October Staff Picks

Opening Ceremony
by Carol Lim and Humberto Leon

This fall, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim - Opening Ceremony founders and creative directors of Kenzo - released the thickest, most inspiring, art/fashion book in celebration of the Manhattan retail shop's 10th anniversary. The book includes original photography by Terry Richardson, 'zine inserts by Chloƫ Sevigny and Spike Jonze, and memories and artwork by Ryan McGinley, Alexander Wang, Sally Singer, M.I.A., Terence Koh, Marcel Dzama, Rodarte, Proenza Schouler, Jason Schwartzman, and more...

Boozy Brunch: The Quintessential Guide to Daytime Drinking
by Peter Joseph
I'm sorry. But it's got recipes for enhanced coffee and teas, hangover cures, bacon-chocolate chip pancakes... and whatever a "flirtini" is.

By This Shall You Know Him
by Jesse Jacobs

This book encapsulates everything that’s exciting about the latest generation of comic artists: beautiful color combinations, weird characters, funny dialogue, and an incredible amount of imagination. If you’re into the aesthetic of Nobrow magazines and the dark humor of artists like Michael Deforge or Jesse Moynihan, this is the book for you. This one just might make it to my top ten books of the year, just saying...

Thrill Murray: A Colouring-in Book Inspired by the Great Man of Cinema
by Belly Kids

In case Bill Murray kicks off another "crash on your couch" tour, you can now stealthily show off by having this book on your coffee table.

Every Love Story is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace
by D.T. Max
(Seemingly) chronicling nearly every detail of David Foster Wallace's life from his birth in 1962 until his suicide in 2008, D.T. Max has written a biography that I have found myself knee-deep in. Max aims to help us find the real Wallace (or a version of), someone who has been romanticized even when alive. Detailing his academic genius, his social anxiety, his womanizing, and most interestingly to me, his work process, Max makes me want to reread the whole Wallace library. Also, it makes me want to write PoMo stories about Pat Sajak.

 Building Stories
by Chris ware

I know this is an obvious one, but my goodness people! I saw Chris's art show in New York earlier in September, and it just made me fall in love with his work all over again. Powerful stories. And like I said when I saw the box for the first time, "I'm just excited about how long I will get to spend in that world." 

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