Murakami T: The T-Shirts I Love

Murakami T: The T-Shirts I Love

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The international literary icon opens his eclectic closet: Here are photographs of Murakami's extensive and personal T-shirt collection, accompanied by essays that reveal a side of the writer rarely seen by the public.

Considered the world's most popular cult novelist (The Guardian), Haruki Murakami has written books that have galvanized millions around the world. Many of his fans know about his 10,000-vinyl-record collection, and his obsession with running, but few have heard about a more intimate, and perhaps more unique, passion: his T-shirt-collecting habit.

In Murakami T, the famously reclusive novelist shows us his T-shirts--including gems from the Springsteen on Broadway show in NYC, to the Beach Boys concert in Honolulu, to the shirt that inspired the beloved short story Tony Takitani. Accompanied by short, frank essays that have been translated into English for the first time, these photographs reveal much about Murakami's multifaceted and wonderfully eccentric persona.

Title:Murakami T: The T-Shirts I Love
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780593320426
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    Murakami T: The T-Shirts I Love Reviews

  • s.penkevich

    My favorite part about this book is simply that it exists and it is objectively kind of funny that someone was like “hey, what if we just put out a $25 book of Murakami talking about t-shirts?” Th...

  • Sam Quixote

    Haruki Murakami wrote a series of short essays about his t-shirt collection for the Japanese men’s fashion magazine, Popeye, over the course of a year and a half and these are all collected here in ...

  • seren

    to be honest i think its pretty weird that this book is going to exist...

  • Avani ?

    Murakami T : The T-shirts I Love is a book which if you're a Haruki Murakami fan like me should have on their shelves. It's a very small book of around 100 pages or so, of some of the most interesting...

  • L.S. Popovich

    I began by pretending this was a short novel about a t-shirt and vinyl-record-obsessed old guy, who happened to also be an obscenely successful novelist and it worked for the most part in the sense th...

  • Zachary Houle

    Haruki Murakami has certainly been keeping his translators busy this year. First, he published the very good short-story collection First Person Singular, and, later this fall, he’ll be publishing i...

  • Scarlett Readz and Runz....Through Novel Time & Distance

    This is just endearing...such a great way to write something personal via shirts collected and documented over many years...remembering certain events and stories in life.Loved this little book! ❤...

  • Nenia ? I yeet my books back and forth ? Campbell

    This sounds delightfully quirky and wholesome...

  • Darwin8u

    A collection of articles and interviews on Murakami's T-shirt collection. Now if that isn't fitting. I actually bought three Japanse Pro Baseball T-shirts in 2021 after reading his short story The Yak...

  • sarahreads

    i really like reading his perspective on things. be it about his t-shirt collection, the most mundane things, his life, etc etc. but this one is definitely a book that only murakami fans would be able...