From polar bear swims to saline IV drips to the age-old “hair of the dog,” generations of drinkers have gone to great (and irrational) lengths to cure themselves of everyone’s least favorite self-induced affliction. In Hungover, one brave and foolish reporter learns everything he can about hangovers, and tries all the cures he can find—for our benefit, of course. A cocktail of science, folklore, and personal narratives, Hungover is “a highly knowledgeable and ridiculously enjoyable ride,” says Stacey May Fowles, author of Baseball Life Advice.
Celebrated by The Boston Globe as “a riot of language that’s part hip-hop, part nerd boy, and part pure imagination,” Green explores the unexpected friendship of two teenagers from different upbringings in this coming-of-age novel about basketball, adolescence, and the ongoing struggles surrounding race and class in America.
A true story of survival and obsession in the West, American Wolf tells the gripping tale of O-Six, a charismatic alpha female, who raises her pups and protects her pack amid threats from hunters, cattle ranchers, politicians, and other Yellowstone wolves vying for control of the park. According to The New Yorker, “Seeing a wolf is exceptionally rare, and this book is as close as most readers will come.”
The Pentagon, the NSA, and the CIA are simultaneously hacked by an unknown enemy known only as The Fox. In Forsyth’s latest, the bestselling master of international intrigue dials up a propulsive race-against-the-clock thriller about technological espionage. Publishers Weekly guarantees “genre fans will be enthralled.”
Hitmen, gun runners, dealers, disco, and debauchery: based on exclusive interviews and never-before-seen documents, this is the wild true story of the narcos, sex, and violence inside The Mutiny, the Miami hotel that inspired everyone’s favorite cocaine-filled classic, Scarface. Say hello to Hotel Scarface, and SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND.
Tom Clancy Oath of Office
The latest in Tom Clancy’s bestselling series puts Jack Ryan up against his toughest challenge yet. Two nuclear missiles have been hijacked. His son has been abducted. Can President Ryan and the Campus team save Jack Junior, recover the nukes, and thwart their enemy? And how can they thwart their enemy, when he won’t even show his face?
Inside Black Mirror
Want to delve deeper into the terrifying (and all-too-real) world of the sci-fi phenomenon? Inside Black Mirror is the official companion to the Netflix cult hit. The show’s creator, Charlie Brooker, and its producer, Annabel Jones, detail the origins and inspiration behind each film, while actors, directors, and other key players add color and commentary based on their own experiences.
A Ladder to the Sky
A twisted, seductive psychodrama, A Ladder to the Sky tells the story of a brilliant, ruthless man whose thirst for literary fame spawns deceit, manipulation, a cold-blooded climb to the top—and an inevitable fall. The Times (London) calls it “Clever, chilling, and beautifully paced.” Readers will call it “unputdownable.”
Alex Ross is one of the most popular comic book writers and artists in the world. A multiple Eisner Award winner, he’s brought to life the likes of Spider-Man, Black Panther, The Avengers, Iron Man, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the X-Men, and many more. Marvelocity collects his most astonishing work, in addition to hundreds of drawings, paintings, and photographs that have never been published.
Joe Beef: Surviving the Apocalypse
We leave it to the late, great Anthony Bourdain on this one: “…the rogue princes of Canadian cuisine and hospitality show us the way out of the numbing, post-apocalyptic restaurant Hell of pretentiousness and mediocrity that threatens to engulf us all. It makes us believe that the future is shiny, bright, beautiful, delicious—and probably Québécois. This book will change your life.”
An anthology of the best (and never-before-seen) work from the artist behind Marvel’s most famous comics. A coming-of-age novel about hip-hop, basketball, and teenage friendship. The true story of drugs, disco, and debauchery in the hotel that inspired Scarface. If this list doesn’t have one—or two, or six—perfect holiday gifts for your boyfriend or brother or best friend or husband or dad, you might as well go with a pair of socks. Here are ten perfect gift ideas for the guys in your life.
Editor: Eliza Smith; Featured Image: Matt McCarty