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Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Compiled/Edited by: hitRECord & Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Genre: Humor, Entertainment
Publisher: !t (Harper Collins)
Pub. Date: December 6, 2011
I'll admit up front that part of the reason I wanted to review this is because it was associated with Joseph Gordon-Levitt who I love as an actor. But, also, the book sounded so unique. This book is essentially a compilation of the contributions to Gordon-Levitt's production company hitRECord where artists of all types tell tiny, but impactful, stories utilizing a combination of words and art.
The book is actually tiny and adorable. I read it as soon as it came in the mail, and it took me about 5-10 minutes. I then handed it over to my husband who read through and enjoyed it as well. Some of the stories are better than others, but overall it was a fun read. It's one of those where you appreciate the story told because of its wit as well as for the artwork that goes with it. I don't know that I would spend the listed $14.99 on it for myself, but as a gift for someone who's the creative type or maybe even as a conversational piece for the home or office I would. It is definitely charming.
Here are a few of my favorites.