Leila's Holiday Picks for Cinephiles

Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143128229
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Published: Penguin Books - September 13th, 2016

Mara Wilson’s hilarious and heartbreaking memoir about growing up in (and awkwardly growing out of) Hollywood is one of my favorite books of the year.

The Princess Diarist Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399173592
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Published: Blue Rider Press - November 22nd, 2016

Another great memoir from Carrie Fisher, this time concerning the making of the first Star Wars film in 1976 and her affair with Harrison Ford.

The book contains her diary entries written during production.

The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside the Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476730400
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 7th, 2014

Greg Sestero’s account of his time spent working on greatest bad movie of all time, The Room, is one of my all-time favorites and I can’t recommend this bizarrely inspirational book enough. This memoir is being made into a biopic starring James and Dave Franco that will be released next year.

The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure Cover Image
ISBN: 9780156035156
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Published: Mariner Books - October 8th, 2007

Whether you’ve seen the movie or not, everyone should read William Goldman’s genius source material. It’s the perfect book for anyone who can read.

Stories of Your Life and Others Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101972120
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Published: Vintage - June 14th, 2016

This fabulous collection of Ted Chiang’s short stories and novellas contains the story that inspired one of my favorite films of the year, Arrival.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338109061
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - November 18th, 2016

I very much enjoy reading screenplays and found this one to be a lot of fun. J.K. Rowling’s very first screenplay comes beautifully packaged and makes a great gift for fans of the film.

Brooklyn Cover Image
ISBN: 9781439148952
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Published: Scribner Book Company - March 2nd, 2010

A perfect novel by Colm Toibin that was adapted into an equally wonderful film nominated earlier this year for a plethora of awards including three Oscars. Fun fact: the screenplay was adapted by another favorite author, Nick Hornby.