Try and trap a turning point in your life in a sentence. Make it sound cool. Or try to. Make sure you write it down. Unless you’re famous already, or you’ve broken your nose on a DJ speaker, I can guarantee that it’s not as interesting as, or as entertaining as A Book of Ages . Author Eric Hanson has chronicled the witty and ironic moments of famous lives. Triumphs, failures, revealing anecdotes, odd incidents, crossed paths, missed chances, early and late masterpieces, mid-life crises and reinventions, great partnerships, changes of heart and changes of mind. All organised by year of age.
Buy two copies. One for you, and one to give to someone who you think will truly appreciate it, dog-ear the corners, spill tea on it and avoid putting it on the coffee table with all those other books they don’t read. Check out a small selection of moments below.
This is so true. I used to give myself 5 hours to write an essay, that’s not including research. 250 words per hour. There abouts. I’d normally started at about 9 at night and 5 hours later, at 2 in the morning, I’d reach my conclusion. Could have had something to do with my hectic social schedule involving much of my thought being directed towards costume preparation, instead of my essays.
Any newspaper you flicked through on the weekend would have had a film review or article about The September Issue. Director R.J Cutler and his crew spent 8 months in and around the Vogue office in the shadow of Anna Wintour. Cutler didn’t go in with any particular M.O. just the intention of being a fly on the wall, providing an insight into the daily rigmarole of the office. Enter Grace Coddington, Vogue’s Creative Director.
After spending the first couple of months locked out of Grace’s world – Wintour insisted the camera crew go on a shoot with her. Much to Grace’s displeasure. She new she could do nothing about it so chose to embrace the opportunity. And so R.J. had his story. The continuous cheeky tug of war between two women on the same side. Result: Anna Wintour – fabulous editor at any cost. Grace – heart & soul, the storyteller. And if you don’t have a story you’ve got nothing to edit.
The preview only gives us a snippet of Grace. So I found more.
FABULOUS. Thom’s photos of Bottega and Taxi kitchens say Melbourne too.