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Punk Rock Blitzkrieg

by Marky Ramone & Richard Herschlag Touchstone (January 13, 2015)

The “entertaining and enlightening” (Stephen King) final word on the genius and mischief of the Ramones, told by the man who created the beat behind their iconic music and lived to tell about it.

When punk...

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride

by Joe Layden, Cary Elwes & Rob Reiner Touchstone (October 14, 2014)

From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes the New York Times bestselling account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with...

Champagne Supernovas

by Maureen Callahan Touchstone (September 02, 2014)

“Terrifically exciting and fun” (Publishers Weekly), Champagne Supernovas is “a lucid, smoothly executed look at a pivotal decade in the legacy of American fashion” (Kirkus Reviews) as told through the...

Life in Motion

by Misty Copeland Touchstone (March 04, 2014)

Determination meets dance in this memoir by the history-making ballerina.

In this instant New York Times bestseller, Misty Copeland makes history, telling the story of her journey to become the first African-American...

Movies and TV: The New York Public Library Book of Answers

by Melinda Corey, Diane Corey & George Ochoa Touchstone (July 01, 1992)

If you're a movie or television fan - how many of these questions can you answer?

  • What was the last picture show in The Last Picture Show?
  • Where was the stagecoach headed in Stagecoach?
  • What was the name...

  • The Comedy Bible: From Stand-up to Sitcom--The Comedy Writer's Ultimate "How To" Guide

    by Judy Carter Touchstone (May 04, 2010)

    Judy Carter, guru to aspiring comedy writers and stand-up comics, tells all about the biz of being funny and writing funny in this bright, entertaining, and totally practical guide on how to draw humor from...

    Barenaked Ladies

    by PAUL MYERS Touchstone (September 16, 2003)

    From geeks in short pants to multiplatinum artists, Barenaked Ladies are nothing less than a phenomenon. Now, for the first time in the United States, we can read their astonishing story.

    Steven, Ed, Jim, Tyler,...

    Dangerously Funny

    by David Bianculli Touchstone (December 01, 2009)

    An unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the rise and fall of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour -- the provocative, politically charged program that shocked the censors, outraged the White House, and forever...

    Its All Your Fault

    by Bill Robinson & Ceridwen Morris Touchstone (June 15, 2010)

    An Essential Guide to Landing -- and Keeping -- Your first Hollywood Job

    A position as an assistant to a producer, agent, director, studio executive, or star can be the path to a fabulous career -- or a one-way...

    The Tattoo Encyclopedia

    by Terisa Green Touchstone (December 01, 2009)

    A unique illustrated reference on the origins and meanings of nearly one thousand tattoo symbols that serves as a guide for choosing a personal image and provides a fascinating look at the tattoo as a work of...

    Ten Philosophical Mistakes

    by Mortimer J. Adler Touchstone (April 01, 1997)

    An illuminating critique of modern thought from America's "Philosopher for Everyman" (Time).

    Ten Philosophical Mistakes examines ten errors in modern thought and shows how they have led to serious consequences...

    Opera Theme Plot

    by Rudolph Fellner Touchstone (November 15, 1971)

    A comprehensive guide to opera for both beginners and connoisseurs.

    This book is a comprehensive guide to operas. Whether you are a novice or an experienced musician, Fellner’s book serves as an indispensable...

    Classical Music Top 40

    by Anthony Rudel Touchstone (March 01, 1995)

    The quintessential primer for the budding classical music lover.

    Millions of people adore classical music. Millions of other people want to, but simply don’t know how or where to start—so many composers,...

    Antiques Roadshow Behind the Scenes

    by Marsha Bemko & Mark L. Walberg Touchstone (December 01, 2009)

    An all-access pass to America's first (and favorite) reality television program -- boasting over ten million viewers each week -- Antiques Roadshow!

    If you're a fan of PBS's top-rated Antiques Roadshow, you've...

    Back to the Garden

    by Pete Fornatale Touchstone (June 23, 2009)

    On the fortieth anniversary of Woodstock, renowned New York City disc jockey Pete Fornatale brings the iconic rock concert to vivid life through original interviews with Roger Daltrey, Joan Baez, David Crosby,...

    Crash and Burn

    by Artie Lange & Anthony Bozza Touchstone (October 29, 2013)

    Veteran comedian Artie Lange turns an unflinching eye and his signature wit on his perilous descent into drug addiction, life-threatening depression, and ultimately, his recovery, in the follow-up to his hilariously...


    by Marc Ecko Touchstone (October 01, 2013)

    From one of the most provocative entrepreneurs of our time, Marc Ecko reveals his formula for building an authentic brand or business in a compelling how-to guide that’s perfect to “educate the next generation...

    All Due Respect . . . The Sopranos Changes Everything: A Chapter From The Revolution Was Televised by Alan Sepinwall

    by Alan Sepinwall Touchstone (June 25, 2013)

    "The Sopranos is the one [show] that made the world realize something special was happening on television. It rewrote the rules and made TV a better, happier place for thinking viewers, even as it was telling...

    The Revolution Was Televised: The Cops, Crooks, Slingers, and Slayers Who Change

    by Alan Sepinwall Touchstone (February 19, 2013)

    A phenomenal account, newly updated, of how twelve innovative television dramas transformed the medium and the culture at large, featuring Sepinwall’s take on the finales of Mad Men and Breaking Bad.

    In The...

    Fuck Yeah Menswear: Bespoke Knowledge for the Crispy Gentleman

    by Kevin Burrows & Lawrence Schlossman Touchstone (November 06, 2012)

    The men’s fashion magnum opus for the ages, “Fuck Yeah Menswear is a hilarious new tome for the sartorially obsessed” (San Francisco Chronicle).

    In your hands is an Amazonian blowgun full of deadly knowledge...

    My Beautiful Despair

    by Kim Kierkegaardashian & Dash Shaw Touchstone (July 31, 2018)

    “Reflective maxims on life, death, sin, and emptiness, salted with luxury accessories of the Kardashian lifestyle...@KimKierkegaard is dross turned gold, redemption through absurdity in a hundred and forty...

    A Body of Work

    by David Hallberg Touchstone (November 07, 2017)

    David Hallberg, the first American to join the famed Bolshoi Ballet as a principal dancer and the dazzling artist The New Yorker described as “the most exciting male dancer in the western world,” presents...

    Notes from the Upside Down

    by Guy Adams Touchstone (August 29, 2017)

    Jump inside the world of Stranger Things and discover everything you need to know about the hit TV show.

    Grab your Eggo waffles and get ready for a visit to Hawkins, Indiana—just don’t forget the fairy lights!...

    Black Privilege

    by Charlamagne Tha God Touchstone (April 18, 2017)

    An instant New York Times bestseller! Charlamagne Tha God—the self-proclaimed “Prince of Pissing People Off,” cohost of Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, and “the most important voice in hip-hop”—shares...

    Live Fast, Die Young

    by Lawrence Frascella & Al Weisel Touchstone (October 04, 2005)

    When it was released in 1955, the film Rebel Without a Cause had a revolutionary impact on moviemaking and youth culture, virtually giving birth to our concept of the American teenager. For the first time, Live...

    How To Write For Television

    by Madeline Dimaggio Touchstone (February 10, 1990)

    This readable, reliable book has been a trusted reference for nearly two decades and is now revised to include the most up-to-date information from today's television climate.

    TV Writing the Right Way!

    In this...

    The Ballet Companion

    by Eliza Gaynor Minden Touchstone (October 04, 2005)

    A New Classic for Today's Dancer

    The Ballet Companion is a fresh, comprehensive, and thoroughly up-to-date reference book for the dancer. With 150 stunning photographs of ballet stars Maria Riccetto and Benjamin...

    It's All Your Fault

    by Bill Robinson & Ceridwen Morris Touchstone (January 04, 2001)

    An Essential Guide to Landing -- and Keeping -- Your first Hollywood Job

    A position as an assistant to a producer, agent, director, studio executive, or star can be the path to a fabulous career -- or a one-way...


    by William J. Dowlding Touchstone (September 29, 2009)

    A complete and fascinating chronicle of Beatles music and history, Beatlesongs details the growth, evolution, and dissolution of the most influential group of out time.

    Drawing together information from sources...

    A Handbook of Symbols in Christian Art

    by Gertrude Grace Sill Touchstone (January 18, 2011)

    Explore one of the richest and most rewarding aspects of Western art with this comprehensive easy-to-use, portable guide to Christian symbols.

    Organized like a primer, with hundreds of entries in 50 categories—from...


    by Kris Malkiewicz & M. David Mullen Touchstone (December 01, 2009)

    The Essential Guide to the Cameraman's Craft

    Since its initial publication in 1973, Cinematography has become the guidebook for filmmakers. Based on their combined fifty years in the film and television industry,...

    Miss O'Dell

    by Chris O'Dell & Katherine Ketcham Touchstone (October 06, 2009)



    * She was in the studio when the Beatles recorded The White Album, Abbey Road, and Let It Be, and she sang in the “Hey Jude”...

    The Movie Business Book, Third Edition

    by Jason E. Squire Touchstone (June 29, 2004)

    Drawing from a variety of experts in an industry that has seen major technological advances since the second edition, The Movie Business Book, Third Edition, offers the most comprehensive, authoritative overview...

    Improvising Jazz

    by Jerry Coker Touchstone (June 15, 2010)

    With musical scores and helpful charts, noted jazz educator and featured jazz soloist, Jerry Coker, gives the beginning performer and the curious listener insights into the art of jazz improvisation.


    Life Is Not a Fairy Tale

    by Fantasia Touchstone (May 02, 2006)

    FANTASIA tells of her astonishing rise from hopeless high school dropout to American Idol superstar in the inspirational New York Times bestseller Life Is Not a Fairy Tale

    In one moment, with one tearful performance...

    Film Lighting

    by Kris Malkiewicz Touchstone (February 07, 2012)

    Newly revised and updated, Film Lighting is an indispensible sourcebook for the aspiring and practicing cinematographer, based on extensive interviews with leading cinematographers and gaffers in the film industry....

    Building the Timber Frame House

    by Tedd Benson, James Gruber & Jamie Page Touchstone (September 01, 1981)

    For centuries, post-and-beam construction has proved to be one of the most durable building techniques. It is being enthusiastically revived today not only for its sturdiness but because it can be easily insulated,...

    I Slept with Joey Ramone

    by Mickey Leigh & Legs McNeil Touchstone (January 11, 2011)

    “A powerful story of punk-rock inspiration and a great rock bio” (Rolling Stone), now in paperback.

    When the Ramones recorded their debut album in 1976, it heralded the true birth of punk rock. Unforgettable...

    Take a Walk on the Dark Side

    by R. Gary Patterson Touchstone (July 06, 2004)

    Take a Walk on the Dark Side is the ultimate book for today's rock and roll fan: a fascinating compendium of facts, fictions, prophecies, premonitions, coincidences, hoaxes, doomsday scenarios, and other urban...

    Creative Filmmaking from the Inside Out

    by Jed Dannenbaum, Carroll Hodge & Doe Mayer Touchstone (June 15, 2010)

    Five keys to creating authentic, distinctive work, whether you are a student, professional or simply love making films on your own

    For Creative Filmmaking from the Inside Out, three professors at the renowned...

    Stacking the Deck

    by Bryan Berg & Thomas O'Donnell Touchstone (December 15, 2009)

    Written by the holder of several Guinness World Records for cardstacking, this is the first complete, fully illustrated guide to the art of building mind-boggling, multilevel structures with ordinary playing...

    Die Young with Me

    by Rob Rufus Touchstone (September 20, 2016)

    In the tradition of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, this incredibly moving and harrowing true story of a teenager diagnosed with cancer is “a resounding affirmation...

    Sepinwall On Mad Men and Breaking Bad: An eShort from the Updated Revolution Was Televised

    by Alan Sepinwall Touchstone (December 01, 2015)

    From the updated edition of The Revolution Was Televised, Alan Sepinwall’s analysis of Breaking Bad and Mad Men, featuring new commentary and insights on the complete series and controversial finales.

    The Big Bang Theory

    by Adam Faberman Touchstone (October 27, 2015)

    This completely authorized Big Bang Theory trivia and quiz book is filled with questions from every season, photos, hilarious quotes, and more, including excerpts from the Roommate Agreement and your chance...

    American Epic

    by Bernard MacMahon, Allison McGourty & Elijah Wald Touchstone (May 02, 2017)

    The companion book to the groundbreaking PBS and BBC documentary series celebrating the pioneers and artists of American roots music—blues, gospel, folk, Cajun, Appalachian, Hawaiian, Native American—without...

    The Artist's Compass

    by Rachel Moore Touchstone (May 03, 2016)

    An inspiring, real world guide for artists, in the classic bestselling tradition of What Color Is Your Parachute?, that shows how to build a successful, stable career in the performing arts, from the President...

    As If!

    by Jen Chaney Touchstone (July 07, 2015)

    Will we ever get tired of Clueless? Ugh, as if!

    Acclaimed pop culture journalist Jen Chaney celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the classic film’s release in the first book of its kind, weaving together...

    The League of Outsider Baseball

    by Gary Cieradkowski Touchstone (May 05, 2015)

    From an award-winning graphic artist and baseball historian comes a strikingly original illustrated history of baseball’s forgotten heroes, including stars of the Negro Leagues, barnstorming teams, semi-pro...

    Writing Movies for Fun and Profit

    by Thomas Lennon & Robert Ben Garant Touchstone (July 05, 2011)

    This is the only screenwriting guide by two guys who have actually done it (instead of some schmuck who just gives lectures about screenwriting at the airport Marriott); “These guys are proof that with no...


    by Philip Norman Touchstone (May 17, 2011)

    Updated to include Paul McCartney’s knighting and the deaths of John Lennon and George Harrison.

    Philip Norman’s biography of the Beatles is the definitive work on the world's most influential band—a beautifully...