When you spend a lot of time running, biking, hiking, backpacking, climbing, or training, you know how important it is to get all the energy you can from your food — but too often that means resorting to bars, gels, and other unnatural foods. With Feed Zone Portables: A Cookbook of On-the-Go Food for Athletes ($18) you can eat real meals, even when you're short on time and need to take them with you, all while still getting the greatest amount of energy possible from your food. In addition to the dozens of great recipes (including gluten-free and vegetarian), you'll learn about the importance of real food, and how best to nourish and hydrate your body.
Learn how he rose from a lowly cartoonist in Chicago to the founder of one of the most successful men's magazines in Hugh Hefner's Playboy ($160). Read the story of his military history, work as a cartoonist, his many beautiful girlfriends, and the rise of Playboy, all told by the man himself. This six-volume hardcover collection contains writing from well-known authors — Mailer, Fleming, Bradbury — original artwork, cartoons, correspondence, 25 fold-outs, and a wealth of many never-before-seen photographs from the Playboy Mansion, Playboy Clubs and the Big Bunny jet.
For some (okay many) of us, bacon stirs something deep down inside, something primal, even sensual — we lust after the stuff. With section titles like "Afternoon Delight," "Multiple Orgasms," and "The Morning Wood," Fifty Shades of Bacon ($12) is packed with enough bacon-related recipes to quench your carnal need for pork. So, if bacon wrapped asparagus with creamy gorgonzola sauce, bacon wrapped maple chicken, and bacon chocolate chip cookies sound like the makings of a fantasy fit for a romance novel, then this one's for you.
See Brando, Pacino, De Niro, Caan, Duvall, and Keaton like you've never seen them before in The Godfather Family Album ($30). Photographer Steve Schapiro had the unique privilege of photographing behind the scenes of each film from the classic trilogy. Those photos have been reproduced from the original negatives to create this book. Accompanied by essays and interviews spanning all three Godfather films, these photos give you a look at the people involved, and the work behind this piece of cinematic history.