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Writer Rich Cohen's Shelves Boast Half-Eaten Books

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Forget half-read books. Writer Rich Cohen's shelves are stocked with half-eaten books.  Apparently, his dog has an appetite for dustcovers and glue.

It doesn't seem to bother Cohen, the author of Israel Is Real and contributor to VF and Rollingstone. He recently gave StackedUp.TV a tour around his shelves.

Before moving to the burbs, he organized his books alphabetically. Now, it's "turned intro chaos and ruin and there is no organization whatsoever," he says.

Cohen showed off personal treasures for the camera, too. He has a signed copy of Joseph Mitchell's Joe Gould’s Secret from his days working as a glorified receptionist at the New Yorker.

Other stand-outs include Negotiate This!: By Caring, But Not T-H-A-T Much by his dad, Herb Cohen, Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi by Geoff Dyer, Bellow: A Biography by James Atlas and his own book, Sweet and Low since his grandfather invented it!

 

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