January 6, 2012

The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories

The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Volume 1 by Joseph Gordon-Levitt
2011 HarperCollins Publishers
Finished 12/28/11
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.

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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.


  1. Grown up storytime is an excellent idea!!! Glad you liked this one.

  2. hm, Valentine's Day, huh? I guess that gives me that time to do some hinting around. :)

  3. I love that book and do think it would be great for a Valentine!

  4. And like I told Nancy AND Andi: I want I want I want! Ok, seriously just need to make a special trip to the bookstore this weekend. A perfect excuse, right? ;)

  5. I've seen this book around and can't wait to read ALL the tiny stories.

  6. Isn't Tiny Book clever? I absolutely love that little book. I'm glad you grabbed a copy! I agree with you -- it's the kind of book you can read within 15 minutes but when you're done, it'll have to go out the bookstore door with you. I'm going to read mine to tattered shreds, no doubt.

  7. Andi - Thanks so much for your review. I don't think I would have even noticed this little gem, had it not been for you!

    Kailana - I want a copy, so I'm going to buy one for my hubby. :)

    Kathy - Me, too. Hope my husband likes it. I'll probably have to give him some chocolate chip cookies (his favorite), as well. :)

    Trish - Me, too!! So, guess what Rod's getting for Valentine's Day? :)

    Joy - I'm looking forward to the next installment. Fun little book.

    Nancy - Yes! I'm so glad I read about it on yours and Andi's blogs. I can't wait to share it with my dinner party friends.

    Nan - It's such a fun little book! Very clever and creative.

  8. Oh I think I need to get this one.

  9. SuziQ - I agree. Go for it!


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