Celebrity Picks: Jeffrey Tambor's Favorite Reads of 2017

Chris Schluep on February 01, 2017

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Jeffrey Tambor is an actor, an author, and a bookstore owner--and it turns out he's a very well-read guy. He's also had a fascinating life and career. He's best-known for Transparent, Arrested Development, and The Larry Sanders Show; but there's so much more to the man.

In his book Are You Anybody? Tambor lays down some serious wisdom to 1. aspiring actors, and 2. aspiring humans. It's serious, yes, but there are some hilarious stories in there. This is a life worth reading.

What does Tambor like to read? See his picks below, and look here for the latest celebrity favorites.

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Jeffrey Tambor's favorite reads of 2017

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Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
I have never read anything like this. It’s based on historical truth – Abraham Lincoln’s beloved 11-year old son dies and is buried in a Georgetown cemetery and Saunders spins it into a crazy story of little Willie hanging out in this strange purgatory – the bardo – with ghosts. Fascinating read. Full disclosure: I recorded the ebook, so I might be biased. No, I am biased.

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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
I find him so talented, so innovative, so fresh and with a perfect balance of seriousness and irony—in others words—human.

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American Pastoral by Philip Roth
My favorite book of all time. It’s about the American Dream. And the American Dream gone horrible awry. Roth is a brilliant writer of character. A truly powerful story… one I have read over and over again.

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