Craig Duswalt on Axl Rose’s Commitment to a Great Show

I love this fantastic Forbes article featuring BenBella author Craig Duswalt, who wrote Welcome to My Jungle, an inside look at the band Guns N’ Roses during their Use Your Illusion tour.

Another myth that Duswalt confronts in his book is that Guns N’ Roses partied all the time. “Don’t get me wrong, they partied,” he says. “But, before a show, Axl would warm up for an hour in the shower doing vocal exercises. He would get a massage, he …

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“Pretty Little Killers” Authors Reveal Details of Skylar Neese Case on 20/20

A recent episode of ABC 20/20, “Unfriended,” featured Pretty Little Killers authors Daleen Berry and Geoffery C. Fuller explaining details of the tragic case of Skylar Neese—a 16-year-old girl murdered by other teen girls she considered her friends.

Their book offers an in-depth look at a horrifying murder that shocked the nation—why did two high schoolers kill their best friend?

We are honored to have published this important memoir. It is unlike anything I’ve ever read.

The two clips below feature Berry and …

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YouTube Comics Offer Guide for Life’s Strangeness

Chances are, if you spend much time on YouTube or social media, you’ve seen a Tripp and Tyler video – maybe it was A Conference Call in Real Life (below), Sh*t Nobody Says, or High Five Etiquette. These guys are seriously funny – it’s no wonder their videos go viral. BenBella is thrilled to have partnered with Tripp and Tyler on their profound and informative book Stuff You Should Know About Stuff: How to Behave in …

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A Reporter Gets in Over His Head

When reporter Pete Crooks set out to write a simple feature article about a local PI firm that only staffed mothers, he never expected the biggest story of his career.

Pete met with the firm’s owner, Chris Butler, who was planning to launch a reality show showcasing his business, set to be called P.I. Moms. Chris invited Pete to come on a ride-along during a covert operation to follow a man accused of cheating on his wife.

After the insane ride-along that …

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Joe Satriani on Creative Freedom

Check out this great interview with BenBella author and guitar ledgend Joe Satriani in Rolling Stone!

When I started to write music that was completely divorced from any sort of idea of commercial success, the real me started to come out. Normally a musician in a session for a pop record would have to discard a lot of ideas because they won’t fit, because they’re not commercial. And there’s nothing wrong with that, but I had to keep reminding myself …

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Announcing: Finding Zoe

Deaf since age 6, Brandi Rarus, a former Miss Deaf America, had a happy life and a beautiful family: her Deaf husband Tim and their three hearing sons. But she couldn’t shake the feeling that something was missing: Brandi had always felt she was meant to have a daughter.

Across state lines, a baby girl named Zoe had started to lose her hearing. Her adoptive parents agonized—they loved Zoe, but feared they weren’t prepared to raise a Deaf child.

When fate let …

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Announcing: Mars One: The Human Factor

In 2024, Mars One plans to send the first human mission to mars—four astronauts who will establish a new, permanent human colony on the red planet. More than 200k people applied to be considered for a chance to make history.

But there’s one major catch: Mars will become their permanent home.

If you’re having trouble imagining the type of person who would jump at this opportunity, you’re not alone! Fortunately for Earthlings, there’s a reality show in the works—the show will …

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The solution to your sex problem is that you don’t have one.

We just signed with Dr. Chris Donaghue is a licensed clinical therapist, nationally certified sex therapist and doctor of clinical sexology and human sexuality. His first book, tentatively titled The New Sex, turns conventional thinking on sexuality on its head.

Dr. Donaghue received his Doctoral degree in Clinical Sexology and Human Sexuality, his Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work and completed Doctoral training in Clinical Psychology.  Dr. Donaghue trained in couples and sex therapy at Florida’s Post Graduate Sex Therapy …

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First, Kill All the Marriage Counselors

I’m delighted to announce that we’ve just signed with Laura Doyle, author of the blockbuster bestseller The Surrendered Wife. First, Kill All the Marriage Counselors is her latest book and it’s everything I look for in a book – insightful, controversial and marvelously written.

Andy Kaufman Lives! (Right?)

I had the great pleasure of meeting the awesome Bob Zmuda. If you don’t recall, Zmuda was Andy Kaufmann’s best friend (and was played by Paul Giamatti in the film Man on the Moon).

It will soon be thirty years since Kaufman’s death, and the facts of his life and death have yet to be revealed. Zmuda, along with Lynne Margulies, Kaufman’s girlfriend, they are writing Andy Kaufman: The Truth, Finally. Zmuda promises some amazing revelations.

Here is the incomparable Zmuda:

And …

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