Staff Picks - Dan
This book will break your heart. It will make you laugh though, and you will marvel at the terrific writing, and how completely it will draw you in. You know these characters because they could be from your own family.
I'm an evangelist for this book! Not only is it laugh-out-loud funny, but it makes piercing observations about art - what it takes to make it, and what you give up to do so. Give this book to your artist friends.
More sex, more drugs, more rock & roll per page than any memoir I've read!
After two breathtaking memoirs, I'm happy to see Clegg writing fiction. Did You Ever Have a Family is not a question. You did, and you loved them, but they were strange. Or maybe it was you...
Sally Mann is a gifted photgrapher, but to read this book is to know she's a brilliant and intrspective writer too. You may know nothing about her when you start this book, but you'll adore her by the last page. I hope she writes fiction next.
She's experienced all the same everyday indignities that you have, and she finds the humor. Affordable housing in Santa Monica, acting auditions, child birth - nothing is off the table.
Pousson's novel in stories rolls over you like a short summer rain on the bayou. It's terrific!
You can only read it for the first time once, but this novel has gifts you'll find again and again.
Hugh Steers is an artist who could have been lost to time but this gorgeous monograph corrects that.
Remember when being gay was dangerous? Tom of Finland does!