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Everyday Matters
     

Everyday Matters

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by Danny Gregory
 

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In the tradition of Persepolis, In the Shadow of No Towers, and Our Cancer Year, an illustrated memoir of remarkable depth, power, and beauty

Danny Gregory and his wife, Patti, hadn't been married long. Their baby, Jack, was ten months old; life was pretty swell. And then Patti fell under a subway train and was paralyzed from the waist

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In the tradition of Persepolis, In the Shadow of No Towers, and Our Cancer Year, an illustrated memoir of remarkable depth, power, and beauty

Danny Gregory and his wife, Patti, hadn't been married long. Their baby, Jack, was ten months old; life was pretty swell. And then Patti fell under a subway train and was paralyzed from the waist down.

In a world where nothing seemed to have much meaning, Danny decided to teach himself to draw, and what he learned stunned him. Suddenly things had color again, and value. The result is Everyday Matters, his journal of discovery, recovery, and daily life in New York City. It is as funny, insightful, and surprising as life itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401307950
Publisher:
Hachette Books
Publication date:
01/09/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
419,169
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Danny Gregory is the author of Creative License, Hello World: A Life in Ham Radio and Change Your Underwear Twice a Week: Lessons From the Golden Age of Classroom Filmstrips, which was named one of Amazon's top 10 humor books of 2004. His weblog, Everyday Matters, is visited regularly by tens of thousands of creative aspirants form around the world. He is an award-winning copywriter and creative director who has created global advertising campaigns for clients like American Express, IBM, Ford Motor Company, Burger King, Chase, and AT&T. He was born in London, grew up in Pakistan, Australia and Israel, is a graduate of Princeton University and lives in Greenwich Village with his wife and son.

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Everyday Matters 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I Love Danny Gregory's books and own all of them, however, this is a book you can live without. The book is not like any of his other ones.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Let's you look at Life in a different way. Also, it shows how drawing or any other creative activities can heal your life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book... I felt so bad for the writer, his life took such a bad turn. But I was amazed at how well he and his family were able to handle their situation. I loved his positive outlook on life...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this book while taking an advanced journaling workshop, and was enthralled with it. It is a wonderful example of celebrating life using the ordinary, the mundane, the simple things. Especially since it was undertaken in the urban landscape, this cultural log is a valuable insight of observation and reflection. It is easy to see beauty in wild and rural sketches and landscapes, but this detailing of 'everyday matters' attests to the expansive eye of the author. I ordered the book and am delighted to show it as an example to aspiring journalists and people who want to appreciate the wonder of everyday living.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a break from the normal book. I love drawings like this so I was intrigued. If you like drawings and NYC this is a book worth reading / viewing. His emotions came through in his words and death came through in some pictures. I hope his mental stability after his wife's accident and subsequent disability have stabilized. Drawing is therapy for him and the book is worth the read. At the end I think he has learned to embrace life. I would love to see another book showing the next stage of his life and the progression of his drawing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am particulary interested in this book since coming across a small review in a publisher's magazine. Who has read it and what did you think of it? I've given it five stars simply on the basis of the subject matter!