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Everyone has a memoir in miniature in at least one piece of clothing. In Worn Stories, Emily Spivack has collected over sixty of these clothing-inspired narratives from cultural figures and talented storytellers. First-person accounts range from the everyday to the extraordinary, such as artist Marina Abramovic on the boots she wore to walk the Great Wall of China; musician Rosanne Cash on the purple shirt that belonged to her father; and fashion designer Cynthia Rowley on the Girl Scout sash that informed her business acumen. Other contributors include Greta Gerwig, Heidi Julavits, John Hodgman, Brandi Chastain, Marcus Samuelsson, Piper Kerman, Maira Kalman, Sasha Frere-Jones, Simon Doonan, Albert Maysles, Susan Orlean, Andy Spade, Paola Antonelli, David Carr, Andrew Kuo, and more. By turns funny, tragic, poignant, and celebratory, Worn Stories offers a revealing look at the clothes that protect us, serve as a uniform, assert our identity, or bring back the past—clothes that are encoded with the stories of our lives.
|Publisher:||Princeton Architectural Press|
|Product dimensions:||7.20(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Emily Spivack is a Brooklyn-based artist, writer, and editor who created the Smithsonian's blog Threaded and collects stories for the Internet found-art project Sentimental Value. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Opening up the book Worn Stories is like opening a clothing diary. Each piece of clothing that is found in a person's wardrobe has a story, each one special its own way. Some stories are funny, some are full of memories. Each essay has its own photograph. This was so much fun to read, then it made me want to look at my clothing and think about the memories made with each one. I would give this book the highest rating and would recommend it to everyone I know.