David Lynch - co-creator of Twin Peaks and writer and director of groundbreaking films such as Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive - opens up about a lifetime of extraordinary creativity, the friendships he has made along the way and the struggles he has faced to bring his projects to fruition.
Room to Dream is both an astonishing memoir told in Lynch's own words and a landmark biography based on hundreds of interviews, that offers unique insights into the life and mind of one of the world's most enigmatic and original artists.
"If you expected a David Lynch biography to be just like any other biography, you've never seen a David Lynch movie . . . Fascinating" (New York Times)
"A hybrid biography bulging with more than 100 interviews . . . it shows us Lynch the artist, the director, the lover, the child . . . Room to Dream provides contours and edges, brief splashes of insight and teasing tugs on the line. But the man at the centre remains a beautiful mystery . . . Illuminating" (Guardian)
"Lynch is the master of the perverse, the unsettling and the plain bonkers" (Sunday Times)
"Lynch's life as an artist is genuinely fascinating, and his observations on it are illuminating" (Mail on Sunday)
"Intriguing . . . David Lynch has never lacked room to dream, for which we and he must thank our lucky stars" (Daily Telegraph)
"David Lynch's memoir illuminates the origins of his art . . . the humour and eccentricity of Mr Lynch's own reminiscences and observations are the book's main pleasure" (The Economist)
"Reassuringly unconventional . . . Engrossing . . . Lynch writes like he speaks. He's disarmingly direct, cheerfully profane and prone to bursts of giddy enthusiasm" (The Big Issue)
"Room to Dream is a memorable portrait of one of cinema's great auteurs . . . Provides a remarkable insight into Lynch's intense commitment to the "art life", from his painting, photography and music to furniture design" (Guardian)
"With the publication of Room to Dream, he has sought to reinvent the celebrity memoir" (Financial Times)
"Playfully disrupts the genre of memoir-writing" (Financial Times)