Legendary adventurer Sir Edmund Hillary described Irish explorer Tom Crean as “a great man of immense strength and endurance and afraid of very little.” Indeed. At 15, Crean ran away from home for a life at sea and went on to play a key role in the Antarctic Expedition. He spent more time at the South Pole than Robert Scott or Ernest Shackleton & he survived to collect 3 Polar medals from the UK royal crown.
Author George Christie spent 40 years in the Hells Angels, rising in the ranks to become one of the club’s most influential leaders—the cool-headed negotiator & spokesman who countered the recklessness of Sonny Barger. Within 2 weeks of retiring from the club he was black-balled by the brotherhood. Now he’s telling his tale, the wild & weird life of an outlaw biker.
He never surfed but re-wrote the book on pop music with the Beach Boys. With fame came mental illness, the drugs, & the booze. His years as a deranged & reclusive “genius” alone in his Bel Air mansion. Eventually, there comes redemption. All this and a lot more of the story is revealed in the forthcoming Brian Wilson memoir.
Professional funny man Norm MacDonald shares his unbelievable life story in a new memoir. From his disastrous start in show biz to his days on SNL to the not-so-funny depths of gambling addiction. It’s a book filled with jokes, true Hollywood stories and MacDonald’s one-of-a-kind wit.
There are tourists and then, there are explorers. This forthcoming guidebook is definitely for the latter. Atlas Obscura celebrates over 600 of the strangest and most curious places in the world. From architectural & environmental marvels like the Stalacpipe Organ in Virginia to the M.C. Escher-like stepwells in India, to weird museums, & cultural events—like the baby jumping festival in Spain. Open it to any page and expect the unexpected.
From the creator of Who Shot Rock & Roll, Gail Buckland, comes another ambitious and expansive visual history. Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present brings together over 165 photographers and many of sports’ most iconic images: Bobby Orr, Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali, Mark Spitz & scores more. It’s a 344-page hardcover with detailed insights on the athletes, photographers and history.
Written over the past 7 years, Bruce Springsteen’s new autobiography covers the musician’s entire life. From growing up Catholic in Freehold, New Jersey to the personal struggles that inspired his best work, this is a definitive portrait of one of America’s most enduring musical talents.
Cannabis cuisine has long since moved beyond brownies & space cookies. This book will show how to make incredible edibles you never imagined. Despite his stony moniker, JeffThe420Chef takes cannabis cooking seriously. This book offers recipes for brunch and small plates to salads and gourmet dinners—and features gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and kosher options. It also provides crucial info and guidelines for safe dosing.
This limited edition 30-disc Blu-ray collection celebrates 50 years of Star Trek and includes every episode and feature film with the original crew, plus a new documentary with 2+ hours of fresh footage, the entire animated series, & a new director’s cut of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. There are also hours of extras, mini posters from the films, and a Starfleet pin.
Filled with custom cars designed and built by a small number of specialists from around the globe, this 256-page hardcover photo book showcases cars & builders united by a common goal: to create the ultimate driving machine. Spanning everything from early hot rods to modern tuners to low riders & more, it details the characters & the culture behind all kinds of custom cars.