Seeking sensei-like advice on how to maximize your grilling season? Who better to ask than the minds behind the awe-inspiring Bacon Explosion? BBQ Makes Everything Better ($20) covers equipment, cooking techniques, and, of course, recipes for foods from the standard ribs and brisket to international barbecue and desserts. Grill, baby, grill.
Need a little reading material while you wait for AT&T and Apple to get their shit together so you can finally order your shiny new iPhone 4? You could do a lot worse than The Porsche Book ($80). Paying homage to the brand's impressive design DNA that can be seen in models that are decades apart, the book is filled with images from Porsche-lover Frank M Orel, enhanced by the book's dynamic design and layout.
Everyone loves a comeback story, and Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose ($13) by Zappos founder and CEO Tony Hsieh delivers. Going from selling off LinkExchange for $265 million to having to fund Zappos out of his own pocket, Hsieh offers insight into the beliefs and business practices that led to his renewed success. When someone's able to start and eventually sell a company for $1.2 billion, they're often worth listening to.
Surely you didn't think that the series finale would mark the end of Lost posts on Uncrate? The Lost Encyclopedia ($27) is a must-have companion for anyone planning to re-watch the series, preferably via that fancy new Blu-ray box set. Clocking in at over 400 pages and sporting more than 1,500 images, this official guide is a comprehensive guide to the series — sort of a dead-tree version of Lostpedia — complete with a foreword by executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse.