Celebs' Favorite Books: Read a Book Day

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Celebs' Favorite Books: Read a Book Day- National Read a Book Day, Sept. 6, 2011 look at the favorite books of famous people from  musicians, jay-z and actors, Ben affleck to business, mark cuban leaders and politicians, Barack Obama.

Ben Affleck : favorite book, Ben Affleck "shah of shahs"

That Ben Affleck loves to read comes as no surprise to those who remember his Oscar win for best original screenplay. Recently recognized as a renaissance man, "chairman's award" palm springs international film festival ben affleck , of the film industry, Affleck is as comfortable directing award-winning films, Gone Baby Gone, as he is talking about the Middle East, ben affleck middle east.
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Judd Apatow : favorite book, "a death in the family" Judd Apatow

When "Knocked Up" producer and director Judd Apatow dropped out of college, he didn't stay home playing video games, playing video games bad , he read books. "A death in the family" Judd Apatow

Samantha Bee : favorite book, "the year of magical thinking" samantha bee
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Harold Bloom : favorite book, "henry IV, part 1" harold bloom

Yale university literature professor Harold Bloom, born July 11, 1930, has strong, sometimes polarizing views, harold bloom polarizing, about books. When asked about his favorite, he says he picked the one in which "I found myself more truly and more strange." "henry IV, part 1" harold bloom
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George H. W. Bush : favorite book, "the catcher in the rye" george h. w. bush

Former president George H. W. Bush his books, george h. w. bush "speaking of freedom" "my father, my president" , lists an oft-banned book as one of his favorites and says it "helped shape my life." , "the catcher in the rye" george h. w. bush. The george bush presidential library and museum. "george h. w. bush" gorbachev

Don Cheadle : favorite book, "If He Hollers Let Him Go" don cheadle

This "Hotel Rwanda" actor and humanitarian, cheadle darfur genocide, says that you'll "never read a book that could better make you understand what it feels like to be subjugated." "If He Hollers Let Him Go" don cheadle,

Bill Clinton : favorite book, "i know why the caged bird sings" bill clinton

Voracious reader and former president Bill Clinton loves to churn through popular thrillers, the spy who jumped off the screen bill clinton, and mysteries, blue suede clues "bill clinton", but his favorite book touches on themes of trauma and abuse. "i know why the caged bird sings" bill clinton
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Anderson Cooper : favorite book, "a death in the family" anderson cooper

Anderson Cooper 360 says he grew up with "a mild form of dyslexia" that required special instruction, but he still developed a love of reading and writing. "a death in the family" anderson cooper. Anderson Cooper giggles tmz, Anderson Cooper chris brown

Mark Cuban : favorite book, "the fountainhead" mark cuban

The favorite book of American billionaires businessman Mark Cuban may have helped him rise to the top. He says "it encouraged me to think as an individual, take risks to reach my goals, and responsibility for my successes and failures." "the fountainhead" mark cuban ,"the fountainhead" "ayn rand"

Nora Ephron : favorite book, "the golden notebook" norah ephron

As a writer, producer, director and journalist, Nora Ephron has made a career out of knowing what makes a good story. Ephron attributes her love of reading to "the state of rapture that occurs when I read a wonderful book.", "the golden notebook" norah ephron , "nora ephron" "deep throat"

Chris Matthews : favorite book, "A Thousand Days" chris matthews

TV news host Chris Matthews says he didn't read many non-required books in college – but every night after studying he'd pick up his favorite book and read. "A Thousand Days" chris matthews , "chris matthews" "rick perry"

President Barack Obama : favorite book, "self-reliance" favorite book president obama

President Barack Obama was a best-selling author before he became president. He and his daughters, Malia and Sasha, wrote a note to author Yann Martel expressing their appreciation for his book, "Life of Pi" – but it’s not the president's favorite. "self-reliance" favorite book president obama , barack obama vacation "martha's vineyard", barack obama "Warren buffet" fundraiser , +obama uncle drunken driving

Michelle Obama : favorite book, song of solomon michelle obama

When First Lady Michelle Obama recalls her favorite book, she remembers it was "one of the first books that I loved and read cover to cover in one day –  not because anybody made me read it but because the book was good.", song of solomon michelle obama , barack michelle date night , michelle obama #8 "100 most powerful women" , 

Gwyneth Paltrow : favorite book, "jane eyre" gwyneth paltrow

A passionate reader, this actress and musician ranks her first book as her favorite. Her mother read it to her when she was just 10 years old, and it's held a special place in her heart ever since. "jane eyre" gwyneth paltrow , "gwyneth paltrow" judaism children

Robert Pattinson : favorite book, +"Charles baudelaire: complete poems" robert pattinson

English heartthrob Robert Pattinson shared one of his favorite books with Oprah last year. An eclectic reader, Pattinson's recent literary tastes have taken a poetic twist. +"Charles baudelaire: complete poems" robert pattinson. lucky lady received a robert pattinson $40,000

Amy Poehler : favorite book, "i like you" amy poehler

For comedian and "Blades of Glory" star Amy Poehler "reading was a way to make friends or enemies, a way to discover how all these different people exist in the world and to rub shoulders with them." "i like you" amy poehler

Natalie Portman : favorite book, natalie portman ministry of special cases

New mother Natalie Portman completed her Harvardpsychology degree in 2003. In Portman's opinion, "the best psychology is in literature. It's so much easier to understand a character than a theory. You can recognize yourself or other people in a different way." natalie portman ministry of special cases. The lead role natalie portman adaline she just turned down. Will she return for a "Thor" sequel , thor sequel natalie portman confirms.

Bill Simmons: favorite book, bill simmons Raymond Carver's short stories—Where I'm Calling From—that ended up impacting me more than anything I ever read

When sportswriter Bill Simmons was a young man, he had some tough career decisions to make – and his favorite book helped point the way. Simmons says that "at that point in my life, I wasn't sure whether I wanted to attend law school or become a writer, and that book literally made the decision for me." bill simmons Raymond Carver's short stories—Where I'm Calling From—that ended up impacting me more than anything I ever read. Twitter account suspended, bill simmons twitter suspension. Simmons' feud with an MSNBC anchor, "bill simmons" feud keith olbermann.

Kristen Stewart : favorite book, kristen stewart cannery row

Though acting has made Kristen Stewart a wealthy woman, the "Twilight" star wants to earn a college degree and perhaps begin a new career. The enigmatic leading lady's favored authors include French absurdistAlbert Camus and gritty American novelist John Steinbeck. Kristen stewart cannery row , A new fantasy film "snow white and the huntsman", kristen stewart dreidel song.

Jay-Z : favorite book, jay-z the seat of the soul

Jay-Z says his favorite book is one of "two books that I absolutely live my life by. Growing up, I was always curious about religion. This book made the most sense to me; it's about the way you live your life". jay-z the seat of the soul
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