Thursday, June 18, 2009

Norman's Debut Appearance in Book Form

Norman, here. I got an unexpected surprise this week when I received an advance copy of my friend Jeannine Stein's new book Re-Bound: Creating Handmade Books from Recycled and Repurposed Materials. I have a project that is featured in the gallery section of the book -- page 112-113! It's the first time my artwork has been published in a book!

My contribution is an album I made as a keepsake of my 40th birthday. I used an old ledger as the front and back covers of my book, and vintage fabric for the binding. I used the birthday cards I received at my party as the pages inside the book. I thought it would be a fun way to keep the birthday cards and commemorate the occasion.

I was thrilled and honored to be a part of Jeannine's book. She is truly one of the most gifted artists I've ever known. I met her in the first art class I took in California, and we became instant friends. She's been a huge inspiration to me ever since. We'll be hosting her at the store for an author signing later this summer, so I'll post more about that once the details have been finalized.

The book sells for $24.99 and is available here at Chevalier's. If you'd like a copy, call the store at 323/465-1334 and I'll hold one for you! We can even ship it anywhere you'd like.


  1. Norm,
    Here is the LAUSD AP Literature Summer Reading List. I hope you guys carry some of these titles.

    Gavin Glynn
    If you are a LAUSD AP Language or Literature student here is the LAUSD approved reading list for summer reading. Enjoy these fantastic texts, enjoy your summer, and we'll see you in September with your completed essays!
    Non- Fiction:
    Soul Surfer: by Bethany Hamilton
    (213 p.) ISBN: 0-7434-9922-0
    Branded: the buying and selling of teenagers by Alissa Quart (247 p.) ISBN: 0-7382-0862-0
    Enrique’s journey by Sonia Nazario (299 p.) ISBN: 1-40006-205-5
    Last Lecture by Randy Pausch (206 p.) ISBN: 1-40132-325-1
    American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham (483 p.) ISBN: 1-40006-325-6
    A long way gone: memoirs of a boy soldier by Ishmael Beah (240 p.) ISBN: 0-374-10523-5
    Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell (309 p.) ISBN: 0-316-01792-2
    The plague of doves by Louise Erdrich. (313 p.) ISBN: 0-06-051512-0
    The mysteries of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon (297 p.) ISBN-10: 0-06-079059-8
    Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (374 p.) ISBN: 0-439-02348-3
    The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau- Banks by E. Lockhart (345 p.) ISBN: 1-41041-439-6
    Big Fat Manifesto by Susan Vaught (308 p.) ISBN: 1-59990-206-0
    Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson (278 p.) ISBN: 0-670-01110-X
    A Mercy by Toni Morrison (167 p.) ISBN0: 0-307-26423-8
    Box Out by John Coy (276 p.) ISBN: 0-439-87032-1
    Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd (321 p.) ISBN-10: 0-385-75169-9
    What is the what : the autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng : a novel by Dave Eggers (475 p.)
    ISBN-10: 1-932416-64-1
    The Penalty by Mal Peet (262 p.) ISBN: 0-7636-3399-2
    Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult (447 p.) ISBN: 0-7434-9674-4
    the man who destroyed her life save her daughter's.
    Stoner & Spaz by Ron Koertge (169 p.) ISBN: 0-7636-2150-1
    If you come softly by Jacqueline Woodson (181 p.) ISBN: 0-399-23112-9
    Hanging on to Max by Margaret Bechard (204 p.) ISBN: 0-689-86268-7
    Shift by Jennifer Bradbury (245 p.) ISBN: 1-41694-732-9
    Mexican Whiteboy by Matt de la Pena (249 p.) ISBN: 0-385-73310-6
    The House of Windjammer by V.A Richardson (350 p.) ISBN: 1-58234-811-1
    The juvie three by Gordon Korman (249 p.) ISBN: 1-42310-158-8
    Graceling by Kristin Cashore (471 p.) ISBN: 0-15-206396-X
    The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (312 p.) ISBN: 0-06-053092-8
    Eon: Dragoneye reborn by Alison Goodman (531 p.) ISBN: 0-670-06227-8
    Red moon at Sharpsburg: a novel by Rosemary Wells. (236 p.) ISBN: 0-670-03638-2
    Schooled by Paul Langan (140 p.) ISBN: 1-59194-177-6
    Peak by Roland Smith (246 p.) ISBN: 0-15-206268-8
    Blood red horse by K.M. Grant (277 p.) ISBN: 0-8027-8960-9
    Brother Hood by Janet Mc Donald (165 p.) ISBN: 0-374-30995-7