Gift Guide: Adam Scott Selects the Best Books to Give This Year
SILVER SCREEN FIEND BY PATTON OSWALT
"The great Patton Oswalt walks us through his burgeoning love affair with the movies against the backdrop of ’90s Los Angeles—I ate this one right up."
Buy It! Silver Screen Fiend by Patton Oswalt, $10.13; amazon.com
GAME CHANGE BY JOHN HEILEMANN AND MARK HALPERIN
"Along with re-watching the movie The War Room, rereading this book is now an election-year tradition for me."
Buy It! Game Change by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, $12.39; amazon.com
PRONTO BY ELMORE LEONARD
"I chose this one at random in the mood for Elmore. I’m glad I did."
Buy It! Pronto by Elmore Leonard, $11.63; amazon.com
BEFORE THE FALL BY NOAH HAWLEY
"An incredibly tense, heartbreaking adventure with questions of family, art and media. I couldn’t turn the pages quickly enough."
Buy It! Before The Wall by Noah Hawley, $18.20; amazon.com
TV (THE BOOK) BY ALAN SEPINWALL AND MATT ZOLLER SEITZ
"You won’t find two guys who love television more than Alan and Matt, and it’s infectious."
Buy It! TV (The Book) by Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz, $13.73; amazon.com
ROLLER GIRL BY VICTORIA JAMIESON
"My daughter Frankie loves this book, which means it’s the greatest book in the world— end of story."
Buy It! Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson, $9.79; amazon.com
WHISTLESTOP BY JOHN DICKERSON
"Dickerson’s whip-smart prose takes you behind the scenes of some of our most memorable political contests."
Buy It! Whistlestop by John Dickerson, $17.97; amazon.com
CRENSHAW BY KATHERINE APPLEGATE
"My son Graham and I read this together. It’s the story of a boy, his imaginary friend who happens to be a cat, and his family. Beautifully simple."
Buy It! Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate, $10.36; amazon.com