"The Joint Kitchen presents similes of everyday events which provide solutions for complex orthopaedic problems."
"An extraordinarily helpful book about creative thinking, describing exactly what happens with me every day when I am writing."
"A necessary read for anyone who . . . hopes to become the next Leonardo da Vinci!"
"The Joint Kitchen by Michael Ries is a book like none other on the creative process that blends knowledge and unfocused thought leading to "outside the box" medical inventions. Dr. Ries goes beyond explaining his thought process of discovery to a description of the "silent zone," that ushers in the alchemy of the 'Eureka' moment. Invention after invention pour out of his ability to see shapes in common objects, their natural utility and his brain's own sense of itself. His opening up to his 'silent zone' is an exact description of our brain's ability to drop into the recently discovered Default Mode Network, where many believe the deepest parts of our true sense of Self exists. This critical process is centrally involved in all creative endeavors."
"This book is a must read for anyone who may hope to improve creative thinking, and to innovate and problem solve using out of the box thinking."