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.Part-memoir, part-biography, Room to Dream interweaves Lynch's own reflections on his life with the story of those times, as told by Kristine McKenna, drawing from extensive and explosive interviews with ninety of Lynch's friends, family members, actors, agents, musicians and collaborators. Lynch responds to each recollection and reveals the inner story of the life behind the art....
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Room to Dream Reviews
Room to Dream by David Lynch is a big book - almost 500 pages, and thoroughly worth it! What a ride and what a story, David Lynch is as creative in the telling of himself as he is in creativing amazing scripts. Two things I loved besides the story is one, chapter titles listed - I did a bit of jostling around and two, David Lynch tells the stories of his life; growing up, family, work, passion, vision and co-author Kristine McKenns follows each chapter with the back up story with interviews and ...more
David Lynch is friend to everyone he ever meets. Even the people who he has cut out of his life, sometimes ruthlessly, still speak fondly of him. He has an energy that people who he works with latch on to. He’s the sort of man you’d probably agree to work with regardless of the circumstances, simply because he’s David Lynch. This brings us to Room to Dream, a memoir which combines fairly straightforward oral history prose composed by long time Lynch friend Kristine McKenna with chapter by chapte ...more
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 written by Kristine McKenna and then are followed by memoir portions written by David Lynch himself.
This is a beautiful package of knowledge.
"Room to Dream" is a biography of famed filmmaker and artist David Lynch, written by both Lynch and biographer Kristine McKenna. For any fan of Lynch's work, this is an absolute must-read, and I would strongly encourage consuming this in audio format. Chapters were written, and are read, alternately by McKenna and Lynch himself. The book was conceived as both a biographical factual piece (in which all major events life events, as well as details of the creation of films and other artwork, are co ...more
In the audiobook version, both writers, David Lynch and Kristine McKenna, read their own sections. Lynch's readings feel like extemporaneous story-telling. McKenna's sections overlap, perspectives from Lynch's friends and colleagues. Lynch's stories are the more compelling, of course, because they are personal.
Lightweight but fun account of the making of David Lynch. Feels like the text to a nonexistent self-made Lynch coffee table book.
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 previous one that their marriage (or in Isabella Rossellini's case, relationship) was over. It bothered me a bit that he romanticizes this process as "Then I fell in love with so-and-so, it was amazing," but on th ...more
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 (discussed here in oblique and not so oblique terms) seems harder and harder to come by. Lots of insights but no definitive answers; this is a David Lynch (semi) autobiography after all.