Late Show with David Letterman, 2/21/13
12, 2012 New York Times interview
4, 2013 USA Today article
5, 2013 NPR review
2) Bob Gruen and Jody Denberg: See Hear Yoko
February 17, 2015.
From the Back Cover
expressly for Yoko Ono as a gift between friends on the occasion of her
eightieth birthday, See Hear Yoko is a visual portrait of an icon of
contemporary American cultural history, from her days with John Lennon
through to the present. Legendary rock and roll photographer Bob Gruen
was welcomed into the lives of John Lennon and Yoko Ono during their
years in New York City, when Gruen served as their personal lensman,
and he continues to document Yoko today. Approached by his friend Jody
Denberg, an Austin rock radio mainstay who had logged twenty-five years
of interviews with Yoko, Gruen collaborated with him to create an
extraordinary birthday gift. In this breathtaking volume, Gruen has
selected more than three hundred classic color and black-and-white
photographs—accompanied by text of Yoko's insights gleaned from
Denberg's many hours of interviews—to illuminate the intimate
story of Yoko Ono at the height of her fame as a woman, wife, mother,
and avant-garde artist who keeps creating because, as she notes,
"that's who I am." Yoko's role as a peace activist and artist
underscores the enduring legacy of the era. See Hear Yoko reveals a
modern woman in love, in ascension, in grief, in joy, and in peace.
beautiful, mirroring the deeply personal design of the original volume
given to Yoko herself, See Hear Yoko brings into focus an extraordinary
woman, and one of the most memorable periods in modern history.
3) Jonathan Shaw: Narcisa: Our Lady Of Ashes
Released March 24, 2015.
first trade edition of the cult classic from the artist/author hailed
by Iggy Pop as “the great nightmare anti-hero of the new
age,” legendary tattoo artist Jonathan Shaw, that chronicles a
scandalous, degenerative addiction between two people—a wild,
brutal, passionate, and unstoppable ride into depravity and darkness
through the back alleys of Rio De Janeiro and New York City.
tattoo master and notorious creator of trendsetting underground art,
Jonathan Shaw has created a masterpiece with this powerful story that
captures the destructive addiction of love, sex and drugs, embodied in
two people whose irresistible passions threaten to destroy them.
In the wild
backwaters of Rio de Janeiro and New York, motorcycle-riding, nomadic
outlaw poet Ignacio Valencia Lobos—known as Cigano—attempts
in vain to curb the unhinged habits of his lover Narcisa, a
crack-smoking philosopher prostitute. Though he knows they will destroy
each other, Narcisa is an exquisite poison he cannot resist. As they
navigate the chaos of her downward spiral—dragged deeper by the
gravity of drugs, burglaries and violence, Cigano recounts a love
affair doomed by insanity, dysfunction, and vice.
epic of literary genius, Narcisa belongs among the works of such greats
as Charles Bukowski, Henry Miller, William S. Burroughs, Jack Kerouac,
Irvine Welsh, and Hunter S. Thompson.
4) Bruce Robinson: They All Love Jack: Busting the Ripper
(Renamed from The Name Of The Ripper (One Man's
Obsessive Quest to Discover the Identity of History's Most Notorious
Released October 13, 2015. (Release date moved several times; original release date April 7, 2015).
Overview from Barnes and Noble:
over a hundred years, the mystery of Jack the Ripper has been a source
of unparalleled fascination and horror, spawning an army of obsessive
theorists and endless volumes purporting to finally reveal the identity
of the brutal murderer who terrorized Victorian England.
But what if
there was never really any mystery at all? What if the Ripper was
always hiding in plain sight, deliberately leaving a trail of clues to
his identity for anyone who cared to look, while cynically mocking
those who were supposedly attempting to bring him to justice?
In They All Love
Jack, the award-winning film director and screenwriter Bruce Robinson
exposes the cover-up that enabled one of history's most notorious
serial killers to remain at large. More than twelve years in the
writing, this is no mere radical reinterpretation of the Jack the
Ripper legend and an enthralling hunt for the killer. A literary
high-wire act reminiscent of Tom Wolfe or Hunter S. Thompson, it is an
expressionistic journey through the cesspools of late-Victorian
society, a phantasmagoria of highly placed villains, hypocrites, and
investigation and panoramic portrait of an age, underpinned by deep
scholarship and delivered in Robinson's inimitably vivid and scabrous
prose, They All Love Jack is an absolutely riveting and unique book,
demolishing the theories of generations of self-appointed experts—the
so-called Ripperologists—to make clear, at last, who really did it;
and, more important, how he managed to get away with it for so long.
PLACEHOLDER: Douglas Brinkley: The Unraveled Tales Of Bob Dylan
Release originally expected in 2015; now to be determined.
PLACEHOLDER: Jack Douglas: as yet untitled autobiography
Release to be determined. A December 2014 article in Milwaukee Mag.com states that record producer Douglas "is also writing a book about his life for a publishing company owned by Johnny Depp, a longtime friend."