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Ben Stiller's Top Book Recommendations

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Recommended by Ben Stiller, and 1 others.

Ben StillerI was given [this book] when I was a teenager by my older sister’s friend. It has always been so inspiring... (Source)

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The Jaws Log

Expanded Edition

Winner of three Oscars and the highest-grossing film of its time, Jaws was a phenomenon, and this is the only book on how twenty-six-year-old Steven Spielberg transformed Peter Benchley's number-one bestselling novel into the classic film it became.

Hired by Spielberg as a screenwriter to work with him on the set while the movie was being made, Carl Gottlieb, an actor and writer, was there throughout the production that starred Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, and Richard Dreyfuss. After filming was over, with Spielberg's cooperation, Gottlieb chronicled the extraordinary...
Recommended by Ben Stiller, and 1 others.

Ben StillerIt is a day-by-day account of the making of the movie. It is filled with the details of making a movie on location. It was incredibly inspiring to me. (Source)

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Nine Stories

Nine Stories (1953) is a collection of short stories by American fiction writer J. D. Salinger published in April 1953. It includes two of his most famous short stories, "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" and "For Esmé – with Love and Squalor". (Nine Stories is the U.S. title; the book is published in many other countries as For Esmé - with Love and Squalor, and Other Stories.)

The stories are:

"A Perfect Day for Bananafish"
"Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut"
"Just Before the War with the Eskimos"
"The Laughing Man"
"Down at the Dinghy"
"For Esmé – with...
Recommended by Ben Stiller, and 1 others.

Ben StillerWhen I was a teenager, my mother gave me [this book]. The story 'For Esmé—with Love and Squalor' affected me deeply. (Source)

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