Totally Random Lists 2019: Double Whammy

Editor’s Note: This year our Half Price Books calendar once again features books, movies and music grouped together in weird, unexpected ways. You might even call them Totally Random Lists, which is what we did because, well, we had to put something on the front cover. We like the lists so much, we’ll be sharing them on this blog throughout the year.

No man (or woman) is an island. Sometimes we need a partner to bounce ideas off of or butt heads with—in a productive way, of course. Grab your favorite plus-one and check out some of our favorite co-authored books, co-directed movies and cool musical collaborations.

Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm
Will Grayson, Will Grayson, John Green & David Levithan
The Talisman, Stephen King & Peter Straub
Traveling with Pomegranates, Sue Monk Kidd & Ann Kidd Taylor
The Gilded Age, Mark Twain & Charles Dudley Warner

Raising Arizona, Joel & Ethan Coen
Menace II Society, Albert & Allen Hughes
Dumb and Dumber, Peter & Bobby Farrelly
The War Room, D.A. Pennebaker & Chris Hegedus
Little Miss Sunshine, Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Fari

Songs for Drella, Lou Reed & John Cale
Raising Sand, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
Watch the Throne, Jay-Z & Kanye West
Painted From Memory, Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach
Love This Giant, David Byrne & St. Vincent

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