In August this year, inspired by a particularly horrendous date he'd just had and fed up with the trials of single life, journalist and author Rhodri Marsden invited his Twitter followers to send in their worst ever dating experiences (in 140 characters or less, of course). The result was... More Info
“The open road”—it's a phrase that calls to mind a sense of freedom, adventure, and new possibilities that make driving one of our most liberating activities. In Drive, Iain Borden explores the way driving allows us to encounter landscapes and cities around the world. He takes particular... More Info
An intimate portrait of the legendary rock performer and his famous band charts their rise from blue-collar origins to the heights of stardom while exploring how the band members helped Springsteen to develop his distinctive sound, in a commemorative account that also covers his business clashes... More Info
A tongue-in-cheek collection of recipes prepared in the voices of fourteen famous writers is a series of whimsical pastiches that emulate the culinary processes of such figures as Homer, Jane Austen, and Raymond Chandler.
Brands are everywhere. Branding is central to political campaigns and political protest movements; the alchemy of social media and self-branding creates overnight celebrities; the self-proclaimed “greening” of institutions and merchant goods is nearly universal. But while the practice of... More Info
Uncovers a rare visual treasury of some of the most important and neglected stories in American literature--the pre-Code horror comics of the 1950s. Censored out of existence by Congress in an infamous televised US Senate subcommittee hearing investigating juvenile delinquency, these rare comic... More Info
Winner of the 2005 Nicolas Slonimsky Award for Outstanding Musical Biography, awarded by ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) The first major biography of Glenn Gould to stress the critical influence of the Canadian context on his life and art. Glenn Gould was not, as has... More Info
"Russian Revolutionary Posters tells the story of the development of the Soviet poster, from the revolutionary period through to the death of Stalin, revealing the way in which tumultuous events within the Soviet Union were matched by equally dramatic shifts in graphic art and design. Written and... More Info
How Music Works is David Byrne's remarkable and buoyant celebration of a subject he has spent a lifetime thinking about. In it he explores how profoundly music is shaped by its time and place, and he explains how the advent of recording technology in the twentieth century forever changed our... More Info
Drawing on revelatory interviews, a rich analysis of lyrics, and a lifelong study of one of the greatest songwriters of our time, Daniel Mark Epstein delivers a singular, nuanced, and insightful examination of Bob Dylan?the poet, the musician, and the man. Interweaving in-depth conversations with... More Info
The long-awaited memoir from one of daytime television's most celebrated and beloved actresses. Three or four days a week, Jeanne Cooper drives from her Hollywood Hills home to the job she's held for more than three decades: bringing life to the character of Katherine Chancellor, the outspoken,... More Info
The Man Who Sold the World is a critical study of David Bowie's most inventive and influential decade, from his first hit, "Space Oddity," in 1969, to the release of the LP Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) in 1980. Viewing the artist through the lens of his music and his many guises, the acclaimed... More Info
Meet Mamika: the world’s coolest and most daring nonagenarian! To raise his ninety-three-year-old grandmother’s spirits, photographer Sacha Goldberger engaged her as his creative collaborator, model, and muse. Countless costumes, geriatric gaffes, unbelievable stunts, and hilarious photo shoots... More Info
Roger Ebert has been writing film reviews for the Chicago Sun-Times for over four decades now and his biweekly essays on great movies have been appearing there since 1996. As Ebert noted in the introduction to the first collection of those pieces, “They are not the greatest films of all time,... More Info
While the youth counterculture remains the most evocative and best-remembered symbol of the cultural ferment of the 1960s, the revolution that shook American business during those boom years has gone largely unremarked. In this fascinating and revealing study, Thomas Frank shows how the youthful... More Info
In The Cruel Radiance, Susie Linfield challenges the idea that photographs of political violence exploit their subjects and pander to the voyeuristic tendencies of their viewers. Instead she argues passionately that looking at such images—and learning to see the people in them—is an ethically... More Info
As the 1960s ended, Herbie Hancock embarked on a grand creative experiment. Having just been dismissed from the celebrated Miles Davis Quintet, he set out on the road, playing with his first touring group as a leader until he eventually formed what would become a revolutionary band. Taking the... More Info
Offers a historical look at the life and career of Bob Dylan from four perspectives: his relationship to blackness, the influence of his singing style, his image on film, and his songwriting.
Film and Genocide brings together scholars of film and of genocide to discuss film representations, both fictional and documentary, of the Holocaust, the Armenian genocide, and genocides in Chile, Australia, Rwanda, and the United States. Since 1955, when Alain Resnais created his experimental... More Info
The author and eponymous columnist behind "The Onion's" column, "A Room of Jean's Own," shines front and center in a book of her very own, featuring all-original, never-before-published material.
Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen... More Info
An exploration of American culture by the Grammy Award-winning gospel producer and author of The Gospel Sound celebrates the contributions of iconic contributors, tracing subjects ranging from the birth of the soap opera and the obsessiveness of modern fandom to the outing of gay church members and... More Info
Davy Rothbart is looking for love in all the wrong places. Constantly. He falls helplessly in love with pretty much every girl he meets—and rarely is the feeling reciprocated. Time after time, he hops in a car and tears across half of America with his heart on his sleeve. He’s continually... More Info
The books that we choose to keep --let alone read-- can say a lot about who we are and how we see ourselves. In MY IDEAL BOOKSHELF, dozens of leading cultural figures share the books that matter to them most; books that define their dreams and ambitions and in many cases helped them find their way... More Info
A lifetime of letters, collected for the first time, from the legendary musician and songwriter. John Lennon was one of the greatest songwriters the world has ever known, creator of "Help!", "Come Together", "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", "Strawberry Fields Forever", "Imagine", and dozens more.... More Info
Are you a witless cretin with no reason to live? Would you like to know more about every piece of knowledge ever? Do you have cash? Then congratulations, because just in time for the death of the print industry as we know it comes the final book ever published, and the only one you will ever need:... More Info
The author of Sexual Personae presents a chronological tour of major themes in Western art as reflected by more than two dozen seminal images that use such mediums as paint, sculpture, architecture, performance art and digital art, from an Egyptian tomb and Titian's "Venus With a Mirror" to Jackson... More Info
A new look at the legendary folklorist and his work. More than fifty years ago, on a trip dubbed “the Southern Journey,” Alan Lomax visited Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Tennessee, uncovering the little-known southern backcountry and blues music that we now consider... More Info
An uproarious debut memoir by the blogger for Shmnitten Kitten describes the challenges she encountered while trying to achieve a responsible and satisfying adulthood, a process that made her consider if she was capable of or even interested in conventional maturity. Original. 30,000 first... More Info
The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee presents the story of his career against a backdrop of 40 years of history, discussing such topics as his collaborations with famous fellow artists, his creative process and his activist work with Farm Aid and The Bridge School. (This book was... More Info
Book store nation, in the history of mankind there has never been a greater country than America. You could say we're the #1 nation at being the best at greatness. But as perfect as America is in every single way, America is broken! And we can't exchange it because we're 236 years past the 30-day... More Info
A fan's treasury of photographs and behind-the-scenes stories from the Rolling Stone's infamous 1969 Let It Bleed tour draws on the photographer's insider perspectives and is complemented by descriptions of the band's interactions with other period icons, from Abbie Hoffman to Little Richard.
Body art or eyesore, tattoos provide fertile ground for philosophical discussion Whether seen as a celebration of individuality or as a conversation piece, tattoos raise intriguing philosophical questions, from aesthetics to feminism, from semiotics to the philosophy of the person. The abundance of... More Info
Presents the first decade of the MTV network, developing from a radical programming concept to a defining network for a generation and a force in the worlds of music, television, sports, fashion, and politics.
The first look at the philosophy behind the Green Lantern comics?timed for the release of the Green Lantern movie in June 2011 The most recent Green Lantern series?the Blackest Night?propelled GL to be the top-selling comic series for more than a year, the latest twist in seven decades of Green... More Info
Updated to incorporate the latest advances in digital formats, a popular go-to reference for video and film production by two award-winning filmmakers outlines best techniques for a range of genres, provides instructions for working with HD and digital video format and covers the latest nonlinear... More Info
More than 75 top artists write about the artists who most influenced or inspired their own work, in an evocative collection that includes Thomas Demand's thoughts on Paolo Uccello, Miroslaw Balka's reflections on Michelangelo and Vik Muniz's tribute to Peter Paul Rubens.
The editors of Charles Barkley's books I May Be Wrong but I Doubt It brings together the year's finest writing in sports, in all its drama, humanity and excitement. Original. 30,000 first printing.
This rollicking follow-up to Carrie Fisher’s' New York Times bestselling memoir and Tony Award- and Emmy Award-nominated, one-woman Broadway show Wishful Drinking is packed with madcap memories from her star-studded life: her friendships with Michael Jackson and her once-upon-a-very-brief-time... More Info
The mystery of the body in motion. The surprise of seeing what seems impossible. And the pure, joyful optimism of it all. Dancers Among Us presents one thrilling photograph after another of dancers leaping, spinning, lifting, kicking—but in the midst of daily life: on the beach, at a construction... More Info