101 Essays that will Change the way You Think
A creatives book corner is where the inquisitive mind can peruse and wander pages that inspire and delight. You can consider this my digital coffee table, on it, you will find some very interesting books.
Here at Cottage Shoppe I endorse and discuss many beautiful titles that deserve to be on your reading list. 101 essays That will change the way you think by Brianna Wiest is definitely a book meant for creative thinkers! This top-shelf book is filled with practical life philosophy, psychology, and thought-provoking prompts. I read this book when I was in a bit of a funk having recently transitioned to motherhood and subsequentially detoured from my professional art career.
The title is what initially attracted me to this book; by nature, as an artist I seek out and challenge the known and unknown, so I found this minimalist cover design and plucky title quite alluring. Beneath this uncluttered glossy exterior is a rich collection of mind-blowing perspective gamechanger essays that don’t fail to deliver what the title propagates.
Simply put you don’t know what you don’t know. It’s easy to get stuck in a way of looking at things that can be counterproductive to our own greater happiness and goals. Of course, you wouldn’t really be aware of this until your perspective is challenged. Brianna Weist does a fantastic job curating information into bite-sized reads that push you to see different angles and outlooks.
It’s an invigorating and holistic experience getting absorbed in this book and it pairs beautifully with a comfy sofa, hot coffee, and flowers on the windowsill.
It’s a luxury read that stimulates interesting conversations, and for that reason, it has become my favorite book to gift others. An excellent choice for a bon vivant or any creative thinker who needs a drop of inspiration. You can expect to broaden your outlook and improve your creativity with this lovely book.
“The key to finding happiness in this life is realizing that the only way to overcome is to transcend; to find happiness in the simple pleasures, to master the art of just being.”
― Brianna Wiest
This is the type of read where you’ll want a handy-dandy highlighter so you can easily revisit essays and discussion topics. Not that its really important but, one of my favorite things about this book is how creative and clever you look when you’re read it. A fun book to take to a coffee shop or park because it never fails to attract insightful people who are eager to have unique conversations.
I was surprised to discover things about myself that I wasn’t totally aware of through several of these chapters. Though, not surprising this is a book that you can easily re-read dozens of times, getting different nuggets of truth, or wisdom as they apply to your life and circumstances. Challenge your creative thinking and expand your view, understandings, and process with 101 essays that WILL change the way you think!