What We Keep

150 People Share the One Object that Brings Them Joy, Magic, and Meaning

by Bill Shapiro,

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  • 9780762462544
  • 9780762462551
With contributions from Cheryl Strayed, Mark Cuban, Ta-Nahesi Coates, Melinda Gates, Joss Whedon, James Patterson, and many more--this fascinating collection gives us a peek into 150 personal treasures and the secret histories behind them.

All of us have that one object that holds deep meaning--something that speaks to our past, that carries a remarkable story. Bestselling author Bill Shapiro collected this sweeping range of stories--he talked to everyone from renowned writers to Shark Tank hosts, from blackjack dealers to teachers, truckers, and nuns, even a reformed counterfeiter--to reveal the often hidden, always surprising lives of objects.


  • Running Press; September 2018
  • ISBN: 9780762462551
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  • Title: What We Keep
  • Author: Bill Shapiro; Naomi Wax
  • Imprint: Running Press Adult
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  • 9780762462544
  • 9780762462551

In The Press

"From the former editor-in-chief of Life Magazine comes this gorgeous photo collection of everyday things that people hold dear. A combination of fascinating interviews and photographs introduce readers to the most personal items owned by notable individuals including Cheryl Strayed, Melinda Gates, and Mark Cuban, all while examining the reasons we consider certain possessions invaluable."—Real Simple, 'The Best Books of 2018 (So Far)

About The Author

Bill Shapiro is the former editor-in-chief of LIFE, the legendary photo magazine. Later, he was the founding editor-in-chief of LIFE.com and won the 2011 National Magazine Award for digital photography. He is the author of several books including the best-selling book Other People's Love Letters. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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ISBNs
  • 9780762462544
  • 9780762462551