The Art of Doing by Camille Sweeney
How Superachievers Do What They Do and How They Do It So Well

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What really separates the best from the rest?

We all know that it takes hard work, dedication, and the occasional dose of luck for someone to make it to the top of their chosen field. Yet, we also suspect that it takes a little something more—but what?
The Art of Doing asks today’s most successful celebrities, businessmen, and iconoclastic achievers, “How do you succeed at what you do?” Illuminating, surprising, and profoundly inspiring, interviewees include:
• 30 Rock Star Alec Baldwin

• Baseball Legend Yogi Berra

• Actor Laura Linney

• Zappos’ CEO Tony Hsieh

• Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan 

• Opera Diva Anna Netrebko

•  Indy Champ Helio Castroneves

• Foodie God David Chang

• High Wire Artist Philippe Petit

• Funk Master George Clinton

• Bestselling Writer Steven Dubner

• Tennis Icon Martina Navratilova

• Puzzle Master Will Shortz

• Style Guru Simon Doonan

• Indie Rock Band OKGo

• Jeopardy! Champ Ken Jennings

•  Business Guru Guy Kawasaki

• Photojournalist Lynsey Addario

• Blogger Mark Fraunfelder

• Alien Hunter Jill Tarter

•  Visionary Vintner Randall Grahm

• Startup King Bill Gross

• Activist Connie Rice

• Erotic Filmmaker Candida Royalle

• Tabloid Editor Barry Levine

• Country Musician Ray Benson

• Hostage Negotiator Gary Noesner

• Online Love Experts OKCupid

•  Inspiring Teacher Erin Gruwell

• Neuroscientist Richard Restak

•  Guru of Ganja Ed Rosenthal

• Master Hunter Chad Schearer

• Broadway Producer Marc Routh

• Reputation Fixer Mike Sitrick

• Ballpark Designer Joe Spear

• Circumnavigator Jessica Watson


About Camille Sweeney

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JOSH GOSFIELD, an award-winning illustrator and fine artist, was the art director at New York Magazine. Sweeney and Gosfield both live in New York City. CAMILLE SWEENEY is a journalist and a MacDowell Arts Colony Fellow. She writes fiction in her spare time.
Published January 29, 2013 by Plume. 320 pages
Genres: Self Help, Business & Economics, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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Each of the chapters ends with a list of interesting facts about the interviewee (window display designer and all around "fabulous" personality Simon Doonan married his partner in 2008) and a list of facts about the interviewee's area of achievement (wealthy Babylonians powdered their hair with g...

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