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Everyone is Welcome!

Kent State Stark Library Book Club

Meeting Date: 

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Time:  5:15 p.m.

Meeting will be held in the Library.

 

Library Book Club Pick for June 2015

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A Curious Mind - Brian Grazer; Charles Fishman
ISBN: 9781476730752
Publication Date: 2015-04-07
From Academy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer and acclaimed business journalist Charles Fishman comes a brilliantly entertaining peek into the weekly "curiosity conversations" that have inspired Grazer to create some of America's favorite and iconic movies and television shows-from 24 to A Beautiful Mind. For decades, film and TV producer Brian Grazer has scheduled a weekly "curiosity conversation" with an accomplished stranger. From scientists to spies, and adventurers to business leaders, Grazer has met with anyone willing to answer his questions for a few hours. These informal discussions sparked the creative inspiration behind many of Grazer's movies and TV shows, including Splash, 24, A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Arrested Development, 8 Mile, J. Edgar, Empire, and many others. A Curious Mind is a brilliantly entertaining, fascinating, and inspiring homage to the power of inquisitiveness and the ways in which it deepens and improves us. Whether you're looking to improve your management style at work or you want to become a better romantic partner, this book-and its lessons on the power of curiosity-can change your life.

About the Author

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Grazer

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Grazer at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival
Vanity Fair party
Born Brian Thomas Grazer
July 12, 1951 (age 63)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Residence Santa Monica, California, and North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii
Nationality American
Education
Occupation Producer (film and television)
Years active 1978–present
Employer Imagine Entertainment (co-founder)
Home town Sherman Oaks and Northridge, California
Spouse(s) Theresa McKay (1972–79)
Corki Corman (1982–92)
Gigi Levangie Grazer (1997–2007)
Children 3 sons and 1 daughter
Parent(s) Arlene Becker Grazer and Thomas Grazer
Awards
 

Brian Grazer on Jimmy Kimmel

 

Reviews

amazon.com

"A Curious Mind is a window on Brian Grazer's restless, relentless, remarkable imagination. It is a captivating account of how the simple act of asking questions can change your life." (Malcolm Gladwell Bestselling Author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath)

A Curious Mind is not a classic autobiography but a rumination on how one trait, curiosity, reinforced by a readiness to pay attention and then to act, has forged such a remarkable career.... It’s like spending a couple of hours in the bar of a Hollywood hotel with an amusing raconteur.” (The Wall Street Journal)

“The greatest of all graduation speeches.” (Chris Matthews Hardball with Chris Matthews)

“If you feel stuck in your business or career, or if your company is failing to stay ahead of its competition, perhaps Grazer’s method of “curiosity conversations” might provide the spark you need to ignite your best ideas.” (Forbes)

“In A Curious Mind, Brian Grazer not only captures the essence and the potential of a great, curious mind, but he provides a wonderful perspective on what curiosity has meant to him and how it shaped his long and very successful career. As a close friend, I've had a front row seat to Brian's curious mind, and the energy his curiosity generates is infectious and thoroughly enjoyable to observe and experience.” (Bob Iger Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company)

“As Brian’s friend and partner, while reading A Curious Mind I was returned to many key turning points in our movies and TV shows that were inspired by experiences he gained on his unique quest for understanding. I also learned a hell of a lot that I didn’t actually know, even after thirty years. How is that possible? Well, Brian is a hell of a storyteller.” (Ron Howard Chairman of Imagine Entertainment and Academy Award-Winning Director)

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