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Daily Rituals Women at Work

How Great Women Make Time, Find Inspiration, and Get to Work

Mason Currey

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Picador
24 December 2020
The much-anticipated follow-up to the acclaimed and resoundingly fascinating Daily Rituals.

Filled with the innovative, inspiring and wonderfully prolific accounts of some of the world's best female creators, Daily Rituals Women at Work is the powerful and championing sequel to Mason Currey's first book, Daily Rituals.

Barbara Hepworth sculpted outdoors and Janet Frame wore earmuffs as she worked to block out noise. Kate Chopin wrote with her six children 'swarming around her' whereas the artist Rosa Bonheur filled her bedroom with the sixty birds that inspired her work. Louisa May Alcott wrote so vigorously - skipping sleep and meals - that she had to learn to write with her left hand to give her cramped right hand a break.

Filled with details of the large and small choices these women made, Daily Rituals Women at Work is about the day-to-day lives of some of the world's most extraordinary creative minds who, whether Virginia Woolf, Charlotte Bronte, Nina Simone or Jane Campion, found the time and got to work.

'An admirably succinct portrait of some distinctly uncommon lives' - Meryle Secrest
By:   Mason Currey
Imprint:   Picador
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   294g
ISBN:   9781509852857
ISBN 10:   1509852859
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   24 December 2020
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Mason Currey was born in Pennsylvania, and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. His first book, Daily Rituals: How Great Minds Make Time, Find Inspiration, and Get to Work was published in 2013. Currey's writing has appeared in Slate, Metropolis, and Print. He lives in Los Angeles.

Reviews for Daily Rituals Women at Work: How Great Women Make Time, Find Inspiration, and Get to Work

Utterly fascinating . . . This book is the ultimate retort to the flaneurs who dream about the novel/screenplay/painting they would create if only they had the time -- Daisy Goodwin, <i>Sunday Times</i> on <i>Daily Rituals: How Great Minds Make Time, Find Inspiration and Get to Work</i> I just can't recommend this book enough -- Lena Dunham on <i>Daily Rituals: How Great Minds Make Time, Find Inspiration and Get to Work</i> A trove of entertaining anecdote and thought-provoking comparison -- <i>Daily Telegraph</i>, on <i>Daily Rituals: How Great Minds Make Time, Find Inspiration and Get to Work</i> A chance to see what great lives look like when the triumphs, dramas, disruptions and divorces have been all but boiled away. It will fascinate anyone who wonders how a day might best be spent, especially those who have wondered of their artistic heroes, as a baffled Colette once did of George Sand: how the devil did they manage? -- <i>Guardian</i>, on <i>Daily Rituals: How Great Minds Make Time, Find Inspiration and Get to Work</i> Mason Currey has carefully compiled the daily habits and personal foibles of 161 great writers, artists, scientists and thinkers, including one who stood on his head to cure creative block. By the end of this book, our carpet-glue habit looks normal -- DBC Pierre, <i>Guardian</i>, on <i>Daily Rituals: How Great Minds Make Time, Find Inspiration and Get to Work</i> A fascinating little book -- <i>Financial Times</i> on <i>Daily Rituals: How Great Minds Make Time, Find Inspiration and Get to Work</i>


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