Floor Sample: A Creative Memoir by Julia Cameron

By Julia Cameron

EISBN-13: 978-1-440-67845-5

A fantastically crafted memoir by way of the lady who has helped millions of individuals discover their inventive concept.

In Floor Sample, the writer of the foreign bestseller The Artist's Way and twenty-one different vintage books at the artistic technique weaves a decent and relocating portrayal of her lifestyles. From her early profession as a author for Rolling Stone journal and her marriage to Martin Scorsese, to her tortured reports with alcohol as she struggled with a Hollywood lifestyles that she may by no means learn how to make peace with, during this unflinching memoir Cameron displays at the stories in her lifestyles that experience fed her personal paintings in addition to her skill to assist others detect their artistic desires. She additionally describes the interesting conditions that led her to turn out to be a valuable determine within the inventive restoration movement-a circulate that she inaugurated and outlined with the book of her seminal paintings, The Artist's Way.

Julia Cameron is a passionate and wry observer of the realm, and this tale of her existence as a self-described "floor sample" for all she teaches in her fantastic creativity books will shock, entertain, and encourage all of her many lovers in addition to someone drawn to a very good literary memoir.

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And who just happened to be in town, but the ragtag JONES FAMILY— Papa, Mama, and Doll. The Dixie Steppers said, STAY HERE WITH THE JONESES, JOSEPHINE, ’cause you’re not stage material. But that didn’t suit Josephine’s plan to conquer the world. Before the Dixie Steppers’ train steamed out of the station, Josephine hid in a costume trunk, A STOWAWAY KID. She LURCHED and BOUNCED and BRUISED inside that trunk. The train screeched to a stop twenty-five miles down the line. She whimpered and climbed out.

VOILÀ! Josephine became the poster girl. ” The poster caused a buzz all over Paris. Josephine EFFERVESCED. Naturally, she was chosen to open the Charleston number, the new Negro American dance. In rehearsal, she stalked on stage on hands and feet, head down, bottom up, the music began. SHE STOOD. She popped her knees, slapped her bottom, twirled like a top, she skipped, SHE SIZZLED. The chorus of frenzied dancers joined her. Deep-trapped steam FLASHED and WHISTLED. Josephine was on fire. CALL THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.

Those were the rules. American rules. In RESTAURANTS, NIGHTCLUBS, HOTELS, TRAINS. She couldn’t try on hats in the department stores because that was for WHITES ONLY. The VOLCANIC PRESSURE kept squeezing tighter, way below the surface— hot magma, MOLTEN LAVA, TRAPPED WITHIN. But Josephine made good money and sent it home for her sisters’ schooling, a piano for little Willie Mae. ONE DAY there’d be a house for ’em all. For the First Time in My Life, I Felt Beautiful 1925–1936 Performing at the Plantation Club, GOOFY GLAMOROUS SPARKLING Josephine caught the eye of an elegant white lady, Caroline Dudley.

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