Book lover: Michelle Ang

Actress Michelle Ang. Photo / Supplied
Actress Michelle Ang. Photo / Supplied

Actress Michelle Ang stars as Emily in the newly released film My Wedding and Other Secrets.

The book I love most is ... A book of selected poems by e.e.cummings. My friend found it for me at a thrift store in Melbourne and it is by far one of the most special books I have ever been given. I am a massive fan of his contemporary style of poetry and some of his most evocative and compelling pieces are in there. My favourite is I Carry Your Heart.

The book I'm reading right now is ... Eating the Dinosaur by Chuck Klosterman. It's a very interesting collection of essays where he questions and explores ideas about modern society and media. There is a chapter on the popularity of Abba and also a brilliant theory on audience intelligence and its connection with laugh tracks. Chuck has a very nimble brain and witty writing style. It's really making me reassess the things I take for granted.

The book I'd like to read next is ... All About Love: New Visions by Bell Hooks. It is actually a trilogy of books, all dealing with the elusive emotion of love.

Hooks is a distinguished professor at New York City College and she has written many works on sexism and racism. I've already read Where We Stand: Class Matters and really enjoyed it.

The book that changed me is ... The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. He offers simple yet enlightened ideas to finding inner peace and achieving greater fulfilment from life. I think reading this has helped me to try become the best person I can be, and to make peace with the fickleness of my career as well as learn how to be happy despite it all.

The book I wish I'd never read is ... I think way back in my childhood I read a book about a race of reptilian aliens who came to Earth and adopted our physicality. That idea really embedded itself in my brain for a period and gave me bad nightmares ... so I guess you could say I wish I'd never read it.

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