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Rules for Mavericks is a guide to leading a creative life, to being a renaissance dilettante, to infesting your art form with other art forms, to taking a stand against mediocrity, to rejecting bloodless orthodoxies, to embracing your own pretension and, most of all, to dealing with your failure). It is by someone who has achieved and has failed in more than one field: Gua Rules for Mavericks is a guide to leading a creative life, to being a renaissance dilettante, to infesting your art form with other art forms, to taking a stand against mediocrity, to rejecting bloodless orthodoxies, to embracing your own pretension and, most of all, to dealing with your failure). It is by someone who has achieved and has failed in more than one field: Guardian columnist, award-winning teacher, award-winning broadcaster, author, editor, singer, songwriter, producer and public speaker. In this audiobook the author glides and riffs around the idea of maverick nature, examines the processes of producing good work in creative fields and broaches the techniques that orthodoxies use to silence dissident voices. It is a 'how to dream', 'how to create', 'how to work', and a 'how to fail productively' CD. The paperback version is ISBN 9781785831133


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Rules for Mavericks is a guide to leading a creative life, to being a renaissance dilettante, to infesting your art form with other art forms, to taking a stand against mediocrity, to rejecting bloodless orthodoxies, to embracing your own pretension and, most of all, to dealing with your failure). It is by someone who has achieved and has failed in more than one field: Gua Rules for Mavericks is a guide to leading a creative life, to being a renaissance dilettante, to infesting your art form with other art forms, to taking a stand against mediocrity, to rejecting bloodless orthodoxies, to embracing your own pretension and, most of all, to dealing with your failure). It is by someone who has achieved and has failed in more than one field: Guardian columnist, award-winning teacher, award-winning broadcaster, author, editor, singer, songwriter, producer and public speaker. In this audiobook the author glides and riffs around the idea of maverick nature, examines the processes of producing good work in creative fields and broaches the techniques that orthodoxies use to silence dissident voices. It is a 'how to dream', 'how to create', 'how to work', and a 'how to fail productively' CD. The paperback version is ISBN 9781785831133

30 review for Rules for Mavericks, Abridged Audiobook: A Manifesto for Dissident Creatives

  1. 4 out of 5

    Amandine Durieux

    Took me a while to read because I needed to digest the chapters and reflect upon it. Brilliant ton support my introspection and needed creative change

  2. 5 out of 5

    Leanna Harrison

    I didn’t overtly hate this book and I honestly picked it up at the library because the cover was sparkly, and I considered myself a “dissident creative,” who might be able to glean from this self proclaimed manifesto. I guess I should have listened to the age old advice, “never judge a book by its cover,” because the beauty outside doesn’t necessarily mean any of that inside. The layout was interesting and there were a few worthwhile quotes, but overall I have learned nothing new about myself. I I didn’t overtly hate this book and I honestly picked it up at the library because the cover was sparkly, and I considered myself a “dissident creative,” who might be able to glean from this self proclaimed manifesto. I guess I should have listened to the age old advice, “never judge a book by its cover,” because the beauty outside doesn’t necessarily mean any of that inside. The layout was interesting and there were a few worthwhile quotes, but overall I have learned nothing new about myself. I understand what he was trying to attempt with this book, but I don’t quite think he hit the mark. Also the last two pages was an unwelcome reminder of how meaningless he finds life. To quote the book, “Spirit don’t reach...”

  3. 4 out of 5

    David Oates

    Most helpful. Would recommend this to anyone in education or writing. Phil Beadle has an amazingly distinctive style that is so easy to read.

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