Dust & Grooves

Whether you choose to organize your record collection chronologically, alphabetically, or autobiographically, there's no denying your obsession with vinyl — you hunt, dig, and browse for that all-important LP, willing to do just about anything to add it to your collection. The writers of Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting understand that obsession all too well. This book details the fixation with vinyl of 130 collectors, and their collections, with gorgeous photographs, and in-depth interviews that shed light onto what makes them tick. With 250 full-page photos featuring the collections of DJs, producers, music lovers, and record dealers, as well as 12 detailed interviews, you might just get some insight into what motivates you.

  • Letters of Note

    While a good portion of history happened out in the open, allowing it to be preserved in the history books for everyone to read for generations, still more happened in the private correspondence of people who mattered. In Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience (brought to you by the creator of the blog by the same name) you'll read letters spanning across centuries, from influential political leaders, authors, actors, murderers, and more. Each one lends a unique insight into the major events of the time, whether they're wars, cultural shifts, key moments, or important discoveries. This epistolary compilation contains over 300 letters, detailing the personal thoughts of everyone from Jack the Ripper to Kurt Vonnegut.

  • Poems That Make Grown Men Cry

    It takes a real man to break out the weakness tissues and pass a little bit of eye water every now and then — and it takes some serious fortitude to document what brings you to the brink for the world to read. In Poems That Make Grown Men Cry: 100 Men on the Words That Move Them, a literary anthology containing the poetic works that brought scientists, actors, writers, and other important men to tears, you'll read the works of everyone from Keats and Wordsworth, to Joyce and Auden. Each piece is accompanied by a personal essay from a noteworthy guy, detailing just what about that great work made them weep. It's enough to make even the toughest of dudes get in touch with his emotional side.

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