The books that we choose to keep --let alone read-- can say a lot about who we are and how we see ourselves. In MY 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. Contributors include Malcolm Gladwell, Thomas Keller, Michael Chabon, Alice Waters, James Patterson, Maira Kalman, Judd Apatow, Chuck Klosterman, Miranda July, Alex Ross, Nancy Pearl, David Chang, Patti Smith, Jennifer Egan, and Dave Eggers, among many others. 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.
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Jane Mount is an artist and illustrator. Her paintings of bookshelves have caught the eye of media outlets like The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Daily Candy, and InStyle, among others. She lives in northern California with her husband and two cats.
Thessaly La Force is a writer and editor who has worked at The Paris Review, The New Yorker, and the New York Public Library. She is currently attending the Iowa Writer's Workshop and is working on a collection of short stories about objects and aesthetics. Thessaly divides her time between Iowa City and New York City; she also has two cats and shares a birthday with Jane.
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Book Description Little, Brown. 1 Cloth(s), 2012. hard. Book Condition: New. In this unusual book of portraits, illustrator Jane Mount depicts such cultural figures as Michael Chabon, David Chang, Jennifer Egan, Malcolm Gladwell, Miranda July, Maira Kalman, Thomas Keller, Chuck Klosterman, James Patterson, David Sedaris, and Patti Smith through watercolor drawings of their favorite books on a shelf. Alice Waters, for example, keeps Elizabeth David and M.F.K. Fisher close, but also Jean Giono's The Man Who Planted Trees. Dave Eggers cites Saul Bellow's Herzog and Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita as the books that remind him of what is possible on the page, while Nancy Pearl loves Merle Miller's A Gay and Melancholy Sound and Nora Johnson's A Step Beyond Innocenceó"the kind of book you want to hug." 226. Bookseller Inventory # 62906
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