Whether you watched the Oscars or not, one cannot deny the creativity of the many actors, writers, and directors whose work the Academy honored on Sunday, February 24. Here at Tarcher, we’re lucky enough to have published the book of one of those very talented people.

Three-time Oscar-nominated director David Lynch is among the leading filmmakers of our era. From the early seventies to the present day, Lynch’s popular and critically acclaimed film projects, which include Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Wild at Heart, Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet, and Mulholland Drive, are internationally considered to have broken down the wall between art-house cinema and Hollywood movie making.

In his book, CATCHING THE BIG FISH, Lynch writes candidly about the tremendous creative benefits he has gained from his thirty-two year commitment to practicing Transcendental Meditation. In brief chapters, Lynch describes the experience of “diving within” and “catching” ideas like fish — and then preparing them for the television or movie screens, and other mediums in which Lynch works, such as photography and painting.

CATCHING THE BIG FISH comes as a revelation to the legion of fans who have longed to better understand Lynch’s personal vision. And it is equally compelling to those who wonder how they can nurture their own creativity.


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  1. February 26, 2013