Labor Day honors workers, and creative people work as hard as anyone, as these books note.
Champagne Supernovas: Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, and the '90s Renegades Who Remade Fashion (Touchstone) by Maureen Callahan is a dishy, sometimes shocking account of the punks and prodigies whose work erased the line between couture and street.
Drivel: Deliciously Bad Writing by Your Favorite Authors (Perigee), edited by Julia Scott, gathers hilariously cringe-inducing early work by people who would later learn to write pretty well, from Gillian Flynn's Sweet Valley High imitation to 9-year-old Chuck Palahniuk's threatening letter to dictator Pol Pot.
Masterful Marks: Cartoonists Who Changed the World (Simon and Schuster) by Monte Beauchamp has 16 fascinating and artistically vivid graphic biographies of such notable cartoonists as Charles Addams, R. Crumb, Walt Disney, Edward Gorey and Dr. Seuss.
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor