Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

24 August 2019 | By Elizabeth Gilbert | Filed in: writing.

Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert s books for years Gilbert offers insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering She shows us how to tackle what we most lov

The Chiffon Trenches

11 June 2019 | By André Leon Talley | Filed in: writing.

During Andr Leon Talley s first magazine job, alongside Andy Warhol at Interview, a fateful meeting with Karl Lagerfeld began a decades long friendship with the enigmatic, often caustic designer Propelled into the upper echelons by his knowledge and adoration of fashion, Andr moved to Paris as b

Apropos of Nothing

10 September 2019 | By Woody Allen | Filed in: writing.

The Long Awaited, Enormously Entertaining Memoir by One of the Great Artists of Our Time Now a New York Times, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, and Publisher s Weekly Bestseller In this candid and often hilarious memoir, the celebrated director, comedian, writer, and actor offers a comprehensive, pe

A Ladder to the Sky

15 September 2019 | By John Boyne | Filed in: writing.

Maurice Swift is handsome, charming, and hungry for success The one thing he doesn t have is talent but he s not about to let a detail like that stand in his way After all, a would be writer can find stories anywhere They don t need to be his own Working as a waiter in a West Berlin hotel in

I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf

19 October 2018 | By Grant Snider | Filed in: writing.

A look at the culture and fanaticism of book lovers, from beloved New York Times illustrator Grant Snider It s no secret, but we are judged by our bookshelves We learn to read at an early age, and as we grow older we shed our beloved books for new ones But some of us surround ourselves with book

Art Matters

05 March 2019 | By Neil Gaiman | Filed in: writing.

A stunning and timely creative call to arms combining four extraordinary written pieces by Neil Gaiman n n The world always seems brighter when you ve just made something that wasn t there before Neil Gaiman n nDrawn from Gaiman s trove of published speeches, poems and creative manifestos, ART MAT

Stray

02 August 2018 | By Stephanie Danler | Filed in: writing.

From the bestselling author of Sweetbitter, a memoir of growing up in a family shattered by lies and addiction, and of one woman s attempts to find a life beyond the limits of her past Stray is a moving, sometimes devastating, brilliantly written and ultimately inspiring exploration of the landscap

Asymmetry

01 March 2017 | By Lisa Halliday | Filed in: writing.

A singularly inventive and unforgettable debut novel about love, luck, and the inextricability of life and art, from 2017 Whiting Award winner Lisa Halliday.Told in three distinct and uniquely compelling sections, Asymmetry explores the imbalances that spark and sustain many of our most dramatic hum

Miss Iceland

06 June 2017 | By Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir | Filed in: writing.

Iceland in the 1960s Hekla is a budding female novelist who was born in the remote district of Dalir After packing her few belongings, including James Joyces s Ulysses and a Remington typewriter, she heads for Reykjavik with a manuscript buried in her bags There, she intends to become a writer S

I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life

03 May 2019 | By Anne Bogel | Filed in: writing.

For so many people, reading isn t just a hobby or a way to pass the time it s a lifestyle Our books shape us, define us, enchant us, and even sometimes infuriate us Our books are a part of who we are as people, and we can t imagine life without them n nI d Rather Be Reading is the perfect literary

The Hero: The Enduring Myth That Makes Us Human

26 March 2018 | By Lee Child | Filed in: writing.

In his first work of nonfiction, the creator of the multimillion selling Jack Reacher series explores the endurance of heroes from Achilles to Bond, showing us how this age old myth is a fundamental part of what makes us human He demonstrates how hero stories continue to shape our world arguing t