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Here’s a bunch of stuff that made my life better this year that I think a wide range of other people would like, too. It’s all $5-$25, so great for stocking stuffers or people on a budget.
Beauty Is Embarrassing: The Wayne White Story - While Jiro Dreams of Sushi was a portrait of heads-down mastery and craft, this film captured the kind of artistic life I’m shooting for — one full of humor, family, and multiple mediums. $25
How To Live: A Life of Montaigne by Sarah Bakewell - Montaigne has been dead almost 500 years, but he reads like he’s writing about today. Bakewell’s biography does a good job of putting him in a context. You might want to add the complete essays and make it a gift set. $15
Design is a Job by Mike Monteiro - This isn’t just a book about design. It’s a book for anybody involved in creative work. I talked to a lot of design students and agency folks this year, and I probably pimped this book to them more than my own. $18
The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction by Alan Jacobs - A wonderful read about reading. Would make a great gift set bundled with How To Talk About Books You Haven’t Read. $13
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick - Blade Runner is one of my favorite movies, but I’d never read the novel it was based on. The writing can get a tad clunky in spots, but it’s a great read. $8