Room to Dream

Room to Dream

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.

Title:Room to Dream
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781782118381
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About David Lynch

Born in precisely the kind of small-town American setting so familiar from his films, David Lynch spent his childhood being shunted from one state to another as his research scientist father kept getting relocated. He attended various art schools, married, and fathered future director Jennifer Chambers Lynch shortly after he turned 21. That experience, plus attending art school in a particularly v


    Room to Dream Reviews

  • Valerity (Val)

    Room To Dream This is a very enjoyable biography told with a dual perspective that I found very readable and descriptive. I’m not quite sure how it got lost in my TBR pile, as I should have read it ...

  • Elyse Walters

    “When I picture Boise in my mind, I see euphoric 1950schrome optimism”, David Lynch said. When he was 14, his family moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Though Lynch flourished as a high school student...

  • Ana

    “Nobody is neutral on the subject of Lynch.” Truer words have never been written! Do you ever watch INLAND EMPIRE two or three times in a row and feel like you don’t understand the world anym...

  • Kasa Cotugno

    In depth analysis of David Lynch and his creative processes. Each section is composed of two parts, one a biography, the other, a memoir illuminating the former. I've always been curious as to why som...

  • Reuben

    Straight off the bat I have to say: don't believe the way this book describes itself. Statements like "David Lynch opens up for the first time about a life lived in pursuit of his singular vision", "A...

  • Spencer

    I adore David Lynch; he is without doubt my favourite film maker and probably my biggest idol so it’s not surprising that I loved this book. David comes across as charming, unusual and creative and ...

  • Eddie Watkins

    Repetitive and somewhat boring, though there are great anecdotes sprinkled throughout. I think the problem is Lynch has never really changed since he was a kid, which is a good thing because Lynch as ...

  • Text Publishing

    ‘A fascinating look into an endlessly imaginative and alarming man.’ Otago Daily Times‘[A] memorable portrait of one of cinema’s great auteurs…It provides a remarkable insight into Lynch’s...

  • Robin Bonne

    After reading this, I still don’t know how he made the baby from Eraserhead.Seriously though, any of the real questions I had were left unanswered. The criticisms about gender within Lynch’s movie...

  • Seroxx83

    I’ve been a big fan of David lynch since forever, seen his movies and twin peaks multiple times! There’s just so many layers in his work, and the mood you get when watching is something else! So w...