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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"Books were a way of immersing myself in the world of an author. Because a writer gives a reader ownership of his story, you are allowed to feel as if you belong to something. I love the authors who share the knowledge that we're all in the same boat, especially when they do it with humor. They can, through a character or a scene, show you how absurd your own neuroses are. It becomes clear that while other people may look as if they're all going along well, they're likely to be just as neurotic as you are. That's very comforting." —Liev Schreiber, actorBooks that made a difference to Liev Schreiber:Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran FoerA Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy O'TooleThe Way to Freedom by His Holiness, The Dalai Lama of TibetOur Man in Havana by Graham GreeneThe Shakespeare First Folio edited by Doug MostonDeath of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories by Leo Tolstoy