It takes a zany mind to be creative, and 'Recipes for Good Luck' by Ellen Weinstein is a book of illustrations that highlights the quirks and peccadilloes of some of the most creative minds known to humanity. The book features short descriptions of the odd habits and superstitions practiced by people in all fields to help foster their creativity, and it couples those with collage-style images of the various practices in question.
Creative superstition can be an odd thing, and the behaviors are often wholly unique to the person who practices them. Charles Dickens always carried a compass with him to bed, and he would make sure to sleep facing north, as he believed that that would help him rise with a clear mind. A more modern example is Thom Yorke of Radiohead, who's developed the habit of doing a headstand before every performance.
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