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'An Absorbing Errand': How Mastery Can Add Meaning To Life19:26

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(Courtesy of Counterpoint Press)
(Courtesy of Counterpoint Press)

Cambridge writer and psychotherapist Janna Malamud Smith is the daughter of the late great Bernard Malamud, Pulitzer Prize winning author of "The Natural" and "The Fixer."

Smith's new book, "An Absorbing Errand: How Artists And Craftsmen Make Their Way To Mastery" examines how accomplished artists and craftsmen master their fields.

According to Smith, “Life is better when you possess a sustaining practice that holds your desire, demands your attention and requires effort.”


This segment aired on December 25, 2012.

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