Wild Mind

Living the Writer's Life
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Abridged audiobook read by the author. Includes Natalie's spontaneous commentary.
Full Description
Named best self-help audio title of the year by Publishers Weekly.

In this crisp mix of memoir, teaching guide, nonfiction, and poetry, Natalie Goldberg strips creativity to the essential mind that is “raw, full of energy, alive and hungry.” Natalie is compassionate, practical, and humorous. “Even if it’s just a leg hanging out the window,” she says, “write it down.”


  • Provocative “Try This” exercises to compel you into action
  • Advice on how to find time to write, how to discover your personal style, how to make sentences come alive, and how to overcome procrastination and writer’s block
  • Explore the larger vision of the writer’s task—knowing when to take risks as a writer and a person, and learning self-acceptance in life and art
Format Details
Contents Digital Audio (2 hours, 57 minutes)
Product Code AS01773W
ISBN Number 978-1-88071-775-2
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Natalie Goldberg

About Natalie Goldberg

Natalie Goldberg is a poet, teacher, writer, and painter. A student of Zen Buddhism for 24 years, she trained intensively with Katagiri Roshi for 12 years, and is ordained in the Order of Interbeing with Thich Nhat Hanh. Natalie Goldberg teaches writing workshops nationally based on the methods presented in Writing Down the Bones. Her other books include Wild Mind; Long Quiet Highway; Banana Rose; and Living Color.