January 6, 2012
The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories
The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Volume 1 by Joseph Gordon-Levitt
2011 HarperCollins Publishers
Rating: 4/5 (Very Good)
Overview (from Barnes & Noble):
From hitRECord, the immensely popular open collaborative production company, and its founder, Golden Globe-nominated actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, comes The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 1.
The universe is not made of atoms; it's made of tiny stories.
To create The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 1, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, known within the hitRECord community as RegularJOE—directed thousands of collaborators to tell tiny stories through words and art. With the help of the entire creative collective, Gordon-Levitt culled, edited and curated over 8,500 contributions into this finely tuned collection of original art from 67 contributors. Reminiscent of the 6-Word Memoir series, The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 1 brings together art and voices from around the world to unite and tell stories that defy size.
Thanks to Andi & Nancy, I discovered this fun, ironic little book. I picked it up at work and read it on one of my breaks. While it can be read in a store in less than 15 minutes, it's definitely one you'll want to own. I envision an adult storytime at my next dinner party.
And, yes. You might have seen Gordon-Levitt here.
Final Thoughts: Christmas has come and gone, but Valentine's Day is just around the corner. This would make a great little gift.