My weekly collection of new and notable books for your pop culture pleasure and edification: #ReadMoreTweetLess.
Michael Stipe with Douglas Coupland: Our Interference Times: A Visual Record by Michael Stipe with Douglas Coupland (Damiani; Art Book on sale September 17, 2019): On January 4 Michael Stipe had a birthday! (60 years old…yo! How did we all get so old?) A great way to Happy Happy is picking up his latest book (with Douglas Coupland…fresh!): Our Interference Times: A Visual Record out now. (And stay tuned Michael Stipe has released 2 solo tracks with more to come. I cannot wait.) #NewBookAlert for January 6, 2020.
In Our Interference Times, @MichaeIStipe Stipe “mediates his vision of the world through both window screens & computer screens, revealing an undeniable likeness between the fragmenting effects of wire mesh and of a pixelated zoom.” @damiani_books https://t.co/T2WzHYgfhI
— ARTBOOK | DAP (@artbook) October 29, 2019
BOWIE: Stardust, Rayguns, & Moonage Daydreams by Steve Horton, Michael & Laura Allred (Dey Street Books; Music Memoir on sale January 7, 2020): Officially David Bowie lived January 8, 1947-January 10, 2016. His was a life of vivid characters and wild dreams. Today artists Michael & Laura Allred with writer Steve Horton capture his magic in the graphic novel Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns & Moonage Daydreams fresh from Insight Comics. Thanks to Stephanie Cole for the recommendation; she is is what David Bowie would consider a Hero. #NewBookAlert for January 7, 2020.
“This is pure delight, a book made by fans who are also artists, for fans who are dreamers.” [Neil Gaiman]
There’s no better way than the words of Neil Gaiman to describe this amazing work of art by the brilliant artistic duo @AllredMD #LauraAllred and @tropicalsteve⚡️ pic.twitter.com/ZWIpElxrAA
— Ivana (@magnusrex91) January 6, 2020
Bowie’s Bookshelf: The Hundred Books that Changed David Bowie’s Life by John O’Connell (Gallery Books; Bowie on sale November 12, 2019): Today is the Starman’s birth day: David Bowie was born in 1947. Why not celebrate by picking up Bowie’s Bookshelf: The Hundred Books that Changed David Bowie’s Life! (And if this interests you then check out Bowie Bookclub: “a podcast full of wild speculation about David Bowie & his favorite books.”) #NewBookAlert for January 8, 2020.
The buzziest music memoir—BOWIE’S BOOKSHELF by #johnoconnell—is on sale now!
A heartfelt, analytical, and totally original novel that is one part epic reading guide and one part biography of a music legend.
Learn more here: https://t.co/cPWQ9mtTxx
— Gallery Books (@GalleryBooks) November 15, 2019
Why We Can’t Sleep: Women’s New Midlife Crisis by Ada Calhoun (Grove Press; on sale January 7): Ada Calhoun’s latest is Why We Can’t Sleep: a New Year; New midlife crisis for Gen X women. (Also don’t sleep on her previous and spectacular work St. Marks Is Dead: The Many Lives of America’s Hippest Street! A fascinating New York City bio.) #NewBookAlert for January 9, 2020.
Tuesday, January 14th we are excited to welcome @adacalhoun discussing her book Why We Can’t Sleep, “A generation-defining exploration of the new midlife crisis facing Gen X women”. More info: https://t.co/9XEVaLWGuf pic.twitter.com/IY38CnOSh9
— Solid State Books (@solidstatedc) December 14, 2019
Consider This: Moments in My Writing Life After Which Everything Was Different by Chuck Palahniuk (Grand Central Publishing; Writing on sale January 7): The decaying organic matter we call Chuck Palahniuk has issued an On Writing book Consider This. A Fight Club for those who must battle the blank page. #NewBookAlert for January 10, 2020.
Bestselling author @chuckpalahniuk is sharing the insights and lessons he’s gleaned from his writing life in his brand new book, CONSIDER THIS! Read more about it on @USATODAY https://t.co/l5vEpKAVHX pic.twitter.com/1V8kDhnM57
— Grand Central Pub (@GrandCentralPub) January 7, 2020
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