Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome Austin Kleon author of Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad.
The world is crazy. Creative work is hard. And nothing is getting any easier! Today, the hard thing may not be developing creative ideas but finding the drive to stay on course while living with an overbearing sense of uncertainty. In his long-awated new book Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad, Austin Kelon shares revolutionary advice on overcoming these challenges and living a meaningful life. A guide to navigating the turbulent modern world, it’s written with a quick, pithy style that hits on greater truths beyond its pages, sharing timeless principles that apply not just to artists but to everyone, whether they are grappling with media oversaturation, lack of focus, or loss of perspective.
Striking the perfect balance of practical and inspirational, Kleon shares his life-changing, illustrated tips on how to stay creative, focused, and true to yourself in the face of burnout and external distractions. Straightforward, actionable steps make this the perfect guide for those needing a boost. Every page is gold: brilliant ideas are interspersed with quirky cartoons, blackout poems, drawings by Kleon’s sons, and photos. Keep Going provides a new lens for viewing the world and will appeal to everyone, not just those in creative fields.
Austin Kleon is the New York Times bestselling author of Steal Like an Artist, Show Your Work!, and The Steal Like an Artist Journal: A Notebook for Creative Kleptomaniacs. His work has been translated into over twenty languages and featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, PBS NewsHour, and in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. New York magazine called his work “brilliant, “ the Atlantic called him “positively one of the most interesting people on the Internet,” and the New Yorker said his poems “resurrect the newspaper when everybody else is declaring it dead” He speaks about creativity in the digital age for organizations such as Pixar, Google, SXSW, TEDx, and the Economist. In previous lives, he worked as a librarian, a web designer, and an advertising copywriter. He grew up in the cornfields of Ohio, spent a dozen summers in Austin, Texas, and now he’s taking a sabbatical on Lake Erie with his wife and sons.