Category: Pop culture

The Misfit Economy

Simon & Schuster | October 25, 2016 | 256 pages
“A fresh perspective on business practices or working lives…and a snappy introduction to a new way of thinking” (Financial Times), The Misfit Economy shows how lessons in innovation, salesmanship, and entrepreneurship can come from surprising places: pirates, bootleggers, counterfeiters,... More Info

Life Works Itself Out

Touchstone | October 11, 2016 | 176 pages
A runaway bestseller in Japan, now available in English for the first time, Life Works Itself Out is an unforgettable collection of adorable cat photos and sage life advice that will appeal to fans of Texts from Mittens, I Could Pee on This, and Grumpy Cat. Humans could learn a thing or two from... More Info

How to Talk to Your Cat About Gun Safety

Three Rivers Press (CA) | October 4, 2016 | 144 pages
"Based on three 'zines that have collectively sold 35,000 copies, a parody guidebook for people to use to teach their cats about gun safety, abstinence, evolution, and other important right-wing concerns, which crosses the whimsy of Cat Fancy with the paranoia of a Chick Tract"--  More Info

Brave New Weed

Harper Wave | October 4, 2016 | 320 pages
The former editor-in-chief of Details and Star adventures into the fascinating "brave new world" of cannabis, tracing its history and possible future as he investigates the social, medical, legal, and cultural ramifications of this surprisingly versatile plant. Pot. Weed. Grass. Mary Jane. We all... More Info

As You Wish

Touchstone | October 4, 2016 | 272 pages
From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes the New York Times bestselling account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright,... More Info

How to Be Perfect

September 27, 2016 | 112 pages
"Eat an orange every morning." "Make eye contact with a tree." "Wear comfortable shoes." Ron Padgett's ninety-nine-line prescription for human perfection is both tongue-in-cheek and deeply felt, solidly good advice. In this offbeat, warm, humorous edition, each line springs to life with Novak's... More Info

The Tao of Bill Murray

Random House | September 20, 2016 | 368 pages
This collection of the most epic, hilarious, and strange Bill Murray stories, many of which have never before been reported, spotlights the star s extraordinary ability to infuse the everyday with surprise, absurdity, and wonder." No one will ever believe you." "New York Times" bestselling author... More Info


August 12, 2016 | 352 pages
"Experience" offers a reading experience like no other. A heat-sensitive cover by Olafur Eliasson reveals words, colors, and a drawing when touched by human hands. Endpapers designed by Carsten Holler are printed in ink containing carefully calibrated quantities of the synthesized human pheromones... More Info

In Such Good Company

Crown Archetype | September 13, 2016 | 320 pages
Comedy legend Carol Burnett tells the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of her iconic weekly variety series, The Carol Burnett Show. Who but Carol Burnett herself has the timing, talent, and wit to pull back the curtain on the Emmy-Award winning show that made television history for eleven glorious... More Info

TV (The Book)

Grand Central Publishing | September 6, 2016 | 432 pages
Is The Wire better than Breaking Bad? Is Cheers better than Seinfeld? What's the best high school show ever made? Why did Moonlighting really fall apart? Was the Arrested Development Netflix season brilliant or terrible? For twenty years-since they shared a TV column at Tony Soprano's hometown... More Info

All These Things That I've Done

Scribner | September 27, 2016 | 288 pages
“The most trusted opinion in rock music” (Billy Corgan, The Smashing Pumpkins), Matt Pinfield offers the ultimate music fan’s memoir, a chronicle of the songs and artists that inspired his improbable career alongside some of the all-time greats, from The Beatles to KISS to U2 to The Killers.... More Info

AC/DC Story

February 1, 2015 | 96 pages
'AC/DC Story' tells the story of one of the world's biggest bands. All of its members are analysed and tracked, such as the Young brothers and the late, great Bon Scott. This AC/DC experience pores over every album tha band ever released, from 1974's groundbreaking 'High Voltage', through 2008's... More Info

Wasting Time on the Internet

Harper Perennial | August 23, 2016 | 224 pages
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Please Kill Me

Grove Press | May 10, 2016 | 448 pages
"No volume serves juicier dish on punk’s New York birth . . . Tales of sex, drugs and music that will make you wish you’d been there.”--Rolling Stone "Ranks up there with the great rock & roll books of all time.”--Time Out New York Once the most reviled musical movement in history, now... More Info

Known and Strange Things

Random House Trade Paperbacks | August 9, 2016 | 416 pages
Consists of various essays some previously published in various journals and periodicals on art, literature, and politics.  More Info

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


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


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

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
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Keeping Time

Oxford University Press, USA | October 25, 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
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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


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

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

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

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

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