When People Care Enough to Act - by Mike Green
Super useful to me because I love the interactive handbook style and Mike's accessible language. AND, I'm taking on a sort of independent, self-fashioned job as a full time community organizer around bridging local artists' talents and the community's overall thriving and resilience... and his Chapter on ABCD Community Organizing is priceless for this!
The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharpe
WONDERFUL book culled from a 30+ successful choreographer career... made for anyone seeking to reflect on the nature of creativity and how to effectively harness it to its greatest potential in their lives. She shares great personal stories and has powerful exercises peppered throughout... very no-bullshit voice that you can just imagine her using when getting a major dance production up running and successful! I happened to see one of her pieces performed at the Sarasota Ballet (my good friend is one of the dancer's there and got me free tix ) - and I LOVED that piece in particular. I saw the book mentioned in the program, then someone else mentioned her to me and I took it as a 'sign' that I needed to check out her book.
I'd Rather Be in the Studio by Alyson Stanfield -- the tagline says it all "The Artist's No-Excuse Guide to Self-Promotion"