Below are Amber Tamblyn's favorite books, available to purchase as a set or individually.
Actress Amber Tamblyn entered the world of entertainment as a child actress. After a six-year run on “General Hospital,” Tamblyn emerged and took roles in movies such as “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” “127 Hours,” and a role on prime-time’s “Joan of Arcadia,” and has been nominated for a Golden Globe, Emmy, and Independent Spirit Award for her work. Tamblyn is also a poet; The San Francisco Chronicle published her work at age 12, and since then she’s published three works of poetry. Her memoir, Era of Ignition, was published earlier this year, and charted the course of her life from child actor to activist. See the full list...
Chekhov is one of my favorite playwrights and this is my favorite of his works. It's so demented and thrilling and morose. Chekhov has such a fantastic way of capturing a dysfunctional and emotionally abusive family dynamic, there's never a dull moment in his plays. This play in particular — with its themes of love and desire and fears of growing old and being alone — are exactly the kind of catharsis I would enjoy while sitting on a beach in my own isolation.
Smilla's Sense of Snow
I read this every winter. It has one of the best female protagonists I've ever read in a book. There are very few books I can think of that start out so small and unassuming and end so big and heroic. The lead character goes from being an inquisitive, quiet girl to a violent, powerful force by the end of the book, all while solving a murder that keeps unfolding new twists and turns. This book makes me feel strong. Like I could fight a bad guy on a burning barge then jump into to arctic freezing water to swim to my safety as it explodes. Which she does, in the book.
Diane di Prima
Diane di Prima is a legendary poet and feminist. These poems are the embodiment of a woman seeing herself both as feminine and animalistic all at once. Di Prima is considered the only woman who was part of the Beat movement of poets, but in my opinion, she is the strongest voice out of all of them, even more than Allen Ginsberg. She always wrote fiercely and violently, truthfully and potently. She is a wholly original voice and this book was the first glimpse of that.
Jamie Lee Curtis
$142.82 Angle of Repose
$171.70 After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie
$160.84 Donkey Gospel
$170.85 The Tremor of Forgery
Neil Patrick Harris
$158.93 Hiding the Elephant: How Magicians Invented the Impossible and Learned to Disappear
$222.95 Remembrance of Things Past
$159.79 The Argonauts
$172.83 I Lost it at the Movies
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