Celebrity Picks: Jeff Tweedy's Favorite Reads of 2018

Jon Foro on December 21, 2018
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225Tweedy.jpgLet's Go (So We Can Get Back) is not your typical rock star biography. For one, Jeff Tweedy would likely resist the rock star label, and indeed, this book will be best enjoyed by those familiar with both his music and his career with Uncle Tupelo and Wilco. But Tweedy's tales are relatable and funny, and his prose comes off as natural, personal, and self-deprecating. His accounts of his many highs and lows (especially the lows; Tweedy has suffered from anxiety and opioid addiction) are affecting but not overwrought. But mostly it's fun to read about an artist who has steadfastly walked his own line, one that happens to define the border between unsung and overexposed.

What has Tweedy been reading this year? See his picks and why she chose them below, and look here for more celebrity favorites. For even more recommendations, learn more about the Amazon Books Editors' picks for the Best Books of the Year.

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There There by Tommy Orange

It’s always exciting to discover a gifted new voice and even more so when it breaks through from a largely unrepresented cultural identity so powerfully and fully formed.

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Vinyl Freak by John Corbett

The spirit of this book, it’s generosity and enthusiasm all work to support John’s preferred status as a “Freak” not a “Snob.” I love records. I love books. A beautiful book about crazy rare and out-of-print records?! Heaven.

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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard

There’s a quietness to Annie Dillard’s books that I’ve never found in anyone else’s writing. Deeply focused introspections of nature, self and religion that read like a leisurely stroll through a still, serene and lushly wooded mind.


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