Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind
By Scott Barry Kaufman, Carolyn Gregoire

"This guide is well-documented, never pedantic, and always educational and inspiring." — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

 "A satisfying overview of creativity research that is likely to provide nuggets of wisdom to even the most seasoned creative spirit." — THE NEW YORK TIMES

"For artistic people who’ve always wondered why they might not fit the norm, Kaufman and Gregoire provide some valid answers. For those curious about how writers, artists, and musicians manifest their art seemingly from nothing, the authors pull back the curtains on the fascinating world of creativity and offer a wide-ranging view of what it takes to be artistic." — KIRKUS REVIEWS

"Fascinating and clearly written, this book fits perfectly into any collection of self-improvement, self-awareness, and modern brain science titles." — LIBRARY JOURNAL (starred review) 


"With cutting-edge science and timeless wisdom, Carolyn Gregoire and Scott Barry Kaufman shine a light on the habits, practices and techniques that can help us tap into our deepest creativity."  — Arianna Huffington, New York Times bestselling author of Thrive 

"Wired to Create is an empowering manifesto for creative people. Endlessly relatable and chock-full of wisdom, Kaufman and Gregoire’s study of the creative personality will have you saying over and over again, 'This is Me!'" — Susan Cain, bestselling author of Quiet, speaker, co-founder and chief revolutionary, Quiet Revolution

“More than ever we need creativity in our lives and to answer the pressing challenges of our times. Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire paint a brilliant portrait of the many faces of creativity: a fusion of seemingly contradictory mental states that can be limpid and messy, wise and crazy, exhilarating and painful, spontaneous and yet arising from sustained training.  Fascinating all the way.” - Matthieu Ricard, Buddhist monk, best-selling author and humanitarian

"One of my favorite thinkers and one of my favorite writers came together to write a book about of one of my favorite topics: creativity. There is so much here, start now."  — Ryan Holiday, author of The Obstacle Is The Way

"Wired to Create is an exquisite tour through the science of that most prized but often frustratingly ineffable quality: creativity. By weaving research through portraits of the lives of great creators, Kaufman and Gregoire bring creativity into our grasp, and provide a rubric for how each of us can have more of it in our lives." - David Epstein, author of New York Times bestseller The Sports Gene

"Wired to Create is the state of the science on the personalities behind innovative ideas. It cleans up the messy minds of creative people.”  — Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take

"At last there is a book on creativity that is both accessible, engaging, and highly readable that does not sacrifice scientific rigor in the name of communication. Filled with stories and anecdotes, this is a must-read." — James C. Kaufman,  author of Creativity 101

"Through science and storytelling, Kaufman and Gregoire reveal the inner workings of the creative mind. It all adds up to a fascinating and instructive read.” - Robert Greene,  New York Times bestselling author of Mastery

"Ground-breaking creativity scholar Scott Barry Kaufman and talented science journalist Carolyn Gregoire shed light on one of the most mysterious phenomena of the human psyche: creativity. WIRED TO CREATE is a page-turner that masterfully blends cutting-edge research with historic and contemporary real-world examples of artists and geniuses, inspiring the readers to get in touch with her own inventive spirit." —  Emma Seppälä, PhD,  author of The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your Success and Science Director, Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education

"Wired to Create is both broadly entertaining and deeply informative. Few books on creativity integrate the two so well!" —  Dean Keith Simonton, Editor, The Wiley Handbook of Genius

"The mysteries of creativity have been unearthed by two eminent thinkers. Readers will be rewarded with cutting edge science, great stories, and new insights into the multiple roads that lead to one of the most valuable human endeavors." — Dr. Todd B. Kashdan, professor of psychology at George Mason University and author of The Upside of Your Dark Side