I picked up this book a bit by accident (I was attracted to the segmented pages inside that reminded me of the fashion plates I played with as a kid) and could not put it down. I was fascinated by Chuck Close's painting techniques and marveled at the largess of his work (I am tipping my hat to his huge paintings with a larger-than-normal icon on this post). And to make his talents even more impressive he paints with genius in spite of facial blindness and partial paralysis. I will also add that this book helped spark the idea of expanding Jefferson's Golden Jaguar list to include new separate list of just non-fiction. The list is tentatively called Golden Jaguar: Non-Fiction. I know, creative right? Of course, Face Book is one of the first nominees.