15 New Yorkers' Favorite Books
New York may be the city that never sleeps because there's so much to read! Here are 15 famous New Yorkers' favorite books.
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Philip Seymour Hoffman
"'Journalism always moves along a horizontal plane, telling a story,' Capote said in an interview, 'while fiction—good fiction—moves vertically, taking you deeper and deeper into character and events. By treating a real event with fictional techniques...it's possible to make this kind of synthesis.' I feel like Joan Didion, who started out as a novelist, does that. Jon Krakauer and some of the other writers on my list do it, too." —Philip Seymour Hoffman, actorBooks that made a difference to Philip Seymour Hoffman:The Sportswriter and Independence Day by Richard FordRevolutionary Road by Richard YatesInto the Wild by Jon KrakauerA Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley