(I did this last summer when I was going to Canada to shoot a movie. This summer I am shooting a movie in NYC. Here are all the books I just culled from my childhood bedroom in LA, for reading & re-reading...)
  1. "The Death of the Heart" by Elizabeth Bowen
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    My fave professor in college gave me this book & I never read it
  2. "The Best of Everything" by Rona Jaffe
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    @lenadunham gave me this book!
  3. "Talk" by Linda Rosenkrantz
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    Lena also gave me this book.
  4. "Eve's Hollywood" by Eve Babitz
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    Lena, again. She is my fairy book-mother.
  5. "Birds of America" by Lorrie Moore
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    Haven't read it in ten years, time to re-up. Just re-read "Frog Hospital" too.
  6. "Survival in Auschwitz" by Primo Levi
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    Bought this in high school, never read it.
  7. "Other Voices, Other Rooms" by Truman Capote
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    Loved this in high school, haven't read it since.
  8. "The Moviegoer" by Walker Percy
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    Also loved in high school, also haven't read since
  9. "A Favourite of the Gods" by Sybille Bedford
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    Someone important to me gave me this and I genuinely can't remember who it was. Never read.
  10. "Who Do You Think You Are?" By Alice Munro
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    I am bananas 4 Alice Munro. Bought this in canada last year, never read.
  11. "She: Understanding Feminine Psychology" by Robert A. Johnson
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    I truly love this dude's work & am re-reading all of it.
  12. Bonus: "The Green Mile" by Stephen King
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    Ok I didn't realize this is just *part* of "The Green Mile." But I love Stephen King, so this will be a place holder for whatever I do read of his this summer.