Duct tape may be the greatest fix-it-all invention in existence, but it's also a great material for constructing common, useful items from scratch. Practical Duct Tape Projects ($11) provides detailed, step-by-step instructions for making everything from a magic wallet, to a hammock. The book is divided into several sections — bags and totes, wallets, clothing, tech, home and furniture, and arts and crafts — with over thirty projects to keep you busy. And, since they now make duct tape in nearly every imaginable color, you won't need to sport a messenger bag in shiny silver.
We don't have to tell you how huge fantasy sports are — if you spent as much time in the gym as you do working on your lineup, you'd probably be a professional athlete by now. Fantasy Life: The Outrageous, Uplifting, and Heartbreaking World of Fantasy Sports from the Guy Who's Lived It ($21) examines every detail of this widespread pastime, from trophies, and trash talk, to cheating attempts, and enviable draft-day locations, it provides deep insight into why we play. Written for long-time fantasy players and neophytes alike, Matthew Berry (fantasy sports writer for ESPN.com) shares his identifiable story of an obsession that turned into a career.