Recipes for Good Luck Illustrates Quirky Rituals of the Famous

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A newly published book from Chronicle Books outlines and illustrates the interesting, unique rituals and superstitions practiced by well-known authors, artists, athletes, poets, painters, politicians and more.

Recipes for Good Luck by Ellen Weinstein

Dr. Seuss wore a hat when he had writer’s block

Recipes for Good Luck – The Superstitions, Rituals, and Practices of Extraordinary People was written and illustrated by Ellen Weinstein. I received an advanced copy of what is her first book and it’s terrific.

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Alfred Hitchcock’s cameo appearances in his films began as a necessity and turned into a superstition

It’s a charming 144 page book filled with an array of unique practices from quirky superstitions to pre-performance rituals from such well-known personalities as Georgia O’Keeffe and Franklin D. Roosevelt to Heidi Klum and Leonard Coen.

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Diane Von Furstenburg tapes an old gold coin in her shoe
Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o
Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o knit in her dressing room as part of her pre-show ritual for Eclipsed.

This visual compendium celebrates in text and charming illustrated portraits the real personalities, creative processes, and curious habits of these influential people.

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Surfer Laird Hamilton brings a Hawaiian Ti leaf with him
Ballerina Misty Copeland Listens to Hip-Hop before performing

Clad in a handsome silk-screened cloth spine, this treasure trove of inspiration is a smart and special choice for anyone who could use a little good fortune.

More sample spreads courtesy of Chronicle Books.
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book illustrated by Ellen Weinstein

Ellen Weinstein Luck book

illustrated by Ellen Weinstein

Pages: 144 pp;
Format: Hardcover
Publication: March 2018
$19.95, Buy it here.

About the Author.

Author and illustrator Ellen Weinstein

Ellen Weinstein is a New York–based award-winning illustrator and instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design. She lectures, exhibits, and conducts workshops internationally, and creates work for magazines, newspapers, books, advertising, and cultural institutions. She is a regular contributor to Time Magazine, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. Recipes for Good Luck is her first book.

images and information courtesy of Chronicle Books.