From #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King, the most riveting and unforgettable story of kids confronting evil since It—publishing just as the second part of It, the movie, lands in theaters.

In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’s parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there’s no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents—telekinesis and telepathy—who got to this place the same way Luke did: Kalisha, Nick, George, Iris, and ten-year-old Avery Dixon. They are all in Front Half. Others, Luke learns, graduated to Back Half, “like the roach motel,” Kalisha says. “You check in, but you don’t check out.”

In this most sinister of institutions, the director, Mrs. Sigsby, and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts. There are no scruples here. If you go along, you get tokens for the vending machines. If you don’t, punishment is brutal. As each new victim disappears to Back Half, Luke becomes more and more desperate to get out and get help. But no one has ever escaped from the Institute.

As psychically terrifying as Firestarter, and with the spectacular kid power of It, The Institute is Stephen King’s gut-wrenchingly dramatic story of good vs. evil in a world where the good guys don’t always win.
CONTENTS: 01. The Nameless City 02. The Festival 03. The Colour Out of Space 05. The Call of Cthulhu 08-17. The Dunwich Horror 18-25. The Whisperer in Darkness 26-27. The Dreams in the Witch House 28.The Haunter of the Dark 29-33. The Shadow Over Innsmouth 34.Discarded Draft of "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" 35-42. The Shadow Out of Time 43-54. At the Mountains of Madness 55-80.The Case of Charles Dexter Ward 81. Azathoth 82. Beyond the Wall of Sleep 83. Celephaïs 84. Cool Air 85. Dagon 86. Ex Oblivione 87-88. Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family 89. From Beyond 90. He 91-96. Herbert West-Reanimator 97. Hypnos 98. In the Vault 99. Memory 100. Nyarlathotep 101. Pickman's Model 102. The Book The Cats of Ulthar 104. The Descendant 105. The Doom That Came to Sarnath 106-111. The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath 112. The Evil Clergyman 113. The Horror at Red Hook 120-121.The Hound 122-125. The Lurking Fear 126. The Moon-Bog 127. The Music of Erich Zann 128. The Other Gods 129. The Outsider 130. The Picture in the House 131. The Quest of Iranon 132. The Rats in the Walls 133-137. The Shunned House 138. The Silver Key 139. The Statement of Randolph Carter 140. The Strange High House in the Mist 141. The Street 142. The Terrible Old Man 143-147. The Thing on the Doorstep 148. The Tomb 149. The Transition of Juan Romero 150. The Tree 151. The Unnamable 152. The White Ship 153. What the Moon Brings 154. Polaris 155. The Very Old Folk 156. Ibid 157 Old Bugs 158-164. Sweet Ermengarde, or, The Heart of a Country Girl 165. A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson 166. The History of the Necronomicon

#1 New York Times Bestseller

Over 2 million copies sold

In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.

For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let’s be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is—a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let’s-all-feel-good mindset that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited—"not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault." Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek.

There are only so many things we can give a f**k about so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Eric Rickstad delivers the electrifying sequel to The Silent Girls, and features once again detectives Frank Rath and Sonja Test as they track a depraved killer through rural Vermont.

Every murder tells a story. Some stories never end . . .

In a remote northern Vermont town, college student Rachel Rath is being watched. She can feel the stranger’s eyes on her, relentless and possessive. And she’s sure the man watching her is the same man who killed her mother and father years ago: Ned Preacher, a serial rapist and murderer who gamed the system to get a light sentence. Now, he’s free.

Detective Frank Rath adopted Rachel, his niece, after the shocking murder of her parents when she was a baby. Ever since, Rath’s tried to protect her from the true story of her parents’ deaths. But now Preacher is calling Rath to torment him. He’s threatening Rachel and plotting cruelties for her, of the flesh and of the mind. When other girls are found brutally murdered, and a woman goes missing, Rath and Detective Sonja Test must untangle the threads that tie these new crimes and some long-ago nightmares together. Soon they will learn that the truth is more perverse than anyone could guess, rife with secrets, cruel desires, and warped, deadly loyalty.

Mesmerizing, startling, and intricately plotted, The Names of Dead Girls builds relentlessly on its spellbinding premise, luring readers into its dark and macabre mystery, right to its shocking end.

LA MARCIA DEI RE ci porta avanti lungo il viaggio epico di Thor nell’umanità, mentre inizia a capire di più su se stesso e sui suoi poteri, intraprendendo la sua carriera da guerriero.


Dopo essere fuggito dalle segrete, Thor è sconvolto dal sentire di un altro tentativo di assassinio contro Re MacGil. Quando MacGil muore, il regno è in pieno subbiglio. Mentre tutti competono per ottenere il trono, la Corte del Re è più occupata che mai con i suoi drammi familiari, lotte di potere, ambizioni, gelosia, violenza e tradimento. È necessario che un erede venga scelto tra i figli, e l’antica Spada della Dinastia, la fonte di tutto il loro potere, avrà un’altra occasione di essere sollevata da un nuovo pretendente. Ma tutto viene ribaltato: viene rinvenuta l’arma del delitto e il cappio si stringe attorno alla ricerca dell’assassino. Allo stesso tempo i MacGil devono affrontare una nuova minaccia da parte dei McCloud, che sono già pronti ad attaccare di nuovo dall’interno dell’Anello.


Thor lotta per riconquistare l’amore di Gwendolyn, ma purtroppo non c’è tempo: è obbligato a fare i bagagli e prepararsi con i suoi compagni d’armi per il Cento, un centinaio di estenuanti giornate d’inferno alle quali i membri della Legione devono sopravvivere. La Legione dovrà oltrepassare il Canyon andando al di là della protezione dell’Anello, addentrandosi nelle Terre Selvagge e salpando attraverso il Mar Tartuvio verso l’Isola della Nebbia, che si dice sia sorvegliata da un drago. Questa sarà la loro iniziazione per diventare uomini.


Ce la faranno a tornare? L’Anello sopravviverà durante la loro assenza? E Thor capirà finalmente il segreto del suo destino?


Con la sua sofisticata strutturazione del mondo e la sua caratterizzazione dei personaggi, LA MARCIA DEI RE è un racconto epico di amici e innamorati, di rivali e saguaci, di cavalieri e draghi, di intrighi e macchinazioni politiche, di crescita, di cuori spezzati, di inganno, ambizione e tradimento. È un racconto di onore e coraggio, di fato e destino, di stregoneria. È un fantasy capace di trasportarci in un mondo che non dimenticheremo mai, e che affascinerà ogni età e ogni genere di persona. È un libro di 60.000 parole. Della stessa serie sono anche già stati pubblicati i libri dal 3 al 12.

In VOTO DI GLORIA (Libro #5 in L’Anello dello Stregone), Thor si imbarca con i suoi compagni della Legione per un’impresa epica nelle vaste Terre Selvagge dell’Impero per cercare di trovare l’antica Spada della Dinastia e salvare quindi l’Anello. Le amicizie di Thor si fanno sempre più profonde mentre viaggiano in luoghi nuovi, affrontano mostri inimmaginabili e combattono fianco a fianco in incredibili battaglie. Incontrano territori esotici, creature e persone che non avrebbero mai immaginato, mentre ogni ulteriore passo del loro viaggio si presenta carico di pericoli sempre più grandi. Dovranno chiamare a raccolta tutta la loro abilità se vorranno sopravvivere mentre seguono il sentiero dei ladri, sempre più a fondo nel territorio dell’Impero. La loro ricerca li porterà direttamente fino al cuore del Mondo Sotterraneo, un dei sette regni dell’inferno, dove regnano i morti viventi e i campi sono disseminati di ossa. Qui più che mai Thor chiama a raccolta i suoi poteri e lotta per capire la sua stessa natura.<br><br>Tornata nell’Anello, Gwendolyn deve condurre metà della Corte del Re verso la roccaforte occidentale di Silesia, un’antica città arroccata ai confine del Canyon che domina da quella postazione da oltre mille anni. Le fortificazioni di Silesia le hanno permesso di sopravvivere a ogni attacco nel corso dei secoli, ma la città non ha mia dovuto affrontare un assalto da parte di un capo quale Andronico e da un esercito di un milione di uomini. Gwendolyn impara cosa significhi essere regina nel momento in qui assume il ruolo di guida. Srog, Kolk, Brom, Steffen, Kendrick e Godfrey sono al suo fianco e si preparano a difendere la città dalla violenta guerra che sta per scatenarsi. <br><br>Nel frattempo, Gareth sta impazzendo sempre di più, cercando di respingere un colpo di stato che lo vorrebbe morto nella Corte del Re. Erec combatte per la sua vita e per il suo amore, Alistair e la città di Savaria, mentre lo scudo inattivo permette a creature selvagge di invadere l’Anello. E Godfrey, crogiolandosi nel bere, dovrà decidere se è pronto o meno a dimenticare il suo passato e diventare l’uomo che la sua famiglia si aspetta. <br><br>Mentre tutti combattono per le loro vite e le cose sembrano peggiorare sempre più, la storia termina con due scioccanti colpi di scena. <br><br>Ce la farà Gwendolyn a sopravvivere all’assalto? Thor sopravviverà all’Impero? Troveranno la Spada della Dinastia? <br><br>Con la sua sofisticata struttura e caratterizzazione, VOTO DI GLORIA è un racconto epico di amicizia e amore, di rivali e seguaci, di cavalieri e draghi, di intrighi e macchinazioni politiche, di maturazione, di cuori spezzati, di inganno, ambizione e tradimento. È un racconto di onore e coraggio, di fato e destino, di stregoneria. È un fantasy capace di portarci in un mondo che non dimenticheremo mai, in grado di affascinare persone di ogni sesso ed età. Ha circa 75.000 parole.

Delle donne sono state assassinate a nord di New York, i loro corpi trovati misteriosamente appesi e incatenati. Quando viene richiesto l’intervento dell’FBI, data la bizzarra natura degli omicidi—e la mancanza di indizi—c’è soltanto un’agente a cui ci si possa rivolgere: L’Agente Speciale Riley Paige.


Riley, ancora scioccata dal suo ultimo caso, è riluttante ad occuparsi di quest’ultimo, visto che è ancora convinta che un ex serial killer sia ancora a piede libero, perseguitandola. Ad ogni modo, lei sa che la sua capacità di penetrare nella mente di un serial killer e nella sua natura ossessiva è ciò che le occorrerà per risolvere questo caso, e proprio non può rifiutare—sebbene la spingerà al limite.


La ricerca di Riley la porta nel profondo della mente illusa dell’assassino, in quanto la condurrà in orfanotrofi, ospedali, prigioni, tutto pur di comprendere le origini della sua psicosi. Realizzando di trovarsi a che fare con un vero psicopatico, è consapevole che non passerà molto tempo prima che colpisca ancora. Ma con il suo stesso lavoro esposto e la sua stessa famiglia un bersaglio, e con la sua fragile psiche che rischia di crollare, potrebbe essere fin troppo per lei—e troppo tardi.


Giallo noir psicologico intriso di suspense mozzafiato, IL SUSSURRATORE DELLE CATENE è il libro #2 in una nuova serie affascinante—con un nuovo amato personaggio—che vi terrà attaccati alle pagine fino a tardi.


Il Libro #3 nella serie di Riley Paige sarà presto disponibile. 

OSCURITA' PERVERSA è il libro #3 nella serie thriller di successo dei misteri di Riley Paige, che comincia con IL KILLER DELLA ROSA (Libro #1)!

 

Quando delle prostitute vengono trovate morte a Phoenix, non viene prestata molta attenzione. Ma scoperta una scia di omicidi inquietanti, la polizia locale presto realizza che c’è un serial killer a piede libero, ed è vicino. Data la natura peculiare dei crimini, l’FBI, di cui viene richiesto l’intervento, è consapevole di aver bisogno della mente più brillante per risolvere il caso: l’Agente Speciale Riley Paige.


Riley, che si sta riprendendo dal suo ultimo caso e sta provando a rimettere insieme i pezzi della sua vita, è inizialmente riluttante. Ma quando nota la natura seriale dei crimini e si rende conto che il killer presto colpirà di nuovo, si lascia convincere. Comincia la sua caccia al killer sfuggente, che porterà la donna molto lontano—forse davvero troppo, per tornare indietro.


La ricerca di Riley la condurrà nel mondo inquietante fatto di prostitute, famiglie divise e sogni infranti. Quando un’adolescente viene rapita, Riley, in una frenetica corsa contro il tempo, lotta per esplorare la mente del killer. Ma quello che scopre, la conduce ad una svolta che si rivela persino più scioccante di quanto lei stessa immaginava.

Un thriller psicologico caratterizzato da una suspense mozzafiato, OSCURITA' PERVERSA è il libro #3 in una nuova serie affascinante—con un nuovo amato personaggio—che vi terrà attaccati alle pagine fino a tardi.

Il libro #4 nella serie di Riley Paige sarà presto disponibile.


“Un capolavoro del giallo e del mistero! L’autore ha svolto un magnifico lavoro, a sviluppare i personaggi con un approfondito lato psicologico, così ben descritto, che ci fa sentire all’interno della loro mente, provare le loro paure e gioire del loro successo. La trama è molto intelligente e vi intratterrà per tutta la durata del libro. Ricco di colpi di scena, questo libro vi terrà svegli fino all’ultima pagina.”

--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (su Il Killer della Rosa)


IL KILLER DELL’OROLOGIO è il libro #4 nella serie di bestseller dei misteri di Riley Paige, che comincia con IL KILLER DELLA ROSA, bestseller (Libro #1)! 


Delle donne vengono ritrovate morte sul ciglio solitario di un’autostrada nel Delaware. Alcune sono scomparse inspiegabilmente da molto tempo, mentre altre vengono ritrovate cadaveri, esposti in modi bizzarri e misteriosi. Quando viene scoperta una pista, diventa chiaro all’FBI, che un contorto serial killer è a piede libero—adescando ragazze, secondo subdoli schemi—e che non smetterà mai di uccidere. 


L’FBI, disperata di risolvere il caso, affida il compito di occuparsene all’Agente Speciale Riley Paige. Ma la brillante Riley, ancora riprendendosi dai casi precedenti, ha finalmente trovato la quiete nella sua vita domestica, ed è determinata ad aiutare la figlia April a tornare in piedi. Ma quando gli omicidi diventano troppo inquietanti, troppo urgenti—e quando l’ex partner, Bill, la implora—Riley finalmente realizza di non potersi tirare indietro.  


La caccia conduce la donna nelle profondità di un mondo oscuro formato da autostoppiste, girovaghe, donne di cui non importa a nessuno. Quando scopre che diverse donne sono tenute prigioniere, in vita, e che c’è ancora il tempo per salvarle, si rende conto che non si fermerà davanti a niente, ossessionata dal caso e spingendosi al limite. Tuttavia, Riley realizza che la sua stessa vita sta crollando, e che la sua fragile psiche può a malapena gestire la tensione. In una frenetica corsa contro il tempo, dovrà penetrare nella mente del killer per salvare quelle donne—e per impedire a se stessa—di crollare. 


Un cupo thriller psicologico, caratterizzato da una suspense mozzafiato, IL KILLER DELL’OROLOGIO è il libro #4 in un nuova serie affascinante—con un nuovo amato personaggio—che vi terrà incollati alle pagine fino a notte fonda. 


Il libro #5 nella serie di Riley Paige sarà presto disponibile.

«Un audiolibro che permetterà ai neofiti di avere un quadro chiaro e completo sui delitti del Mostro e sulle varie piste seguite. Utilissimo anche per gli esperti, che pensano di sapere tutto sull’argomento» (Thriller Magazine).

Il caso del Mostro di Firenze è un vero e proprio buco nero della storia giudiziaria italiana: decenni di indagini, processi, scoop e sentenze non sono ancora riusciti a scrivere la parola fine su questa brutta storia. Una storia criminale che a livello mondiale non ha eguali, se si esclude forse il caso del serial killer Zodiac che presenta molte analogie con quello del Mostro.
La vicenda dei delitti del Mostro di Firenze ha generato teorie di ogni tipo, a volte perfino leggende: da Pacciani e i compagni di merende fino alla pista sarda, dai misteriosi mandanti ai riti esoterici, fino alle teorie più recenti che vorrebbero coinvolti personaggi a dir poco originali come un anziano ex legionario toscano.
Nonostante tutto il mistero resta ancora fitto: le sentenze arrivate nel corso degli anni non hanno mai convinto nessuno e, comunque, non riescono comunque a spiegare tutti e gli otto duplici delitti attribuiti al Mostro di Firenze. L'unico risultato della "verità processuale" sul caso infatti è stato soltanto quello di aumentare ancora di più i dubbi e i misteri.
L'audiolibro di Pezzan e Brunoro punta a rimettere al centro dell'attenzione i fatti, le prove, i documenti e le testimonianze, per provare a risolvere in maniera definitiva un enigma che ormai dura da troppo tempo.
A memoir by Morris Day of The Time centering around his lifelong relationship and association with Prince.
Brilliant composer, smooth soul singer, killer drummer, and charismatic band leader, Morris Day, has been a force in American music for the past four decades. In On Time, the renowned funkster looks back on a life of turbulence and triumph. He chronicles his creative process with an explosive prose that mirrors his intoxicating music. Morris' story is a fast-paced page-turner replete with unexpected twists and shocking surprises. A major and fascinating theme is his lifelong friendship and years of musical partnership with Prince, from their early days on the Minneapolis scene to selling out stadiums and duking it out as rivals in Purple Rain. Eventually, Morris went on to release four albums with a new band of his very own, the legendary Time. He battled his addictions and came out victorious. But not before increasing tensions and embittered rivalry between Prince and the Revolution and Morris Day and the Time led the two performers towards separate paths. Through the years, the fierce brotherly love between Morris and Prince kept bringing them back together, over and over again-until pride, ego, and circumstance interfered. Two months before Prince's untimely death, the two finally reconnected and started to make amends. But Morris could've never imagined it would be the last time he'd ever see his friend again. This is Morris Day's singular story in which the magic of music is the ultimate healer. On Time is also a deep meditation on friendship, Morris' poetic method of reconciling the loss of his close friend and longtime collaborator, and a way to commemorate an incendiary life cut short. But this book is more than just a walk down memory lane-it's a metaphorical means to bring Prince back to life. Throughout the narrative, Morris allows Prince's "voice" to protect his own legacy, to counter Morris's interpretations of events, and to essentially breathe new life into a tale as old as time-of two brothers, two bands, and a musical culture that even today pulsates with fresh energy.

Performed by Debbie Harry with vocal guest appearances from Chris Stein, Clem Burke, Alannah Currie, and Gary Valentine with original music by Chris Stein.

Filled with never-before-seen photos and art throughout, the much-anticipated autobiography from rock icon and lead singer of Blondie, Debbie Harry

BRAVE, BEAUTIFUL AND BORN TO BE PUNK 

Musician, actor, activist, and the iconic face of New York City cool, Debbie Harry is the frontwoman of Blondie, a band that forged a new sound that brought together the worlds of rock, punk, disco, reggae and hip-hop to create some of the most beloved pop songs of all time. As a muse, she collaborated with some of the boldest artists of the past four decades. The scope of Debbie Harry’s impact on our culture has been matched only by her reticence to reveal her rich inner life—until now.  

In an arresting mix of visceral, soulful storytelling and stunning visuals, Face It upends the standard music memoir while delivering a truly prismatic portrait. With all the grit, grime, and glory recounted in intimate detail, Face It re-creates the downtown scene of 1970s New York City, where Blondie played alongside the Ramones, Television, Talking Heads, Iggy Pop and David Bowie. Aesthetically dazzling, and including never-before-seen photographs, bespoke illustrations and fan art installations, Face It brings Debbie Harry’s world and artistic sensibilities to life.  

Following her path from glorious commercial success to heroin addiction, the near-death of partner Chris Stein, a heart-wrenching bankruptcy, and Blondie’s breakup as a band to her multifaceted acting career in more than thirty films, a stunning solo career and the triumphant return of her band, and her tireless advocacy for the environment and LGBTQ rights, Face It is a cinematic story of a woman who made her own path, and set the standard for a generation of artists who followed in her footsteps—a memoir as dynamic as its subject. 

“I was saying things in songs that female singers didn’t really say back then. I wasn’t submissive or begging him to come back, I was kicking his ass, kicking him out, kicking my own ass too. My Blondie character was an inflatable doll but with a dark, provocative, aggressive side. I was playing it up yet I was very serious.”—From Face It 

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

The revelatory and wildly bestselling memoir by legendary rock star Bruce Springsteen: “Glorious…a philosophically rich ramble through a rock ’n roll life…It’s the lyric he was born to write” (USA TODAY, 4 out of 4 stars).

Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life. The result is “an utterly unique, endlessly exhilarating, last-chance-power-drive of a memoir” (Rolling Stone) that offers the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs.

He describes growing up Catholic in Freehold, New Jersey, amid the poetry, danger, and darkness that fueled his imagination, leading up to the moment he refers to as “The Big Bang”: seeing Elvis Presley’s debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. He vividly recounts his relentless drive to become a musician, his early days as a bar band king in Asbury Park, and the rise of the E Street Band. With disarming candor, he also tells for the first time the story of the personal struggles that inspired his best work.

Rarely has a performer told his own story with such force and sweep. Like many of his songs (“Thunder Road,” “Badlands,” “Darkness on the Edge of Town,” “The River” “Born in the U.S.A,” “The Rising,” and “The Ghost of Tom Joad,” to name just a few), Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography is written with the lyricism of a singular songwriter and the wisdom of a man who has thought deeply about his experiences.

“Both an entertaining account of Springsteen’s marathon race to the top and a reminder that the one thing you can’t run away from is yourself” (Entertainment Weekly), Born to Run is much more than a legendary rock star’s memoir. This book is a “a virtuoso performance, the 508-page equivalent to one of Springsteen and the E Street Band's famous four-hour concerts: Nothing is left onstage, and diehard fans and first-timers alike depart for home sated and yet somehow already aching for more” (NPR).
Joe Perry’s New York Times bestselling memoir of life in the rock-and-roll band Aerosmith: “An insightful and harrowing roller coaster ride through the career of one of rock and roll’s greatest guitarists. Strap yourself in” (Slash).

Before the platinum records or the Super Bowl half-time show or the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Joe Perry was a boy growing up in small-town Massachusetts. He idolized Jacques Cousteau and built his own diving rig that he used to explore a local lake. He dreamed of becoming a marine biologist. But Perry’s neighbors had teenage sons, and those sons had electric guitars, and the noise he heard when they started playing would change his life.

The guitar became his passion, an object of lust, an outlet for his restlessness and his rebellious soul. That passion quickly blossomed into an obsession, and he got a band together. One night after a performance he met a brash young musician named Steven Tyler; before long, Aerosmith was born. What happened over the next forty-five years has become the stuff of legend: the knockdown, drag-out, band-splintering fights; the drugs, the booze, the rehab; the packed arenas and timeless hits; the reconciliations and the comebacks.

Rocks is an unusually searching memoir of a life that spans from the top of the world to the bottom of the barrel—several times. It is a study of endurance and brotherhood, with Perry providing remarkable candor about Tyler, as well as new insights into their powerful but troubled relationship. It is an insider’s portrait of the rock and roll family, featuring everyone from Jimmy Page to Alice Cooper, Bette Midler to Chuck Berry, John Belushi to Al Hirschfeld. It takes us behind the scenes at unbelievable moments such as Joe and Steven’s appearance in the movie of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (they act out the murders of Peter Frampton and the Bee Gees).

Full of humor, insight, and brutal honesty about life in and out of one of the biggest bands in the world, Rocks is “well-paced, well-plotted…a mini-masterpiece” (The Boston Globe).
From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train, a profound, beautifully realized memoir in which dreams and reality are vividly woven into a tapestry of one transformative year.

Following a run of New Year's concerts at San Francisco's legendary Fillmore, Patti Smith finds herself tramping the coast of Santa Cruz, about to embark on a year of solitary wandering. Unfettered by logic or time, she draws us into her private wonderland with no design, yet heeding signs--including a talking sign that looms above her, prodding and sparring like the Cheshire Cat. In February, a surreal lunar year begins, bringing with it unexpected turns, heightened mischief, and inescapable sorrow. In a stranger's words, "Anything is possible: after all, it's the Year of the Monkey." For Smith--inveterately curious, always exploring, tracking thoughts, writing--the year evolves as one of reckoning with the changes in life's gyre: with loss, aging, and a dramatic shift in the political landscape of America. 

Smith melds the western landscape with her own dreamscape. Taking us from California to the Arizona desert; to a Kentucky farm as the amanuensis of a friend in crisis; to the hospital room of a valued mentor; and by turns to remembered and imagined places, this haunting memoir blends fact and fiction with poetic mastery. The unexpected happens; grief and disillusionment set in. But as Smith heads toward a new decade in her own life, she offers this balm to the reader: her wisdom, wit, gimlet eye, and above all, a rugged hope for a better world. 

Riveting, elegant, often humorous, Year of the Monkey is a moving and original work, a touchstone for our turbulent times.
NOW THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES—THE MASTERPIECE THAT BECAME A CULTURAL PHENOMENON
 
Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King’s Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert’s name. There his family dwells in peace and comfort: his proud wife, Catelyn; his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon; his daughters Sansa and Arya; and his bastard son, Jon Snow. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse—unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season.
 
Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances. Now Robert is riding north to Winterfell, bringing his queen, the lovely but cold Cersei, his son, the cruel, vainglorious Prince Joffrey, and the queen’s brothers Jaime and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister—the first a swordsman without equal, the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind. All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms.
 
Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, Prince Viserys, heir of the fallen House Targaryen, which once ruled all of Westeros, schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothraki—whose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him: his beautiful yet innocent sister, Daenerys.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The funny, sad, super-honest, all-true story of Chelsea Handler’s year of self-discovery—featuring a nerdily brilliant psychiatrist, a shaman, four Chow Chows, some well-placed security cameras, various family members (living and departed), friends, assistants, and a lot of edibles

A SKIMM READS PICK • “This will be one of your favorite books of all time.”—Amy Schumer

In a haze of vape smoke on a rare windy night in L.A. in the fall of 2016, Chelsea Handler daydreams about what life will be like with a woman in the White House. And then Donald Trump happens. In a torpor of despair, she decides that she’s had enough of the privileged bubble she’s lived in—a bubble within a bubble—and that it’s time to make some changes, both in her personal life and in the world at large.

At home, she embarks on a year of self-sufficiency—learning how to work the remote, how to pick up dog shit, where to find the toaster. She meets her match in an earnest, brainy psychiatrist and enters into therapy, prepared to do the heavy lifting required to look within and make sense of a childhood marked by love and loss and to figure out why people are afraid of her. She becomes politically active—finding her voice as an advocate for change, having difficult conversations, and energizing her base. In the process, she develops a healthy fixation on Special Counsel Robert Mueller and, through unflinching self-reflection and psychological excavation, unearths some glittering truths that light up the road ahead. 

Thrillingly honest, insightful, and deeply, darkly funny, Chelsea Handler’s memoir keeps readers laughing, even as it inspires us to look within and ask ourselves what really matters in our own lives.

Praise for Life Will Be the Death of Me

“You thought you knew Chelsea Handler—and she thought she knew herself—but in her new book, she discovers that true progress lies in the direction we haven’t been.”—Gloria Steinem 

“I always wondered what it would be like to watch Chelsea Handler in session with her therapist. Now I know.”—Ellen DeGeneres

“I love this book not just because it made me laugh or because I learned that I feel the same way about certain people in politics as Chelsea does. I love this book because I feel like I finally really got to know Chelsea Handler after all these years. Thank you for sharing, Chelsea!”—Tiffany Haddish

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A guide to all kinds of addiction from a star who has struggled with heroin, alcohol, sex, fame, food and eBay, that will help addicts and their loved ones make the first steps into recovery

“This manual for self-realization comes not from a mountain but from the mud...My qualification is not that I am better than you but I am worse.” —Russell Brand

With a rare mix of honesty, humor, and compassion, comedian and movie star Russell Brand mines his own wild story and shares the advice and wisdom he has gained through his fourteen years of recovery. Brand speaks to those suffering along the full spectrum of addiction—from drugs, alcohol, caffeine, and sugar addictions to addictions to work, stress, bad relationships, digital media, and fame. Brand understands that addiction can take many shapes and sizes and how the process of staying clean, sane, and unhooked is a daily activity. He believes that the question is not “Why are you addicted?” but "What pain is your addiction masking? Why are you running—into the wrong job, the wrong life, the wrong person’s arms?"

Russell has been in all the twelve-step fellowships going, he’s started his own men’s group, he’s a therapy regular and a practiced yogi—and while he’s worked on this material as part of his comedy and previous bestsellers, he’s never before shared the tools that really took him out of it, that keep him clean and clear. Here he provides not only a recovery plan, but an attempt to make sense of the ailing world.

Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman reveal the full story behind their epic romance--presented in a series of intimate conversations between the couple.

The year: 2000. The setting: Los Angeles. A gorgeous virtuoso of an actress agreed to star in a random play, and a basement-dwelling scenic carpenter said he would assay a supporting role in the selfsame pageant. At the first rehearsal she surveyed her fellow cast members, determining if any of the men might qualify to provide her with a satisfying fling. Her gaze fell upon the carpenter, and like a bolt of lightning the thought struck her: no dice. Moving on.

Yet, unbeknownst to our protagonists, Cupid had merely set down his bow and picked up a rocket launcher . . . that fired a love rocket (not a euphemism). The players were Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, and the resulting romance, once ignited, was . . . epic. Beyond epic. It resulted in a coupling that has endured to this day; a sizzling, perpetual tryst that has captivated the world with its kindness, athleticism, astonishingly low-brow humor, and true (fire emoji) passion.

How did they do it? They came from completely different families, ignored a significant age difference, and were separated by the gulf of several social strata. Megan loved books and art history; Nick loved hammers. But much more than these seemingly unsurpassable obstacles were the values they held in common: respect, decency, the ability to mention genitalia in almost any context, and an abiding obsession with the songs of Tom Waits.

Eighteen years later, they're still very much in love and have finally decided to reveal the philosophical mountains they have conquered, the lessons they've learned, and the myriad jigsaw puzzles they've completed. Presented as an oral history in a series of conversations between the couple, the book features anecdotes, hijinks, photos, and a veritable grab bag of tomfoolery. This is not only the intoxicating book that Mullally's and Offerman's fans have been waiting for, it might just hold the solution to the greatest threat facing our modern world: the single life.
The New York Times bestselling collection of humorous autobiographical essays by the Academy Award­–nominated actress and star of Up in the Air and Pitch Perfect.

Even before she made a name for herself on the silver screen starring in films like Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air, Twilight, and Into the Woods, Anna Kendrick was unusually small, weird, and “10 percent defiant.”

At the ripe age of thirteen, she had already resolved to “keep the crazy inside my head where it belonged. Forever. But here’s the thing about crazy: It. Wants. Out.” In Scrappy Little Nobody, she invites readers inside her brain, sharing extraordinary and charmingly ordinary stories with candor and winningly wry observations.

With her razor-sharp wit, Anna recounts the absurdities she’s experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture as only she can—from her unusual path to the performing arts (Vanilla Ice and baggy neon pants may have played a role) to her double life as a middle-school student who also starred on Broadway to her initial “dating experiments” (including only liking boys who didn’t like her back) to reviewing a binder full of butt doubles to her struggle to live like an adult woman instead of a perpetual “man-child.”

Enter Anna’s world and follow her rise from “scrappy little nobody” to somebody who dazzles on the stage, the screen, and now the page—with an electric, singular voice, at once familiar and surprising, sharp and sweet, funny and serious (well, not that serious).

A cutting satire of race relations in the age of Trump and Black Lives Matter from the hugely popular comedian—one of "The Original Kings of Comedy"—and author of the New York Times bestseller Black Man, White House.

"White people are always giving out ‘helpful’ advice, such as: ‘Comply with the police and you won’t get shot.’ They’ve been doling out advice to black people ever since ‘I suggest you pick the cotton if you don’t like getting whipped.’ Not getting shot by the police has long been a problem for black people. Even when we had a black president! Now that we have a new set of overlords, with President Trump at the head, wouldn’t it be nice to get a little advice on how not to get shot?"

From the elections of Barack Obama and Donald Trump to the tragic events of Ferguson and Charlottesville, the subject of race has come to the forefront of American consciousness. Legendary satirist D. L. Hughley offers his own cutting observations on this contentious issue that continues to traumatize the nation, a wound made more painful by the ongoing comments and actions of the 45th president.

Hughley uses humor to draw attention to injustice, sardonically offering advice on a number of lessons, from "How to make cops feel more comfortable while they’re handcuffing you" and "The right way to wear a hoodie" to "How to make white food, like lobster rolls" and "Ten types of white people you meet in the suburbs."

How Not to Get Shot is a much-needed antidote in these distressing times.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Driving, wild and hilarious” (The Washington Post), here is the incredible “memoir” of the actor, gambler, raconteur, and Saturday Night Live veteran.

Don’t miss Norm’s new Netflix special, Hitler’s Dog, Gossip & Treachery!

When Norm Macdonald, one of the greatest stand-up comics of all time, was approached to write a celebrity memoir, he flatly refused, calling the genre “one step below instruction manuals.” Norm then promptly took a two-year hiatus from stand-up comedy to live on a farm in northern Canada. When he emerged he had under his arm a manuscript, a genre-smashing book about comedy, tragedy, love, loss, war, and redemption. When asked if this was the celebrity memoir, Norm replied, “Call it anything you damn like.”

Praise for Based on a True Story

“Dostoyevsky by way of 30 Rockefeller Center . . . the best new book I’ve read this year or last.”—The Wall Street Journal

“This book is absurd fiction. . . . Scathing and funny.”—The New York Times

“Hilarious and filled with turns of phrase and hidden beauty like only a collection of Norm Macdonald stories could be.”—Esquire

“Raucous . . . a hilarious, innovative work.”—A.V. Club

“Part personal history and part meta riff on celebrity memoirs, the book, it quickly becomes clear, is also just partly true (and all hilarious).”—Vulture

“Very, very, very funny! Thanks, Norm, for letting me be part of this Booker Prize–for–literature–quality effort.”—David Letterman

“Norm is brilliant and thoughtful and there is sensitivity and creative insight in his observations and stories. A lot of comics over the years have been compared to Mark Twain, but I think Norm is the only one who actually matches the guy in terms of his voice and ability. I seriously f**king love Norm Macdonald. Please buy his book. He probably needs the cash. He’s really bad with money.”—Louis C.K., from the foreword

“Norm is one of my all-time favorites, and this book was such a great read I forgot how lonely I was for a while.”—Amy Schumer

“I always thought Normie’s stand-up was the funniest thing there was. But this book gives it a run for its money.”—Adam Sandler

“Norm is one of the greatest stand-up comics who’s ever worked—a totally original voice. His sense of the ridiculous and his use of juxtaposition in his writing make him a comic’s comic. We all love Norm.”—Roseanne Barr

“Norm Macdonald makes me laugh my ass off. Who is funnier than Norm Macdonald? Nobody.”—Judd Apatow

“Norm Macdonald is more than a triple threat—he’s a septuple threat. He is smart, funny, wry, rakish, polite, rakish . . . no, wait. He is polite, insightful, and . . . aaaaah . . . warm. No. He’s exciting. Yeah. Exciting! You never know what he’ll do. Okay, then make that unpredictable. Add that up. He’s amazing.”—Alec Baldwin

“Norm is a double threat. His material and timing are both top-notch, which is unheard of. He is one of my favorites, both on- and off-stage.”—Dave Attell

“Letterman said it best: There is no one funnier than Norm Macdonald.”—Rob Schneider
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