Founding member of the Grateful Dead & the drummer for every one of their over 2,300 concerts, Bill Kreutzmann was center-stage for over 30 years in one of America’s most legendary bands. In this new book, he offers up full disclosure on life with the Dead—or as much of it he could recall considering all the drugs.
This book is a raw, first-hand look into the life of America’s private paramilitary warriors and their highly secretive work around the world. Written by Jamie Smith, a founding director of Blackwater & a paramilitary contractor with more than 20 years of operations in war-torn hotspots, this is no Brian Williams report, this is the real deal.
Willie is an American legend—a country music icon, outlaw, 10X Grammy winner, and activist. Now 80 years old, Nelson is opening the book on his extraordinary life. The highs, the lows. Drugs, ladies, the law, the songs, success & founding Farm Aid. It’s all in here.
For the President of the United States Of America the work never stops. Yeah right. In Party Like A President: True Tales of Inebriation, Lechery, and Mischief From the Oval Office, humor writer Brian Abrams offers a hilarious, and true American history from Washington-to-Obama that chronicles vice-by-vice how the presidents like to party.
Who are the “experts” that rate restaurants? In this new guidebook from Phaidon, the experts are actual chefs, more than 600 from all over the world who recommend 3000 legit restaurants from Austin to Zurich. Includes detailed city maps, reviews, reservation policies, key information and honest comments from the chefs themselves.
Harvey Kurtzman was the original editor, artist, and sole writer of Mad Magazine, one of the greatest publishing successes of the 20th century. This biography reveals the true story of the man who revolutionized humor in America featuring interviews with Hugh Hefner, R. Crumb, Jack Davis, & many others.
In The Art Of The Pimp, Dennis Hof, proprietor of the world-famous BunnyRanch brothel and the P.T. Barnum of prostitution, charts his path to fame and infamy, while dispensing homespun wisdom about sex, sales, money, and how to live as the country’s most recognizable pimp. credit: amazon.com
As Saturday Night Live celebrates its 40 year anniversary, Taschen Books has created a massive SNL tribute assembled with full access to the show archives & over 2300 images. The 500-page tome is part SNL encyclopedia & part behind-the-scenes-tour of this groundbreaking & legendary show.
Straight from the kitchen of the wildly popular Austin restaurant Franklin Barbecue—winner of the Best Barbecue Joint in Texas award, comes the cookbook from owner/smokemaster Aaron Franklin. 224 pages of recipes and expert insight on wood & meat selections, plus techniques for ruling the grill & smoker.
Before becoming the world’s most notorious dictator, Kim Jong-Il ran North Korea’s Ministry for Propaganda and its film studios. In this almost slapstick but totally true story, Jong-II ordered the kidnapping of South Korea’s most famous actress & her ex-husband who was the country’s most famous filmmaker with the goal of making better Communist films.