THE PRINTED WORD / weekend recos
Ahhh it's the weekend! Time to catch up on emails, web surfing, and my favorite: reading a book.
Here are some good reads that we can recommend:
1- Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter -- this cleverly written novel takes place both in Le Cinque Terre, Italy in the 1960's as well in modern day Los Angeles and weaves a story that intertwines the lives of several individuals each searching for themselves until finally finding one another in the same ending. It is as riveting as it is heart-felt and once you fall in love with its characters, you won't be able to put it down.
2- Sleeping With The Enemy: Coco Chanel's Secret War by Hal Vaughan -- did you know that Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel had ties to the Nazi party? That her born name was Gabrielle Chasnel? That she grew up as an orphan? That she was a personal friend of Sir Winston Churchill? Neither did we! This well researched and documented account of a fashion icon's drama-filled life is absolutely fascinating, and unnerving.
3- Tom Ford by Tom Ford, Bridget Foley, Graydon Carter, Anna Wintour -- what can we say? We love Tom Ford. And who wouldn't want to read about one man's come back and all around kicking ass. Inspiring.
4- Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan -- funny man Jim Gaffigan renders a self-depricating and humorous cry for help as a father of five children. His observations are witty and on point and yet somehow do not scare away those who are not yet parents.