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Worn Stories

Cover: 'Worn Stories'

Staff Review: "Worn Stories" by Emily Spivack


Everyone has a piece of clothing hanging in a closet or folded away in a drawer that has so much sentimental value, it is impossible to discard, despite the stains or holes. This clever idea of documenting the stories of such clothing began as a side project in 2010. For the book, the author pairs each short essay with a stark photograph of each item of clothing. Some of the essays are from famous fashion designers and chefs, others from non-celebrities, but all are fascinating. This is a quick read that I enjoyed while sitting outside on a sunny day, clad in my own worn sweatshirt, which is full of memories.

Audience: adults | Genre: nonfiction

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