Judd Apatow
Book Recommendations

  • A Death in the Family

    A Death in the Family

    A Death in the Family

    James Agee
    Fiction
    3.9 (14,821)

    Published in 1957, two years after its author's death at the age of forty-five, a death in the family remains a near-perfect work of art, an autobiographical novel that contains one of the most evocative depictions of loss and grief ever written. as jay follet hurries back to his home in knoxville, tennessee, he is killed in a car accident--a tragedy that destroys not only a life but also the domestic happiness and contentment of a young family. a novel of great courage, lyric force, and powerful emotion, a death

    Judd Apatow

    [I love] this book

    Apr 14, 2018 — Source

  • Thinking In Pictures

    Thinking In Pictures

    Thinking In Pictures

    John Sayles
    Performing Arts
    4.13 (161)

    What choices--creative, practical, and technical--make a movie what it is? here a gifted writer and filmmaker takes us behind the camera and provides a full description of the movie-making process.when john sayles turned from writing fiction to making movies, he did so with little help from hollywood: return of the secaucus seven, sayles's first movie as director and writer, was produced with 60,000 of his own money. many films later, he still works outside the studio system and guides every phase of his productions.now sayles has written an illuminating book

    Judd Apatow

    The best book on filmmaking!

    Jul 25, 2019 — Source

  • Memoirs and Misinformation

    Memoirs and Misinformation

    Memoirs and Misinformation

    Dana Vachon,Jim Carrey
    2.94 (3,597)

    Meet jim carrey. sure, he's an insanely successful and beloved movie star drowning in wealth and privilege--but he's also lonely. maybe past his prime. maybe even . . . getting fat? he's tried diets, gurus, and cuddling with his military-grade israeli guard dogs, but nothing seems to lift the cloud of emptiness and ennui. even the sage advice of his best friend, actor and dinosaur skull collector nicolas cage, isn't enough to pull carrey out of his slump.but then jim meets georgie: ruthless ing�nue, love of his life. and with

    Judd Apatow

    It's incredible. Surreal, hilarious and moving.

    Jul 26, 2020 — Source

  • Walk This Way

    Walk This Way

    Walk This Way

    Geoff Edgers
    Music
    3.62 (159)

    The early 1980s were an exciting time for music. hair metal bands were selling out stadiums, while clubs and house parties in new york city has spawned a new genre of music. at the time, though, hip hop's reach was limited, an artform largely ignored by mainstream radio deejays and the rock-obsessed mtv network.but in 1986, the music world was irrevocably changed when run-dmc covered aerosmith's hit "walk this way" in the first rock-hip hop collaboration. other had tried melding styles. this was different, as a pair of iconic arena

    Judd Apatow

    Aerosmith, Run-DMC, and the Story Behind 'Walk This Way' This is a great book!

    Feb 8, 2019 — Source

  • Impeach

    Impeach

    Impeach

    Neal Katyal,Sam Koppelman
    4.37 (775)

    No one is above the law. this belief is as american as freedom of speech and turkey on thanksgiving—held sacred by democrats and republicans alike. but as celebrated supreme court lawyer and former acting solicitor general neal katyal argues in impeach, if president trump is not held accountable for repeatedly asking foreign powers to interfere in the 2020 presidential election, this could very well mark the end of our democracy. to quote president george washington’s farewell address: “foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government.” impeachment

    Judd Apatow

    Please get the book

    Nov 29, 2019 — Source

  • The Madman Theory

    The Madman Theory

    The Madman Theory

    Jim Sciutto
    Political Science
    4.04 (210)

    From praising dictators to alienating allies, trump has made chaos his calling card. has his strategy caused more problems than it solved?richard nixon tried it first. hoping to make communist bloc countries uneasy and thus unstable, nixon let them think he was just crazy enough to nuke them. he called this “the madman theory.” nearly half a century later, president trump has employed his own “madman theory,” sometimes intentionally and sometimes not.trump praises kim jong-un and their “love notes,” admires and flatters vladimir putin, and gives a greenlight to recep

    Judd Apatow

    It is essential reading at this important moment in history.

    Aug 5, 2020 — Source

  • A Fan's Notes

    A Fan's Notes

    A Fan's Notes

    Frederick Exley
    Fiction
    4.06 (4,141)

    This fictional memoir, the first of an autobiographical trilogy, traces a self professed failure's nightmarish decent into the underside of american life and his resurrection to the wisdom that emerges from despair.

    Judd Apatow

    She love the book.

    Apr 14, 2018 — Source

  • All That You Leave Behind

    All That You Leave Behind

    All That You Leave Behind

    Erin Lee Carr
    Biography & Autobiography
    3.78 (3,530)

    Dad: what will set you apart is not talent, but will and a certain kind of humility. a willingness to let the world show you things that you play back as you grow as an artist. talent is cheap. me: ok i will ponder these things. i am a carr.dad: that should matter quite a bit, actually not the name but the guts of what that name means.a celebrated journalist, bestselling author, and recovering addict, david carr was in the prime of his career when he collapsed in the newsroom

    Judd Apatow

    It's especially great about figuring out what career to pursue and the challenges she faced as a young documentarian.

    Apr 2, 2019 — Source

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