Surprisingly enough, funeral directors hear some pretty crazy stuff on the job — as evidenced by Does This Mean You'll See Me Naked? ($10). A collection of stories from a man who's been in the business since the '70s, this 256 page paperback offers humorous, interesting, and entertaining stories of life after death — and we don't mean the afterlife.
Basketball, more than any other sport, is as much remembered for its style — afros, short shorts, the red, white, and blue balls of the ABA — as it is for its stats, and The Undisputed Guide to Pro Basketball History ($17) celebrates this like no other hoops tome. Written by the bloggers of FreeDarko, the book is equal parts entertaining and enlightening, filled with charts, illustrations, and stories that will please any true fan of the game. [Thanks, Deron]
The Fab Four are the subjects of some of the last century's most iconic photos — which makes it all the more amazing that so many slipped by unnoticed. The Lost Beatles Photographs ($19) is a 192 page collection of images culled from the collection of Bob Bonis, who served as the band's tour manager for all three U.S. tours, in 1964, 1965, and 1966. From casual backstage moments on vacation and on the road to photos of the legendary group on stage, it's a must have addition to any fan's library.
It doesn't matter if your an iPhone, Android, or BlackBerry user — at some point, you've likely fired off a potentially embarrassing message without thinking twice, thanks to the foul machinations of your smartphone. Damn You, Autocorrect ($9) — based on the blog of the same name — celebrates these hilarious, often horrifying messages with over 288 pages of transmissions that were hijacked by your otherwise well-meaning automobile. I mean, autocorrect. Damn you!
Half autobiography, half master film class, Conversations with Scorsese ($20) is the result of a series of late-night discussions between Marty and his friend Richard Schickel. Topics range from Scorsese's sickly childhood on the streets of New York's Little Italy to his experiences at NYU, with plenty of time for discussion about his films, career, and Hollywood in general along the way. At 440+ pages, it's not a casual read, but it is a must read for any true film fan.