Fans of true crime, this is all you. Author Walter Kirn retells his unbelievable but true tale from 1998—how an anonymous internet dog adoption drew him into a bizarre 15-year relationship with a wealthy New York socialite who turned out to be an imposter, child kidnapper and a murderer.
Before World War II, the big movie studios controlled Hollywood films: the talent, the distribution, & direction of the movies. This book tracks the stories of five influential directors who, during the war turned their efforts to war films, shaping how the world viewed the war, and through the post-war period, how these same directors changed Hollywood.
Biz Stone is one of the co-creators of Twitter, a guy who has made zillions and changed the world through—as his new book purports—creative thinking. The book is chock full of personal stories and witticisms about how he did it.
The Streaming Stick is Roku’s newest dongle: a tiny device that plugs into your TV’s HDMI port so you can stream HD video from the web, controlled by your phone or tablet. Access to 1200 channels, Netflix & YouTube using free apps from Android & Apple plus it comes with a wi-fi remote, a sweet feature that Google’s Chromecast does not offer.
Whether or not you eat your vegetables is irrelevant now. Dudes like you can drink beer for dinner. Every night. And you should. If some scrap of food or cast-off happy hour buffet snack happens to land on your plate, Brew Cutlery can do what other silverware does and stab it or cut it. But when that tall, cold longneck of liquid chicken needs opened, your Brew Cutlery will deftly do what the others can’t: Pop things.
You can ram the LadderLimb right into the rung hole. And with its tapered, rubberized coating, it’ll grip the little orifice tight while a gated ’biner allows you to hang your paint can, tools, or beer coozie safely and securely to the side of most ladders. Holds up to 22 pounds.
Go right ahead and blast them full of phlegm and snot but these cute little microfiber hankies are actually designed for cleaning stuff like touchscreens, eyewear, and cameras. Available in a full range of styles and sizes.
The only laughter produced by the TV show Full House came from a can. And that’s not Bob Saget’s fault because when he’s on the road doing stand-up he’s one of comedy’s raunchiest and most entertaining voices. In his debut book Saget gives readers a look into his well-developed dark side. Thanks, Bob.
It’s hard to imagine New York City & Boston without subways, but until the late 1800s they were just a dream. This book tells the tale of the dreamers— the two Whitney brothers—wealthy industrialists who began a bitter rivalry as they raced to build America’s first subway system.
The story of the million-dollar idea scratched out on a bar napkin is a great one no matter how many times it’s told. This leather Napkin Sketchbook turns that familiar and 99% untrue tale of big ideas into an inspiring little commodity. The case comes with a fine tip black Sharpie and 10 square napkins to get you started.