Books Graydon Carter Books by Graydon Carter Graydon Carter has written books about: Arts & Entertainment Nonfiction Art & Design Biography & Memoir Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Graydon Carter Gordon Studer Best Books Of 2009 Season's Readings: Top Picks From Indie Booksellers December 3, 2009 Correspondent Susan Stamberg gathers recommendations for the season's best books from booksellers Rona Brinlee, Daniel Goldin and Lucia Silva. Their selections include comics about philosophy, novels about building families, and a box set that dives into the process of writing. Season's Readings: Top Picks From Indie Booksellers Listen · 7:20 7:20 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/120980017/121045051" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Excerpts: Best Books 2009 Excerpt: 'Vanity Fair's Proust Questionnaire' December 3, 2009 Responses to the survey that fills the back pages of Vanity Fair. This collection contains words of wisdom from Johnny Cash, Jane Goodall, Paul Newman, and more. Excerpts: Best Books 2009 Excerpt: 'Vanity Fair's Proust Questionnaire' November 24, 2009 Vanity Fair's Proust Questionnaire collects celebrity answers to deep (and not-so-deep) questions. John McAlley Best Books Of 2009 Big And Beautiful: Best Gift Books of 2009 November 24, 2009 Reviewer John McAlley selects gems from the worlds of fine art, fashion, photography, science, lit-crit and cartoons. These luxe volumes will be gracing coffee tables long after the lights and wrapping paper are gone. Book Reviews A Century Of Beautiful People November 4, 2008 Artists and athletes, celebrities and scribes, the talented and the tainted promiscuously link arms and promenade in this exuberant collection of portraits from the Vanity Fair archives.