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SOME OF ME: by Isabella Rossellini (Author)

Norman Warwick calls for a bigger bookshelf for

SOME OF ME: by Isabella Rossellini (Author)

+ model + film star + environmentalist

She writes of her mother, Ingrid Bergman: “Second to acting, Mother loved cleaning, which is not to say she loved even that above me. I’m sure she loved me more than cleaning, but what made her happiest was combining the two.”

She writes of her father, Roberto Rossellini: “My father was a Jewish mother. When we were children (there were seven of us) one of our favourite games was throwing ourselves into Daddy’s body. Lying on his side, he pretended to be the sow and we were the piglets.”

She writes about her famous nude scene in David Lynch’s Blue Velvet, and of posing for such world-renowned photographers as Richard Avedon, Bruce Weber, and Steven Meisel.  There are also references about being fired as the face of Lancome because she dared to become forty, and about the two years of scoliosis that blighted her adolescence. She talks – candidly but discreetly – about the men in her life: her ex-husband Martin Scorsese, David Lynch, and Gary Oldman. And she conducts intimate and extended dialogues with her beloved dead parents.

This book is utterly original, human, and provocative. Like the author herself.

Because the book above is frequently purchased together with another of Isabella´s titles, Green Porno we´re definitely gonna need a bigger bookshelf.

“I was always fascinated by the infinite’ strange and ′scandalous′ ways that insects copulate.” – Isabella Rossellini. When Isabella Rossellini and The Sundance Channel set out to make a series of short films for the internet about the sex lives of animals’ they had no idea what was in store. Green Porno the colourful, indescribable, wonderfully odd collection of shorts became a sensation on the internet, receiving over 1.3 million views and major national publicity including from CNN, David Letterman, The New York Times Magazine, Wired and the Wall Street Journal. The overwhelming success of the shorts led Sundance to commission a second Green Porno series which is to focus on marine animals: shrimp, squid seals etc. (The first series focused primarily on insects.) Co-director Jody Shapiro has taken 125 arresting film stills of Isabella dressed in animal costumes, which are the centerpiece of the book, along with narrative text describing the “love making” process of each animal. Each chapter will also include a quirky freakonomics style one-sheet that includes surprising facts about each species. Green Porno also includes a DVD of both Green Porno series which are not available for sale elsewhere.

Provocative, hilarious and truly one of a kind, Green Porno is a great gift, for readers of Michael Pollan and fans of independent film alike. Isabella committed to promoting the book. Praise for GREEN PORNO FILMS “Shocking, whimsical’ entertaining”- Shine.

“[Rossellini] plays the male of each species in splendidly kitschy home-made costumes’ while explaining the procedures in a humorous running commentary”- Telegraph.

“Bright colours, goofy leotard-based costumes, undulating foam rubber-it′s hot stuff.”- Playboy.

“Magical” – The Flog.

Rossellini′s subjects carry the weight of a fierce natural morality.

Just remember, whilst building a bigger bookshelf to accommodate books by Isabella Rossellini to make space not only for DVDs of some of the books she has written but also for DVD copies of mainstream films she has starred in.

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