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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,134 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Lynch Narrator: David Lynch Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In Catching the Big Fish, internationally acclaimed filmmaker David Lynch provides a rare window into his methods as an artist, his personal working style, and the immense creative benefits he has experienced from the practice of meditation.

Lynch describes the experience of diving within and catching ideas like fish and then preparing them for television or movie screens and other mediums in which he works, such as painting, music, and design. Lynch writes for the first time about his more than three-decade commitment to Transcendental Meditation and the difference it has made in his creative process.

In brief chapters, Lynch explains the development of his ideas: where they come from, how he grasps them, and which ones appeal to him the most. He specifically discusses how he puts his thoughts into action and how he engages with others around him. Finally, he considers the self and the surrounding world and how the process of diving within that has so deeply affected his own work can directly benefit others.

Catching the Big Fish will come as a revelation to the legions of fans who have longed to better understand Lynch's personal vision. And it will be equally intriguing to those who wonder how they can nurture their own creativity. Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Ankur | 2/14/2014

    " I bought it and returned it the next day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mark | 2/5/2014

    " Lynch gets some abuse for his devout love of meditation but this was an interesting read. He sounds pretty sane throughout and his thoughts on film are pretty great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jan | 2/4/2014

    " Unlike some reviewers, I really think this gave a deep insight (even though the book is small) into how Lynch creates his art and the process he goes through. I've studied and understand the meditative process that he talks about although I'm not an avid meditator myself. Just as he talks about unity connecting everything, my own academic study of psychology has fed into what he discusses (in particular positive psychology, which also examines the empirical evidence to suggest the real and powerful benefits of meditation, which in turn leads to greater understanding of self and levels of happiness). It just clicks and makes sense for me. How he describes creativity and the clarity needed is excellent. The proceeds of the book go towards the development of TM oriented schools, in order to encourage children to be the best they can be. It is a wonderful antidote to the negativity sometimes courted by artists which is viewed as necessary to create their art. It is a useful tool for those true artists who wish to gain greater understanding of themselves, in order to create their art to the full of their potential. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jenn | 1/23/2014

    " This comes with a disclaimer: I'm the publicist for this book. But I enjoyed reading it, as a long time Lynch fan, and it certainly conveyed the appeal of Transcendental Meditation. Also, it's one of the few books on the creative process that I've liked a lot; I generally prefer creating to reading about how to create. But this was a truly inspiring book by a bonafide genius. "

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