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About Shea Serrano
Shea Serrano is a no. 1 New York Times bestselling author. Currently, he is a staff writer for The Ringer.
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Here’s what The Rap Year Book does: It takes readers from 1979, widely regarded as the moment rap became recognized as part of the cultural and musical landscape, and comes right up to the present, with Shea Serrano hilariously discussing, debating, and deconstructing the most important rap song year by year. Serrano also examines the most important moments that surround the history and culture of rap music—from artists’ backgrounds to issues of race, the rise of hip-hop, and the struggles among its major players—both personal and professional. Covering East Coast and West Coast, famous rapper feuds, chart toppers, and show stoppers, The Rap Year Book is an in-depth look at the most influential genre of music to come out of the last generation.
Picked by Billboard as One of the 100 Greatest Music Books of All-Time
Pitchfork Book Club’s first selection
WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER
BARNES & NOBLE BESTSELLER
"Paging through Serrano's Movies (and Other Things) is like taking a long drive at night with a friend; there's that warmth and familiarity where the chat is more important than the fastest route from Point A to Point B...It's like a textbook gone right; your attention couldn't wander if it tried." -- Elisabeth Egan, New York Times Book Review
Shea Serrano is back, and his new book, Movies (And Other Things),combines the fury of a John Wick shootout, the sly brilliance of Regina George holding court at a cafeteria table, and the sheer power of a Denzel monologue, all into one.
Movies (And Other Things) is a book about, quite frankly, movies (and other things).
One of the chapters, for example, answers which race Kevin Costner was able to white savior the best, because did you know that he white saviors Mexicans in McFarland, USA, and white saviors Native Americans in Dances with Wolves, and white saviors Black people in Black or White, and white saviors the Cleveland Browns in Draft Day?
Another of the chapters, for a second example, answers what other high school movie characters would be in Regina George's circle of friends if we opened up the Mean Girls universe to include other movies (Johnny Lawrence is temporarily in, Claire from The Breakfast Club is in, Ferris Bueller is out, Isis from Bring It On is out...). Another of the chapters, for a third example, creates a special version of the Academy Awards specifically for rom-coms, the most underrated movie genre of all. And another of the chapters, for a final example, is actually a triple chapter that serves as an NBA-style draft of the very best and most memorable moments in gangster movies.
Many, many things happen in Movies (And Other Things), some of which funny, others of which are sad, a few of which are insightful, and all of which are handled with the type of care and dedication to the smallest details and pockets of pop culture that only a book by Shea Serrano can provide.
Who is the greatest dunker of all time? Which version of the Michael Jordan was the best Michael Jordan? What is allowed and absolutely not allowed in a game of pickup basketball? Basketball (and Other Things) presents readers with a whole new set of pivotal and ridiculous fan disputes from basketball history, providing arguments and answers, explained with the wit and wisdom that is unique to Shea Serrano. Serrano breaks down debates that NBA fans didn’t even know they needed, from the classic (How many years during his career was Kobe Bryant actually the best player in the league?) to the fantastical (If you could assign different values to different shots throughout basketball history, what would they be and why?). With incredible art from Arturo Torres, this book is a must-have for anyone who has ever stayed up late into the night debating basketball’s greatest moments, what-ifs, stories, and legends, or for those who are discovering the mythology of basketball for the first time.
It's about a group of four friends, two of whom are rivals and face off in a showdown that ends with one of them covered in blood. The four friends are: Sammy (a wimp), Wyatt (a charming motormouth), Crystal (the leader of the group), and Mateo (like if you taught a rhinoceros to say cuss words). The story is set in 1996.
There's art from acclaimed illustrator Arturo Torres, there are infographics and footnotes; there's all kinds of stuff in there. Some of the chapters are serious, and some of the chapters are silly, and some of the chapters are a combination of both things. All of them, though, are treated with the care and respect that they deserve.
HIP-HOP (AND OTHER THINGS) is the third book in the (And Other Things) series. The first two—Basketball (And Other Things) and Movies (And Other Things)—were both #1 New York Times bestsellers.
A hilarious story about a change in plans—the most harrowing, beautiful, and unforgettable day in the life of the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Basketball (and Other Things) and his miraculous wife.
Two days before Shea and Larami Serrano were to be married, four months into her pregnancy with twin boys, she went into labor. Stuck in a hospital room, fearing the worst, and dismantling a year’s worth of preparations in a matter of hours—the couple decides that the show must go on. Told from Shea’s and Larami’s dual perspectives, this memoir shows the powerful bond that can arise from adversity, a sense of humor, and mutual trust.
Shea Serrano’s A Wedding Thing is part of The One, a collection of seven singularly true love stories of friendship, companionship, marriage, and moving on. Each piece can be read or listened to in a single sitting, with or without company.
** #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER **
** MEJOR LIBRO DE NO FICCIÓN DE 2017 SEGÚN BARNES & NOBLE **
** MEJOR LIBRO DE HUMOR Y ENTRETENIMIENTO DE 2017 SEGÚN AMAZON **
** UNO DE LOS LIBROS FAVORITOS DE BARACK OBAMA DE 2017 **
Todo lo que siempre quisiste saber (o no) sobre la NBA y nunca te atreviste a preguntar
Michael Jordan está considerado el mejor jugador de baloncesto de todos los tiempos, pero ¿en qué temporada fue Jordan la mejor versión de sí mismo? ¿Qué mates entran en el Salón de la Fama de los mates insolentes? ¿Qué rasgos definen al villano arquetípico del baloncesto? ¿Cuál ha sido el dúo perfecto de la historia de la NBA? Baloncesto (y otras hierbas) presenta una serie de preguntas tan fundamentales como hilarantes de la historia de la NBA y propone argumentos y respuestas, todo ello contado con inteligencia y humor. Shea Serrano plantea debates que ni siquiera los fans de la NBA sabían que necesitaban, tanto desde una perspectiva rigurosamente documentada (¿Cuál ha sido el título de la NBA más importante?) como fantástica (¿Con las partes de qué jugadores harías tu "frankenjugador"?). Profusamente ilustrado por Arturo Torres, este es un libro imprescindible para todos aquellos que han pasado noches en vela departiendo sobre los grandes momentos del baloncesto. Esta nueva edición incluye dos capítulos inéditos.