Celebrity picks: Judd Apatow's favorite reads of 2019

Chris Schluep on November 27, 2019
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Anchorman. Superbad. The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Judd Apatow has made many movies, but these three alone are enough to cement him as a genius. If you've ever wondered how a guy like Apatow got his start, you are in luck—but maybe not the kind of luck you're expecting.

This is much more about the Who and the What than the Where. Garry Shandling gave Apatow one of his first jobs and remained his mentor for the rest of his life, and now Apatow looks back on Shandling's career in It's Garry Shandling's Book, a clear labor of love about a comedian that meant the world to Apatow. In It's Grary Shandling's Book, Apatow has pulled out all the stops, expanding on his Emmy Award-winning HBO documentary, The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling.

What else is he working on? We don't know. But scroll down to see what he's reading.




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Kindle Book
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The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer

This is the best self-help book I have ever read. It will change your life. It won’t change mine because I will not apply it to my life. That’s my problem.


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Kindle Book
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Mobituaries: Great Lives Worth Reliving by Mo Rocca

I love hearing about interesting people who have died. Actually, most interesting people are dead, but there aren’t many good books about them. Well, there are, but this is a good selection of the dead.


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Kindle Book
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The Death of Truth by Michiko Kakutani

This brilliant book is essential for this dark time. I don’t know if you have heard, but our president has lied more than ten thousand times. We all need to understand what this is doing to our country


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Karamo Brown

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Eva Chen
Ani DiFranco
Ani DiFranco
Ree Drummond
Ree Drummond

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Janet Evanovich
Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Fallon
Flea
Flea
Tan France
Tan France

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Elizabeth Gilbert
Chelsea Handler
Chelsea Handler
Rachel Hollis
Rachel Hollis
Bob Iger
Robert Iger

Elton John
Elton John
Stephen King
Stephen King
Jeff Kinney
Jeff Kinney
Hoda Kotb
Hoda Kotb

Debbie Macomber
Debbie Macomber
Admiral McRaven
Admiral McRaven
Erin Morgenstern
Erin Morgenstern
Lupita Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong'o

Delia Owens
Delia Owens
James Patterson
James Patterson
Louise Penny
Louise Penny
Dav Pilkey
Dav Pilkey

Antoni Porowski
Antoni Porowski
Rachel Ray
Rachael Ray
Jason Reynolds
Jason Reynolds
Rick Riordan
Rick Riordan

Adam Rippon
Adam Rippon
Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie
Drew Scott
Drew Scott
Jonathan Scott
Jonathan Scott

Ryan Serhant
Ryan Serhant
Carly Simon
Carly Simon
Simon Sinek
Simon Sinek
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Gloria Steinem

John Waters
John Waters
Lindy West
Lindy West
Ali Wong
Ali Wong


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