My Ideal Bookshelf

by Jane Mount and Thessaly La Force

My Ideal Bookshelf

Hardcover, 225 pages, Little Brown & Co, List Price: $24.99 | purchase

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Leading cultural figures share the books that matter to them most-books that define their dreams and ambitions and in many cases helped them find their way in the world.

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Jane Mount and Thessaly La Force asked more than 100 writers, chefs, architects, musicians, actors and other cultural celebrities to select a small shelf of books to represent them — the books that made each of them who they are today, their "favorite favorites." Mount and La Force then crafted the selections and commentary into a delicious coffee-table book that reminds us of the fiercely possessive way we readers feel about the books that transformed, delighted and inspired us.

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