The Beastie Boys Book

Staff Pick

The best part of Beastie Boys Book is that it's basically a giant Beastie Boys song: wild, unpredictable, and unimpeachably cool—a big, party to which we've all been invited. Just as the Beasties themselves perfected the art of sampling, so too does their book, mixing the Beasties's rise to fame with contributions from the likes of Amy Poehler and Colson Whitehead. At its core, however, Beastie Boys Book is a tribute to the late, great Adam "MCA" Yauch, who endowed the Beasties with both their craziness and their consciousness. As you turn the final page, you'll have a smile on your face and a lump in your throat, and will immediately want to go on the whole ride again.





Beastie Boys Book By Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812995541
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Published: Random House - October 30th, 2018

Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism -- Kristen R. Ghodsee

Staff Pick

This title may make you laugh, but the arguments at the heart of Kristin Ghodsee’s book are academically rigorous and extremely compelling. Ghodsee makes an effort to examine the lives of Soviet and Eastern bloc women in all their complexity—including the controversial elements. Ghodsee also does not exclude men in this book: she argues that what benefits women also benefits men, mainly in removing wealth as a necessary evil in romantic relationships. Speaking from her own experiences and citing data from comprehensive studies, Ghodsee’s book--if it doesn’t convince you entirely that society needs socialism--will at least strip away all the evils attached to it.