The writers that we’ve worked with over the years here at D*S are some of the most talented and creative people on the planet. And one of those amazing people, Adam JK, has a brand new book that is going to bring a lot of good into the world.
Things Are What You Make Of Them is Adam’s rallying cry for not just creative people, but for all people who feel emotionally connected to the world and the creative community. Each page of this cheerful, colorful, and heartfelt book provides wisdom, advice, empathy and connection for those who are dealing with the sorts of ups and downs that come with creative careers. From reminders about setting goals, to letting yourself off the hook for comparing yourself to others, Things Are What You Make Of Them is full of moments that we all need to hear and be reminded of. And the fact that it’s in a bite-size package (4×6″) makes all of those supportive moments easy to literally carry with you any time you need a pick-me-up.
This book was inspired by Adam’s series of hand-written essays here at DS, so our community already knows just how special and helpful Adam’s brand of encouragement is. His posts are not about false hope or blind optimism; they’re about a sense of really understanding what it’s like to live life as a creative person and to find a way to make it all work — the highs and the lows.
Things Are What You Make Of Them will be in stores everywhere on October 3rd, but I wanted to share this today because through October 8th, $2 of every book sold will go directly to the Tegan and Sara Foundation, which does work for economic justice, health, and representation for LGBTQ girls and women. (Penguin Books is donating $1 of every book sold, and Adam decided to match that donation himself!) So if you’d like to pick up a copy and support Adam’s work and the TSF, click here to find a store (online or in person) near you carrying the book.
I ordered 5 copies of Adam’s book to give away here at DS, so if YOU’d like to win a copy, leave a comment below telling us about a moment when you learned something meaningful in life or work and what that lesson was. Adam’s work has always inspired me to listen and learn more from small moments in life, and I can’t wait to hear some of yours. xo, Grace