Twyla Tharp, one of America's greatest choreographers began her career in 1965, and has created more than 130 dances for her company as well as for the Joffrey Ballet, the New York City Ballet, the Paris Opera Ballet, London's Royal Ballet, Denmark's Royal Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre. She has won two Emmy Awards for television's Baryshnikov by Tharp, and a Tony Award for the Broadway musical Movin' Out. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 1993 and was made an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1997. She holds nineteen honorary degrees, most recently from Harvard University. She lives and works in New York City.
"An exhilarating melange of sage advice and stamina-building
-O: The Oprah Magazine
"A self-help book about the body, mind and spirit, and an apotheosis of her experience as a dancer choreographer and artistic director....motivationally, this is a wise and fun book...it has sage, not so stoic advice from a dance warrior ready for a challenge in this or any other season."
-Edge Media Network
"The book contains a series of emotional lessons - such as intentionality, body maintenance, change, motivation, recovery - and each with a corresponding assignment for real growth. And Tharp's writing is casual; much like a letter from a wise friend who's always looking out for you."
"This book is two books in one: First, a dancer's story of injury, depression, and healing; and second, a how-to book for anyone who is facing aging. As with her books The Creative Habit and The Collaborative Habit, this one has grit because Tharp has figured all this out for herself....Of course, Tharp herself, still choreographing in her late '70s, is an inspiration."