Room to Dream by David Lynch

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Although an awkward read, the book abounds in great stories and terrific movie trivia that will sate Lynch fans for years to come.
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An unprecedented look into the personal and creative life of the visionary auteur David Lynch, through his own words and those of his closest colleagues, friends, and family
 
In this unique hybrid of biography and memoir, David Lynch opens up for the first time about a life lived in pursuit of his singular vision, and the many heartaches and struggles he’s faced to bring his unorthodox projects to fruition. Lynch’s lyrical, intimate, and unfiltered personal reflections riff off biographical sections written by close collaborator Kristine McKenna and based on more than one hundred new interviews with surprisingly candid ex-wives, family members, actors, agents, musicians, and colleagues in various fields who all have their own takes on what happened.

Room to Dream is a landmark book that offers a onetime all-access pass into the life and mind of one of our most enigmatic and utterly original living artists.

With insights into . . .
Eraserhead
The Elephant Man
Dune
Blue Velvet
Wild at Heart
Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
Lost Highway
The Straight Story
Mulholland Drive
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About David Lynch

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Three-time Oscar-nominated director David Lynch is among the leading filmmakers of our era. From the early seventies to the present day, Lynch's popular and critically acclaimed film projects, which include Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Wild at Heart, Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet, and Mulholland Drive, are internationally considered to have broken down the wall between art-house cinema and Hollywood moviemaking.
 
Published June 19, 2018 by Random House. 592 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

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on Apr 04 2018

Although an awkward read, the book abounds in great stories and terrific movie trivia that will sate Lynch fans for years to come.

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LA Times

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Reviewed by Tyler Malone on Jun 20 2018

Unlike most other biographies and memoirs, this book isn’t trying to explain away the mysteries of the subject’s life and work, but rather to deepen them.

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Reviewed by Xan Brooks on Jun 24 2018

The world is a mystery and his films live in darkness. He’s prepared to tell us how they happened but he’s not about to tell us why.

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Reviewed by Tasha Robinson on Jun 23 2018

Room to Dream is much easier to understand: it's breezy, entertaining, and almost entirely surface-level. It may not give readers the dream, as Lynch puts it, but at least it brings the dream into sharper focus.

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