The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 2

The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 2

Book rating: 05 Hardback Tiny Book of Tiny Stories

By (author) Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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  • Publisher: It Books
  • Format: Hardback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 104mm x 158mm x 14mm | 140g
  • Publication date: 23 November 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0062121634
  • ISBN 13: 9780062121639
  • Sales rank: 3,831

Product description

The universe isn't made of atoms; it's made of tiny stories. Praised by fans and critics alike, "The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories" has been one of the most beloved projects to come out of actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt's online creative coalition hit Record. With Volume 2, the journey continues with a fresh selection of stories small in scope but outsize in impact. To create "The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories" - half short story collection, half communal poem (Flavorwire) - Joseph Gordon-Levitt, known within the hitRECord.org community as Regular JOE, directs thousands of collaborators to tell tiny stories through words and art. With the help of the entire creative collective, Joe culls, edits, and curates the massive numbers of contributions into a finely tuned collection that is at once ingeniously illustrated ...witty [and] meaningful ("Entertainment Weekly"). "The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Volume 2" once again brings together art and voices from around the world to unite and tell stories that defy size.

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HitRECord founder and director Joseph Gordon-Levitt's acting career has managed to garner a massive popular appeal while maintaining a widely respected artistic integrity. He recently starred in Christopher Nolan's Academy Award-nominated Inception and received Golden Globe, Independent Spirit and People's Choice award nominations for his performance in (500) Days of Summer. Currently earning rave reviews for his performance in 50/50, also starring Seth Rogen, his upcoming films include David Koepp actioner Premium Rush and Rian Johnson's sci-fi thriller Looper, with Bruce Willis. He is currently in production on The Dark Knight Rises, the third installment in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, and will next begin work opposite Daniel Day Lewis in Steven Spielberg's Abraham Lincoln biopic, Lincoln.

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By Gaby @ Starting Fresh 31 Jan 2013 5

just wanted to give a shout out for The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories 2. I was fortunate to read and review the first volume when it came out and am glad to report that this next book is just as enchanting. The Tiny Book is a collection of illustrations and small statements, so that you find a tiny poem/story for every 2 pages.

The book is a collaboration of different artists - "HitRecord" curates submissions from the public to come up with a careful selection that combines humor, hope and just a little darkness. It's the sort of book that I would have loved as a teenager and still enjoy now, many many years later. The book's cover says: "The universe is not made of atoms; it's made of tiny stories."

There are stories of love (some sad and some happy), I prefer the sad ones and sort of wonder which ones appeal to other readers. There are some that are humorous, that make you take a look at the world around you or poke fun at language. For instance, one of my other favorites refers to loopholes.

The book itself is tiny, easy to carry with you. It's beautifully done with nice thick paper. It's a good book to keep and/or to give to someone with a love of language and a sense of humor. I recommend it highly!

ISBN-10: 0062121634 - Hardcover $14.99
Publisher: It Books (November 13, 2012), 128 pages.
Review copy courtesy of the publisher.

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"From the department of Perfect Hipster Stocking Stuffers ... Buy it for your brooding-artist cousin, but then selfishly decide to keep it for yourself." -- Philadelphia City Paper "Not just a coup for [hitRECord.org] but also an object lesson in how it works." -- New York Times "Told with haiku-like precision." -- LA Weekly "This tiny book is a winner ... half short story collection, half communal poem." -- Flavorwire, 10 Must Reads for December 2011 "Ingeniously illustrated ... witty ... meaningful." -- Entertainment Weekly "HitRECord.org, where tens of thousands of contributors now bring their original music, text, illustrations and footage, lets people really "share" their work - not in the YouTube sense of simply posting something and hoping for an enthusiastic response, but in the true spirit of collaboration." -- Salon "These clever little stories-really more like illustrated haikus-often pack a wallop despite their slender length, running the gamut from funny to poignant to just plain strange." -- The Hollywood Reporter "A victory for the enduring power and allure of physical, bound books." -- The Millions "Gordon-Levitt has culled quirky gems for Vol. 2. A handsome hardbound book full of wit, whimsy, and a little wisdom." -- Philadelphia Inquirer "A brand new collection of moving (and funny!) stories from the hitRECord family and It Books." -- Entertainment Weekly