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Four-time Grammy winner Questlove sees inspiration everywhere. His open mind, breadth and depth of experience, focused work ethic, and appreciation for creativity in all of its forms infuse his words with contagious energy. This autobiography and creative manual cites various celebrities, but it isn’t about name-dropping. Questlove, the musical director of The Tonight Show and co-founder of the hip-hop band the Roots, displays sincere reverence for the works and processes of other artists. Be sure to find time to listen to the music he refers to and to seek out the visual art. As a successful commercial artist, he shares his strategies for bridging creativity and marketability. How Questlove thinks about and presents his examples is every bit as inspiring as the stories he tells. Creativity doesn’t have hard-and-fast rules. By developing your creative impulses, he says, you might help save the world. This is a rich guide for people in any field who want a life filled with creative energy and inspiration.
About the Author
Questlove is musical director of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, co-founder of the Roots and a four-time Grammy winner. Ben Greenman writes fiction and nonfiction.