Nicholson has been one Hollywood’s biggest stars for decades and much of his illustrious career has been about boring crap like blockbuster movies. The other stuff: like benders with Dennis Hopper, wild nights on the town with Warren Beatty, and the nonstop pursuit of Hollywood’s hottest women will make this biography worth reading.
The Howard Stern Show just hasn’t been the same since Artie Lange left. Instead of moving on to bigger & better things as one of America’s most beloved comics, the big, fat funny man fell victim to heroin & coke addiction, and disappeared. Amazingly, Artie recovered and put the whole crazy story down on paper in his new book Crash & Burn.
When it comes to B-grade splatter flicks, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is the prototype. This book by renowned author and the actor who played the original Leatherface, Gunnar Hansen, takes readers through the film’s creation, 1974 release and subsequent evolution into a cult classic.
Now that the flood of James Bond 50th Anniversary ephemera has begun to recede, something new emerges from the Bond vault – a new biography on Ian Fleming, the British aristocrat, intelligence officer, and James Bond creator. Andrew Lycett tells all the details of his dramatic, marvelous and mysterious, yet short life.
This new book by rock writer Paul Rees is the definitive biography of Led Zeppelin frontman and prototypical Rock God Robert Plant. Rees dug deep to deliver a full spectrum portrait of the man behind Stairway To Heaven and a hundred other anthems.
The stories & profiles of the champions and NFL superstars are everywhere but this book is different. Slow Getting Up tells the far more common story of the NFL’s countless “expendable” & average pro football players, presenting a funny and at times shocking look at life in the NFL for guys who aren’t winning the games & making history.
Street art books are easy to find but ones like City As Canvas are rare. Offering authentic history & deep context, it chronicles the crucial first chapter of the emergence of graffiti & early street art through the collected works of foundational NYC artist Martin Wong & the voices of friends & artists who were there. The book also contains previously unpublished art by Keith Haring, Basquiat, & Futura 2000.
If what you want is something that can be found hanging from the ceiling in a butcher shop, you can try all those weird pumps & pills but if you’re serious about improving your sausage, this book is a much better investment. The secrets to superior Salumi, sausage, and other meaty goods are all in here.
400 pages of the definitive Metallica story. And this is just the first half. Volume One of this essential 2-part biography of the most important metal band of all time tracks the quartet from earliest origins through their rise to international stardom.
There’s Socrates, Confucius & Plato, even Nietschze. And yet even the world’s most profound philosophers can’t hold a candle to the wisdom of the great Homer. Simpson, that is. A page or passage from this treatise on laziness will one day be carved in granite on the base of the giant, skyscraping sculpture we build in his honor.