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Find Your Unicorn Space: Reclaim Your Creative Life in a Too-Busy World (Hardcover)
From the New York Times bestselling author of Fair Play comes an inspirational guide for setting new personal goals, rediscovering your interests, cultivating creativity, and reclaiming your Unicorn Space.
With her acclaimed New York Times bestseller (and Reese’s Book Club pick) Fair Play, Eve Rodsky began a national conversation about greater equality on the home front. But she soon realized that even when the domestic workload becomes more balanced, people still report something missing in their lives—that is, unless they create and prioritize time for activities that not only fill their calendars but also unleash their creativity.
Rodsky calls this vital time Unicorn Space—the active and open pursuit of creative self-expression in any form that makes you uniquely YOU. To help readers embrace all the unlikely, surprising, and delightful places where their own Unicorn Space may be found, she speaks with trail blazers, thought leaders, academics, and countless real people who have discovered theirs everywhere—from activism to artistic endeavors to second careers.
Rodsky reveals what researchers already know: Creativity is not optional. It’s essential. Though most of us do need to remind ourselves how (and where) to find it. With her trademark mix of research based, how-to advice and big-picture inspirational thinking, Rodsky shows you a clear path to reclaim your permission to have fun, manifest your own Unicorn Space in an already too-busy life, and unleash your special gifts and undiscovered talents into the world.
About the Author
Eve Rodsky received her B.A. from the University of Michigan, and her J.D. from Harvard Law School. After working in foundation management at J.P. Morgan, she founded the Philanthropy Advisory Group to advise families and charitable foundations on best practices. Rodsky was raised by a single mom in New York City and now lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their three children.
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“Magnificent! Eve Rodsky illuminates the importance of investing in the creative pursuits that make your life more deeply fulfilling.” —Reese Witherspoon
“Teaches us to prioritize time for things that fill us up...essential.” —Vanity Fair
“Raise your hand if your creativity has been put on the back burner during the pandemic?! *Slowly raises hand.* Eve Rodsky's Find Your Unicorn Space: Reclaim Your Creative Life in a Too-Busy World couldn't be more relevant as the Fair Play author helps readers channel their most creative selves while living within a seemingly endless hustle culture—even during a pandemic.” —Marie Claire
“Whatever pursuit you choose, Rodsky argues that Unicorn Space is crucial to decreasing the chance of burnout in your career. Your well-being and wallet depend on it.” —Real Simple
“Overburdened women are issued a ‘permission slip’ to explore their creativity in this energizing invitation by Rodsky (Fair Play) to pursue passion projects…Whimsical design details and plentiful stories round out an attractive package. It would make for a welcome gift passed around the late-night PTA crowd.” —Publishers Weekly
“Rodsky's friendly tone is encouraging and reassuring to readers trying to relocate their life’s spark and the time to pursue it.” —Booklist “Thank goodness Eve Rodsky had the courage, talent, and support to give herself permission to pursue her unicorn space–in which she is dedicating a big chunk of her life to helping people discover their own distinctive path in a way that brings real value to their families, their work, their communities, and themselves. We can all benefit from the super-practical, hard-won, and so-clearly-attuned-to-the-moment wisdom described and powerfully illustrated in Find Your Unicorn Space.” —Stew Friedman, author of Total Leadership and founding director of both the Wharton Work/Life Integration Project and the Wharton Leadership Program
“Eve Rodsky urges women to give themselves ‘permission to be unavailable’ to pursue passions, goals, and dreams outside of work, family and other obligations. Backed by science and full of personal insights, Rodsky shows us how to create important time and space for ourselves so that we can truly thrive in all aspects of our lives.” —Arianna Huffington, Founder & CEO, Thrive Global
"This book is the definitive, how-to guide to reclaim your innate creativity right in the middle of everyday life. It will awaken a sense of wonder and possibility within you that you didn’t know existed! There’s so much wisdom, humor, and truth in these pages. We need this now more than ever!" —Dr Aditi Nerurkar, MD MPH Physician, speaker & medical contributor
“Unicorns are real. Eve’s work is research-based and heart filled. Find Your Unicorn Space arms us with tools to snatch our magic back.” —Robin Arzon, author of Shut Up and Run
"In a world that is telling us to do it all and be it all, Eve proposes a radical answer—bring forth more of you. In Find Your Unicorn Space, Eve brilliantly shares with us the toolbox for how to do just that, and, along the way, gives us permission to breathe life back into ourselves." —Dr. Pooja Lakshmin MD, psychiatrist & author, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at George Washington University School of Medicine
“Eve Rodsky has given us an important ritual for safe-guarding our finite time so that we can nurture our most important relationship—the one with ourselves. And it starts with giving ourselves permission to be authentic and real and to pursue the things in our lives that make us feel most like ourselves.” —Erica Keswin, Workplace Strategist and author of Bring Your Human to Work and Rituals Roadmap
"If you want to avoid burning out--physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually--read this gem of a book from the one and only Eve Rodsky. You are as unique as a unicorn, and you need the space to express that." --Greg McKeown, author of Effortless and Essentialism and the host of the What’s Essential podcast