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The Oppy Editors Share Their Top Reads for Summer 2018

BILL CUNNINGHAM: FASHION CLIMBING, BY BILL CUNNINGHAM

“I immediately pre-ordered this book. It’s a posthumous memoir by the New York Times street fashion photographer who was immortalized in the indecently charming documentary Bill Cunningham New York. True to form, he painstakingly prepared his memoir by typewriter, then hid it, to be found after his death. Bill (we’re apparently on a first name basis) was an incredible example of one who forged a career path to suit his passions where none had existed.”

— Jamie Quiroz, AVP Relations

 

 

 

 

 

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING: UNCOMMON SENSE FOR THE THOUGHTFUL INVESTOR, BY HOWARD MARKS

“To steal a quote from a book critic,’It’s like combining Warren Buffet’s wisdom with Michael Lewis’s writing.’…

Shifting Gears: Book Picks for Winter Break

Can you feel it? Winter break is coming. Turn in your last final and pick up a copy of a book that will put you in a different kind of headspace.

 

Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad by M.T. Anderson

If talking about early 20th-century Russia gets your heart racing, this is your book. If it doesn’t, this could still be your book. Symphony for the City of the Dead gives an unpretentious, accessible history of the Russian Revolution, industrialization, and life under Stalin. Told through the lens of the era’s most prolific classical composer, it’s a shadowy biography wrapped in a national history wearing the cloak of a spy thriller, with a killer soundtrack.…

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