Sex, Lies & Creativity debunks the lies we tell ourselves and others about creativity. The use of a scientific and researched approach, the book crystallizes the innate differences between men and women and what have an effect on the gender variations might have on how we create, alone and in groups. Neurological, biological and developmental differences give each gender opportunities to shine, advance and create. Roberts writes to help each gender build empathy and accommodation for their own and the other’s differences, and see them as unique offerings to the creative process and the end-products. The book’s conversational tone and interactive charts and questions open a dialogue on this controversial topic.
Vive la Difference!
For the first time, Roberts has taken the new research in brain function made conceivable by the fMRI machines (functioning magnetic resonating image) and published in Louanne Brizendine’s The Female Brain, and The Male Brain and overlapped it with her own expertise in the science at the back of creativity and new insights about creativity in the workplace researched and presented in The Progress Principle by Teresa Amabile & Steven Kramer.
ADVANCE PRAISE FOR Sex, Lies & Creativity by Julia Roberts
Beautifully articulated, concisely written and spans light-years of information. From neuroscience to hormones, conformity to menstruation, Ms. Roberts creatively unpacks sex, lies, and creativity with wit and intellectual discourse. A thoroughly researched and well-founded exploration into probably the most most relevant issues of our time.
She not only gives us the foundational knowledge, but asks those big questions that challenge and debunk our perceptions and barriers to our own creativity. A great read for you to educate, challenge, and evolve the readers toward a more creative life for all.
– David Eyman
Innovation Consultant and President of Eyman Creative, @eymancreative.com
Stimulating and thought provoking. Roberts articulates through the lens of an expert in the scientific study of creativity a compelling argument for understanding the have an effect on of gender myths and misperceptions on women’s ability to create. Well-grounded in current research with an insightful, easy to read format that provides guidance for women looking to find their authentic self and creates dialog regarding the way women (and men) express their individual creativity.
– Dr. Susan Keller-Mathers
Associate Professor, International Center for Studies in Creativity at Buffalo State
In her new book on creativity, Julia Roberts illuminates why diversity is a critical component for innovation and creative problem solving. The use of robust research, Roberts reveals the differences men and women bring to the table both from a brain science view and from an in-depth study of how the phases of life contribute to differences in our ability (and desire) to create and innovate. The excellent news: We will all increase our creative abilities. Sex, Lies & Creativity reads like a Ted Talk: rich with information, ideas and inspiration.
– MG Finch
President, MG Finch Facilitation, @ mgfinch.com