Television just hasn’t been the same since John Stewart’s self-style brand of political satire, news, & comedy on the 23X Emmy-award winning Daily Show went away. But now, The Daily Show (The Book) comes as consolation; an oral history that details the show’s legacy from its origins to timeless highlights to its most poignant & ridiculous moments.
In Lonely Boy, seminal punk rock axe-man Steve Jones of the genre-defining Sex Pistols shares his origin story—an abused & neglected kid who raised himself on the streets of London, inspired the inception of the punk scene & went on to become a global rock icon.
Best known for the horrific sci-fi monster he created in Ridley Scott’s original Alien film, the dark and psychedelic artwork of HR Giger has now been collected into a limited-edition Sumo-sized compendium covering his entire creative output. 400 pages of massive prints, fold-outs, essays, and insights from Giger scholars as well as the artist’s own writings.
In his new book, ghost-obsessed author Colin Dickey traveled all across America in search of haunted places: houses & hotels, abandoned prisons & empty hospitals. Exploring the stories that intertwine with these ghostly tales, he discovers unsolved crimes and peculiar stories that he assembles into a strange new chronicle of American history.
History taught us that locking the mentally ill up in prison-like asylums didn’t really work. And This Way Madness Lies is an illustrated exploration of how the treatment of madness has evolved from the 17th century to today. It highlights some of the scariest & most infamous asylums, like Bethlem Royal Hospital, London, also known as Bedlam.
The latest addition to the Assouline Ultimate Collection series, The Impossible Collection Of Wine was assembled with the expertise of Enrico Bernardo, the world’s best sommelier. In it, Bernardo imagines the perfect cellar filled with the most exceptional wines of the twentieth century by balancing the virtues of rarity, terroir, taste, and historical mystique. With over 150 illustrations, this hardcover comes in a limited edition wooden crate.
Unemployable is a photo-driven history of 3 Australian brothers —Stephen, Peter, and Matt Hill—who built one of the world’s biggest surf, skate, & streetwear brands: Globe International. This book follows the bros from their early beginnings as outcast skaters in the 70s through decades of infamous industry parties, tours, movies, & competitions to promote the surf, skate, & fashion scene that fueled their passions.
From New York Times best-selling author Jeff Pearlman comes an intimate and extensive look at the remarkable, improbable, & iconic life of Green Bay QB Brett Favre. Over two decades he led the Packers to two Super Bowl wins & a Championship. Drawing on more than 500 interviews with the people who know him best, this book goes beyond the highlights, headlines, & stats to reveal the man behind the facemask.
Working hand in hand with George Lucas to create the visual aesthetic of the Star Wars saga, Ralph McQuarrie is the most important & iconic artist in the history of the franchise. He designed Darth Vader, C-3PO, and R2-D2, as well as producing hundreds of pieces of Star Wars artwork: paintings, costume designs, storyboards, posters, book covers, and album covers. This 800-page hardcover is the definitive collection of McQuarrie’s Star Wars output.
Covering 400 years of immigrant influx & influence in the Big Apple, City Of Dreams shares significant stories of a variety of characters who came to NYC & achieved the American dream: bodybuilder Charles Atlas, fashion designer Oscar De La Renta, and many more who define the immigrant experience and its significance in American life.