Baseball and cocaine? Hey, it was the 80s. For 3-time World Series pitcher Dwight “Doc” Gooden, strikeouts were the name of the game but soon his recreational drug use went into extra innings, resulting in scandal, rehab, and eventually, utter collapse. His new memoir chronicles the record-breaking highs, the lowest lows, and finally the redemption of one of baseball’s living legends.
Crossfit this. Instead of spending grueling weekends playing soldier boy with a troop of disillusioned suburban dads, have a laugh at their expense while chilling & grilling in more practical tactical attire. This BBQ battle-ready Molle system apron offers attachments & pockets for all your weaponry: spatula, tongs, brushes, thermometers, spices, etc. Grill ’Em All!
If you haven’t seen an M.C. Escher print since you moved out of the dorms, you’re not alone. His art does go great with experimental drug use & keg beer. But to be fair, there’s more to the artist than the “trippy” aspect of his work. This forthcoming book from fine bookmakers Thames & Hudson is a vast catalog of Escher’s mind-bending geometric illustrations, lithographs & woodprints, including insights into his artistic process.
Climbing out of the tent for your late-night leak is harsh enough as it is. Tripping and tearing down the tent or getting clotheslined by the clothesline makes it much worse. But those types of accidents are less likely if you use this reflective rope made specifically for such dark and dangerous outings.
20th-Century industrial design guru Dieter Rams designed everything cool that the Braun brand ever made. His style has also influenced many more recent designs coming out of Apple. If this re-issue of the 1987 Braun ET66 calculator looks familiar, that’s because the calculator on your iPhone is a direct bite on Ram’s original, minimalist design. And not that you need 2 calculators, but you can now own the real deal, too.
Many books have been written about Henry Ford, the pioneering industrialist who developed the assembly-line factory system to mass-produce his cars. His efforts led to large-scale mass-production across all industries, forming the basis of the consumer cycle we live in today. To find out how Ford changed the world, you will, of course, have to buy the book.
You know your hot sauce addiction has reached a new level of when you start trying to concoct homemade Sriracha. Let this cookbook guide you to the next stage, with its 60+ hot sauce recipes for everything from home-made Rooster sauce to Indonesian Sambal to Ethiopian berbere, it’ll take you to the summit of the Scoville scale.
We recently recommended an incredible chronicle of human survival with our review of The Vast Unknown but of course we realize some of you don’t read. So now we’re recommending a photo book from the same Everest adventure. Shot by George Lowe & Huw Lewis-Jones, this book includes over 160 images from the legendary first ascent of the world’s highest mountain.
Unlike military intelligence, military history is at least somewhat verifiable. This new book from historian V.D. Hanson, presents the biographies of 5 generals who single-handedly saved their nations from defeat in war. From ancient Greece to modern day Iraq, Hanson explores their dramatic feats of leadership & luck in the face of grim odds.
Jesse James. Not the TV biker D-bag who blew it with Sandra Bullock, the old cowboy gangster who robbed banks and shot people. Legendary outlaw of the Wild West. The Lost Cause tells the whole story of the James brothers & their crimes & chronicles the murder trial that took down their infamous gang.