At Powell's, we feel the holidays are the perfect time to share our love of books with those close to us. For this special blog series, we reached out to authors featured in our Holiday Gift Guide to learn about their own experiences with book giving during this bountiful time of year.
Today's featured giver is Fred Armisen, author of The Portlandia Cookbook.
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What books are you giving to friends and family this holiday season and why?
Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes across America by John Waters and Yes Please by Amy Poehler. Two very funny books by two of my favorite people in the world.
Have you ever bought a book that you intended to give as a gift but ended up keeping for yourself?
The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions by Mark Lewisohn.
What's the best book you've received as a gift?
Please Kill Me by Legs McNeil.
What books are you planning on reading over the holidays?
Stasiland: Stories from behind the Berlin Wall by Anna Funder and Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter by Randy L. Schmidt.