For the President of the United States Of America the work never stops. Yeah right. In Party Like A President: True Tales of Inebriation, Lechery, and Mischief From the Oval Office, humor writer Brian Abrams offers a hilarious, and true American history from Washington-to-Obama that chronicles vice-by-vice how the presidents like to party.
Who are the “experts” that rate restaurants? In this new guidebook from Phaidon, the experts are actual chefs, more than 600 from all over the world who recommend 3000 legit restaurants from Austin to Zurich. Includes detailed city maps, reviews, reservation policies, key information and honest comments from the chefs themselves.
Harvey Kurtzman was the original editor, artist, and sole writer of Mad Magazine, one of the greatest publishing successes of the 20th century. This biography reveals the true story of the man who revolutionized humor in America featuring interviews with Hugh Hefner, R. Crumb, Jack Davis, & many others.
In The Art Of The Pimp, Dennis Hof, proprietor of the world-famous BunnyRanch brothel and the P.T. Barnum of prostitution, charts his path to fame and infamy, while dispensing homespun wisdom about sex, sales, money, and how to live as the country’s most recognizable pimp. credit: amazon.com
As Saturday Night Live celebrates its 40 year anniversary, Taschen Books has created a massive SNL tribute assembled with full access to the show archives & over 2300 images. The 500-page tome is part SNL encyclopedia & part behind-the-scenes-tour of this groundbreaking & legendary show.
Straight from the kitchen of the wildly popular Austin restaurant Franklin Barbecue—winner of the Best Barbecue Joint in Texas award, comes the cookbook from owner/smokemaster Aaron Franklin. 224 pages of recipes and expert insight on wood & meat selections, plus techniques for ruling the grill & smoker.
Before becoming the world’s most notorious dictator, Kim Jong-Il ran North Korea’s Ministry for Propaganda and its film studios. In this almost slapstick but totally true story, Jong-II ordered the kidnapping of South Korea’s most famous actress & her ex-husband who was the country’s most famous filmmaker with the goal of making better Communist films.
Since 2002, Mohamedou Slahi has been imprisoned at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. In all these years, the United States has never charged him with a crime. Our government may have waterboarded and sleep deprived him but still no criminal charges 12 years later. This is Slahi’s terrifying and tragic memoir—the first and only published diary of a still-imprisoned Gitmo detainee.
In The Whistleblower, the fascinating yet nearly unknown role of the referee is artfully revealed. Author Bob Katz spent a season on the road with college basketball referees, watching games they officiated, listening in on their candid conversations in locker rooms and hotel lobbies, and explored the challenges they must regularly confront.
Tequila Mockingbird is the ultimate cocktail book for the literary obsessed and the rest of us who desperately want a drink any time the conversation turns to books. Recipes like Romeo and Julep, A Rum of One’s Own, Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margarita give you a taste of what’s inside.