Archive for December 11, 2018

Book Review: Get Weird by C.J. Casciotta

Posted: December 11, 2018 in books

Before I begin this review, I am required to mention that I received this book for free in exchange for review on my blog and other channels like this one. Now that that is out of the way, let me tell you why I loved this book. First and foremost, that title just grabbed my attention. Get weird! But this is not just about weird for weird’s sake. There is, in my not-so humble opinion, too much of that going on in the arts. Rather the author speaks of the “Sacred Weird” and embracing the ways that we are created unique and different, rather than settling for the conformity of what the author labels “Same.” Casciotta gives real world examples from his life as well as stories from the lives of some of our most creative innovators in a variety of areas of life. People from Martin Luther, through Martin Luther King.

I read a lot of books in a year, and I often share them with others. I may buy another copy to share, but this one is staying close to home as I am planning refer to it often. Casciotta sums up the story in this line from near the end of the book. “imagine a world where we all loved what made us different, instead of succumbing to a constant barrage of comparison and conformity.” Amen to that.

I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is a book that will inspire creatives for years to come and ignite or reignite the creative spark in us all.