Nick Vorderman

The Author’s Bookshelf: Stephanie Danler

Stephanie Danler is the author of the international and New York Times bestseller, Sweetbitter, and the creator and Executive Producer of the television series based on the novel for Starz. Her work has appeared in The Sewanee Review, Vogue Magazine, Travel and Leisure, Bon Appetit, O Magazine, The Paris Review Daily, and Lit Hub. She is at work on a book of non-fiction, and is based out of Los Angeles, California.

"30 books feels generous, but it’s an impossible task. Books towards what purpose, I kept asking. For vacation and pleasure? Books that have been forgotten and deserve an audience? Books that made me a better writer and thinker? 30 poetry collections wouldn’t even be enough! I settled on a mix of all of the above, moving through my shelves with the mandate that I had to choose books that changed me and that I’ve either read more than once or given as a gift more than once. In these books there’s lots about desire. Lots about loneliness and loss. Lots about women, in various stages of transformation. As a person who has been browsing at The Strand most Wednesday mornings for the past fifteen years, I have now reached the pinnacle of my career and will gratefully retire. Happy Reading."

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Stephanie Danler’s Bookshelf:


  • Abandon Me: Memoirs

    By Melissa Febos

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781632866585
    • Publisher: Bloomsbury
    • Published: February 2018
  • Sweetbitter

    By Stephanie Danler

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781101911860
    • Publisher: Vintage Contemporaries
    • Published: April 2017
  • Not One Day

    By Anne Garreta

    Our Price: $13.45
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781941920541
    • Publisher: Deep Vellum Publishing
    • Published: April 2017
  • Half-Light: Collected Poems, 1965-2016

    By Frank Bidart

    Our Price: $35.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374125950
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: August 2017
  • The Emigrants (New Directions Paperbook)

    By W. G. Sebald

    Our Price: $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780811226141
    • Publisher: New Directions
    • Published: November 2016
  • Bestiary

    By Donika Kelly

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781555977580
    • Publisher: Graywolf Press
    • Published: October 2016
  • Reconnaissance: Poems

    By Carl Phillips

    Our Price: $10.80
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374536558
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: September 2016
  • The Red Parts: Autobiography of a Trial

    By Maggie Nelson

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781555977368
    • Publisher: Graywolf Press
    • Published: April 2016
    Late in 2004, Maggie Nelson was looking forward to the publication of her bookJane: A Murder, a narrative in verse about the life and death of her aunt, who had been murdered thirty-five years before. The case remained unsolved, but Jane was assumed to have been the victim of an infamous serial killer in Michigan in 1969.Then, one November afternoon, Nelson received a call from her mother, who announced that the case had been reopened; a new suspect would be arrested and tried on the basis of a DNA match. Over the months that followed, Nelson found herself attending the trial with her mother and reflecting anew on the aura of dread and fear that hung over her family and childhood--an aura that derived not only from the terrible facts of her aunt's murder but also from her own complicated journey through sisterhood, daughterhood, and girlhood. The Red Parts is a memoir, an account of a trial, and a provocative essay that interrogates the American obsession with violence and missing white women, and that scrupulously explores the nature of grief, justice, and empathy.
  • Chelsea Girls

    By Eileen Myles

    Our Price: $8.50 - $15.29
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780062394668
    • Publisher: Ecco
    • Published: September 2015
    Available once again for a new generation of readers, the groundbreaking and candid coming-of-age novel in-real-time from one of America's most celebrated poets that is considered a cult classic.In this breathtakingly inventive autobiographical novel, Eileen Myles transforms life into a work of art. Told in her audacious voice, made vivid and immediate in her lyrical language,Chelsea Girls cobbles together memories of Myles’ 1960s Catholic upbringing with an alcoholic father, her volatile adolescence, her unabashed “lesbianity,” and her riotous pursuit of survival as a poet in 1970s New York.Suffused with alcohol, drugs, and sex; evocative in its depictions of the hardscrabble realities of a young artist’s life; and poignant with stories of love, humor, and discovery,Chelsea Girls is a funny, cool, and intimate account of a writer’s education, and a modern chronicle of how a young female writer shrugged off the chains of a rigid cultural identity meant to define her.
  • Citizen: An American Lyric

    By Claudia Rankine

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781555976903
    • Publisher: Graywolf Press
    • Published: October 2014
    A provocative meditation on race, Claudia Rankine’s long-awaited follow up to her groundbreaking book Don’t Let Me Be Lonely: An American LyricClaudia Rankine’s bold new book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. Some of these encounters are slights, seeming slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams and the soccer field with Zinedine Zidane, online, on TV—everywhere, all the time. The accumulative stresses come to bear on a person’s ability to speak, perform, and stay alive. Our addressability is tied to the state of our belonging, Rankine argues, as are our assumptions and expectations of citizenship. In essay, image, and poetry, Citizen is a powerful testament to the individual and collective effects of racism in our contemporary, often named “post-race” society.
  • Human Dark with Sugar

    By Brenda Shaughnessy

    Our Price: $7.50 - $13.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781556592768
    • Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
    • Published: April 2008
    Presents a collection of poems that focus on women's lives and loves.
  • Dancer from the Dance

    By Andrew Holleran

    Our Price: $14.39
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060937065
    • Publisher: Perennial
    • Published: December 2001
    This classic coming-of-age gay novel depicts the adventures of Malone, a beautiful young man searching for love amid New York's emerging gay scene. From Manhattan's Everard Baths and after-hours discos to Fire Island's deserted parks and lavish orgies, Malone looks high and low for meaningful companionship. The person he finds is Sutherland, a campy quiintessential queen - and one of the most memorable literary creations of contemporary fiction. 250p.
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins

    By Scott O'Dell

    Our Price: $4.00 - $7.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780547328614
    • Publisher: Sandpiper
    • Published: 1988
    (50th Anniversary Edition). Far off the coast of California looms a harsh rock known as San Nicolas Island. Blue dolphins splash in the water surrounding it, sea otters play in the kelp beds, and seabirds roost in its crags. Once, Indians also lived on the island - until one day they decided to leave and sailed to the east. A young girl was left behind. Karana is that girl. Year after year, she waits for the ship to come back. But it never does. Finally, she realizes she must make a fateful choice: follow her people on her own or remain alone on the island for the rest of her life. 144p. (Ages: 10 & up).
  • Down and Out in Paris and London

    By George Orwell

    Our Price: $13.45
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780156262248
    • Publisher: Harvest
    • Published: 1972
    In this realistic and unsentimental description of poverty, Orwell narrates the adventures of a penniless British writer who finds himself rapidly descending into the seedy heart of two great European capitals. As a dishwasher in Paris, he describes in vivid detail the horrors of what goes on behind the scenes in the kitchens of posh French restaurants. In London, he encounters the disturbing world of street people and charitable shelters. His adventures conning landlords and negotiating with pawnshops as he searches for work, food, and lodging are told with occasional humor and a clarity that offers some sobering Orwellian truths about poverty and society. 214p.
  • The Gastronomical Me

    By M. F .K. Fisher

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780865473928
    • Publisher: North Point Press
    • Published: 1998
    THE GASTRONOMICAL ME is M.F.K. Fisher's chronicle of her passionate embrace of a whole new way of eating, drinking, and celebrating the senses. As she recounts memorable meals shared with an assortment of eccentric and fascinating characters, set against a backdrop of mounting pre-WWII tensions, readers witness the formation not only of her taste but of her character and her prodigious talent. Unique among the classivcs of gastrronomic writing. 252p.