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An obsessive full-color gift book, Guitar: The World’s Most Seductive Instrument (Hardcover; $35.00) by David Schiller captures the soul, the significance, the history, the magic, the raw mojo of the guitar in all of its beauty and variety. Here music lovers will find historic instruments—Eric Clapton’s Brownie, George Harrison’s hand-painted Rocky, Prince’s Yellow Cloud, Willie Nelson’s Trigger, the Hauser that was inextricably bound up with Andrés Segovia’s preeminent artistry, and so much more. Marrying pure visual pleasure with layers of information, Guitar is a glorious gift for any guitar lover. Complete with an irresistible hardcover slipcase, and a die-cut edge that reveals three tuning keys of the spectacular Art Deco–influenced headstock of a John D’Angelico New Yorker acoustic.
Atlas Obscura, 2nd Edition: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders (October 15, 2019; $37.50) by Joshua Foer, Ella Morton, and Dylan Thuras—Praised as “a joy to read and reread” (Neil Gaiman), Atlas Obscura is a phenomenon of travel books: “Odds are you won’t get past three pages without being amazed” (San Francisco Chronicle). Now the best gets better and the weirdest gets weirder with this completely revised and updated second edition that includes 120 new entries that offer readers even more of the most unusual, curious, bizarre, and mysterious places on earth. In addition, the second edition includes a full-color gatefold Atlas Obscura road trip map, with a dream itinerary—and paints a rich panorama of what a marvelously strange world we live in.
Steak and Cake: More Than 100 Recipes to Make Any Meal A Smash Hit (Paperback; $22.95) by Elizabeth Karmel is the perfect, no-holds-barred cookbook for anyone whose dream meal is char-crusted, hot, and juicy steak, from tomahawk to tacos, followed by a luscious homemade cake. It’s the soul-satisfying and crave-worthy meals that create lasting memories and new traditions.
In Make Noise: A Creator’s Guide to Podcasting and Great Audio Storytelling (Paperback; $18.95) veteran podcast creator and strategist Eric Nuzum distills a career’s worth of wisdom, advice, practical information, and big-picture thinking to help podcasters “make noise”—to stand out in this fastest of fastest-growing media universes. With advice from audio stars like Ira Glass, Terry Gross, and Anna Sale; the book’s insights and guidance will help readers successfully express themselves as effective audio storytellers, whether for business or pleasure, or a mixture of both.
Project Smoke: Seven Steps to Smoked Food Nirvana, Plus 100 Irresistible Recipes from Classic (Slam-Dunk Brisket) to Adventurous (Smoked Bacon-Bourbon Apple Crisp) by IACP and James Beard Award–winning grill master Steven Raichlen is a complete, step-by-step guide to mastering the art and craft of smoking, plus 100 recipes—everyone a game-changer –for smoked food that roars off your plate with flavor.
Beer Hacks 100 Tips, Tricks, and Projects by Ben Robinson (Hardcover; $16.95) is the ultimate guide to becoming a better beer drinker. Discover the very best and most creative ways to serve, share, store, and savor your favorite brews. There’s problem solving: Warm beer? Chill a bottle in about a minute with a can of compressed air. DIY projects: Turn empty bottles into guitar slides. Party tricks: The only thing you need to know to safely tap a keg—and the one foolproof technique for shotgunning a beer. Flavor bombs: A French press is all you need to infuse ale with fresh berries. Beer Hacks is the ultimate guide to taking drinking to the next level, making it more fun and more practical. Includes an emergency bottle opener on the front cover!