07/14/2003 at 01:00 AM EDT
•Rob Reiner A book called The Complete Idiot's Guide to NASA
by Thomas D. Jones and Michael Benson. It's all about how NASA works. The next movie I am doing is going to involve some space travel.
I was reading James Patterson's Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas
on the plane and I was literally sobbing. [My husband] Nick [Lachey] was trying to comfort me. It was amazing.
•Mimi Rogers Bel Canto
by Ann Patchett. Beautifully written, incredibly poetic. It's this amazing [novel] about what seems to be a horrible terrorist incident and the transformative effect music and art can have on everyone.
•Luke Wilson A book about [The Wild Bunch director] Sam Peckinpah called Peckinpah: Portrait in Montage
by Garner Simmons. I'm a fan of his movies.
•Albert Brooks Hillary Clinton's book Living History
. I think I already know the story, but I'm going to read it anyway.
•Christian Slater My wife gave me a book called The Way of the Superior Man
by David Deida. It's a guide book and a self-help, sex-ed book. It's helped me a great deal.
•Soledad O'Brien I'm just finishing Augusten Burroughs's Dry
. It's about his drug-and-alcohol rehab.