“Mr. Tyler told Mr. Muldoon that he wished he had become a poet because he would have remembered more. “I don’t remember anything, man,” he said. But, he countered, he would have gotten laid a lot less.” – Mike Miller of The Observer recounts hanging out with Steven Tyler and Paul Muldoon backstage at an Aerosmith concert. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
“THIS BOOK IS AMAZING. MAKES FIFTY SHADES OF GREY LOOK LIKE TWILIGHT FAN FICTION.” – Amelia Gray’s blurb for Amber Sparks’s collection May We Shed These Human Bodies is utterly fantastic. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
“I have no idea whether there was any connection between Brooks Brothers and writers and editors such as Max Perkins, Harold Ross, Fitzgerald and Cheever. But it always felt as if their ghosts were roaming the aisles alongside you, debating with themselves whether they should stick to white or whether they could pull off pink or pinstripes this season.” – We are always suckers for a good essay on Brooks Brothers oxford shirts. This Wall Street Journal one in particular […]
“You have a small window to make a splash,” she said. “I spent seven years writing this book, so I’ll be damned if I’m just going to let this moment slip away.” – Jennifer Miller talks to The Brooklyn Paper about the back to basics approach she’s been using to sell her book, The Year of the Gadfly. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
“Yet the home library is on the rise, having become something of a cerebral status symbol. Affluent homeowners are buying quality books in quantity to amass collections for private personal libraries. These rooms are as much aesthetic set pieces and public displays of intelligence as they are quiet spaces to reflect and retreat.” – First hip menswear stores starting using books for decorations, now the Wall Street Journal “uncovers” rich people doing the same thing. (Although we doubt any of […]
“We brought up his resemblance to Clark Gable, and the woman paused. “I don’t know what Clark Gable looks like,” she said flatly.” and “We tickle people’s curiosity,” Mr. Lee said. He’s found that, as it was for Gatsby, a certain air of mystery can be useful. “The first question I get is ‘What do you really do?’” he said. “And that’s how I know I’ve garnished their attention, and that’s how I know it’s a three-pointer.” – Do you […]
“I wrote the text and described the covers in the script. We actually hired a different artist to design the cover of each book. I worked with them to do it, but that was different people’s artwork so that’s why they each kind of had their own voices as illustrations. We also animated [the books], and I think you can see it on YouTube. The books that Suzy doesn’t read from in the movie, I wrote a little paragraph of […]
“Neiman was a first-class gadfly, a bundle of dandyish affectations. He wore eggshell-white suits and wingtip shoes, smoked long, thin cigars, and grew a mustache similar to that of his mentor, Salvador Dali (though Neiman once said it was inspired by Clark Gable). He cultivated his image as much as, if not more than, his art. “LeRoy has style,” one publisher told writer Pat Jordan in 1975. “He has some beautiful suits. Still, I don’t think he’s put his soul into […]