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    Having partnered with Noah Baumbach on indie darlings “Frances Ha” and “Mistress America,” Greta Gerwig stepped out on her own for “Lady Bird,” a breakout film in 2017 that garnered swooning notices, Golden Globe nominations, and established her as a triple-threat writer-director-actor. Although she came to fame as an actor in movies by Woody Allen and Whit Stillman, Gerwig’s interest in writing was sparked by playwrights such as Tom Stoppard and Arthur Miller, and liberated by fellow Californian Joan Didion. “It was the first time I’d read something by an artist—a great artist—who was working in the same place I was from and writing about it,” she told Francis Ford Coppola in Interview magazine. “And it was the first inkling I had that maybe I didn’t need to be a different person in order to make something that was worth anything.

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    Tom Hanks

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    The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia

    Masha Gessen

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    Hans Ulrich Obrist

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    The Red Book

    Carl Jung

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    Emily Mortimer


    The Girls of Slender Means

    Muriel Spark

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    Curtis Sittenfeld

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    Rose Byrne

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    What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

    Raymond Carver

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    Rose McGowan


    Love in the Time of Cholera

    Gabriel García Márquez

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    Steven Pinker

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    Whole Earth Discipline

    Stewart Brand

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    Amy Tan


    Love in the Time of Cholera

    Gabriel García Márquez

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    Kelly Macdonald


    Writing Home

    Alan Bennett

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