- David Epstein recounts the incredible life of 20th-century Roma guitarist Django Reinhardt, who couldn’t read or write and who suffered a horrific accident that made two of his fret fingers useless.
- Reinhardt didn’t stop playing, instead he invented a new style that revolutionized the music scene and gave birth to the modern guitar solo, inspiring artists like Jimi Hendrix.
- Anyone can innovate, says Epstein, it is in no way dependent on a formal education. In fact, our creative work may fare better if we learn like babies do: through trial, error, and struggle.
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