Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Books to Devour
I can't stop staring at the cover of this week's T Magazine Design & Living issue. It makes me think about beautiful books and the beautiful words inside of them. Sometimes I get so caught up my New York Times and New Yorkers (not to mention episodes of Breaking Bad and Modern Family) that I forget to pick up an actual book and read it.
Lately, I've been craving something like Tina Fey's Bossy Pants. I also know there are a lot of new books out by or about women who've been in the spotlight. We know them from film, television, journalism and other venues, but with these books they're opening up a new chapter to tell. The holidays are coming up which means time for gifts and time for reading. Here are a few books I would love to give, receive and, most importantly, READ.
I've been waiting for her story! She's one of my favorite actresses of all time and I can't wait to hear what she has to say about style, the Seventies and, of course, Woody.
Everything she says on The Office makes me laugh. I hear this one's like Bossy Pants. Need it, asap.
One of the most well-respected film critics of our time, I read Paulene Kael's New Yorker reviews when studying film in college. She seems like an interesting person to know more about.
Finally, I cry just seeing this one in bookstores. Joan Didion's writing and observations on the beauty and pain of life just take my breath away. I know this book will be hard to read, but it puts things into perspective. I can also imagine, as I experienced while reading The Year of Magical Thinking, that learning about Didion's experience with loss and grief is destined to make any reader stronger.
I know there will be lots of tears and laughter that will come from reading these books, and I look forward to devouring them all.
Are there any books that you can't wait to read???
***Just read Blue Nights cover to cover and it was beautiful in every way. I highly recommend it (and, also, to keep the kleenex close).