A Beautiful Anarchy: When the Life Creative Becomes the Life Created by David duChemin is probably one of the best books I have read this year. It talks about where creativity comes from, why the muse often leaves us, and how do we get her back. This is a very personal book and it mirrored many of the creative issues I and all creatives are plagued with. It is not about photography per se, although there are a fair number of references to photography, it applies universally to any artist. This book gives a road map so you can take charge of your creative life and become more focused in your art.

If you have read any of David’s other works there will be some repetition, but repetition is a good thing. It is so easy to forget the lessons and fall back into feeling uninspired and not knowing where your art is taking you. This is the sort of book I will re-read over and over until the lessons are a part of who I am.

In case you haven’t figured it out I found this book inspiring and I highly recommend it to all creative artists.