Eleanor Friedberger

A stalwart member of Brooklyn’s music scene, Freidberger came to fame as one half of indie rock duo, The Fiery Furnaces, but has since embarked on a successful solo career. Her 2013 album, Personal Record, marked her out as a particularly compelling storyteller. “When I write a song, the lyrics come first,” she has said. “It’s just always more about getting a story or an emotion across, than it is about creating a mood with the music. Hopefully they complement each other. But it is about the words first.”

Below are Eleanor Friedberger’s favorite books, available to purchase as a set or individually.


World Within World

Stephen Spender
For those thinking about writing a memoir, take a lesson from Mr. Spender and read this!

$10.00 $10.00

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The House Book

Terence Conran
The bible for home interior design and a little soft porn to boot.

$160.95 $160.95

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The Sea, The Sea

Iris Murdoch
Murdoch's beautiful writing is endlessly entertaining and this novel about obsession is a perfect read while traveling alone.

$18.00 $18.00

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Yotam Ottolenghi
My go-to cook book where you can't go wrong.

$35.00 $35.00

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Women Poets of Japan

Edited by Kenneth Rexroth & Ikuko Atsumi
For when you're feeling moody or need a quick line to woo someone with.

$16.95 $16.95

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A Life in Movies: An Autobiography

Michael Powell
A true master; take your time reading this in-between watching A Matter of Life and Death, The Red Shoes, and I Know Where I'm Going.

$33.00 $33.00

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The Greek Islands

Lawrence Durrell
A memoir, travel, history, and photo book rolled into one; Durrell is a perfect companion.

$13.10 $13.10

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Popism, The Warhol '60s

Andy Warhol & Pat Hackett
Totally hilarious and a great sneak-peak into 60s New York.

$14.95 $14.95

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The Songs of Bob Dylan from 1966 through 1975

Bob Dylan
Grab a guitar and play some songs!

$34.99 $34.99

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Division Street: America

Studs Terkel
Particular affinity to this since I grew up one block north of Division Street; the greatest listener shares the voices of the people of Chicago.

$17.95 $17.95

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