Books by David Friend

David Friend, Vanity Fair’s editor of creative development and formerly Life’s director of photography, won an Emmy award for the documentary 9/11. He lives in New Rochelle, New York. A portion of this book’s proceeds will be given to 9/11-related chariti


THE NAUGHTY NINETIES by David Friend
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A witty, comprehensively researched time capsule from an unforgettable age of excess, scandal, and sex."
How multiculturalism and sexual liberation shaped a distinctive decade. Read full book review >
WITH ANY LUCK I'LL DRIVE A TRUCK by David Friend
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"Lucky indeed are the kids who get to indulge in this splendid little wish-fulfillment daydream. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A delightful ode to trucks goes above and beyond the usual churning, wrecking, and pounding. Read full book review >
BOHEMIANS, BOOTLEGGERS, FLAPPERS, AND SWELLS by Graydon Carter
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 3, 2014

"Whether read from cover to cover or dipped into occasionally, this collection serves as a fine primer to one magazine's contribution to a golden age of American magazine writing."
A collection of a wide range of Vanity Fair articles ranging from 1914 to 1936, when the Great Depression forced the magazine to merge with Vogue. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2006

"An informed and intimate account—accompanied by some disturbing photos—of one of the worst days in American history."
A photojournalist (formerly of Life, now Vanity Fair) examines the images of 9/11—from the iconic to the lesser-known—and discusses photography's pervasive presence in that disaster and in contemporary culture. Read full book review >