Pick Me Up: A Pep Talk For Now And Later by Adam J. KurtzPick Me Up: A Pep Talk For Now And Later by Adam J. Kurtz

Pick Me Up: A Pep Talk For Now And Later

byAdam J. Kurtz

Paperback | October 4, 2016

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A quirky, creative companion that offers a pick-me-up on every page
On the heels of his internationally successful first book, 1 Page at a Time, graphic designer and illustrator Adam J. Kurtz delivers another intimate and engaging journal for anyone who loves to explore ideas, record thoughts and feelings, and capture those fleeting but amazing moments of everyday life.
Unlike a linear journal, this book can be opened up to any page, encouraging and engaging readers time and time again through continued use. Rather than simply complete tasks and turn pages, users are encouraged to leave their mark, and if they land on the same page days or weeks later, they can review, reflect, and revise their previous response.
Feeling lonely? Pensive? Peeved? Questioning? This deceptively simple book offers perspective, hope, and a twist of existential metaphor – and is perfect to pick up again and again.
Adam J. Kurtz is a graphic designer, artist, author and illustrator. His first book, 1 Page at a Time, has been translated into ten languages, and his work has been featured in ArtReport, Cool Hunting, Design Sponge, Huffington Post, Fast Company, Time Out New York, AdWeek, Paper, and elsewhere. He has collaborated with Urban Outfitter...
Title:Pick Me Up: A Pep Talk For Now And LaterFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.46 × 5.42 × 0.68 inPublished:October 4, 2016Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143109081

ISBN - 13:9780143109082


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very cute and endearing It's fun and adorable, but it's also so therapeutic for anyone who needs a little joy in their day. It's simple but day-changing for someone dealing with mental health issues. I really wish that everyone could have their own copy of this because I think everyone needs a little pick me up every now and then.
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun little book with a great concept I'm not one to fold or highlight pages as I prefer to keep my books pristine. This book however is written and designed for you to doodle and write with no limits. Treat it like your personal diary where you can record your feelings and thoughts. When I feel a little down or need a bit of motivation, I open this to a random page and go at it. It's also fun to look back at what I had previously written.
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great companion A great daily companion to record thoughts and feelings. It is set up in a playful way but I think it could be very useful for those of us who are dealing with mental health issues or just going through a rough patch. I like the idea of filling stuff out and then going back to see how my state of mind has changed and hopefully improved.
Date published: 2016-11-09

Editorial Reviews

"This book is helping me live my best life and Adam J. Kurtz is my fave therapist!" –Tavi Gevinson, Editor-in-Chief, Rookie   "I am so grateful to have Pick Me Up in my life. It saves me so much money on therapy and is way more fun anyway. Stay in, order a pizza and scribble your way out of that deep dark hole." –Michelle Branch, musician“Adam J. Kurtz is a magician: the alchemist of paper and pencil, rendering our inner lives visible, tactile and full of potentiality. He reminds us that creativity is the coolest of all resources--infinite, fun, free--and that we are blessed to have it.” –Melissa Broder, author of So Sad Today