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Leanne Shapton, Author and Publisher

What is your most prized possession?
A Vico Magistretti coffee table.

What is your greatest achievement?
Cofounding J&L Books.

Where are you most inspired?
In hotel rooms and on trains.

Who would you say most embodies “style”?
David Hockney.

With what fictional character do you most identify?
A tie between I in Withnail and I and the second Mrs. de Winter.

In what historical period would you most like to have lived?
Dickensian London.

In your next life, who or what would you most like to be?
Ahead of my time.

If you had to wear one outfit for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A vintage bathing suit and a hand-knit sweater.

If you were banished to a desert isle, what items would you bring with you?
A time- travel machine, a jar of peanut butter, and a friend.

What is the greatest piece of advice you’ve ever received?
“Dig your heels in.”

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