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Wreck This Journal (black) Expanded Ed.

byKeri Smith

Paperback | August 7, 2012

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The internationally bestselling phenomenon with over 7 million copies sold! Paint, poke, create, destroy, and wreck—to create a journal as unique as you are 

For anyone who's ever had trouble starting, keeping, or finishing a journal or sketchbook comes this expanded edition of Wreck This Journal, a subversive illustrated book that challenges readers to muster up their best mistake- and mess-making abilities to fill the pages of the bookor destroy them.

Through a series of creative and quirky prompts, acclaimed guerilla artist Keri Smith encourages journalers to engage in destructive actspoking holes through pages, adding photos and defacing them, painting pages with coffee, coloring outside the lines, and morein order to experience the true creative process. With Smith's unique sensibility, readers are introduced to a new way of art- and journal-making, discovering novel ways to escape the fear of the blank page and fully engage in the creative process.

To create is to destroy. Happy wrecking!

Keri Smith is a bestselling author, illustrator, and thinker. Her books include Wreck This Journal, The Wander Society, This is Not a Book, How to Be an Explorer of the World, Mess, Finish This Book, The Pocket Scavenger, Wreck This Journal Everywhere, Everything Is Connected, and The Imaginary World of... as well as Wreck This App, Th...
Title:Wreck This Journal (black) Expanded Ed.Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.3 × 5.5 × 0.7 inPublished:August 7, 2012Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399161945

ISBN - 13:9780399161940

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun book Fun to do, its great to be able to destroy a book intentionally!
Date published: 2018-06-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Its fun but.. I enjoyed the book its fun and refreshing to "destroy" a book but a lot of the tasks were a little difficult for me to complete and I havent done a lot more. I find I have a lot of pressure to make this a good bad kind of art. But thats just me
Date published: 2018-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Fun! I usually like to keep my journals neat and tidy, I am usually scared to even write in them BUT.... this was so fun, so freeing.... loved every page! My nephews and niece saw it and wanted to help too. Will buy them one each for birthday presents!
Date published: 2018-04-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Idea I love the idea of this book but I never finished. I just lost interest to be honest.
Date published: 2018-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really fun to work with Interesting way to boost your out-of-box thinking!
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Unique way to pass the time! Each page is different and unique!
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good for if your bored but doesnt hold my interest I like the idea of this book and it is both freeing and fun however it doesn't have enough interest to keep me engaged for more than a page or two at a time. Have had it for over two years and have less than half of it completed.
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for people who aren't in the reading mood. I bought this years ago and I loved it the second I got this. Each time I look back on it I get great memories. This book was really fun to complete and funny to show to others to which they go out and buy one for themselves. Definitely recommend for a great gift.
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great journal Love the design- so handy to stay organized and record your thoughts
Date published: 2017-12-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fun but make time for it This journal is sooo much fun! It's a great stress reliever. Sadly, I was into it for about a week straight and it kind of got old. Now I flip to a random page when I need a stress reliever from a crazy busy day. Still does what its intended but will take a while to finish the whole journal.
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from if you have the time to commit #plum review it gets boring after a fedw pages of trying.
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great gift i bought one for myself and ended up purchasing 4 more for xmas gifts. more for a teen than an adult though
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hit and Miss I enjoy this item, but I rarely use it. Sigh, one day. If you know you have the creative time to do it, get it. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-09-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for those days when you have nothing better to do Bought this and had it sitting around for a bit. I can only get a few pages done every once in a while, but this is great for anyone who wants to explore their creativity without investing a lot of time in a sketch or art project. The prompts given in this journal are fun and interesting. Perfect gift for artistic and non-artistic people.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great stress relief/creative outlet I love the concept of this book! It's great to relieve your stress, and it's a fun way to be creative when you need a little push towards creating something.
Date published: 2017-07-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Liked it I liked having this book in my purse for waiting in grocery line-ups or donators office. Some of the pages were too limited for me to expand on.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Gift I got this for Christmas as a kid from a friend and had a blast with it during my summer vacations. Got a bit messy though!:)
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it amazing love how creative the book is
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was ok. I really wanted to get into it more like the people I saw on YouTube, I did a few pages and had fun with what I had done, it's been lost now for almost 2years and I'm ok with that
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fun! I've filled out a lot of the book, but I'm probably not going to finish it all. I love the concept though, and it was super helpful for starting a journal.
Date published: 2016-12-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from cool concept I've had this book sitting on my desk for the last two years and I've only finish a few pages (mostly because I forget to use it), but the overall concept of the book is amazing and the activities are quite fun
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great present Gave these to my roommates for christmas last year and they loved having something to destress with everyday and do together.
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome and stress-relieving Amazing book! I ordered it as a gift for my friend and she loved it so much I decided to buy one for myself. Very original, funny, stress-relieving book. Love it!
Date published: 2016-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Granddaughters loved the books I bought two of these books (different colours) and gave them to my granddaughters - ages 12 and 9 years for Christmas. They loved the books and their mother said she is sure they will be spending alot of time with these books.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Out of the ordinary. I really like this book because it's interesting what you have to do to the book to wreck it in different ways. I find it secretly makes you a more fun and creative person. It's very entertaining and anyone, no matter what age, will love it!! :)
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great gift This book is great for creative people. It keeps the mind active and brings endless flow of ideas. This book encourages readers to think outside the box.
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Editorial Reviews

Praise for Wreck This Journal“Wreck This Journal encourages you to stop fretting about quality and start relishing the artistic process.” —Oprah.com“Smith’s journal is about destruction, asking readers to poke through pages, submerge them, attach photos and then deface them, and essentially revel in our ‘mistakes.’ The finished product—crumpled pages and sometimes doubled in size—is itself a masterpiece.” —BuzzFeed, Journals That Will Give Your Brain A Workout“I love this book and the playful way that Keri Smith teaches people the act of creating by putting you right on the spot. Wreck This Journal is a fun, interactive book that you will want to work in every day. To create is to destroy, and this book delivers.” —D*I*Y Planner“No matter where you start or where you end, there’s always something interesting to do. . . . The book is an exploration into creativity.” —Buffalo News“The ideal gift for artistic minded people, or not, for that matter, as what I love about this book is that there is no right or wrong. Neat, messy, colorful, dark, you can wreck however you want.” —Hawwa, etc.“I’ve kept journals before, but have never written in them as frequently as I write in my Wreck This Journal. It is great for inspiration; it gives you tasks that are thought-provoking rather than pages of endless blank lines. It is a great way to pass the time and a great gift for anyone, no matter how young or old.” —Teen Ink“Wreck this Journal makes a great gift for someone who’s going through a stressful time, needs a form of release, or anyone who could use a few minutes of fun.” —Jactionary“Wreck This Journal encourages you to experiment and have fun. . . . Flip to any page in the book and you will find a prompt: fun prompts, destructive prompts, creative prompts to help your creative juices flow.” —Craft Critique“Calling all bookworms and creative doodlers, Wreck This Journal is the perfect book to spruce up your summer. . . . It’s a wonderful stress reliever and brings out the inner childish behavior we are so often told to get over. You won’t be disappointed.” —Kristine Marie Babauta, Marianas VarietyPraise for Keri Smith“Keri Smith may well be the self-help guru this DIY generation deserves.” —The Believer“A conceptual artist and author luring kids into questioning the world and appreciating every smell, texture and mystery in it.” —TIME Magazine