The Creative Act: A Way of Being is a generous and stunning course of study that illuminates the path of the artist as a road we can all follow. Music producer Rick Rubin, known for creating spaces where artists across a broad spectrum of genres and traditions are able to home in on who they are and what they offer, distills wisdom gleaned from a lifetime's work into a luminous reading experience that puts the power to create moments—and lifetimes—within closer reach for all of us. Rubin has made a practice of helping people transcend self-imposed expectations in order to reconnect with a state of innocence from which the surprising becomes inevitable. Through the pages of this book, readers meet with Rubin's wisdom to learn that being an artist isn't about output but rather about your relationship to the world. Creativity has a place in everyone’s life, and everyone can make that place larger. In fact, there are few more important responsibilities.