This is the first authorized Springsteen biography in 25 years and The Boss himself granted acclaimed music writer Peter Ames Carlin unlimited access to his family, his band, and his private inner circle. Years of research and interviews went into the making of this book that paints a sweeping portrait of one of America’s most beloved rock legends.
What the hell is a Zagat anyway? When it comes to reliable restaurant recommendations, rankings by anonymous experts are as useless as Yelp. To guide you to the goods, this book applies the expertise of master chefs. From bargains to fine dining, 400 of the world’s best, like Heston Blumenthal, René Redzepi and David Chang will show you where to go.
In reading his books, it’s obvious Hemingway was a lover of food and drink but it’s hard to imagine he put down the pen in the middle of For Whom The Bell Tolls to jot down recipes. Fact is, he didn’t. This book of 125 recipes is assembled from old Hemingway’s haunts, period cookbooks and “other sources” but includes passages from his works as well as family photos, etc.
Ewan McGregor starred in the underground classic 90s film Trainspotting, centered on the messed up lives of young junkies in Edinburgh, Scotland. If you liked that film, maybe you should read this prequel to the Trainspotting story by the same author, Irvine Welsh.
Whiskey expert Ian Buxton cuts through the hype and hyperbole of the spirit world to present a global guide to 101 of the world’s best, must-try whiskeys. Everyone thinks they’re an expert but, as a member of the tasting panel of the World Whiskey Awards, Buxton’s is a qualified opinion.
It’s been well over a year since Osama Bin Laden was sniped by Seal Team Six. This new book, written by Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down, takes readers inside the planning of the most celebrated assassination of the modern age.
We’ll never know why people choose to run long distance races but this book by veteran ultra-marathoner Ed Ayres explains how. Testing human limits and the psychology of the long distance runner are the 60-year old author’s specialty but while pondering his own future, he also tackles his concerns about the future of humanity. After all, running 50-mile races gives you plenty of time to think.
No band in history has had the staying power and enduring energy of The Rolling Stones. The group has been rocking steady since 1962. To mark their 50-year milestone, this new book—curated and narrated by the band themselves is a massive tome stacked with rare Stones photos, history, stories and over 1000 illustrations.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has packed a lot into his life. By just 21, the young Austrian bodybuilder was crowned Mr. Universe. Then he became Conan and starred in a string of blockbuster movies, later he morphed into a Republican and became California’s Governator. Then of course, came the scandal. Now comes Total Recall, Schwarzenegger’s incredible life story, in his own words.
If the sport and lifestyle of drinking beer isn’t enough & you’re compelled to read about it, too, this book is all you. Penned by two of the world’s leading beer buffs, this book offers a thorough history of beer through the ages as well as a guide to 500 of the world’s best brews.