Saturday, May 28, 2011

Forthcoming Book: BRAIN STORM: Unleashing Your Creative Self by Don Hahn

Don Hahn sent me a review copy of his latest book, Brain Storm: Unleashing Your Creative Self. It will be released on Tuesday, May 31, 2011. The following is from the back cover blurb:
Whether you're writing a novel, painting with watercolors, composing a symphony, or baking peanut-butter cookies, creativity plays a crucial role in achieving satisfaction and excellence. But, for many of us, accessing our creative core is difficult, if not impossible.


Acclaimed film producer Don Hahn offers his own unorthodox yet highly effective methods for unleashing the creative spirit. Blending personal and often hilarious anecdotes with prescriptive advice for rediscovering your creative self, Hahn explores the emotions that accompany creativity and discusses the importance of constructing a creative environment.


Filled with humor and empathy, along with some good old-fashioned practical advice, Brain Storm takes readers on an exciting journey to creative greatness.



Here is the listing from the Table of Contents:
  1. Beginning
  2. Passion
  3. Spirit
  4. Forces
  5. Fear and Loss
  6. Rebirth
  7. Epilogue
It looks like it will be a very engaging read.

About Don Hahn
Two time Oscar nominee Don Hahn produced Beauty and the Beast, the first animated film to win an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. He also produced the global phenomenon The Lion King, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Associate Producer ofthe Disneynature films Earth, Oceans, and African Cats and directed the hit documentary Waking Sleeping Beauty. Born in Chicago and trained as a musician and painter, He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and his giant schnauzer Auggie.


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