Book Review: The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories Volume 1 by Joseph Gordon-Levitt

11904233It’s the day after Christmas and I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday season! December 26th is notorious for being the day of returns and exchanges; so if you happen to fall into that crowd, I have a great suggestion for your new store credit. The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories is quite possibly the cutest little book I have ever owned (thank you again Vi Dao). I have always been a fan of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, from 3rd Rock From the Sun to  Inception, and I am apt to support his endeavors.

The universe is not made of atoms; it’s made of tiny stories.  

A collection of original works from 67 contributors out of 8,500 contributions, The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories brings together art and voices from around the world to unite and tell stories that defy size. Each page stands alone, and with just a few words, they will take your imagination to different heights. Although there are a few entries that will produce a more somber mood, the book is mainly funny, and you will find yourself smiling throughout the entirety of the book.

One day before breakfast, an orange rolled off the counter and escaped its fate, bounding happily through the kitchen door. Filled with hope, the egg followed.

Call them works of art. Call them sketches. Whatever you call them, the doodles equipped with each little story aid in the charisma of the book. The simplest sketch adds so much depth to an already thought-provoking sentence. The book is so enchanting that I’ve read it twice and even a third time just to look at all the details of the drawings. Some are more detailed than others, but they are all equally amazing.

I won’t say too much more on the matter because it definitely is a book one should experience for themselves. So do yourself a favor and purchase this book, with or without your store credit. And once you have been captivated by its simple charm, you might just find yourself purchasing Volumes 2 and 3.

King Midas often wondered what would happen if he touched himself.

5/5 stars


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One thought on “Book Review: The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories Volume 1 by Joseph Gordon-Levitt

  1. I’m a big fan of JGL … and especially loved 50/50 b/c there he was AND Seth Rogen. I also thought Baz Luhrmann should have cast him as Nick Carraway …

    Lovely review! Adorable sounding book!

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