The Princess Diarist is Carrie Fisher's intimate, hilarious and revealing recollection of what happened behind the scenes on one of the most famous film sets of all time, the first Star Wars movie. * Named a PEOPLE Magazine Best Book of Fall 2016 *A New York Times Bestseller *
A deeply personal, intimate conversation about music and writing between the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author and the former conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
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"Hard times are coming, when we ll be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now, can see through our fear-stricken society and its obsessive technologies to other ways of being, and even imagine real grounds for hope. We ll need writers who can remember freedom poets, visionaries realists of a larger reality. . . ."
This release of Thomas Moore's famous work of political philosophy is worth a look, not just for the text itself, but also for the supplementary materal. It begins with two introductions by China Melville and is finished by several essays from Ursula K. LeGuin. Both have looked at the concepts of utopias and dystopias substantially in thier own work and have truley interesting things to say about the concept.
This book invites readers into Elena Ferrante s workshop. It offers a glimpse into the drawers of her writing desk, those drawers from which emerged her three early standalone novels and the four installments of My Brilliant Friend, known in English as the Neapolitan Quartet. Consisting of over 20 years of letters, essays, reflections, and interviews, it is a unique depiction of an author who embodies a consummate passion for writing.
From the acclaimed author of The Information and Chaos, a mind-bending exploration of time travel: its subversive origins, its evolution in literature and science, and its influence on our understanding of time itself.
Nadja Spiegelman, the daughter of famed cartoonist Art Spiegelman and New Yorker art director Françoise Mouly, has written a brave and graceful memoir that traces the origins of the tense relationship she has always felt with her mother. Through difficult and intimate interviews with her mother and grandmother, Spiegelman discovers the complexity of memory and how our shapings can intricately affect the present. Compassion, understanding, and forgiveness weave through the memoir as she uncovers surprising patterns and parallels between the lives of four generations of women. Amazingly, this memoir never drips into sentimentality, but is written with a clear and poetic voice that I look forward to hearing more of in the future. By far one of my favoritie reads this year.
Highly recommended by Kelsey.
In this book, Klosterman looks at the state of the world today, particularly science and art, and talks about how the future might view the early 21st century. He argues that they will be remembered drastically differently in 200 years. Klosterman makes a lot of really interesting points and argues them well and with humor. You will NOT agree with everything he has to say. In fact, I found something to get angry about every couple of pages. But, man is it fun to argue your way through this book with Klosterman.
Recommended by Wayne
This memoir -- which reads more like a series of personal vignettes -- from the founder of Feministing.com is a raw and uncomfortable read that gives voice to the moments of sexism and objectification in Valenti's life that too often women are told to shrug off. Though Valenti has led a very different life than I have, I found that many of her stories felt similar to stories I had experienced or heard from friends. This is a bold and brave book that is unflinching in its look at what it can mean to be a woman in this society, and calls for something better.
Recommended by Kelsey