At WHAT FOR, we love literature and we jumped into it in our fall winter 16 mood with WHAT FOR GIRL who run the libraries until she used her boos!
Bescause we love also sharing here is is the top 3 of our favorite books of the moment:
- In his new book, A Wild Swan and Other Tales, Michael Cunningham delivers a deliciously refreshing spin on 11 fairy tales as we like with our WHAT FOR GIRL fall winter 16 who looks like an Alice in Wonderland 2.0. The stories are a little more “adult,” a little more contemporary and far more creative. Subverting old stories has developed into something of a trend in recent years, but the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hours confidently guides the tales into new territory while remaining reverential of the source material. Paste caught up with Cunningham to discuss his childhood fascination with fairy tales, the lasting power of these stories and what follows “happily ever after.”
- Now published in pocket edition and then so easy to put in your suitcase next to your favorite WHAT FOR leather ballerinas discover "Wool gathering" from Patti Smith. A great book about becoming an artist, Woolgathering tells of a youngster finding herself as she learns the noble vocation of woolgathering, “a worthy calling that seemed a good job for me.” She discovers―often at night, often in nature―the pleasures of rescuing “a fleeting thought.” Deeply moving, Wool- gathering calls up our own memories, as the child “glimpses and gleans, piecing together a crazy quilt of truths.” Smith introduces us to her tribe, “a race of cloud dwellers,” and to the fierce, vital pleasures of cloud watching and stargazing and wandering.
- You know David Duchovny, the Golden Globe-winning actor who starred as FBI Agent Fox Mulderon the TheX-Files (including this year's reboot), as debauched novelist Hank Moody in Showtime’sCalifornication, and as retro cop Sam Hodiak in NBC’s ‘60s drama Aquarius. But, probably, you didn’t know that last year his first novel, Holy Cow, earned critical acclaim. Or that Duchovny now has written a hilarious and deeply touching second novel, a rites-of-passage tragicomedy set in 1978 New York City during the months leading up to one of Major League Baseball’s most legendary pennant-race finales.In Bucky (Expletive) Dent (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 304 pp., **** out of four stars), Ted Fullilove is a thirty-something stoner, Deadhead and Ivy League grad, living in a vile Bronx tenement. He drives a beat-up green Toyota Corolla, hasn’t had a sex life since college, and sells peanuts at Yankee Stadium to pay the rent. Fans know him as “Mr. Peanut.”