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Sculptor of nightmares: David Lynch’s memoir offers a glimpse behind the curtain

New memoir Room to Dream, co-authored with Kristine McKenna, suggest just being David Lynch is an art in and of itself

By Wendy Ide   September 2018

David Lynch with his school teacher. Image from Room to Dream

Fans of the director David Lynch can be divided roughly into two categories: those who see the man and his work as a puzzle to be solved; and those who see him as a mystery to be embraced. Any book about Lynch—who seems to relish being a professional enigma—is likely to disappoint at least one set of his admirers. And while Room to Dream, a blend of memoir and biography co-written by the filmmaker, does shed some light…

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