Daily Rituals: How Artists Work

On the routines and working habits of 161 inspired minds, from Beethoven to Donald Barthelme, Kafka to Georgia O'Keeffe. According to The Wall Street Journal, "What recommends this compendium of mini-biographies is its revelation of the infinite variety, unpredictable zaniness and inimitability of artists' routines." Read more or buy it now.

Daily Rituals: Women at Work

A sequel, and a corrective: In the first Daily Rituals, I featured far more men than women; in this second volume, I correct the imbalance with profiles of the day-to-day working lives of 143 women writers, artists, and performers, including Virginia Woolf, Dorothy Parker, Frida Kahlo, Nina Simone, Meredith Monk, and Miranda July. Read more or buy it now.