Joan Didion – Favorite Books

The favorite books of author, journalist, and screenwriter Joan Didion are examined below.  During her senior year at the University of California, Berkeley, Didion won the Prix de Paris, a yearly contest sponsored by Vogue whereby all seniors at accredited colleges throughout the United States are invited to submit writing entires.  Following her first place …

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Eve Babitz – Favorite Books, Films & Albums

One of this country's great literary voices, Eve Babitz, recently provided us with a list of her favorite books, albums, and films, which you can find below.  Babitz's work has seen a resurgence in recent years with the re-publishing of her novels/fictive memoirs Eve's Hollywood; Slow Days, Fast Company; Sex and Rage: Advice to Young Ladies Eager for …

Elliott Smith – Favorite Albums, Books & Film

A comprehensive list of the favorite film, albums, books of the late singer/songwriter Elliott Smith is examined below.  For more information on a particular album, book, or film, feel free to click on the associated image (via Amazon). FAVORITE ALBUMS The Beatles (The White Album) Jealous Guy Marquee Moon The Marble Index Abbey Road High …

Tony O’Neill’s Favorite Books

One of our favorite authors, Tony O'Neill, recently provided us with a list of his favorite books, which you can find below.  Prior to publication of his autobiographical debut novel, Digging the Vein, O'Neill was a professional musician, playing in several notable bands including Kenickie and The Brian Jonestown Massacre.  O'Neill's novels recount his harrowing …

WSJ’s Jason Zweig – Best Books for Investors

After reading approximately 2,000 books concerning investing and investment strategies, The Wall Street Journal's Jason Zweig opines that only a select handful are worth reading.  The following books are those highlighted by Zweig as excellent resources for anyone interested in investing in securities (click on the book images for more information).  For more on Zweig, …