In May 2012, author Neil Gaiman stood in front of the graduating class at Philadeliphia’s University of the Arts to deliver the commencement address, where he shares his thoughts on how to be brave, creative and continue making good art in the world.
Personal Take: It’s not secret that I love everything Neil Gaiman. I read this book beginning of last year (2015), and it had such an impact on me. It’s one that inspired and encouraged me to be who I am, and to continue to do what I do best; make good art.
Gaiman also shares valuable lessons; not to give up on doing what you love, and keep sending your work out there; how to work with other people, and the 2-3 rule that you can still be in their good graces as you deliver projects, and the secret behind his success.
This book is one that I’ll keep re-reading for a long time.
Audience: Everyone and anyone.
Other recommendations: Neil Gaiman is the author of American Gods, Anansi Boys, The Graveyard Book and Neverwhere, among other brilliant things, including co-authoring Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch.