Aside from the classic Metallica album, there is no “master of puppets” in American pop culture as big as Muppets creator, Jim Henson. This new 608-page biography on the man behind Bert & Ernie, Big Bird & Miss Piggy takes readers up close with the influential weirdo genius who created some of the most iconic kids TV & films ever.
America’s most trusted anchorman Ron Burgundy now adds “author” to his already staggering list of professional accomplishments. In his new tell-all autobiography you’ll learn all you ever wanted to know about the man behind the mustache. He shares his life story as well as inspirational musings and sage advice on life, women, & keepin’ it classy.
Johnny Cash’s live performance at Folsom Prison in 1968 was one of the best & most celebrated Cash shows of all time & this book’s author, 30-year LA Times music critic Robert Hilburn, was the only journalist there. Hilburn knew Cash as a friend and this book draws on his extensive personal interviews as well as perspectives from Cash’s inner circle. A definitive biography on the troubled man behind the music.
Few American cities can claim a food scene as rich and diverse as the culinary melting pot of New Orleans, Louisiana. And this book, inspired by the award-winning HBO series Treme brings all the flavors of the Big Easy together. From classic Creole to Vietnamese delights, this book offers up over 100 recipes from the best restaurants in N’awlins.
The most enduring tradition in American mafia families is snitching when the Feds lock you up. The pioneer of this long-standing wiseguy retirement plan was a big-cheese named Little Al D’Arco. It was 1991 & he was the acting boss of the Luchese family. When he flipped, he took down 50 other Gambino, Gotti, Gravano dirtbags, most of whom also sang in hopes of not becoming some hard-timer’s prison wife. Read all about it.
Awhile back we hyped-up Hollywood photographer Steve Schapiro’s book of incredible still images from the movie Taxi Driver. Taschen publishing is now releasing another book of Schapiro work. This time it’s a massive 600-hundred page collection from The Godfather trilogy with over 400 images plus contextual essays & interviews.
Before Schwarzenneger was the Governator and the nanny’s baby daddy, he was the star of James Cameron’s pair of mega-blockbuster Terminator movies. This forthcoming book takes a look not at Arnie’s complex personal affairs rather it’s a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Terminator films; offering the complete story of these iconic science fiction masterpieces.
This is the golden age of TV. And it’s because of shows like The Wire, The Sopranos, Mad Men, Deadwood, Breaking Bad, and more. Writer Brett Martin explores the “signature art form of the 21st century” through extensive interviews with top show creators as well as the history and culture that led to this creative revolution.
35 million Americans “play” fantasy sports. Football, baseball, etc. And whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a newcomer to this popular national pastime, this new book by ESPN’s Senior Fantasy Sports Analyst Matthew Berry celebrates all that folks love about fantasy sports, like funny trophies, weird rituals & of course, gambling.
It’s nothing short of a miracle that rock icon Graham Nash can actually remember the 60s & 70s. From the Hollies to Crosby, Stills, & Nash, this guy wrote hits that defined the era: Marrakesh Express, Simple Man, Carrie Ann, etc. And he also did what many of his contemporaries did not, and that was, survive it.