David Goodwillie’s desert island picks

David Goodwillie’s desert island picks

A Paris travelogue and a slice of Americana help pass the time.

Michael Showalter’s desert island picks

Michael Showalter’s desert island picks

The comedian’s island cure-all mixes reference and fantasy.

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh’s desert island picks

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh’s desert island picks

Just the classics, please–the bigger, the better.

Rich Cohen’s desert island picks

Rich Cohen’s desert island picks

True life trumps fiction for the hard-hitting journalist.

Amanda Stern’s desert island picks

Amanda Stern’s desert island picks

A Stephen King recommendation spun into PR gold.

Go get your own favorite!

Go get your own favorite!

Ken Wheaton’s desert island pick appropriates a Czech classic from a friend.

Susan Orlean’s desert island picks

Susan Orlean’s desert island picks

Nothing but her whole library will do.

A. J.’s dummies guide

A. J.’s dummies guide

A. J. Jacobs’ desert island revenge fantasy takes aim at William F. Buckley.

Darin Strauss’s desert island picks

Darin Strauss’s desert island picks

Adultery, nymphet obsession and nervous breakdowns.

Laurie Sandell’s desert island picks

Laurie Sandell’s desert island picks

Two memoirs, one Bildungsroman, all truth.

David Goodwillie’s desert island picks

  • American Pastoral by Philip Roth
  • The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
  • There and Then: The Travel Writing of James Salter by James Salter
  • Paris to the Moon by Adam Gopnik