Make Art Make Money
- Lessons from Jim Henson on Fueling Your Creative Career
- Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
- Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 28-02-14
- Language: English
- Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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By Ed on 21-11-14
From a Muppet/Henson Fan
Overall a very clever, insightful, and encouraging view of art and the freedoms and dangers in revenue and commercialization.
If you're a fan of Jim Henson and are a creative person yourself, you will enjoy and benefit from Steven's book.
Please remember the author released the book as a serial to Amazon (one chapter at a time). There are some repeated introductions to people, projects, and concepts that are not meant to be patronizing, but allow readers to appreciate isolated chapters.
The narration was clear and (consistently) adopted cadence and tone of the people quoted. (Henson, Oz, Brillstein, etc.)
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
By Vales Tales on 20-05-15
Inspiring, helpful, and to the point
This book more than met my expectations.
First of all, it had me at "Jim Henson", as I have been a fan since I've been a small kid, back in the early 1960s.
Well before Sesame Street, I saw him and his Muppets on television, and I think I even saw a live performance once, at my older sister's school, in Westbury, NY.
In this book, the author uses Jim Henson, his life, his work, and his philosophy, as a model for how to be successful as an artist, both in terms of creative satisfaction, as well as making a satisfactory living.
By using Jim Henson as her parable, he truly builds a great argument for seeing art and business as not being mutually exclusive but I'd rather being complementary opposites, as long as it is done in a way similar to what Jim Henson did.
The performance of this book is outstanding: warm, engaging, personal, and helps teach and sell the material even more. The reader is so good, at sounding like she is talking straight to the listener, that I forgot she wasn't the author!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful