Give It All, Give It Now:
One of the Few Things
I Know About Writing
by Annie Dillard
Inscribed & illustrated by Sam Fink
Published by Welcome Books
100 pages, 6 1/2" x 9"
20 full-color illustrations
Accordion format, enclosed in a slipcase with a hand-tipped plate
Hardcover, $19.95 ($22.95 CAN)
ISBN 978-1-59962-060-2

"Anything you do not give freely and abundantly becomes lost to you."

"Annie Dillard's words are a song for everybody, no matter what the work
one does. As long as you love your work, 'shoot it, play it, lose it,' applies."


For anyone who has ever feared the best isn't yet to come, Give It All, Give It Now is an inspiration. Originally directed at writers and aspiring writers, Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Dillard's words are empowering and energizing for anyone facing a challenge or celebrating a milestone. She is unequivocal in her advice. Save nothing. Let it all go now. The only way, her words infer, to accomplish your dreams is to be fearless and courageous. She suggests—no, she demands—that you get out of your own way: no more worrying that you might run out of good ideas, no more planning ahead and saving things for later. This little brilliant book minces no words.

Like All I Ever Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, this is a book to give to everyone wanting to be great and needing the inspiration to go on. For the graduate, the writer, the lawyer, the student, the mother, the artist. In short, for everyone.

Sam Fink is also a national treasure. He has always brought his talent to words that are intended to set you free. Once again his astonishing calligraphy and full-color illustrations so brilliantly pace the words he is passionate about. Designed in a unique accordion book format and slip-cased, this is the gift book of the season.