This is Chris Kyle’s story, the autobiography of the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history. He’s a master sniper who has blown out many, many brains that our military deems dangerous. 255 brains to be exact. What must that be like? Read this 400 pager and maybe you’ll find out.
Since this season isn’t giving us much to talk about, why not return to the classics? 100 Yards of Glory: The Greatest Moments in NFL History is one of those perfect no-brainer gifts. You know, dudes plus football equals holiday home run. Or is it goal? Whatever, you know what we mean. Includes an original ten-part documentary on DVD.
Most Americans know next to nothing about Africa, let alone African politics. If you draw a blank at the name Robert Mugabe, this book will be a real eye-opener. Zimbabwean author Peter Godwin chronicles the courage and perseverance of his people against 30-years of Mugabe’s corrupt & brutally violent dictatorship.
Attention Lego nerds, put down your toys and pick up this 300-page full-color Lego coffee table book. It might just provide you with some ammo when people ask the inevitable question, “Aren’t you a little old for Legos?”
If you don’t have time to know about, follow, and TiVo the cool shows while they’re on, be thankful you can play catch up with the trusty old box set. HBO’s bristling Prohibition-era drama Boardwalk Empire is a series you want to see. This 5-disc season one set drops 01/10/12.
Another unreal but true story. Jimmy Keene, the screw-up son of a cop in suburban Chicago makes some bad moves & ends up in prison on a ten-year bid. But, if he can get a fellow prisoner, a serial killer who could walk on appeal, to give a confession, Keene will be set free. Or he will end up dead.
Did you really expect the X-Ray specs or laser gun plans you ordered from the back of your comic books to work? Of course you did. We all did. This book by pop culture writer & toy freak Kirk Demarais delves deep into the weird world of comic book chotchkes and where your $1.69 actually went.
They said the 90s were going to make the 80s look like the 50s. Former 90s posterboy and Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell was a big part of that numerical rock revolution. After a sold-out tour last year, his new acoustic solo record shows that even after all these years, he still has plenty to say and play.
There’s a reason why people are fanatical about their Apple products and it’s not just because they’re better. You love these products in large part because they are designed to move you. This book features over 200 examples of outstanding design by Jonathan Ive, the company’s Senior VP of Industrial design and explores the brand’s approach to the design process.
Edward Scissorhands, Nightmare Before Christmas, Beetlejuice …If the films by Tim Burton have transported you to other worlds you’ll most likely enjoy reading about the oddball director/artist. Renowned film critic Antoine de Baecque covers Burton from every angle; from his childhood to his offbeat blockbusting to his place in Hollywood history.