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For anyone who's ever wished to, but had trouble starting, keeping, or finishing a journal or sketchbook comes Wreck This Journal, an illustrated book that features a subversive collection of prompts, asking readers to muster up their best mistake- and mess-making abilities to fill the pages of the book (and destroy them). Acclaimed illustrator Keri Smith encourages journaFor anyone who's ever wished to, but had trouble starting, keeping, or finishing a journal or sketchbook comes Wreck This Journal, an illustrated book that features a subversive collection of prompts, asking readers to muster up their best mistake- and mess-making abilities to fill the pages of the book (and destroy them). Acclaimed illustrator Keri Smith encourages journalers to engage in "destructive" acts-poking holes through pages, adding photos and defacing them, painting with coffee, and more-in order to experience the true creative process. Readers discover a new way of art and journal making-and new ways to escape the fear of the blank page and fully engage in the creative process....

Title : Wreck This Journal (Red) Expanded Ed.
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ISBN : 9780399162725
Format Type : Diary
Number of Pages : 224 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Wreck This Journal (Red) Expanded Ed. Reviews

  • Anna-Cate Orton
    2019-06-10 10:52

    Whoah. So I got this on friday, and have slowly been completing the easier pages; poking hole in the paper, chucking it at my brothers head (he ducked just in time) and wearing it around tied to my head with a shoelace. But I'm struggling to move past this stage; I think's its because it still (from the outside at least) looks relatively clean. So today I AM TACKLING THAT PROBLEM. I have decided to dive right into one of the scarier pages in hope that it will make the book look shabbier and I will in turn have fewer qualms about eventually lobbing it from my 3rd story English classroom window. Today I spent ten minutes in my back garden, in thin cotton pyjamas, while it was -2° outside, trying to jam the journal between the slats in the back of the bench. Then I wasted another five minutes double checking that none of my nosey neighbours were peering at me through their net curtains before I finally convinced myself it was safe to bring out the coffee. I stood there with the mug in my hand (which was shivering uncontrollably at this point) for a good two minutes telling myself that I was crazy and demanding to know what the hell I was doing. Finally, I plucked up the courage and flung the entire mug of coffee at my innocent little journal. Then proceeded to run quickly back inside in fear of being caught for the huge brown mark that is now sitting happily on my mum’s whitewashed wall :S. And now that I have done the deed, all I can say is that it was LIBERATING. So. Much. Fun!The journal is now currently sitting on my radiator, thawing after I forget to take it in last night, and slowly dripping coffee on the beige carpet. My head hurts; I think I have hypothermia.

  • Wybie Lovat
    2019-06-02 09:06

    Before I had even heard of this book, I was in a deep depression, and over come with self-pity and self-malice. But I noticed it once. I flipped through it.Then suddenly the World turned upside down. The sun turned into the Moon. I was walking on the cieling,while everyone else stared at me, upside down. I grinned so much it hurt.And the next week I bought it with no hesiation. This first thing I did was scribble insanely. AND THAT SENT ME FREE!!!!!!!!!!Wether you need an uplift or not, Wreck this Journal is a gateway to FREEDOM!!!!!PERFECT GREAT FREEDOM!!!!!!! READ IT NOW!!! :DAnd go to Kerismith.com for details!!!!

  • Demo
    2019-06-14 13:43

    Everyone, I need you to me a favor. I want you to stop reading this review, and go buy this fucking amazing book. Seriously. Right now. Go.For those of you who are stubborn and are still reading this anyway, let me explain to you what exactly Wreck This Journal is:It is an interactive self-instruction manual on how to properly destroy this book. On every page, there is a direction written. Tear this page out. Stick gum on this page. Dog ear this page. Tear this page out and throw in a fire. Write with your left hand. After completing all these tasks, you have successfully wrecked this journal.Is this not the most fantabulous concept ever created?!It's a wonderful stress reliever, and it's so much more entertaining than boring-as-shit stress balls! For all those times your reading a terrible book or the news decides to attack you with details on Kim Kardashian's wedding or your crush got a date or your life just really sucks at the moment----This is absolutely perfect. Who doesn't want to take a few minutes once in a while to be immature and childish and just destroy a fucking book?NO ONE. DON"T TELL ME I'M WRONG BECAUSE I KNOW DAMN STRAIGHT THAT I'M RIGHT.So seriously. Stop reading this incoherent review and just buy the freaking book. It's entertaining. It's sloppy. I's destructive.But, hey, I'm a Demolition Lover anyway, sooo.....These are some examples of how the pages look after they're filled out. Because I know you're all dying to know why everyone's so amazed:I LOVE THIS. SO MUCH.

  • RubyTombstone [With A Vengeance]
    2019-05-29 10:46

    [Update] I think we can safely say I failed this task too..----------------------------------------------------------------------------------Only bought the journal today, but I've had quite a bit of fun with it already. I've dripped syrup on it, stuffed kaffir lime leaves in it, coloured, painted, dripped, scribbled, stuck, stamped and torn. Here are a couple of the earliest entries.Don't worry. It'll get messier....!

  • Alexandra
    2019-06-09 07:58

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  • Kim
    2019-06-01 09:58

    Interesting idea. This book is where I developed my belief that one should not treat books one reads with reverence. Let me explain: I am engaged to a man that collects comic books. Now, as a general rule, comics are fairly fragile, being only a few sheets of paper held together with a couple staples. So when he reads them, he holds them delicately, and their spines are never broken. The books are never opened wide, and he lies them down open on his palms, instead of holding each side of the book upright. They are kept in bags with cardboard (all acid free archival quality!) in doing all this, he is ensuring that these comic books will be worth more money in future years. His treatment of them has spread into his treatment of regular novels and bound materials. It then spread to me and I found myself coddling each hardcover I owned and I avoided breaking book spines as much as possible. I ask however: is there anything more satisfying than whipping out your favorite paperback, and folding the front cover all the way back behind the book as you read it? Furthermore, books were meant to be read. I read (non-valuable paperbacks) with abandon now. The way I shamelessly break those bindings is how I show that book I love it. And I do love it, I really really do.Of course I still employ caution, especially with first printings and old tomes. Things I want to stay together and pass down or just keep forever will be treated with more reverence, but when it comes to more modern books and mass market paperbacks... Go on, go nuts. Show it you love it: devour it.

  • Veronika
    2019-06-01 05:59

    *currently destroying*

  • Charlotte
    2019-06-13 10:48

    Most eternal love to this piece of brilliance, light of my most boring seminars at university, spark of my imagination when I walk the streets, trigger of ideas, tank tearing down the barriers in my creativity...Okay, I'll stop here.Love it. Gotta love it. Got it from a friend, have seldomly been more delighted by a piece of creativity-triggering-book. Am working fanatically on it. :D

  • Leanna
    2019-06-03 13:49

    Technically, Keri Smith’s Wreck This Journal isn’t exactly a book, but I wanted to write a review of it anyway.This week, I gave the “journal” to my niece who turned 13 years old. I knew she would either react with rapture or complete apathy. Fortunately for my aspirations to be a cool aunt, she loved it.Each page of the journal contains different instructions for destructing the book: poke holes through this page, burn that page, mail the entire journal to yourself. My niece immediately set out to wreck the journal. She ripped pages, smeared food on other pages, and sprayed perfume on a few.The one drawback to the journal is that it asks for very little actual writing. I’d like to see a few more opportunities and prompts to record one’s thoughts and experiences. That being said, the book does get the creative juices flowing in other—albeit more destructive—ways.Wreck This Journal isn’t likely to inspire the next Shakespeare. But it can give young people a lot of giggles and a way to channel their energy in a creative manner. And it just might inspire the next Picasso.

  • Dr. BarrettDylan Brown, Phd
    2019-05-27 07:03

    I'm sorry, but this is just my opinion. As a journal keeper for many years I find this book and other "Art/Inspiration by Command" books like it repulsive. I think they serve to give form, where form should be created by itself. They are evil and work to inhibit, rather than help the flow of creativity. But 290 other people seem to like it, so what do I know?

  • Liam
    2019-06-14 13:40

    This book will literally provide me with hours, days, weeks, months, years of stuff to do! It's kept me busy for so long and it's just nice to do a little bit every now and then when I'm in the mood! Such a great idea and would recommend to all!

  • Danny Phanton
    2019-05-24 12:54

    Esta resultando más entretenido de lo que esperaba.Pues ya comencé con este libro, me gusta la idea de "destrozarlo" y esta bastante entretenido para desestresarte un poco. Difícil por eso de que cuidar un libro es importante para mi y eso lo hace interesante.Aunque un poco caro para lo que es, pero bueno. Me gusta bastante.

  • Kristin Davison
    2019-06-12 09:39

    A great stress reliever!

  • Wan Rathna
    2019-05-23 13:43

    THE BEST STRESS RELIEVER IN THE WORLD!I always have my own way of "treating" my diary. I cut it in half if the year was a shitty one or i intentionally leave stained of coffee on the name of a person i hated.By the end of my first year in university, a close senior of mine gave this book as a present and I was so fascinated by the format of the journal. Every flip of the pages makes me feel like they are mocking and challenging me. Maybe bcoz I always felt like a diary/journal should be "innocent" in sense. It means that a diary should be listening to everything you wanted to rant without making a comeback. They should just "received" and never "replied". And boy how I have a lot of fun with the book. Tbh the whole 2nd year in university was the shittiest year ever. And thanks to this book, its literally became my savior.

  • Nanu
    2019-05-21 05:51

    Para los que no lo conocen, este es un libro para intervenir. En cada página la autora sugiere distintas formas de destruirlo: desde tirarle café, hasta llevártelo a la ducha, arrancarle páginas, pegarle objetos varios, etcétera.Es un buen ejercicio para los que tenemos el TOC de no escribir en los libros ni con lápiz. Al principio me costó empezar a usarlo ya que no quería que se arruinara, pero terminó siendo una linda experiencia. Así está quedando mi edición:

  • EmilyGrace
    2019-06-07 10:55

    "WARNING: During the process of this book you will get dirty. You may find yourself covered in paint, or any other number of foreign substances. You will get wet. You may be asked to do things you question. You may grieve for the perfect state that you found the book in. You may begin to see creative destruction everywhere. You may begin to live more recklessly. Dedicated to perfectionists all over the world."Absolutely hilarious. This was given to me as a birthday present from a good friend who knows just how much of a perfectionist I am. Especially fun to read and complete with friends.

  • Mirela Ivancevic
    2019-05-23 09:49

  • Rebecca
    2019-05-16 10:04

    Lame.

  • Thebruce1314
    2019-05-17 13:00

    I love the concept of giving instructions to be followed/interpreted on each page. The point of the journal is to break the habit of all perfectionists who shudder to think of a page being bent in one of their books. I am one of those, without a doubt: crack a spine and I'll crack your arm. Though it was difficult at first, it was liberating to be able to "wreck" the journal, creating a unique work of art in the process. It's hard to ever be finished with this book, as it is always evolving; it's fun to carry around and add to when the spirit moves you!

  • Cass
    2019-05-20 07:40

    3.5 stars because it is a really good idea for a "book" but I can't find it in myself to actually wreck the book so it just sits on the shelf looking pretty.

  • Beáta
    2019-05-28 08:58

    Prečítala som všetky nápady, ale pochybujem, že do tej knihy spravím čiarku, maximálne očíslujem strany a niečo vyfarbím, bože mne je to tak ľúto dačo tej knihe spraviť, ani omylom nebudem trhať strany EDITzačalo to kreslením čiar na jednej strane, skončilo to odtlačkami narúžovaných pier a rúk od cvikly, 2 vytrhnutými stranami, tromi hodeniami o stenu, 2 streknutiami voňavkou a kilom lepiacej pásky ... neviem koho som sa snažila oklamať, som nervák od narodenia a keď začnem čarbať tak neviem skončiť.

  • Shelly
    2019-05-25 12:02

    Not exactly a book to be read as much as it is a book to experience. One of the first instructions is to crack the spine... I whimpered. But now that I'm past that, I'm finding it a whole lot of fun -- although I'm not too sure about taking it for a walk....

  • sofia (sam willows)
    2019-06-03 07:42

    It was fun to throw the book in the water and walk with it around like a dog, I'll tell you that

  • Juliana Zapata
    2019-06-13 11:44

    Aunque no soy para nada creativa, tengo que reconocer que me divertí mucho destrozando este diario. Me sentía como niña chiquita con juguete nuevo.

  • Rosa
    2019-06-07 12:00

    Got this from Urban Outfitters. This looks like a good book to use as a random scrapbook and observation journal. I have so far gotten this book wet along with scribbling inside it, and tearing out the pages and following a few of it's instructions. After you jot down some random notes inside this book, it often reminds me of a book that was distressed by someone else, instead of being owned by me. You get the feeling after using this book that you are looking into a book that was left behind by someone who left in the lost and found and was owned by someone else. (Pretty neat, and creative, huh?)A day after infusing the book with my perfume and putting dirt on one of the pages. This book is starting to look and smell like an old book that has been in a drawer of an desk from the seventies. ( I even had to fan out my book to get rid of the strange smell that I have created-cheers to the author of one of her creative ideas) -Hee,hee,hee!

  • Rhea Fuentes
    2019-05-26 10:40

    I have just got my "Wreck This Journal" by Keri Smith this morning. To create is to destroy - It's pretty a fascinating journal, as I would put it. The fact that each of the pages would ask you to pour coffee on it, poke holes in the pages with pencil, draw lines, scratch the journal with sharp object, scribble wildly and violently, rip it up, hide a secret message somewhere in the book and so on... really makes me excited. My little sister thinks I'm insane for buying a journal that I would destroy in the end. Anyhow, I think it's going to be fun since that I'm on my holiday break and I have nothing to do. Get yourself one, and see if you like it.

  • Anna
    2019-05-19 13:55

    10 hours after buying my copy of 'Wreck this Journal' and its already been taken in the shower, the spine cracked and (much to my disgust) smeared with food.Admitidly I might not gone about completing my journal in the best order. Half way through spreading gravy half-heartedly across my page I realised - if I followed the books instructions correctly - I would have to sleep with the journal. For book lovers this book will either be a nightmare of ripped pages and bent covers or a opportunity to stamp, poke, fling and, in short, destroy what they usually cherish.Never the less, as the book itself states: 'you will mourn for the perfect state you found the journal in'.

  • Grace
    2019-06-14 13:40

    It's not exactly a reading book, but an activity book. A fun, creative, see-just-how-beat-up-you-can-get-it activity book. I had hours of fun with it and to prove it I can show you all two pieces! (I don't remember exactly what task split it at the spine, but it probably happened after throwing it at the wall then dragging it around from a string outside) I would recommend this book to anyone who doesn't mind getting in the dirt and having fun :)

  • Sophia Tallon
    2019-05-24 08:46

    WOOOOOOW!!!! I got this as a present yesterday for Christmas from my aunt and -seriously?- It is AWESOME!!!! This is the BEST journal EVER!!! Who knew throwing a journal at the wall could be SO fun :D I am still working on doing all that it comands...I don't know if I'll tie a string to it and take it for a walk...That picture of it is NOT accurate btw. Mine is WRECKED literally the cover looks waaaaaay more awesome now :D

  • Andrea
    2019-05-16 11:40

    Destrucción colectiva protagonizada por: Nanu, Liz, Lau, Violante y moi