Back in 2010 the world was chanting “Free Weezy” while the multi-platinum rap superstar Lil’ Wayne served a 8-month bid in New York’s infamous Rikers Island jail on a weapon’s charge. While he was locked up he worked as a suicide prevention aid & also kept a detailed journal of his days on the cellblock. Now that journal is being published. Gone ‘Til November: A Journal of Rikers Island has been named a 2016 “Must Read” by Rolling Stone.
When world heavyweight champion Sonny Liston was found dead in his Las Vegas home of an apparent heroin overdose in 1971, few believed it could be true. But there were some signs, so the story has always been clouded with mystery & conflict. In this new book, investigative journalist Shaun Assael treats the boxer’s death as a cold case, with revelations that make this an unbelievable whodunit & absolute page-turner.
OMG Posters launched back in 2007. For the last decade they’ve been featuring some of the most creative band & concert artwork in the music industry. In addition, the OMG blog has become a popular hub for artists & a global community of printmakers & designers. This book compiles a decade’s worth of greatest hits from more than 40 artists & your favorite acts.
The Galaxy Series 6-Book Deluxe Boxed Set from Penguin assembles special-edition hardcovers of 6 Sci-Fi & fantasy masterpieces: The Once and Future King by T. H. White, Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein, Dune by Frank Herbert, 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke, The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin, & Neuromancer by William Gibson. The set is boxed in a Lucite Jewel Case, perfectly suited to this far-out collection.
Geraldo didn’t find anything in the vault but this new book reveals the real life and legacy of Al Capone, the most infamous mobster of all time. It goes beyond the headlines and lore of this Prohibition-era gangster and his well-publicized crimes, instead relying on the exhaustive research of National Book Award-winning biographer Deidre Bair to paint the portrait of a complex character. Sinister, certainly, but much more than just a cold-blooded killer.
You may have tried a prison-style workout in your hotel room but how about jailhouse cooking? Well, you can now. Written by infamous ex-con, MIT lecturer and multi-platinum rapper Prodigy from Mobb Deep, Commissary Kitchen shares his recipes and ruminations on prison life—the challenges of staying healthy and sane with limited access to food & basic kitchen essentials.
This book tells the uniquely American tale of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, a middle-class industrial boomtown built up around a massive mill owned by the Jones & Laughlin Steel Company. As the economy evolved and the mills closed down, the town decayed while crime and the crack epidemic took hold. Luckily, the town made more than steel; it made elite football players, too—Mike Ditka, Ty Law, Darrelle Revis—despite its troubles or maybe because of them. few places churned out talent like Aliquippa.
Written by leading American astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson and a pair of his colleagues from Princeton, Welcome To The Universe breaks down the latest discoveries & research in our solar system, covering planets, stars, galaxies black holes, wormholes, and time travel.
Arguably the most important golfer the game will ever know, the late, great Arnold Palmer recently penned his own memoir. In A Life Well Played, Palmer takes stock of the many experiences of his life and shares his stories of success, grace under pressure, humility, hard work & memories of his fans and friends. Available in October.
Pro Wrestler & 80s icon Rowdy Roddy Piper was a larger-than-life entertainer who, along with his nemesis Hulk Hogan, helped make pro wrestling huge. Hot Rodd also appeared in more than 50 films including the lead in John Carpenter’s cult classic, They Live. In 2015 just after beginning work on his incredible autobiography, he died of a heart attack. The book has now been completed by his son and daughter.