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The Writing Diet : Write Yourself Right-Size
Cameron, Julia
Jeremy P. Tarcher / Putnam / Softcover / 2009-01-01 / 1585426989
Lifestyle / Creativity
price: $17.95 (may be subject to change)
256 pages
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Julia Cameron, author of The Artist's Way, offers a revolutionary diet plan: Use writing to take off the pounds!

Over the course of the past twenty-five years, Julia Cameron has taught thousands of artists and aspiring artists how to unblock wellsprings of creativity. And time and again she has noticed an interesting thing: Often when her students uncover their creative selves they also undergo a surprising physical transformation— invigorated by their work, they slim down. In The Writing Diet, Cameron illuminates the relationship between creativity and eating to reveal a crucial equation: Creativity can block overeating.

This inspiring weight-loss program directs readers to count words instead of calories, to substitute their writing’s “food for thought” for actual food. The Writing Diet presents a brilliant plan for using one of the soul’s deepest and most abiding appetites—the desire to be creative—to lose weight and keep it off forever.

Aboout the Author:

Julia Cameron has been an active artist for more than thirty years, with fifteen books (including bestsellers The Artist's Way, which has sold over one million copies worldwide, and The Right to Write) plus countless television, film and theatre scripts to her credit. She was a writer on such movies as Taxi Driver, New York, New York and The Last Waltz. She also wrote, produced, and directed the award-winning independent feature film, God's Will, which premiered at the Chicago International Film Festival. In addition to making film, Cameron has also taught film at such diverse places as Chicago Filmmakers, Northwestern University and Columbia College. As a result of her workshops and The Artist's Way, creativity groups have formed across America, and throughout the world, from the jungles of Panama to the Outback of Australia.

Other works by Julia include The Vein of Gold (Tarcher/Putnam), an amazing book of tools expressly for the healing and rehabilitation of the artist's soul in us all. Julia is also an award-winning playwright, whose work has appeared on such well-known stages as the McCarter Theater at Princeton University and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

Julia wrote for Rolling Stone and New York magazines during their most influential years, and was cited in Time magazine for her Watergate coverage in Rolling Stone. Hand-picked by legendary editor Jim Bellows, she wrote an OpEd column for Vogue magazine. Cameron has been a frequent columnist and contributor for American Film magazine for more than a decade. Her newspaper and magazine articles, essays and reviews on the arts number well into the hundreds. She won the prestigious Maggie Award for Best Editorial Writing for a story in American Film magazine on the danger of the intersection of sex and violence in movies.

She is a published poet, novelist and essayist. Her essays have been collected in several anthologies, including The Rolling Stone Reader and The Dark Room (Carroll and Graf), a novel about violence and child abuse. Popcorn: Hollywood Stories (Really Great Books), inspired by Julia's days in The Business is also due for release.

In addition to writing words, Cameron writes music. She has taught at the National Songwriter's Association in Nashville. After being a lyricist for others for several decades, Cameron recently began writing her own compositions. A main focus for her in the last three years has been music and sound healing, including writing Avalon, a musical based on the Arthurian legend and set in modern times.

Cameron lives in Taos, New Mexico.

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