TO-DO LIST (Simon & Schuster, Nov. 2007) is a collection of 100 real, handwritten to-do lists and the stories behind them. Part of a new wave of “low-budget” reality culture, To-Do List provides a rare—and often hilarious—look into other people’s everyday lives.

Based on the popular magazine and blog of the same name, To-Do List is organized into themes such as “Daily Lists,” “Life Lists,” “Work Lists,” “New Year’s Resolutions,” “Ideal Mates,” and “Obsessive-Compulsive Lists.” The lists come from civilians and well-known people alike, including chef Alice Waters, Stephen Dubner (co-author of Freakonomics), Nick Hornby, Cameron Tuttle, and Michael Musto.