From Picasso and Monroe to Warhol and Winehouse, the Twisted Secrets of the World’s Most Creative Minds
Now available from Simon & Schuster.
About the Book:
I’ve always believed that all great art comes from pain. Van Gogh painted The Starry Night while in emotional torment; Lennon and McCartney forged their creative partnership following the death of their respective mothers; Milton penned Paradise Lost after losing his wife, his daughter, and his eyesight. Such unremitting grief would send even the most grounded among us into a frenzied Xanax binge and associated fetal position, but these celebrated artists chose not to recoil in passive suffering. Instead, they turned their sorrow into something the world would cherish.
Tortured Artists examines the maladies that drive creative types to the brink of despair and the inspired works that are born from their anguish.