Category: Pop culture

In My Humble Opinion

August 1, 2016 | 128 pages
The first book devoted to the feminist reverberations of My So-Called Life "I wanted her to be seen as a full human being," My So-Called Life creator Winnie Holzman says. "What's more feminist than that?" And, though it never once uses the word, MSCL is arguably the most feminist teen show that has... More Info

Focus

July 5, 2016 | 416 pages
From the New York Times bestselling author of House of Outrageous Fortune, this gripping account of fashion photography’s golden age brings to life the wild genius—the ego, the passion, and the wild antics—of the men (and a few women) behind the camera. Before Instagram was an art form,... More Info

Seinfeldia

July 5, 2016 | 320 pages
The hilarious behind-the-scenes story of two guys who went out for coffee and dreamed up Seinfeld—the cultural sensation that changed television and bled into the real world, altering the lives of everyone it touched. Comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld never thought anyone would watch their... More Info

Dylan Goes Electric!

Dey Street Books | June 14, 2016 | 256 pages
“Elijah Wald’s book reflects the many directions in which America’s music scene evolved in those extraordinary years, 1963–1970—I can’t recommend it enough.”—George Wein, founder of the Newport Folk Festival On the evening of July 25, 1965, Bob Dylan took the stage at the Newport... More Info

Your Song Changed My Life

William Morrow | April 12, 2016 | 192 pages
No summary available.

Keeping Time

Oxford University Press, USA | July 28, 2016 | 440 pages
An anthology of sixty-two news articles, reviews, program notes, memoirs, and interviews from the twentieth century illuminates the history of jazz and features the thoughts of the great performers on the nature of the music and its controversies. UP.  More Info

The Ramones at 40

Sterling | March 29, 2016 | 208 pages
The Ramones helped kick-start the punk movement and change rock history. Now, on the 40th anniversary of their critically acclaimed debut album, comes the first full-color book on the legendary band. Written by veteran music journalist Martin Popoff, "Ramones at 40" explodes with visuals and offers... More Info

F*ck That

Three Rivers Press | April 1, 2016 | 64 pages
Let this book help you find peace with the challenges that surround you. Because they are f*cking everywhere. We all have an inner voice. Sometimes it's just not quite as serene as we'd like. Based on the viral video that had everyone from yogis to workaholics raving, F*ck That is the completely... More Info

Life Moves Pretty Fast

Simon and Schuster | June 14, 2016 | 352 pages
From Vogue contributor and Guardian columnist Hadley Freeman, a personalized guide to eighties movies that describes why they changed movie-making forever—featuring exclusive interviews with the producers, directors, writers and stars of the best cult classics. For Hadley Freeman, movies of the... More Info

Hot Dudes Reading

Simon and Schuster | April 26, 2016 | 208 pages
"Based on the viral @hotdudesreading Instagram account, a gift book featuring all-new candid photos, clever captions, and hilarious hashtags celebrating handsome and highly-literate men spotted in the wilds of New York City"--  More Info

I Am Charlie Wilson

Atria / 37 Ink | June 28, 2016 | 256 pages
The long-awaited New York Times bestselling memoir of seven-time Grammy-nominated artist Charlie Wilson, the iconic R&B and Funk singer-songwriter-producer and former lead singer of The Gap Band—interwoven with his recollections of collaborating with fellow artists such as Stevie Wonder,... More Info

Intimacy Idiot

Scribner Book Company | June 14, 2016 | 256 pages
The author uses sketches, vignettes, lists, and diaries to describe his life as a single gay man in New York, from his childhood to his many messy relationships.  More Info

I Want My Epidural Back

William Morrow | April 5, 2016 | 320 pages
Now that I’m a mom, I know the most painful part isn’t getting something giant through your hooha. It’s having a real live child. If you are the kind of mom who shapes your kiddo’s organic quinoa into reproductions of the Mona Lisa, do not read this book. If you stayed up past midnight to... More Info

Golden Girls Forever

Harper Design | April 5, 2016 | 368 pages
The complete, first-ever Golden Girls retrospective, packed with hundreds of exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes and never-before-revealed stories, more than two hundred color and black-and-white photos, commentary, and more. They were four women of a certain age, living together under one roof... More Info

The Stoner Puzzle Stash

April 20, 2016 | 128 pages
Perhaps the only activity book that requires an altered state of mind, "The Stoner Puzzle Stash" offers pot-centric word searches, mazes, crosswords, connect-the-dots, Trace Your Face, doodling prompts, personality quizzes ( What s Your Spirit Animal? ), and more for hours of zoned-out, mellow fun.... More Info

I Draw on Cats

Potter Style | March 29, 2016 | 48 pages
No summary available.

You're Better Than Me

Anthony Bourdain/Ecco | February 23, 2016 | 288 pages
In the spirit of Mindy Kaling, Kelly Oxford, and Sarah Silverman, a compulsively readable and outrageously funny memoir of growing up as a fish out of water, finding your voice, and embracing your inner crazy-person, from popular actress, writer, and comedian Bonnie McFarlane. It took Bonnie... More Info

Sherlock: Chronicles

Dey Street Books | October 27, 2015 | 320 pages
Delve deep into the creative minds behind the world’s greatest—and only—consulting detective with this ultimate behind-the-scenes look at the making of the smash PBS television series Sherlock, produced by BBC/Masterpiece and starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. This is the hit... More Info

Fortunate Son

Little, Brown | October 6, 2015 | 416 pages
The long-awaited memoir from John Fogerty, the legendary singer-songwriter and creative force behind Creedence Clearwater Revival. Creedence Clearwater Revival is one of the most important and beloved bands in the history of rock, and John Fogerty wrote, sang, and produced their instantly... More Info

Don't Suck, Don't Die

University of Texas Press | September 30, 2015 | 198 pages
“Friend, asshole, angel, mutant,” singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt “came along and made us gross and broken people seem . . . I dunno, cooler, I guess.” A quadriplegic who could play only simple chords on his guitar, Chesnutt recorded seventeen critically acclaimed albums before his death in... More Info

Vinyl Cafe Turns the Page

Viking | October 6, 2015 | 304 pages
A brand new collection of Vinyl Cafe stories, from the inimitable Stuart McLean, featuring a worldlier and wiser Dave and Morley Dave and Morley are growing older, Steph and Sam are growing up. Moving out and moving on. Dave and Morley's marriage has mellowed and deepened like a fine wine, Sam has... More Info

Cats in Paris

Watson-Guptill Publications | January 26, 2016 | 80 pages
This gorgeously illustrated adult coloring book draws readers into the secret world of cats in Paris as they explore the city's most famous (and feline-friendly) spots. Say bonjour to les chats of Paris as they slink through its fabled streets and alleyways, from the hill of Montmartre and... More Info

The Sociopath Next Door

Harmony Books | March 1, 2006 | 241 pages
Examines the sociopaths--individuals with an antisocial personality disorder who possess no conscience or sense of guilt--that we encounter in everyday life, describing how to recognize such individuals and how to protect oneself from them.  More Info

Punk Rock Blitzkrieg

Simon and Schuster | January 5, 2016 | 416 pages
"The inside story behind one of the most revered bands in music history during the early days of punk rock in New York, from legendary drummer Marky Ramone. Rolling Stone ranked the Ramones at #26 on its list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time." They received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement... More Info

Let's Go Crazy

Simon and Schuster | October 6, 2015 | 304 pages
Purple Rain is a song, an album, and a film-each one a commercial success and cultural milestone. How did this semi-autobiographical musical masterpiece that blurred R&B, pop, dance, and rock sounds come to alter the recording landscape and become an enduring touchstone for successive... More Info

I'm Not a Terrorist, But I've Played One On TV

Simon and Schuster | February 16, 2016 | 240 pages
“A funny, insightful memoir” (Kirkus Reviews) about growing up Iranian in America, and the quest to make it as an actor in Hollywood without having to wear a turban, tote a bomb, or get kicked in the face by Chuck Norris. After he emigrated with his family to the US during the Iranian... More Info

The Complete Pink Floyd

Sterling | March 1, 2016 | 448 pages
This is THE essential book for all Pink Floyd fans: the most amazingly comprehensive guide to the band's entire career, complete with rare and never-before-seen photographs plus key memorabilia. Representing years of painstaking research by Floyd expert and documentarian Glenn Povey, it covers... More Info

Grace & Style

Simon and Schuster | February 2, 2016 | 240 pages
"From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Grace's Guide and the host of The Grace Helbig Show on E! comes a beautifully illustrated, tongue-in-cheek book about style that lampoons fashion and beauty guides while offering practical advice in Grace Helbig's trademark sweet and irreverent... More Info

The Only Pirate at the Party

Simon and Schuster | January 12, 2016 | 272 pages
Dancing electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling shares her unconventional journey in an inspiring memoir filled with the energy, persistence, and humor that have helped her successfully pursue a passion outside the box. A classically trained musician gone rogue, Lindsey Stirling is the epitome of... More Info

Binge

Gallery Books | October 20, 2015 | 256 pages
Pop culture phenomenon, social rights advocate, and the most prominent LGBTQ voice on YouTube, Tyler Oakley brings you his first collection of witty, personal, and hilarious essays written in the voice that’s earned him more than twenty-one million followers across social media.  More Info

Letters to Yeyito

Simon and Schuster | November 10, 2015 | 232 pages
A captivating memoir from one of jazz's most beloved practitioners, a fascinating tour of a life lived in music and a useful guidebook for aspiring artists everywhere. Years after receiving a fan letter with no return address, Latin jazz legend Paquito D'Rivera began to write Letters to Yeyito in... More Info

Fan Phenomena: James Bond

Intellect L & D E F A E | November 1, 2015 | 150 pages
The mere hint recently that British actor Idris Elba might take up the mantle of James Bond in future installments of the film franchise was a major international news story--a testament to the enduring interest and appeal of Bond, a figure who has become a true global icon. Fan Phenomena: James... More Info

Going Underground

December 1, 2015 | 384 pages
An illustrated and wide-ranging survey of the underground U.S. punk scene in the 1980s The product of decades of work and multiple self-published editions, Going Underground, written by 1980s scene veteran George Hurchalla, is the most comprehensive look yet at America's nationwide underground punk... More Info
$34.95

Stories I Tell Myself

Knopf Publishing Group | January 5, 2016 | 288 pages
Hunter S. Thompson, "smart hillbilly," boy of the South, born and bred in Louisville, Kentucky, son of an insurance salesman and a stay-at-home mom, public school-educated, jailed at seventeen on a bogus petty robbery charge, member of the U.S. Air Force (Airmen Second Class), copy boy for Time,... More Info
$36.00

Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink

Blue Rider Press | October 13, 2015 | 352 pages
Born Declan Patrick MacManus, Elvis Costello was raised in London and Liverpool, grandson of a trumpet player on the White Star Line and son of a jazz musician who became a successful radio dance band vocalist. Costello went into the family business and had taken the popular music world by storm... More Info
$29.95

Star Wars

Abrams Comicarts | August 18, 2015 | 548 pages
Star Wars--the original trading card series from Topps first published in 1977 and 1978--is reprinted here in its entirety for the first time, featuring all five sets of collectible cards and stickers. This deluxe compilation includes the fronts and backs of all 330 cards and 55 stickers... More Info

Mountain City Girls

Random House Canada | November 10, 2015 | 288 pages
The first book and definitive family memoir from Anna and Jane McGarrigle, sisters to Kate McGarrigle and aunts of Rufus and Martha Wainwright. This book is truly a classic in the making. The McGarrigles are known around the world for their touching, insightful songs about love, loss and family.... More Info

When You Are Engulfed in Flames

Back Bay Books | June 2, 2009 | 336 pages
A collection of essays celebrates the foibles of the author's everyday life in France and America, from an attempt to make coffee with water from a flower vase to a drug purchase in a North Carolina mobile home.  More Info
$16.50

Do It Yourselfie Guide

Bis Publishers | July 6, 2015 | 144 pages
The ultimate selfie guide to capture the best version of yourself  More Info
$34.99

Almost Interesting

Dey Street Books | October 27, 2015 | 320 pages
A hilarious and biting memoir from the actor, comedian and Saturday Night Live alumni. David Spade is best known for his harsh "Hollywood" Minute Sketches on SNL, his starring roles in movies like Tommy Boy and Joe Dirt, and his seven-year stint as Dennis Finch on the series Just Shoot Me. Now,... More Info
$28.99

Still So Excited!

Triumph Books (IL) | February 1, 2016 | 256 pages
Ruth Pointer's story for the first time--and in her own words Still So Excited!: My Life in the Pointer Sisters offers an engaging, funny, heartbreaking, and poignant look at Ruth Pointer's roller-coaster life in and out of the Pointer Sisters. When overnight success came to the Pointer Sisters in... More Info
$8.99

Little Miss Overshare

Three Rivers Press | October 6, 2015 | 32 pages
Parody based on a series originally created by Roger Hargreaves.  More Info

Little Miss Basic

Three Rivers Press | October 6, 2015 | 32 pages
Little Miss Basic loves her Uggs, her pumpkin spice lattes, and texting her totes amaze Basic B*tches. But when she gets dumped by her BAE, Mr. Douchebag, she feels sad and ratchet inside. How can a Basic bounce back? Meet her friends Mr. Selfie, Little Miss Overshare, and Mr. Humblebrag!  More Info
$32.00

M Train

October 6, 2015 | 208 pages
From the National Book Award-winning author of "Just Kids" an unforgettable odyssey into the mind of this legendary artist, told through the prism of cafEs and haunts she has visited and worked in around the world. "M Train" is a journey through seventeen "stations." It begins in the tiny Greenwich... More Info
$29.95

All Out

Random House Canada | October 6, 2015 | 272 pages
Can a man with a demanding job really be a good father? All Out is a bracingly honest answer from Emmy and Gemini Award-winning anchorman Kevin Newman and his grown son, Alex. Confessional and provocative, their memoir is also a touching meditation on ambition, absence and family that will resonate... More Info
$26.00

A-Z Film Directors

Cassell | October 6, 2015 | 224 pages
A striking, design-led reference book, A-Z Great Film Directors features Andy Tuohy's portraits of 52 directors significant for their contribution to cinema including kings of world cinema Wong Kar-Wai and Akira Kurosawa, arthouse pioneers Fritz Lang and David Lynch as well as the often... More Info
$26.00

Fifty Sneakers That Changed the World

Conran | October 6, 2015 | 112 pages
Over the course of its history the sneaker has undergone a complete transformation, taking it from functional sportswear to high fashion. The Design Museum's Alex Newson traces this evolution through the 50 most influential examples, from the classic Converse All Star up to the very latest blends... More Info
$43.95

John Lennon: The New York Years (Reissue)

ABRAMS | October 6, 2015 | 192 pages
Published to coincide with the 35th anniversary of John Lennon's death and the 75th anniversary of his birth, this is an intimate album of photographs, most never published before, of Lennon in his last decade. A musical genius, an innovator, a peace activist--John Lennon was all these and more,... More Info

Mr. Humblebrag

Three Rivers Press | October 6, 2015 | 32 pages
Parody based on a series originally created by Roger Hargreaves.  More Info
$19.95

The First Little Bastard to Call Me Gramps

October 10, 2015 | 144 pages
Bill Richardson, winner of the Stephen Leacock medal for humour and former CBC Radio personality, delivers a “fresh and frisky” poetic take on transitioning into life as a retiree and living through the golden years. In their frank and witty delivery, Richardson’s illustrated retirement... More Info

Pages