70 Best Arts-and-Entertainment Books


Recommended by the staff at Powell’s Books

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1. Youll Grow Out of It by Jessi Klein


2. Salad for President An Everyday Cookbook Inspired by Artists by Julia Sherman


3. Draw Your Weapons by Sarah Sentilles


4. Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken


5. Mary Page Marlowe by Tracy Letts


6. We Are Never Meeting in Real Life: Essays by Samantha Irby


7. Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout. by Laura Jane Grace


8. The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone by Olivia Laing


9. Theft by Finding: Diaries 1977–2002 by David Sedaris


10. The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6’4″, African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama’s Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian by W. Kamau Bell


11. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One & Two, Special Rehearsal Edition Script by J K Rowling


12. Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton


13. Dear Mr. You by Mary Louise Parker


14. The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Facts by Maja Säfström


15. Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements by Bob Mehr


16. Reckless: My Life as a Pretender by Chrissie Hynde


17. Liar: A Memoir by Rob Roberge


18. everyones a aliebn when ur a aliebn too by Jomny Sun


19. My Dirty Dumb Eyes by Lisa Hanawalt


20. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Larsson, Stieg


21. Growing Up Laughing: My Story and the Story of Funny by Marlo Thomas


22. Cages by Dave McKean


23. How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood by Peter Moskowitz


24. Wishful Drinking by Fisher, Carrie


25. Adulthood Is a Myth A Sarahs Scribbles Collection by Sarah Andersen


26. Clothing Art: The Visual Culture of Fashion, 1600–1914 by Aileen Ribeiro


27. Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey


28. You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson


29. To Be Young Gifted and Black by Lorraine Hansberry


30. Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah


31. Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J K Rowling


32. The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher


33. Not That Kind of Girl A Young Woman Tells You What Shes Learned by Lena Dunham


34. Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir by Carrie Brownstein


35. How to Talk to Your Cat About Gun Safety: and Abstinence, Drugs, Satanism and Other Dangers That Threaten Their Nine Lives by Zachary Auburn


36. Bait: Off Color Stories for You to Color by Chuck Palahniuk


37. @Natgeo The Most Popular Instagram Photos by National Geographic


38. Dear White People by Justin Simien


39. Asunder Dragon Age by David Gaider


40. Sad Animal Facts by Brooke Barker


41. The Secret History of Twin Peaks by Mark Frost


42. Knives & Ink: Chefs and the Stories Behind Their Tattoos (with Recipes) by Isaac Fitzgerald, Wendy Macnaughton


43. Absolutely on Music Conversations with Seiji Ozawa by Haruki Murakami, Seiji Ozawa


44. The Daily Show (The Book): An Oral History as Told by Jon Stewart, the Correspondents, Staff and Guests by Chris Smith, Jon Stewart


45. Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop by Nick Offerman


46. I Am Brian Wilson: A Memoir by Brian Wilson, Ben Greenman


47. A Life in Parts by Bryan Cranston


48. Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish by Rakoff, David


49. Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast


50. Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen


51. Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling


52. All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Beatles Release by Philippe Margotin, Jean-Michel Guesdon


53. The Face of Britain: A History of the Nation Through Its Portraits by Simon Schama


54. M Train by Patti Smith


55. The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer


56. Petty The Biography by Warren Zanes


57. On Bowie by Rob Sheffield


58. Doctor Who Travels in Time Coloring Book by Price Stern Sloan


59. Pop Manga Coloring Book: A Surreal Journey Through a Cute, Curious, Bizarre and Beautiful World by Camilla D’Errico


60. Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay


61. Housebroken: Admissions of an Untidy Life by Laurie Notaro


62. Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg


63. I’m Just a Person by Tig Notaro


64. Out on the Wire the Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of Radio by Jessica Abel


65. Its What I Do A Photographers Life of Love & War by Lynsey Addario


66. I Was a Child: A Memoir by Bruce Eric Kaplan


67. Adventure Time: Hero Time with Finn and Jake by Brandon T. Snider


68. A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictators Rise to Power by Paul Fischer


69. Hold Still A Memoir with Photographs by Sally Mann


70. Block Wonders How to Build Super Structures in Minecraft by Kirsten Kearney


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