What did Maya Angelou do to keep the words flowing? What is a NASA engineer's lucky charm? How does Thom Yorke prep for a concert? This book bottles the singular recipes for success of leading creatives, politicians, scientists, and athletes who made their own luck.
Revealing an array of unique practices from quirky superstitions to preperformance rituals, this visual compendium celebrates in text and charming illustrated portraits the real personalities, creative processes, and curious habits of these influential people. Presented with a handsome silk-screened cloth spine, this treasure trove of inspiration is a smart and special choice for anyone who could use a little good fortune.
About the Author
Ellen Weinstein is a New York–based award-winning illustrator and instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design.
""When you believe in things that you don't understand/ Then you suffer/ superstition ain't the way," counselled Mr Stevie Wonder. But Recipes For Good Luck by Ms Ellen Weinstein, a new book that collects "the superstitions, rituals and practises of extraordinary people", suggests that you can prosper while holding unfounded and often frankly bizarre beliefs." MR PORTER