Staff Picks - Dan

Dan, Assistant Promotions Director
 

 

 

Calypso Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316392389
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Little Brown and Company - May 29th, 2018

You have probably already made up your mind about what is the best book by David Sedaris. I was always partial to Naked, while I suspect most people would pick Me Talk Pretty One Day. Calypso might be a game-changer. By far his most vulnerable collection of stories. He examins aging and family dynamics with all of the humor you would expect, but be warned - this book packs a punch, and I think it's his best book yet.


The Perfume Burned His Eyes Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781617756207
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Akashic Books - April 3rd, 2018

As debuts go, this one is quite promising. I really enjoyed Imperioli's storytelling and I hope he writes more.


Eileen Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143128755
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - August 16th, 2016

The only book I've ever hurled across a room. If you've already read it, you know why. If you haven't, you will.


Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other Fables Cover Image
$65.00
ISBN: 9780300232844
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Whitney Museum of American Art - March 20th, 2018

Diego Rivera: The Complete Murals Cover Image
$70.00
ISBN: 9783836568975
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Published: Taschen - February 15th, 2018

Everything, Everything, Everything.


Imagine Me Gone Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316261333
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Published: Back Bay Books - February 21st, 2017

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.


The Family Fang Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780061579059
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco Press - April 17th, 2012

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.


Wonderland Avenue Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780349101750
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Abacus (UK) - August 12th, 1993

More sex, more drugs, more rock & roll per page than any memoir I've read!


Did You Ever Have a Family Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781476798189
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gallery/Scout Press - May 17th, 2016

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...


Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316247757
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 26th, 2016

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.


Miss Fortune: Fresh Perspectives on Having It All from Someone Who Is Not Okay Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780142180235
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Published: Plume Books - March 15th, 2016

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.


Black Sheep Boy: A Novel in Stories Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781942600374
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Published: Rare Bird Books, a Barnacle Book - May 10th, 2016

Pousson's novel in stories rolls over you like a short summer rain on the bayou. It's terrific!


We the Animals Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780547844190
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Published: Mariner Books - September 11th, 2012

You can only read it for the first time once, but this novel has gifts you'll find again and again.
 


Hugh Steers: The Complete Paintings Cover Image
By Hugh Steers (Artist), Dale Peck (Introduction by), Cynthia Carr (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$45.00
ISBN: 9780967842561
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Visual Aids - February 23rd, 2016

Hugh Steers is an artist who could have been lost to time but this gorgeous monograph corrects that.


Call Me by Your Name Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780312426781
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Published: Picador USA - January 22nd, 2008

Fucking gorgeous. To dismiss this novel as a "gay love story" is to miss a revisit to your younger self, in love (and disgust) for the first time - over it all, and swept under too. Later.