1. The Metterling Lists, Woody Allen c. 1969
    Just... One of the funniest things I have ever read. It's starts off The Insanity Defense, and completely caught me off guard. About halfway through I was laughing so hard I had tears streaming down my face. http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1969/05/10/the-metterling-lists
  2. What I Wish I'd Known, Nora Ephron c. 2008
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    This list comes toward the end of the book, directly preceding the conclusory "Considering the Alternative" which is tragic and beautiful. I love that this list appears when it does in the book, something about the beginning of the end. http://www.amazon.com/Feel-Bad-About-My-Neck/dp/0739369938
  3. Joan Didion's packing list c. 1979
  4. Roger Ebert on the greatest movies of all time c. 2012
    More an essay than a list, this is a breakdown and thought process of editing his existing list of the 10 greatest movies of all time, which had last been altered in 2002. There are lists involved, it's amazing. http://www.rogerebert.com/rogers-journal/the-greatest-films-of-all-time