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these are some books we’ve read in the past year or so that have made an impression on us. all titles on the list guarantee many hours of delectable literary enjoyment. some of them are lifeeee chaaaanging. oprah shmoprah; here are our recommendations.

a supposedly fun thing i’ll never do again by david foster wallace

the dharma bums by jack kerouac

the unbearable lightness of being by milan kundera

what is the what by dave eggers

the electric kool-aid acid test by tom wolfe

be here now by ram dass

the omnivore’s dilemma by michael pollan

rant by chuck palahniuk

ham on rye by charles bukowski

the book of imaginary beings by jorge luis borges

[ stefanie ]

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the latest issue of interview, is superb. it is the so-called art issue. inside find interviews with richard prince (who owns the original scroll of big sur by mr. jack kerouac), jeff koons (more on him in a sec), cate blanchett (interviewed by jack white, which brings to mind coffee and cigarettes, and also the two of them are quite witty with each other), william eggleston (who is color blind?), rei kawakubo (have you gotten a chance to shop for comme des garcons at h&m yet?), gus van sant (i fell asleep during paranoid park but still claim to have really liked it), AND MORE!

jeff koons was all, “i don’t think my shit is ironic, or tongue-in-cheek” (that was paraphrased, badly, by the way) and i was all, reeeally? because you sculpted a giant balloon animal and put it in the palace at versailles… but then jeff koons was all, “living at versailles must have been like living in a fantasy, where you could go to sleep one night with a garden full of blue flowers and wake up to find a garden full of red flowers, because a staff of gardeners had been up all night uprooting and planting your fantasy, fuckin louis xiv, and my pieces relate to that fantasy in contemporary ways” (again, paraphrase-age) and i was all, hey i kinda like that, way to go jeff koons, this is the first time i’ve ever had tender feelings towards you and your art.

koons1(photo from nytimes.com)

and then i was all, happy hannuka, and stuff.

[ stefanie ]

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