Room to dream

by Lynch, David, 1946-

Format: Print Book 2018
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * An unprecedented look into the personal and creative life of the visionary auteur David Lynch, through his own words and those of his closest colleagues, friends, and family

"Insightful . . . an impressively industrious and comprehensive account of Lynch's career."-- The New York Times Book Review

In this unique hybrid of biography and memoir, David Lynch opens up for the first time about a life lived in pursuit of his singular vision, and the many heartaches and struggles he's faced to bring his unorthodox projects to fruition. Lynch's lyrical, intimate, and unfiltered personal reflections riff off biographical sections written by close collaborator Kristine McKenna and based on more than one hundred new interviews with surprisingly candid ex-wives, family members, actors, agents, musicians, and colleagues in various fields who all have their own takes on what happened.

Room to Dream is a landmark book that offers a onetime all-access pass into the life and mind of one of our most enigmatic and utterly original living artists.

With insights into . . .
The Elephant Man
Blue Velvet
Wild at Heart
Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
Lost Highway
The Straight Story
Mulholland Drive
Twin Peaks: The Return

Praise for Room to Dream

"A memorable portrait of one of cinema's great auteurs . . . provides a remarkable insight into [David] Lynch's intense commitment to the 'art life.' " -- The Guardian

"This is the best book by and about a movie director since Elia Kazan's A Life (1988) and Michael Powell's A Life in Movies (1986). But Room to Dream is more enchanting or appealing than those classics. . . . What makes this book endearing is its chatty, calm account of how genius in America can be a matter-of-fact defiance of reality that won't alarm your dog or save mankind. It's the only way to dream in so disturbed a country." -- San Francisco Chronicle
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* As a personification of unconventionality, multimedia visionary David Lynch has combined memoir with biography to forge a strikingly multidimensional portrait of the artist. Coauthor McKenna, a journalist who has known Lynch for decades, presents the facts along with forthright recollections gleaned from extensive interviews with Lynch's family, ex-wives, friends, and colleagues. After each of her expository chapters, Lynch revisits the same time period, sharing his divergent memories and thoughts, thus creating an in-the-round view of his bucolic Idaho childhood, early and continued devotion to painting, and the mysterious occurrence that led him to movies. Multiple voices tell the mind-whirling stories behind Lynch's radically enigmatic, disquieting, covertly spiritual films, including crucial support from Mel Brooks for The Elephant Man (1980) and Dino De Laurentiis for Dune (1984) and Blue Velvet (1986), as well as the genesis of the different incarnations of Twin Peaks. Readers gain diverse perspectives on Lynch's sunny charisma, dark sensibility, receptivity to serendipity, painstaking craftsmanship, numerous relationships with women, deep rapport with actors, musical and photographic works, and long commitment to Transcendental Meditation. McKenna observes, the overarching theme in everything he's done is the issue of the dualities we live with and our efforts to reconcile them. An incandescently detailed and complexly enlightening chronicle of a fervent, uncompromising life devoted to pure creativity. --Seaman, Donna Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Filmmaker Lynch and coauthor McKenna both contribute their voices to this wonderfully entertaining audiobook about Lynch's life and his creative influences. The chapters alternate between first-person accounts from Lynch and more traditional biographical accounts written and read by McKenna. McKenna's reading style is clear and unembellished. She reads her portion of the book, which paints Lynch as a visionary artist whose creative genius is guided by a mix of intuition and impulsiveness, in a detached journalistic manner. Lynch hems and haws, often riffing on topics discussed in McKenna's chapters. His sections of the book are unpredictable yet strangely alluring as he moves breathlessly from one topic to the next. An anecdote about a meeting with comedian George Burns, for example, suddenly transforms into a discussion of the revival of Lynch's hit show Twin Peaks. In another section, he muses on the talents of actor Richard Farnsworth and then veers off into the adverse effects of genetically modified corn. While Lynch's sections no doubt steal the show, his entertaining style works in part because McKenna's sections give the book direction. A Random House hardcover. (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Lynch, David, -- 1946-
Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Biography.
Publisher New York :Random House,2018
Edition First edition.
Contributors McKenna, Kristine, author.
Language English
Description xii, 577 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Filmography: pages 513-530.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 537-538) and index.
ISBN 9780399589195
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