Category: Pop culture

How Music Works

Three Rivers Press | May 2, 2017 | 384 pages
*Updated with a new chapter on digital curation* How Music Works is David Byrne's incisive and enthusiastic look at the musical art form, from its very inceptions to the influences that shape it, whether acoustical, economic, social or technological.  More Info

This Is Just My Face

HarperAvenue | May 2, 2017 | 256 pages
The Oscar-nominated Precious star and Empire actress delivers a much-awaited memoir—wise, complex, smart, funny—that is different from anything we’ve read Gabourey Sidibe—“Gabby” to her legion of fans—skyrocketed to international fame in 2009 when she played the leading role in Lee... More Info

American Epic

Touchstone | May 2, 2017 | 288 pages
The companion book to the groundbreaking PBS and BBC documentary series celebrating the pioneers and artists of American roots music—blues, gospel, folk, Cajun, Appalachian, Hawaiian, Native American—without which there would be no jazz, rock, country R&B, or hip hop today. Jack White, T.... More Info

The Mariposa Folk Festival

Dundurn | May 6, 2017 | 200 pages
A look at folk music’s legendary home ground. From Pete Seeger to Serena Ryder, the musicians who have graced the stages at Mariposa have carried on a living tradition of folk music connecting the sixties to the present day and tomorrow. Featuring interviews with the people behind the scenes and... More Info

I Know What I'm Doing -- and Other Lies I Tell Myself

Simon & Schuster | April 25, 2017 | 224 pages
New York Times bestselling author and stand-up comedian Jen Kirkman delivers a hilarious, candid memoir about marriage, divorce, sex, turning forty, and still not quite having life figured out. Jen Kirkman wants to be the voice in your head that says, Hey, you’re okay. Even if you sometimes think... More Info

When You Find Out the World is Against You

Collins | April 18, 2017 | 320 pages
The bestselling author of #1 Canadian and New York Times bestseller Everything Is Perfect When You're a Liar returns with a deeper and even funnier new collection of essays about the pleasures and perils of living in Kelly Oxford's head. Kelly Oxford likes to blow up the Internet.  More Info

Oh, the Meetings You'll Go To!

Portfolio | April 18, 2017 | 48 pages
A side-splitting parody of Dr. Seuss's graduation classic, Oh, the Places You'll Go! for real life. Dr. Suits in Oh, The Meetings You'll Go To! helps every 20-something suddenly staring down the daunting task of entering the real world. Follow our protagonist as he embarks on the journey of finding... More Info

I Bificus

HarperCollins Publishers | April 18, 2017 | 288 pages
From one of Canada’s most original musical artists comes a new memoir about life, love, loss and triumph Bif Naked was born in secret to a teenager living in India, the product of the relationship between a Canadian girl and a British boy. She was rejected by both families and hidden away in a... More Info

Make Trouble

April 11, 2017 | 80 pages
From an icon of popular culture, here is inspiring advice for artists, graduates, and anyone seeking happiness and success on their own terms. When John Waters delivered his gleefully subversive advice to the graduates of the Rhode Island School of Design, the speech went viral, in part because it... More Info

True Facts That Sound Like Bullshit

Cider Mill Press | March 21, 2017 | 240 pages
Prove your awesomeness—or bolster your stockpile of conversation starters! Either way, prove you’re the smartest asshole in the room with over 500 absurdly real facts! Impress your friends, stump your bartender, and crush the pub trivia competition! With over 500 absurdly true facts on... More Info

Dear White People

Simon and Schuster | October 28, 2014 | 160 pages
A tongue-in-cheek guide for identifying and avoiding stereotypes and microaggressions against African Americans includes a "should I wear blackface?" flowchart, a guide to minstrelsy in reality television, and thoughts on interracial relationships.  More Info

A Portrait of Bowie

Cassell | April 4, 2017 | 224 pages
This strikingly unique tribute to David Bowie includes a collection of 40 stunning visual portraits of the icon throughout his career, as well as written tributes by his artistic collaborators and contemporaries. Artists and musicians who worked with David Bowie during his lifetime - or who were... More Info

The Ladybird Book of Red Tape

Michael Joseph | October 20, 2016 | 56 pages
*A HILARIOUS, BRAND NEW BOOK IN THE PHENOMENAL LADYBIRDS FOR GROWN UPS SERIES, FOR AUTUMN 2016* The Ladybird Book of Red Tape - a nugget of wisdom from bestselling authors Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris. This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially... More Info

Mustache Shenanigans

Penguin | March 28, 2017 | 304 pages
Director, writer, and actor Jay Chandrasekhar tells the hilarious history of his comedy group, Broken Lizard, and the making of the cult film Super Troopers, as well as the currently filming Super Troopers 2. Jay Chandrasekhar has spent the past two decades writing, directing, and acting in film... More Info

Bowie on Bowie

Musicians in Their Own Words | April 1, 2017 | 432 pages
Bowie on Bowie presents some of the best interviews David Bowie has granted in his near five-decade career. Each featured interview traces a new step in his unique journey, successively freezing him in time in all of his various incarnations, from a young novelty hit-maker and Ziggy Stardust to... More Info

The Smart Words and Wicked Wit of Winston Churchill

Skyhorse Publishing | March 7, 2017 | 160 pages
"For myself I am an optimist,” said legendary British politician Winston Churchill. "It does not seem to be much use being anything else.” Have you ever wanted to deliver the ultimate Churchillian wisecrack? Give sound advice to a peer on how to deal with life’s problems? Or contribute to a... More Info

The Tao of Pug

Skyhorse Publishing | April 25, 2017 | 96 pages
Playful, endearing, and clearly profound, The Tao of Pug looks at the big picture from the eyes of a little dog. Meet Wilson the Pug, a dog with a great deal of wisdom to share. A much-admired spiritual teacher, Wilson lives by the principles of the Tao Te Ching, the ancient Chinese text on the art... More Info

Led Zeppelin on Led Zeppelin

Musicians in Their Own Words | April 1, 2017 | 480 pages
In a series of more than 50 interviews that span seven decades, many never before seen in print, this is the story of Led Zeppelin told by the people who knew it best—the members of the band. This book shoots down the folklore and assumptions about Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and... More Info

Sisterhood of the Squared Circle

April 11, 2017 | 320 pages
Documenting the rise of women’s wrestling from sideshow to WWE main event Sisterhood of the Squared Circle presents the fascinating history of women’s wrestling, from the carnival circuit of the late 1800s to today’s hugely popular matches. With more than 100 wrestler profiles, find out how... More Info

The Heroin Diaries

VH1 Books | October 28, 2008 | 432 pages
In one of the most unique memoirs of addiction ever published, Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx shares mesmerizing diary entries from the year he spiraled out of control in a haze of heroin and cocaine, presented alongside riveting commentary from people who were there at the time, and from Nikki... More Info

Should I Buy This Book?

February 1, 2017 | 96 pages
Stop before making another terrible decision again! Let this book put you on the right path. Should you add your mom as a friend on Facebook? How about getting that face tattoo? Is it the right time to quit your job? You're at a child's birthday party-- is it wise to keep drinking? It's late at... More Info

All the Lives I Want

Grand Central Publishing | February 7, 2017 | 256 pages
"Alana Massey's prose is to brutal honesty what a mandolin is to a butter knife: she's sharper; she slices thinner; she shows the cross-section of a truth so deftly--so powerfully and cannily--it's hard to look away, and hard not to feel that something has shifted in you for having read... More Info

I'll Be Damned

Dey Street Books | February 7, 2017 | 288 pages
In this startling candid and poignant memoir, the legendary Emmy Award-winning star of The Young and The Restless, America's #1 soap opera, chronicles his amazing life, from his birth in World War II Germany to his arrival in America to his rise to humanitarian and daytime superstar for the past... More Info

David Bowie Changes

Carlton Books | September 6, 2016 | 160 pages
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It's All Absolutely Fine

January 31, 2017 | 176 pages
Explore the highs and lows of modern life through the sharp, dark wit of Ruby Elliot--creator of the massively popular Tumblr account, Rubyetc, which has over 210k followers and growing. Ruby's simple drawings of not-so-simple issues capture the humor and melancholy of everyday life. Her comics... More Info
$28.95

Peanuts and Philosophy

December 19, 2016 | 288 pages
InPeanuts and Philosophy, twenty philosophers, from a diverse range of perspectives, look at different aspects of thePeanuts canon. How can the thoughts of children, who have yet to become grown-up, help us to become more grown up ourselves? Do we get good results from believing in something like... More Info
$12.99

Heart to Heart

Beach Lane Books | January 3, 2017 | 72 pages
From beloved Caldecott Honor artist Lois Ehlert comes a clever and funny valentine celebrating love and friendship. Readers of all ages will go bananas for this pun-filled and sweet story filled with rebuses and love. Alphabet letters and bold, graphic images of fruits and vegetables come together... More Info
$23.00

Modern Romance

Penguin Books | June 14, 2016 | 288 pages
Now a New York Times Bestseller A hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from one of this generation's sharpest comedic voices At some point, every one of us embarks on a journey to find love. We meet people, date, get into and out of... More Info

A Game of Thrones Puzzle Book

Carlton Books | April 1, 2016 | 144 pages
Unofficial and unauthorized, but filled with fun, A Game of Thrones Puzzle Book whirls you across Westeros and beyond on a voyage through the glorious realm, so beautifully portrayed in the television series and vividly described in the novels. You'll come across deadly enemies, uncertain allies,... More Info
$23.99

Hendrix on Hendrix

Chicago Review Press | November 1, 2016 | 384 pages
Hendrix on Hendrix includes the most important interviews from the peak of Jimi Hendrix s career, 1966 to 1970, carefully selected by one of the world s leading Jimi Hendrix historians. In this book Hendrix recalls for reporters his heartbreaking childhood and his grueling nights on the Chitlin... More Info

Anam Cara

Harper Perennial | October 21, 1998 | 256 pages
Discover the Celtic Circle of Belonging John O'Donohue, poet, philosopher, and scholar, guides you through the spiritual landscape of the Irish imagination.  More Info
$28.95

The Ultimate Game of Thrones and Philosophy

Open Court | November 8, 2016 | 288 pages
The Ultimate Game of Thrones and Philosophy treats fans to dozens of new essays by experts who examine philosophical questions raised by the Game of Thrones story. This ultimate analysis provides the most comprehensive discussion to date and engages the Game of Thrones universe through the end of... More Info
$25.95

Real Life Rock

May 1, 2016 | 600 pages
From the author of "The History of Rock n Roll in Ten Songs" comes his Basement Tapes: the complete Real Life Rock Top 10 columns For nearly thirty years, Greil Marcus has written a remarkable column called Real Life Rock Top Ten. It has been a laboratory where he has fearlessly explored and... More Info
$36.50

Tranny

Hachette Books | November 15, 2016 | 320 pages
"If I could have chosen, I would have been born a woman/ My mother once told me she would have named me Laura/ I would grow up to be strong and beautiful like her."-The Ocean A searing account of her search for identity and true self, TRANNY reveals the struggles and victories that Laura Jane... More Info
$22.95

The David Brent Songbook

Blue Streak | November 8, 2016 | 192 pages
“I’m a friend first, boss second. Probably an entertainer third.” The Office’s David Brent is back in a new film documentary following his incredible musical tour… Relive all of David’s greatest hits with his official songbook, brought to you by the man, the myth, the legend... More Info

Forever Words: The

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$19.99

Moranifesto

HarperAvenue | November 29, 2016 | 256 pages
‘I’ve lived through ten iOS upgrades on my Mac—and that’s just something I use to muck about on Twitter. Surely capitalism is due an upgrade or two?’ When Caitlin Moran sat down to choose her favourite pieces for her new book she realised that they all seemed to join up. Turns out, it’s... More Info
$37.50

Party Out of Bounds

University of Georgia Press | September 1, 2016 | 264 pages
"Published originally by Plume in 1991, Rodger L. Brown's Party Out of Bounds is a cult classic. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition includes new photographs, a foreword by Charles Aaron, former editor and writer at SPIN magazine, and an essay on Athens, GA since the 'golden age' of Brown's... More Info
$22.99

Reporting Always

Scribner | November 1, 2016 | 368 pages
From the inimitable New Yorker journalist Lillian Ross—“a collection of her most luminous New Yorker pieces” (Entertainment Weekly, grade: A). A staff writer for The New Yorker since 1945, Lillian Ross is one of the few journalists who worked for both the magazine’s founding editor, Harold... More Info

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
$31.99

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
$63.50

Experience

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
$37.00

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
$25.99

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
$34.00

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

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