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An unprecedented look into the personal and creative life of the visionary auteur David Lynch, through his own words and those of his closest colleagues, friends, and family - adapted by David Lynch from the print book especially for this audio program.

In this unique hybrid of biography and memoir, David Lynch opens up for the first time about a life lived in pursuit of his singular vision, and the many heartaches and struggles he’s faced to bring his unorthodox projects to fruition. Lynch’s lyrical, intimate, and unfiltered personal reflections riff off biographical sections written by close collaborator Kristine McKenna and based on more than 100 new interviews with surprisingly candid ex-wives, family members, actors, agents, musicians, and colleagues in various fields who all have their own takes on what happened. 

Room to Dream is a landmark book that offers a one-time all-access pass into the life and mind of one of our most enigmatic and utterly original living artists. 

With insights into . . . 

  • Eraserhead
  • The Elephant Man
  • Dune
  • Blue Velvet
  • Wild at Heart
  • Twin Peaks
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
  • Lost Highway
  • The Straight Story
  • Mulholland Drive
  • INLAND EMPIRE
  • Twin Peaks: The Return

Adapted for audio.

©2018 David Lynch and Kristine McKenna (P)2018 Random House Audio

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I thought this was great!

There have been a few books recently which I have had in both physical form, and in audiobook, in which each is different. The fact that David Lynch goes off script occasional really makes this.

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Room to Dream is peachy keen!

Room to Dream is a great in depth look at a David Lynch and his many works. Despite what professional reviewers and writers have said there is a lot of insight given as to what a lot of his movies are about. I really enjoyed the back and forth style of the book. First you get the conventional biographical chapter, and then Lynch tells you things about that particular time in his own voice. He does get on his soapbox a few too many times regarding transcendental meditation, but he’s so earnest about the good that he believes that it will do in the world that it’s a forgiveable flaw. I discovered a lot of lesser known, but very cool, things that he had created through this book including the videos that he made for his website as well as the album and EP he made with Chrysta Bell. All in all this audiobook is as good as a cup of black coffee and a slice of cherry pie!

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Everything I wanted it to be.

I’ve been waiting for this book for many, many years. Insight into the motivations, circumstance and luck that formed David Lynch into the multimedia master that he is. I was riveted and finished it in 2 days.

If you’ve ever wistfully thought about what your life ‘could have been, if only...’ it’s an amazing look at someone who just went ahead and consciously chose the right door every single time. His is also a crazy business model we could all learn from.

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An Abstraction of an Artist's Life

There are many sources both written and visual on the work and life of David Lynch. What value you obtain from this book, I think, is correlative to your familiarity with these other works. There are no great revelations here, and the joy is listening to Lynch himself recant some memories for the listener.