for Tapping Your Innate Creativity

SPECIAL:  A Memoir of Creativity chronicles the life of a Manhattan art critic and former writer for TIME, as she derives a theory of art, based on her varied personal and professional experiences, locating this theory within a broader social context. Author Piri Halasz, a graduate of Barnard (and a classmate of Bobbi's), with a PhD in Art History from Columbia, writes the popular webzine, (An Appropriate Distance) From the Mayor's Doorstep, and is a frequent speaker at meetings and conferences.


Adams, James L. - Conceptual Blockbusting (Norton)

Armstrong, Thomas - Seven Kinds of Smart (Penguin)

Atwood, Margaret - Negotiating with the Dead

Ayres, Elizabeth - Writing the Wave

Benford, Gregory - Deep Time  (Avon Books, 1999)

Cameron, Julia - The Artist's Way 
          The Vein of Gold   
          Walking in This World: The Practical Art of Creativity

De Bono, Edward - Lateral Thinking (Pelican paperback)
          De Bono's Thinking Course

Edwards, Betty - Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain   (Tarcher/St. Martins, 1989 - 
          Revised Edition)

Feynman, Richard P. - Six Easy Pieces

Friedman, Bonnie - Writing Past Dark  (HarperCollins, 1993)

Gelb, Michael J. - How to Think like Leonardo da Vinci

Goldberg, Natalie - Writing Down the Bones
                                Wild Mind  
                                Old Friend From Far Away (2009, Free Press, a division of Simon & Schuster)  

Graham, Barbara Florio - Five Fast Steps to Better Writing

Hawkins, Jeff -  On Intelligence  (

Heffron, Jack - The Writer's Idea Book

Highet, Gilbert - Man's Unconquerable Mind (Columbia Univ. Press)

Hofstadter, Douglas R. - Metamagical Themas (Basic Books)

Jourdain, Robert - Music, the Brain and Ecstasy  (Morrow, 1997)       

Keil, John M. - The Creative Mystique (Wiley, 1985)

Kingsolver, Barbara - High Tide at Tucson

Lamott, Anne - Bird by Bird

Le Poncin, Monique - Brain Fitness (Fawcett Columbine)

Mansfield & Busse - The Psychology of Creativity & Discovery  (Nelson-Hall, 1981)

Masters & Houston - Mind Games (Dorset)

Moore, Linda Perigo - You're Smarter Than You Think (Owl)

Ostrander & Schroeder - Super-Learning (Dell)

Parlette, Snowdon - The Brain Workout Book (Evans)

Petroski, Henry - Invention By Design

Pinker, Stephen - How the Mind Works  (Norton, 1997)       

Pressfield, Steven - The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle

Ray & Myers - Creativity in Business  (Doubleday)

Restak, Richard M. - The Mind  (Bantam)

Rowan, Ray - The Intuitive Manager (Little, Brown)

Stark, Vikki - My Sister, My Self:  Understanding the Sibling Relationship that Shapes Our Lives,  Our Loves and Ourselves (McGraw-Hill,  2006)

Tharp, Twyla - The Creative Habit: Learn It and Live for Life

Ueland, Brenda - If You want to Write, A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit

van Oech, Roger - A Whack on the Side of the Head
          A Kick in the Seat of the Pants (Harper & Row)

Wooldridge, Susan G. - PoemCrazy, Freeing Your Life with Words


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