the hilliker curse: my pursuit of women, james ellroy: knopf/random house.
[designed by ben wiseman]
_ellroy is coming to 2011’ paraty international literary festival, in rio de janeiro.
The book is brief, but it covers a world of pain. In dense, explicit and yet jazzily lyrical prose, Mr. Ellroy recounts his masochistic voyeurism; his periods of breaking into women’s homes to fondle and smell and steal their possessions; his drug and alcohol addiction; his tormented dalliances with prostitutes, fans and fantasy girls; a loving but often sexless marriage; and a shattering nervous breakdown at the height of his career. | Andrew Klavan @ The Wall Street Journal
let the great world spin, colum mccann: random house.
[designed by barbara m. bachman; illustrated by matteo pericoli]
spousonomics, paula szuchman & jenny anderson: random house.
_another one from the -nomics series.
haunted, chuck palahniuk: anchor/random house.
tell-all, chuck palahniuk: doubleday/random house.
[designed by rodrigo corral]
_yesterday i bumped into this particularly version at a book shop. i interpreteted as a sign that it was time to come back to tumblr. i miss this place :~
switch: how to change things when change is hard, chip heath & dan heath: crown business/random house.
_thanks to @cecelamoraes for the tip!
You hear something a lot about change: People won’t change because they’re too lazy. Well, I’m here to stick up for the lazy people. In fact, I want to argue that what looks like laziness is actually exhaustion. | Dan Heath
mozipedia: the encyclopedia of morrissey and the smiths, simon goddard: ebury press/random house.
[designed by david wardle]
the pleasures and sorrows of work, alain de botton: vintage/knopf/random house.
[designed by keenan]
_i strongly recommend botton’s talk on TED, entitled “a kinder, gentler philosophy of success”.
the imperfectionists, tom rachman: dial press/random house.