December 31, 2016

Spotlight + Giveaway: Pick Me Up by Adam J. Kurtz

Pick Me Up: A Pep Talk For Now & Later
Author: Adam J. Kurtz
Genre: Nonfiction/Journal
Release Date: October 4, 2016
Publisher: TarcherPerigee


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.


"I am so grateful to have Pick Me Up in my life. Stay in, order a pizza and scribble your way out of that deep dark hole."  - Michelle Branch, singer/songwriter

"This book is helping me live my best life and Adam J. Kurtz is my fave therapist!"  - Tavi Gevinson, Editor-in-Chief, Rookie

"Adam J. Kurtz reminds us that creativity is the coolest of all resources - infinite, fun, free - and that we are blessed to have it."  - Melissa Broder, poet and author of So Sad Today

Adam J. Kurtz is a Brooklyn-based artist and author whose first book, 1 Page at a Time: A Daily Creative Companion has been translated into fifteen languages. In addition to personal work, he’s collaborated on products for retailers such as Urban Outfitters, Strand Bookstore, and Fishs Eddy, and made work for companies including Pepsi, Adobe and the New York Times. In 2016, he was named one of PRINT Magazine’s “15 Under 30” New Visual Artists. 

(1) Winner will receive a paperback copy - Open to US only!


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