Philippe Petit says he hates books on creativity.
So his new book, Creativity: The Perfect Crime, isn't a compilation of ideas from great philosophers or creators.
The wirewalker, magician, street performer and artist breaks that mold with a book full of sketches and personal dialogue that captures his personal creative process.
And because it's so personal, he says, it will be more useful. "I'm not doing any rules. This is not a thesis on creativity. This is a kind of an outlaw confession," he tells NPR's Arun Rath.