Worn Stories

Emily Spivack


New York Times Bestseller!

Everyone has a memoir in miniature in at least one piece of clothing. In Worn Stories, Emily Spivack has collected over sixty of these clothing-inspired narratives from cultural figures and talented storytellers. First-person accounts range from the everyday to the extraordinary, such as artist Marina Abramovic on the boots she wore to walk the Great Wall of China; musician Rosanne Cash on the purple shirt that belonged to her father; and fashion designer Cynthia Rowley on the Girl Scout sash that informed her business acumen. Other contributors include Greta Gerwig, Heidi Julavits, John Hodgman, Brandi Chastain, Marcus Samuelsson, Piper Kerman, Maira Kalman, Sasha Frere-Jones, Simon Doonan, Albert Maysles, Susan Orlean, Andy Spade, Paola Antonelli, David Carr, Andrew Kuo, and more. By turns funny, tragic, poignant, and celebratory, Worn Stories offers a revealing look at the clothes that protect us, serve as a uniform, assert our identity, or bring back the past—clothes that are encoded with the stories of our lives.

Creator Bio

Emily Spivack is a Brooklyn-based artist, writer, and editor whose New York Times bestseller WORN STORIES was published in 2014 and her second book, WORN IN NEW YORK, was published in October 2017. She writes the “Story of a Thing” column for T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and her work has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, New York magazine, Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar. Emily’s work can be found at emilyspivack.info and wornstories.com.

Price £13.99
Format Paperback / softback
Publication Date 13 May 2021
Pages 160
Height 241mm
Width 178mm
Rights World
ISBN-13 9781648961151