Steal Like an Artist

Steal Like an Artist Summary

Unlock your creativity.

An inspiring guide to creativity in the digital age, Steal Like an Artist presents ten transformative principles that will help readers discover their artistic side and build a more creative life.
Nothing is original, so embrace influence, school yourself through the work of others, remix and reimagine to discover your own path. Follow interests wherever they take you—what feels like a hobby may turn into you life’s work. Forget the old cliché about writing what you know: Instead, write the book you want to read, make the movie you want to watch.
And finally, stay Smart, stay out of debt, and risk being boring in the everyday world so that you have the space to be wild and daring in your imagination and your work.

 “Brilliant and real and true.”—Rosanne Cash

Book Reviews


Review5 star

I loved it!55


One of the best books I ever read5 star

It really opened my eyes, I was in a really dark place with nowhere to go and this book made me realize how great “thief” I am. Thank you!55


Simple and Motivational5 star

For the person on the cusp of creating greatness! Relatable, simple read with guidance for any go-getter.55


Holy Cow5 star

One of my most creatively productive friends suggested this book to me. Told me Thursday, bought it Friday, read it all and had to write this review today. This books leads you to such a fresh perspective on how you think about yourself and everything else creatively. Wonderful for how big of a message it gives, while being so limited in size. I read this book in a day(first time that’s happened) and I can’t wait to reread it again when I’m feeling unbalanced in life.55

Little Joey the Wrangler

It’s never too late5 star

I’m 66 years old, about to retire in three weeks and always wanted to make abstract photography. Now I got a clue.55


Inspiring5 star

This book is amazing for those who use creative outlets and the book also has stuff that can pertain to the world outside of those outlets as well. It was really interesting and hard to go long without trying to finish!55


Awesome5 star

Awesome book, easy to read & very inspiring , not just art but in life in general55


Steal Like an Artist5 star

Great read for practical inspiration. Easy to inspire and include in my day.55

46 Bear

Pressure is now off5 star

This was a recommendation and I have to say I was a bit skeptical. I finished the book today and feel like I have been rejuvenated. I have started a blog and this book has guided me to relieve some of the pressure to create new ideas, but to put my spin on the concepts. Glad that I picked this book up.55


Druh5 star

Loved it-55

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