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And then we grew up : on creativity, potential, and the imperfect art of adulthood / Rachel Friedman.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Allentown Public Library System.
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Allentown Public Library 305.24 FRIE (Text) 34455006660779 New Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780143132127
  • ISBN: 0143132121
  • Physical Description: 234 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, [2020]

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Potential -- I was going to be an art monster instead -- On "making it" -- Never quit! (but maybe quit) -- Freedom's just another word -- Never compromise! (but definitely compromise) -- The kingdom of ordinary time -- I danced myself out of the womb -- The ghost ship that didn't carry us -- Coda.
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Rachel Friedman was a serious violist as a kid. She quit music in college but never stopped fantasizing about what her life might be like if she had never put down her bow. Years later, a freelance writer in New York, she again finds herself struggling with her fantasy of an artist’s life versus its much more complicated reality. In search of answers, she decides to track down her childhood friends from Interlochen, a prestigious arts camp she attended, full of aspiring actors, artists, dancers, and musicians, to find out how their early creative ambitions have translated into adult careers, relationships, and identities. Rachel’s conversations with these men and women spark nuanced revelations about creativity and being an artist: that it doesn’t have to be all or nothing, that success isn’t always linear, that sometimes it’s okay to quit. And Then We Grew Up is for anyone who has given up a childhood dream and wondered what-if?, for those who have aspired to do what they love and had doubts along the way, and for all whose careers fall somewhere between emerging and established. Warm, whip-smart, and insightful, it offers inspiration for finding creative fulfillment wherever we end up in life.
Subject: Friedman, Rachel, 1981-
Women authors > United States > Biography.
Conduct of life.
Self-actualization (Psychology)

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