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Lists of Note

Lists of Note

Compiled by Shaun Usher


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Lists of Note curates 125 unputdownable entries from a list of names that are as eclectic and intriguing as its contents, which include myriad reasons given by ancient Egyptians for missing work, Albert Einstein's demands of his estranged wife, F. Scott Fitzgerald's extensive conjugation of "to cocktail," and many more. Rarely intended for the public eye, these lists reveal hopes, priorities, and musings in a most engaging and entertaining way. Each transcript is accompanied by an artwork, most a captivating facsimile of the list itself. Richly visual and irresistibly readable, Lists of Note is a testament to the human urge to bring order to, poke fun at, and find meaning in the world around us—and is a gift of endless enjoyment and lasting value.

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Size: 8 x 11 in;
Pages: 368 pp;
Format: Hardcover
Publication: June 2015
ISBN: 9781452144573
Shaun Usher founded the blog-based archives Letters of Note and Lists of Note, hugely popular internationally. He lives in Manchester, UK.

Media Reviews

"Ever wonder what Marilyn Monroe's New Year's resolutions were? (A few: take dancing, acting and literature classes.) Curious about Michelangelo's grocery list? (One of his must-haves: herring.) The delightful new book Lists of Note also features scriblings from the likes of Thomas Edison, Kurt Cobain, and Charles Darwin."
-—O, The Oprah Magazine

"..a rich visual anthology of lists ...Lists of Note will charm readers and keep them from tackling their own lists, abandoning their to-dos in lieu of studying those of others."
—Boston Globe

"Just as wonderful a read as Letters of Note, Lists of Note will intrigue you and likely get you to start making some of your own lists, if that isn’t already your habit. I know I’m inspired."
—Geek Dad

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