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Roundup of new coffee-table books

A remarkable coffee-table book provides flashes of fancy with each page, not slow-burning reading material. These new books are ripe for the flipping.

A remarkable coffee-table book provides flashes of fancy with each page, not slow-burning reading material. These new books are ripe for the flipping.

- Secrets Stash: Everyone loves a good, gossipy secret, and now you can have a whole mess of them by your couch. "PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death, and God" (William Morrow) by Frank Warren is another in a series of compilations of confessionals sent by postcard to the author. They're scandalous, precious, heart-wrenching, hilarious and sometimes just rude. Cost: $22.99.

- Vandalized: Are you elated when you turn a corner to face a wall of brilliant street art? Feel that over and over ... and over again with "Graffiti World: Street Art From Five Continents" (Abrams). The tome is packed with nearly 400 pages of photos of gritty, bright works by renowned artists across the globe -- from the Netherlands to Brazil. Cost: $35.

- Rock Life Rollin': So you chose cubicles over tour buses? Now you can live the rock 'n' roll life vicariously through "The Art of Touring" (Yeti), edited by musicians Mia Clarke (Electrelane) and Sara Jaffe (Erase Errata). It captures life on the road via art, photography and writing by folks like Devendra Banhart, Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and Johanna Fateman (Le Tigre). And if you must use your remote, this book handily comes with a DVD of live footage. Cost: $19.

- Design authority: Peek into the charmed life of a monumentally influential interior designer, the late David Hicks, in "David Hicks: A Life of Design" (Rizzoli) by Ashley Hicks. Not only will you learn all about the man himself, but -- thanks to spread after glossy spread of gorgeous rooms -- you'll walk away with the guts to go big-time bold with your color combos and pattern choices. Cost: $65.

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- Fashion in a Snap: We're keeping our Web bookmark for the ever-refreshed style blog TheSartorialist.blogspot.com, but it's fun to have "The Sartorialist" (Penguin) by Scott Schuman now sitting bound and pretty on our table -- at the ready for whenever we need a quick hit of fashion inspiration shot by Schuman on the streets of stylish cities like Paris, Milan and New York. Cost: $25.

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