IMPROby Keith Johnstone, Bloomsbury Publishing, $29.95

The improvisation training I did in my 20s has made me the performer I am today. It taught me to be open, to listen, to act with spontaneity.

The book that literally changed my life in this domain was, and still is,IMPROby Keith Johnstone.

He’s a teacher with great insight into people and how they tick. This book is for anyone who loves to learn and connect — two things I hope to be doing till the day I die.

Johnstone makes improvisation relive on the page, and you may just read it in one sitting. Do it.

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