeek, Paper, and elsewhere. He has collaborated with Urban Outfitters, Strand Bookstore, the Brooklyn Public Library, and retailers and cultural institutions. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.


Praise For Pick Me Up: A Pep Talk for Now and Later

"This book is helping me live my best life and Adam J. Kurtz is my fave therapist!"
–Tavi Gevinson, Editor-in-Chief, Rookie
 
"I am so grateful to have Pick Me Up in my life. It saves me so much money on therapy and is way more fun anyway. Stay in, order a pizza and scribble your way out of that deep dark hole."
–Michelle Branch, musician

“Adam J. Kurtz is a magician: the alchemist of paper and pencil, rendering our inner lives visible, tactile and full of potentiality. He reminds us that creativity is the coolest of all resources--infinite, fun, free--and that we are blessed to have it.”
–Melissa Broder, author of So Sad Today