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A Curious Mind

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A Curious Mind

The Secret to a Bigger Life
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From Academy Award–nominated producer Brian Grazer and acclaimed business journalist Charles Fishman comes a brilliantly entertaining peek into the weekly “curiosity conversations” that have inspired Grazer to create some of America’s favorite and iconic movies and television shows—from 24 to A Beautiful Mind.
For decades, film and TV producer Brian Grazer has scheduled a weekly “curiosity conversation” with an accomplished stranger. From scientists to spies, and adventurers to business leaders, Grazer has met with anyone willing to answer his questions for a few hours. These informal discussions sparked the creative inspiration behind many of Grazer’s movies and TV shows, including Splash, 24, A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Arrested Development, 8 Mile, J. Edgar, and many others.

A Curious Mind is a brilliantly entertaining, fascinating, and inspiring homage to the power of inquisitiveness and the ways in which it deepens and improves us. Whether you’re looking to improve your management style at work or you want to become a better romantic partner, this book—and its lessons on the power of curiosity—can change your life.
From Academy Award–nominated producer Brian Grazer and acclaimed business journalist Charles Fishman comes a brilliantly entertaining peek into the weekly “curiosity conversations” that have inspired Grazer to create some of America’s favorite and iconic movies and television shows—from 24 to A Beautiful Mind.
For decades, film and TV producer Brian Grazer has scheduled a weekly “curiosity conversation” with an accomplished stranger. From scientists to spies, and adventurers to business leaders, Grazer has met with anyone willing to answer his questions for a few hours. These informal discussions sparked the creative inspiration behind many of Grazer’s movies and TV shows, including Splash, 24, A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Arrested Development, 8 Mile, J. Edgar, and many others.

A Curious Mind is a brilliantly entertaining, fascinating, and inspiring homage to the power of inquisitiveness and the ways in which it deepens and improves us. Whether you’re looking to improve your management style at work or you want to become a better romantic partner, this book—and its lessons on the power of curiosity—can change your life.
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  • Brian Grazer is an Oscar winning producer and New York Times bestselling author whose film and television credits include A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Splash, Arrested Development, 24, 8 Mile, J. Edgar, and Empire, among others. Co-Founder of Imagine Entertainment, Grazer's movies and shows have been nominated for forty-three Academy Awards and 149 Emmys. In 2007, he was named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is the author (with Charles Fishman) of A Curious Mind, a #1 New York Times bestseller.
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  • Publisher's Weekly

    February 16, 2015
    In this lively, though somewhat misconceived work, film and TV producer Grazer, of Imagine Entertainment (24, A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13) credits curiosity for driving his life and career. “More than intelligence or persistence or connections, curiosity has allowed me to live the life I wanted,” he claims. Discussing his decades in Hollywood, he portrays himself as a man of ambition, luck, and chutzpah, getting by on determination and opportune moments, taking advantage of open windows and chance meetings. Indeed, one of his defining milestones—meeting his longtime business partner, director Ron Howard—comes from such a bold move. As Grazer further explores how curiosity has shaped his life, he sprinkles in numerous anecdotes about the hundreds of people whom he’s sought out for one-on-one sessions he terms “curiosity conversations.” They include Jonas Salk, Eminem, Condoleezza Rice, and Isaac Asimov. But as he states, “I didn’t want to write a book about all the people I’d had conversations with—I wanted to write about the impulse to have those conversations.” Readers, having had their own curiosity prompted, may be frustrated that Grazer leaves relatively little space for describing his many encounters with fascinating people, in favor of emphasizing his personal musings. Agent: Simon Green, Creative Artists Agency.

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