Thanks to all of you who attended our book club meeting last night where we discussed Van Gogh | the Life by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith. The recording is now available (YouTube video below).
If you didn’t get a chance to read this book with the book club, I highly recommend it. This is one of the best-written and most thoroughly researched books I have ever read. I felt as if I were living with the artist for the last several months as I have read the book. Though not an easy person to live with, my life is richer for knowing Van Gogh through this biography.
Interviews with the Authors
I also encourage you to watch interviews with the authors of the book – their insight into the life of the artist and the story of their process for writing the book is fascinating.
Charlie Rose Interview: http://www.charlierose.com/watch/60024444 (You have to go about 21 minutes into the video to get to their interview – otherwise you’ll be watching coverage of the 2012 primaries . . . and who would want to do that?!)
Diane Rehm Interview: http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2011-10-24/steven-naifeh-van-gogh-life
60 Minutes Segments (2 Parts): http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7384904n (Part1) & http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7384908n (Part2) – I couldn’t get the video to work in Chrome, so if it’s not working for you – you may need to open it in a different player and click around on the video box and progress bar (great website CBS!)
Book Club Video