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My ideal bookshelf
Title:
My ideal bookshelf
ISBN:
9780316200905
Publication Information:
New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2012.
Physical Description:
xiii, 225 p. : col. ill. ; 19 x 24 cm.
Contents:
Contributors reveal their ideal bookshelves: Hugh Acheson -- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie -- Daniel Alarcón -- Hilton Als -- Paola Antonelli -- Judd Apatow -- Tauba Auerbach -- Dan Barber -- Jo Ann Beard -- Jen Bekman -- Coralie Bickford-Smith -- Mark Bittman -- Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock -- Rosanne Cash -- Michael Chabon -- Candy Chang -- David Chang -- Rachel Comoey -- Robert Crais -- Sloane Crosley -- Adrian Danchig-Waring and Pontus Lidberg -- Tom Delavan -- Junot Díaz -- Simon Doonan -- Jennifer Egan -- Dave Eggers -- Tina Roth Eisenberg -- Merrill Elam and Mack Scogin -- Derek Fagerstrom and Lauren Smith -- Drew Gilpin Faust -- James Franco -- Sasha Frere-Jones -- Tobias Frere-Jones -- Ben Fry -- Riva Galchen -- Atul Gawande -- Malcolm Gladwel -- Kim Gordon -- Philip Gourevitch -- Jorie Graham -- Andrew Sean Greer -- Lev Grossman -- Gabrielle Hamilton -- Daniel Handler -- Tony Hawk -- Todd Hido -- Pico Iyer -- Oliver Jeffers -- Miranda July -- Maira Kalman -- Zachary Kanin -- Mary Karr -- Thomas Keller -- David Kelley -- Chuck Klosterman -- Lawrence Lessig -- Jonathan Lethem -- Yiyun Li -- Pamela Love -- Larissa MacFarquhar -- John Maeda -- Stephin Merritt -- Stephanie Meyer -- Marilyn Minter -- Thurston Moore -- Nico Murhly -- Kate and Laura Mulleavy -- Mira Nair -- Christoph Niemann -- Sigrid Nunez -- James Patterson -- Nancy Pearl -- Francine Prose -- Ishmael Reed -- Alex Ross -- Stfan Sagmeister -- George Saunders -- Ben Schott -- David Sedaris -- Leanne Shapton -- Sally Singer -- Nadia Sirota -- Aria Beth Sloss -- Patti Smith -- Alec Soth -- Scott Spencer -- Lorin Stein -- John Jerremiah Sullivan -- Christina Tose -- Wells Tower -- Gina Trapani -- Jakob Trollbäck -- Robert Verdi -- Vendela Vida -- Ayelet Waldman -- Alice Waters -- William Wegman -- George Weld -- Megan Whitmarsh -- Henry Sene Yee -- Jonathan Zittrain.
Abstract:
The books that we choose to keep-let alone read-can say a lot about who we are and how we see ourselves. In The ideal bookshelf, dozens of leading cultural figures share the books that matter to them most-books that define their dreams and ambitions and in many cases helped them find their way in the world. With colorful and endearingly hand-rendered images of book spines by Jane Mount, and first-person commentary from all the contributors, this is a perfect gift for avid readers, writers, and all who have known the influence of a great book.
Format:
Book