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From Neil Young’s much-lauded autobiography to Toni Morrison’s signed first-edition novel, we bring you books with a subject– or an author–who is larger than life.

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Rock icon Neil Young’s critically acclaimed autobiography Waging Heavy Peace tells the stories of his childhood, rapid rise to fame, and the songs that made him famous. This beautiful limited edition will be signed by Neil Young and repackaged in a slip case and linen cover. Only 1,500 copies will be printed, making it an essential addition to every music lover’s collection.

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Stella McCartney’s edition of Fashion Designers A-Z is also a limited production book with 2,000 numbered copies. It is adorned with a Neon Abstract Print on cotton satin from her Summer 2013 collection—available in two different palettes. True to McCartney’s modern, fresh, style, the prints pop with color and sensuality.

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If you were inspired by Daniel Day Lewis’s portrayal of Abraham Lincoln in the movie, you can soak up more of the great man’s words of wisdom in this handsome compilation of “Quotes, Quips, and Speeches.” Included are Lincoln’s own words, as well as those from the people who knew him best, from Mary Todd Lincoln to Stephen Douglas. We think it’s the perfect gift for graduation or Father’s Day.

 

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In Home, America’s most celebrated novelist, Nobel Prize-winner Toni Morrison extends her profound take on our history with this twentieth-century tale of redemption: a taut and tortured story about one man’s desperate search for himself in a world disfigured by war.

About Julia Reed

Julia Reed is a columnist at Garden & Gun magazine and a contributing editor at Elle Décor. She also contributes to The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, and The New York Times, and makes frequent appearances on MSNBC. She is the author of five books, including But Mama Always Put Vodka in the Sangria, Adventures in Eating, Drinking and Making Merry and One Man’s Folly, The Exceptional Houses of Furlow Gatewood.

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