Face to Face: The Art of Human Connection

September 21, 2019 - Comment

“Reading Face to Face is like being a fly on the wall, watching Brian Grazer work his magic. Utterly entertaining, this is how you become Hollywood’s best producer.” —Malcolm Gladwell, author of Talking to Strangers Legendary Hollywood producer and author of the bestselling A Curious Mind, Brian Grazer is back with a captivating new book

“Reading Face to Face is like being a fly on the wall, watching Brian Grazer work his magic. Utterly entertaining, this is how you become Hollywood’s best producer.” —Malcolm Gladwell, author of Talking to Strangers

Legendary Hollywood producer and author of the bestselling A Curious Mind, Brian Grazer is back with a captivating new book about the life-changing ways we can connect with one another.

Much of Brian Grazer’s success—as a #1 New York Times bestselling author, Academy Award–winning producer, father, and husband—comes from his ability to establish genuine connections with almost anyone. In Face to Face, he takes you around the world and behind the scenes of some of his most iconic movies and television shows, like A Beautiful Mind, Empire, Arrested Development, American Gangster, and 8 Mile, to show just how much in-person encounters have revolutionized his life—and how they have the power to change yours.

With his flair for intriguing stories, Grazer reveals what he’s learned through interactions with people like Bill Gates, Taraji P. Henson, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Eminem, Prince, Spike Lee, and the Afghani rapper activist Sonita: that the secret to a bigger life lies in personal connection. In a world where our attention is too often focused downward at our devices, Grazer argues that we are missing an essential piece of the human experience. Only when we are face to face, able to look one another in the eyes, can we form the kinds of connections that expand our world views, deepen our self-awareness, and ultimately lead to our greatest achievements and most meaningful moments.

When we lift our eyes to look at the person in front of us, we open the door to infinite possibility.

Comments

Anonymous says:

WOW. Fantastic read. Love the personal Hollywood stories + Grazer’s techniques! Brian Grazer’s movies and shows are my favorites – Apollo 13, American Gangster, 8 Mile, Friday Night Lights and 24. There’s so much emotion and empowerment in his work, so I was very curious to read how he thinks about human connection in his life, and how I can learn from someone who has been able to draw out all kinds of stories from the people he meets. Brian Grazer delivers in spades! I love how he shares the story about the one thing he did right to find the love of his life, how he…

Anonymous says:

WOW. Fantastic read. Love the personal Hollywood stories + Grazer’s techniques! Brian Grazer’s movies and shows are my favorites- Apollo 13, American Gangster, 8 Mile, Friday Night Lights and 24. There’s so much emotion and empowerment in his work, so I was very curious to read how he thinks about human connection in his life, and how I can learn from someone who has been able to draw out all kinds of stories from the people he meets. Brian Grazer delivers in spades! I love how he shares the story about the one thing he did right to find the love of his life, how he got…

Anonymous says:

What a great read! Eye contact can get you a date. It can deepen your connections with the people you care about. It can land you a job. It can win over any audience. It can make or break business relationships. It can open the door to endless possibilities. I never really thought about that until I read Face to Face. What a good read!

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