Slap the name James Bond / 007 on just about any product & you’ve struck gold but believe it or not, it hasn’t always been smooth sailing for the British spy franchise. Some Kind of Hero recounts the remarkable Bond story, and all its highs & lows from the early 1960s right up to today. Drawing on hundreds of unpublished interviews with the cast and crew, it reveals a little-known side of the iconic action series.
Captain Kirk and Doctor Spock remained tight bros long after the short 3-year run of the original Star Trek series. In this new memoir by the now 84-year old Shatner, he shares details, stories and personal anecdotes from the pair’s 50-year friendship both on and off the screen.
If you’re more of a visual learner, this guide to beer & booze will be a great educational tool. It’s packed with captivating infographics, maps, graphs, and charts that offer up the history, geography, and culture of the world’s favorite pastime. Pages like: A guide to glassware, cocktails of film & literature, & celebrity spirits, are just a few examples of what’s inside.
One of the world’s foremost collectors of hip-hop memorabilia, DJ Ross One presents his legendary T-shirt collection in this lushly produced and detailed catalog showcasing over 500 of the genre’s best Rap Tees. With designs covering 1980-1999, the book includes everything from the Sugar Hill Gang to Wu-Tang.
Trying to come off like a pro in the kitchen will no longer end in a flour-dusted internet search for solutions. This in-depth book of kitchen hacks—ways to make annoying, time-sucking, or mundane kitchen tasks much faster and easier will keep things cooking. Created by Cooks Illustrated magazine and a who’s who of America’s Test Kitchen chefs, the 368-page book is packed with techniques that will make it easier to get ‘er done in the kitchen.
It’s an incredible story of survival at sea. Sure, you know how it ends already but the story of Salvador Alvarenga’s fateful Mexican fishing trip is nothing short of insane. Instead of a 2 day fishing trip, Salvador got lost & drifted at sea for 14 months, eventually ending up 9000 miles away in the Marshall Islands.
In an age of almost unlimited craft beer options, Beer Bites gets you up to speed on what exactly to eat with all these new/old/gourmet beers. 65 recipes from around the world, featuring everything from apps to snacks to main courses to pair with your favorite brews.
Books about visionary executives and harrowing tales of survival in the wilderness are typically not much fun. But a book about comedy—you might actually make it to chapter 2. The Comedians is a history of American comedy, chronicling the key characters, forgotten stars, and the evolution of the craft over the past 100 years.
Free solo climbing is rock climbing with no ropes, no partner, & absolutely nothing to save you from the 1 wrong move that could send you to your death. You might think people who do this are crazy adrenaline junkie deathwishers. Read this book about the world’s most accomplished free soloist Alex Honnold, and your mind will be changed.
’Merica boasts the largest prison population on the planet. That’s quite an achievement but not nearly as impressive as finding more than 65 ways to prepare Ramen noodles in a jail cell. But this book is more than just recipes you’ll never make, it’s full of stories about life and prison and prison-life from the cell-block chefs themselves. Foreward by Samuel L. Jackson.