||In this memoir of a writer's life, Julia Cameron recalls her long and difficult journey, which began with early success and fame in Hollywood as a screenwriter and wife of Martin Scorsese. Booze and drugs brought her down, and she went into recovery, after which she immersed herself in New Age philosophies. These experiences, and a new found spirituality, helped Cameron work out her vision of a program designed to unleash creativity which eventually became her phenomenally successful book THE ARTIST'S WAY. Teaching workshops and, always, writing, gave her more insights, which she generously shared with others, but she still lived a fevered life, making many geographic moves and having a nervous breakdown. Cameron's experience, strength, and hope comes through in these pages as she shares her exemplary life.
||An unflinching memoir by the woman who has helped thousands of people uncover their creative inspiration. In Floor Sample, the author of the international bestseller The Artist's Way weaves an honest and moving portrayal of her life. From her early career as a writer for Rolling Stone magazine and her marriage to Martin Scorsese, to her tortured experiences with alcohol and Hollywood, Julia Cameron reflects in this engaging memoir on the experiences in her life that have fueled her own art as well as her ability to help others realize their creative dreams. She also describes the fascinating circumstances that led her to emerge as a central figure in the creative recovery movement-a movement that she inaugurated and defined with the publication of her seminal work, The Artist's Way. Julia Cameron is a passionate and wry observer of the world, and her account of her life as a self-described "floor sample" for all she teaches in her brilliant books on creativity will surprise, entertain, and inspire all her many fans as well as anyone interested in an absorbing literary memoir.