Room to Dream

Room to Dream

In this memoir, David Lynch - co-creator of Twin Peaks and writer and director of groundbreaking films like Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive - opens up about a lifetime of extraordinary creativity, the friendships he has made along the way and the struggles he has faced - sometimes successful, sometimes not - to bring his projects to fruition. In this memoir, David Lynch - co-creator of Twin Peaks and writer and director of groundbreaking films like Eraserhead, T...

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Title:Room to Dream
Author:David Lynch
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Room to Dream
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:496 pages pages

Room to Dream Reviews

  • Elyse Walters
    Jul 05, 2018
    ?When I picture Boise in my mind, I see euphoric 1950s chrome optimism?, David Lynch said. When he was 14, his family moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Though Lynch flourished as a high school student in Alexandria...leaving Boise is when the music stopped... but the 1950?s neve...
  • Adam
    Jan 12, 2019
    As an avid devotee of Lynch's works I'm glad this was published, but unsurprisingly there is little that is revelatory or of any interest to the merely curious and as usual absolutely no interpretations are proffered. Most of it is given to chronicling how the various projects came tog...
  • Eddie Watkins
    Jul 24, 2018
    Repetitive and somewhat boring, though there are great anecdotes sprinkled throughout. I think the problem is Lynch has never really changed since he was a kid, which is a good thing because Lynch as he is is great, but it makes for a rather boring and repetitive memoir/biography - eve...
  • Randy
    Jul 07, 2018
    WELCOME TO LYNCHLAND Everything you didn't know you wanted to know about David Lynch, his life, art and films. This is a fascinating and enlightening book. It helps of course if you're familiar with his movies (and his music) but even if you're not you should get a lot out of this r...
  • Ana
    Jul 04, 2018
    ?Nobody is neutral on the subject of Lynch.? Truer words have never been written! Do you ever watch INLAND EMPIRE two or three times in a row and feel like you don?t understand the world anymore? Yeah, me neither? Then, reading this book, you?ll come across Noriko ...
  • Kasa Cotugno
    May 29, 2018
    In depth analysis of David Lynch and his creative processes. Each section is composed of two parts, one a biography, the other, a memoir illuminating the former. I've always been curious as to why someone who hit it out of the park with Eraserhead and Elephant Man was such a poor choic...
  • Sean Kennedy
    Jul 18, 2018
    I loved the formatting of this memoir - McKenna does your standard biographical text with interviews of those who knew Lynch, and Lynch responds to it with his own version of events. The devil is in the details, and Lynch is as Lynch as Lynch can be in his responses. ...
  • Zadignose
    Dec 15, 2018
    A very interesting book about a very interesting person. I admit that I generally believe that it's best not to know the artist--whoever the artist may be--but then, maybe it's not too harmful if you've learned not to judge the art by the artist or the artist by the art. They can be tw...
  • C B
    Aug 18, 2018
    It will come as no surprise to those familiar with the work of artist and filmmaker David Lynch that his approach to an autobiography would be unconventional. Each chapter of Room to Dream is actually two. In the first, Kristine McKenna has crafted a conventional biography of Lynch, wi...
  • Michael Lisk
    Jul 30, 2018
    Of course, there are plenty of great anecdotes throughout, but the pile-up of compliments begins to grate about 300 pages in. We get it! David Lynch is a great guy! "Saint David" might have been a more appropriate title. ...
  • Lee
    Jul 04, 2018
    It's a hagiography, but surely you need no convincing. Despite the often gushing biography narrative, there are some doozy anecdotes. Marlon Brando drives round hungry but there's only a tomato and a banana in the fridge: not to worry, Marlon tucks in. (Bit of salt on the tomato, sorte...
  • Valerity (Val)
    Oct 07, 2018
    Room To Dream This is a very enjoyable biography told with a dual perspective that I found very readable and descriptive. I?m not quite sure how it got lost in my TBR pile, as I should have read it much sooner and wish I had now, as much as I?ve liked it. Filled with quirky sto...
  • Jack Herbert Christal Gattanella
    Dec 02, 2018
    Few things in life can compare to David Lynch. Getting to have a 500 page book that alternates between biography and Lynch's own words (which sound most likely transcribed from interviews, but it's largely him either responding to points the biography section by McKenna covers or his o...
  • Daniel
    Jun 16, 2018
    Absolutely a must read for Lynch fans. Totally absorbing. That said, it?s kind of hard to imagine anyone without a lot of admiration for and knowledge of Lynch loving this. For everyone else, an incredible read. Truly an original American voice which, for all kinds of reasons (di...
  • Serhiy
    Jul 22, 2018
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  • Carolyn
    Apr 26, 2018
    For people who love to read how artist, actors, and writer's grew, struggled, fought heaven and hell to be as famous as they have become, this book is for them. David Lynch has been a terrific writer and famous for his share of the TV Show Twin Peaks. I won this in a goodreads giveaway...
  • Tasha Robinson
    Jun 26, 2018
    Reviewed this one here for NPR Books. But here's the short version: I learned a lot about David Lynch's personal history from this book, and especially about his habit of ending long-term relationships by taking up with a new woman behind the old one's back, then eventually telling the...
  • Text Publishing
    Jun 14, 2018
    ?A fascinating look into an endlessly imaginative and alarming man.? Otago Daily Times ?[A] memorable portrait of one of cinema?s great auteurs?It provides a remarkable insight into Lynch?s intense commitment to the ?art life?.? Guardian ?Traditional and c...
  • Spencer
    Jun 30, 2018
    I adore David Lynch; he is without doubt my favourite film maker and probably my biggest idol so it?s not surprising that I loved this book. David comes across as charming, unusual and creative and this is conveyed in the book really well and you get some wonderful insight in to his ...
  • Chris
    Sep 22, 2018
    Biografieën van nog levende beroemdheden die zélf nog iets mee in de pap te brokken hebben, moet je altijd met een flinke korrel zout nemen. Toch is net het mooie aan deze biografie dat elk hoofdstuk uit twee delen bestaat: het eerste deel is telkens de door Kristine McKenna geschrev...
  • Neil R. Coulter
    Oct 06, 2018
    ?I?m gonna tell you a story.? Those are the first words David Keith Lynch says in this audio edition of his biography/memoir hybrid. And over the course of 13 CDs, that?s what he does?story after story, charting the shape of his life from childhood to the present. I don?t o...
  • Reuben
    Jun 25, 2018
    Straight off the bat I have to say: don't believe the way this book describes itself. Statements like "David Lynch opens up for the first time about a life lived in pursuit of his singular vision", "An unprecedented look into the personal and creative life of the visionary auteur David...
  • Matheus Borges
    Jul 01, 2018
    This book is like spending an afternoon with an old relative and listening to his stories, the same stories he's already told you a million times. You're so familiar with these anecdotes you know all the pauses, all the analogies and punchlines your old relative has perfected over the ...
  • Books on Stereo
    Dec 14, 2018
    Room to Dream is a amalgamation of a memoir and a biography with neither quite succeeding resulting in a disjointed mess. ...
  • Kim
    May 25, 2018
    Wow what a read this is. I was completely enthralled and entranced. Being a big fan of David Lynch's work I was very excited to read this new biography/memoir hybrid. The design of the book works really well and everything flows naturally. The biography portions were lovingly writt...
  • Robin Bonne
    Jul 05, 2018
    After reading this, I still don?t know how he made the baby from Eraserhead. Seriously though, any of the real questions I had were left unanswered. The criticisms about gender within Lynch?s movies were never addressed, though the treatment of his wives was quite telling in a p...
  • Richard Gray
    Jun 29, 2018
    3.5 leaning towards 4 maybe? If you're expecting to find out how the baby was made in Eraserhead or the nature of the rift between him and Michael J. Anderson, you should look elsewhere. "This book is a chronicle of things that happened," the authors explain in the introduction, ...
  • Joshua
    Jul 22, 2018
    What is a dream, and when it's gone what exactly did we actually possess or witness? Only David Lynch would co-write a book like this. Room to dream is both a biography and a memoir as Kristine McKenna writes passages of his life which are then followed by lynch's reaction to those ...
  • 3 no 7
    May 03, 2018
    ?Room to Dream? by David Lynch and Kristine McKenna is structured as a conversation about his life with the reader. This book is a storyteller at his best, recalling the stories of his life, the events that made him the complex person that he is. Readers want to know every detail. ...
  • Seroxx83
    Jul 24, 2018
    I?ve been a big fan of David lynch since forever, seen his movies and twin peaks multiple times! There?s just so many layers in his work, and the mood you get when watching is something else! So when this book came out, I just needed it! David is truly one of a kind,and getting t...