Book Review - Insanely Gifted

Turn Your Demons into Creative Rocket Fuel by Jamie Catto (Canongate) ISBN: 978 1 78211 803 9 


Jamie Catto is a founding member of the band Faithless and 1 Giant Leap, an album and film project that seeks to showcase “Unity Through Diversity”. He has been leading personal development workshops for over a decade. 

I enjoyed this book thoroughly but think I need to read it a few more times. The cover grabbed me straight away with a zany reptile staring out defiantly, but it’s the wisdom it contains that had me inhaling each page. I appreciated Catto’s irreverent style of calling a spade a spade. 

I learned, to my enormous relief, that all the junk rattling around in my head can be pure gold. There are simple games and strategies in each chapter that are so useful without being overly academic about the psychology behind them. The book does what is says on the cover, the stuff that weighs you down is also the stuff that can propel you to living a miraculous life. Although this is the work of a lifetime, this book is a great boost in the right direction. 

It’s the perfect read for those feeling stuck in situations or frozen by the fear of the unknown. Also, it’s completely entertaining. 

Ewa Fabris
www.writerswrite.co.za
5/5

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