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Bookshelf: Photographer Jaimie Warren's Bookshelf may just be the weirdest and most wonderful one yet

Posted by Liv Siddall,

I am so, so glad that Jaimie has agreed to do this bookshelf feature because the overwhelming feeling I get when I see her photographs is that I just want to show them to everyone so that the whole world can see how hilarious and amazing and unique what she’s doing is. Weird and wonderful it may be, stupid it is certainly is not. Jaimie’s curiously lurid self-portraits have been featured in some of the best art and photography magazines around, and rightly so – as she is one of the most talented and individual artists working today. Have a look at her work, and then her books, or vice versa; they compliment each other like PB and J.

Roseanne Arnold : Roseanne: My Life as a Woman

Roseanne has inspired everything I have ever made. She made it as a snarky, overweight Jewish woman in a man’s world in the 1980s. She made the lower class acceptable and normal. She is hilarious and incredible. She is the ultimate punk and I wish to be as cool as her one day.
Roseanne: My Life As a Woman

Marilyn Manson with Neil Strauss: The Long Hard Road Out of Hell

Marilyn Manson’s story is an incredible “geek to chic.” He is a little arrogant in it, but overall it is totally impressive. A lot of weird sex and semi-torture stories that are fun and weird to read – I wish I had seen him perform live in his prime. I want to know if it was as intense as he describes.
Marilyn Manson with Neil Strauss: The Long Hard Road Out of Hell

John Waters: Role Models

Everyone knows that everything Mr. Waters does is gold. He was even just on my favorite public-access-show-turned-big-time, Bronx Flavor Baron Ambrosia. He is always a step ahead of the game.
John Waters: Role Models

RuPaul: Lettin’ it All Hang Out

This is not just a fantastic life story, but RuPaul also gives a multitude of tips along the path of your read. Top drag names, favorite books, top items in a drag queen’s purse, photo shoot tips, top drag queen movies, etc. And the pictures are fantastic and plentiful.
RuPaul: Lettin It All Hang Out

Dolly Parton: Dolly: My Life and Other Unfinished Business

Dolly has always been such a mysterious and beautiful character woven throughout my life. From being on Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, to Dollywood, Steel Magnolias, her music, 9 to 5, Best Little Whorehouse, basically she’s a part of most of my favorite things. And if I thought she was weird and mysterious before, this book solidified that with a vengeance. But I love her.

Dolly Parton: My Life and Other Unfinished Business

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.