19 Surprising Books To Buy As Gifts
Disclaimer: We really only put this list together as a fund allocation exercise. A way to figure out how many oyster happy hours we’ll have to skip to ensure we’re suitably well fed in words these holidays. But, that said, we’re hoping you’ll trust our taste in nostalgic photography bibles, It Girl instruction manuals, epic retellings of journeys with Phish fans, and shameless Stephen King horror stories.
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Because along with twerking and Drake Hands, 2013 coughed up some pretty good printed matter too.
See below for the 19 things we’ll be curling up with when we can internet no longer.
'The Wes Anderson Collection' by Matt Zoller Seitz
Your Andersonian bible, featuring previously unpublished photos, artwork, and general ephemera. $40, Abrams Books.
'Oscar Wilde on Dress' by John Cooper Oscar Wilde
With Wilde's 1885 essay 'The Philosophy Of Dress' as its centerpiece, this collection of his writings on dress should prove to be of interest to fashion types, Wildean scholars, and anyone who enjoys Wilde's style of writing. $125, Amazon.
'Malls Across America' by Michael Galinsky
'80s nostalgia seen though a consumerist lens. $174, Amazon.
'Cartwheel' by Jennifer Dubois
Don't rip the pages as you tear through this non-tabloidy retelling of the Amanda Knox story. $26, Random House.
'Anatomy of Steampunk: The Fashion of Victorian Futurism' by Katherine Gleason
Neo-Victorian, retrofuturistic, and still relevant today. $24.62, Amazon.
'Inside the Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York's Legendary Chelsea Hotel' by Sherill Tippins
Enter a cultural dynamo, a haven for the counterculture and an Empire State of Mind. $16.99, Barnes & Noble.
'The Asylum' by Simon Doonan
Who are more insane-fashion people or asylum inpatients? Doonan proves what your boyfriend thought all along. $19.05, Barnes & Noble.