“Lists of Note: An Eclectic Collection Deserving of a Wider Audience” compiled by Shaun Usher. Chronicle Books, 2015. $40.
I’m an inveterate list-maker. I have to-do lists, grocery lists, to-bring lists. I might have lists about lists. So Shaun Usher’s big book of lists made me deeply happy. There’s a list that proves red-nosed Rudloph was nearly Reginald. Michelangelo’s shopping list. Marilyn Monroe’s dream lovers. Reasons for admissions to a West Virginia mental hospital. Olympic victors from the first iteration of the games. All kinds of lists, beautifully presented. An excellent gift for the list-maker in your life.
— Beth Colvin, email@example.com