The Intent to Live: Achieving Your True Potential as an Actor, by Larry Moss is one of the most practical and enjoyable books that I’ve read on our craft. Larry teaches you how to find truth in script and how an actor can use these truths to bring their interpretation of a character to life. Below is a link to the book and a video.
I Know What to Do So Why Don’t I Do It, by Nick Hall goes into details about human behavior that will serve you in a couple of ways. 1) Recognizing why people make certain decisions can help you in developing character. 2) Understanding why you don’t get important things done will help you on the business side.
This book starts creating solutions and understanding, very quickly. I grabbed the audible version using a credit. I’ll set you up with a link for 2 free credits. Otherwise, the book is $52.46 for the audio version.
I Know What to Do So Why Don’t I Do It
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How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie is the mother of all networking and success books. Dale Carnegie was one of the most successful people in history. This book will transform your professional and personal life, if you choose to apply the teachings. I listen to or read this book several times a year. Just do it.