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A collection of irreverent and poetic short works from legendary actor Vincent D’Onofrio
This is not a story woven around plot, characters, and contrivance. Rather, it is what acclaimed actor Vincent D’Onofrio’s mind produces when on idle, when he is not thinking about servicing a story. His words are, in the purest sense, ideas that fall unexpectedly upon his head, “like an apple from a tree—dropping all at once,” though less about gravity and Newton’s apples, and more about levity. D’Onofrio’s thoughts and images—presented here in all their uninhibited glory—are humorous, honest, abundant, raw, and unfiltered. And all exceedingly enjoyable.
The unique design—a paperback with flaps and Chinese binding, all contained in a full-color, hardcover slipcase—offers the book an artistic, collectible feel.
About the Author
Vincent D’Onofrio is a world-renowned actor, producer, writer, and director whose credits include Full Metal Jacket, Jurassic World, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. He won a Saturn Award for his role in Men in Black. He lives in New York City. A four-time Academy Award nominee, Ethan Hawke has starred in such films as Dead Poets Society, the Before Sunrise trilogy, and Boyhood. He is the author of the novels The Hottest State and Ash Wednesday. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Ryan, and his four children.
Carin van der Donk is a Dutch-born photographer who lives and works in New York City. She specializes in black and white photography, and much of her recent work centers on themes of political activism. You can find her work on Instagram @carinvanderdonk.