Kalman, Maira My Favorite Things

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From Maira Kalman, the author of the bestsellers The Principles of Uncertainty and The Elements of Style, comes this beautiful pictorial and narrative exploration of the significance of objects in our lives, drawn from her personal artifacts, recollections, and selections from the collection of the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

With more than fifty original paintings and featuring bestselling author and illustrator Maira Kalman’s signature handwritten prose, My Favorite Things is a poignant and witty meditation on the importance of both quotidian and unusual objects in our culture and private worlds.

Created in the same colorful, engaging, and insightful style as her previous works, which have won her fans around the world, My Favorite Things features more than fifty objects from both the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and Kalman’s personal collections: the pocket watch Abraham Lincoln was carrying when he was shot, original editions of Winnie-the-Pooh and Alice in Wonderland, a handkerchief in memoriam of Queen Victoria, an Ingo Maurer lamp, Rietveld’s Z chair, a pair of Toscanini’s pants, and photographs Kalman has taken of people walking towards and away from her. A pictorial index provides photographs of the actual objects and a short description of them, enhancing the reading experience.

As it speaks to the universal experience and importance of beloved objects in our lives—big and small, famous and private—this unique work is a fresh way of examining and understanding our society, history, culture, and ourselves.

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“So friendly, so classic, so delightful . . . Kalman has taken ‘the little book’ [ The Elements of Style] and made it even more elegant and uplifting.” (Los Angeles Times)

“While The Elements of Style has never lacked fans or dutiful adherents, appreciation for this slim volume has taken a turn toward the whimsical and even surreal.” (New York Times)

“The pictures are playful and subtle, which suits the spirit of the beloved bestseller [ The Elements of Style].” (USA Today)

“My absolute favorite book of recent memory: an exquisite and delightful and peculiarly illustrated memoir about . . . well, the search for the meaning of life. I will be giving this book [ The Principles of Uncertainty] to everyone I love.” (Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love)

About the Author:

MAIRA KALMAN is an illustrator, author and designer who has written and illustrated a dozen children’s books, including Lemony Snicket’s 13 Words. Her artwork has been featured on the cover of The New Yorker, and she has been a visual columnist for The New York Times. She lives in New York City.

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