Party Monster

Author: James St. James
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743259823
Release Date: 2003-09-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The author reveals the New York Club scene at its worst as he relates his involvement with Michael Alig, a Midwest nerd who became a leading club promoter and eventually found trouble after killing a drug dealer.

Party Monster

Author: James St. James
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416583264
Release Date: 1999-08-11
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

When Party Monster was first published, it created a storm of controversy for its startlingly vivid, strikingly fresh, and outrageous depiction of the hedonistic world of the 90s New York City club kids, for whom nothing was too outré—including murder. Nominated for the Edgar Award for best true-crime book of the year, it also marked the debut of an audaciously talented writer, James St. James, who himself had been a club kid and close friend and confidant of Michael Alig, the young man convicted of killing the drug dealer known as Angel. This is the inside story of life in clubs like The Tunnel and The Limelight and hanging with leading lights like Keith Haring and RuPaul and the drugs, sex, music, and mayhem that existed during the heyday of New York City club culture.


Author: Frank Owen
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
ISBN: 9780767917353
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Social Science

An investigation into the underworld of 1990s nightclubs profiles a young Mafioso who partied with celebrities before he was arrested for murder, a drug dealer who become an informer to avoid imprisonment, and a powerful Manhattan overlord. Reprint.

Freak Show

Author: James St. James
ISBN: 1439598428
Release Date: 2009-02-09
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Being gay and a drag queen, Billy Bloom finds fitting in to his new conservative high school in Florida a challenge like none he's ever faced before and now must decide whether to adjust to the masses and fit in or stand-out and be true to himself despite the hardships he knows he will have to endure. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Reprint.

Doll Parts

Author: Amanda Lepore
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781942872856
Release Date: 2017-04-18
Genre: Art

From Amanda Lepore, the original iconic transexual woman who has reigned over New York nightlife for three decades, comes a gorgeous, poignant, full-color memoir of revealing stories and photographs by legends David LaChapelle, Terry Richardson, and many more. Lepore is a walking piece of art, and her very existence explores and questions the most important debates in modern society: gender roles, fame, beauty, and sex. She has spent years becoming the woman she wanted to be and here she reveals to the world the woman she really is.

Tearing Down The Wall of Sound

Author: Mick Brown
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408819500
Release Date: 2012-10-17
Genre: Music

In 2002, the reclusive and legendary record producer Phil Spector gave his first interview in twenty-five years to Mick Brown. The day after it was published an actress named Lana Clarkson was shot dead in Spector's LA castle. This is Brown's odyssey into the strange life and times of Phil Spector. Beginning with that fateful meeting in Spector's home and going on to explore his colourful and extraordinary life and career, including the unfolding of the Clarkson case, this is one of the most bizarre and compelling stories in pop history.

Club Kids

Author: Raven Smith
Publisher: Black Dog Pub Limited
ISBN: 1906155542
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Art

This title is a stunning visual study and rigorous critical analysis of the social trends relating to 'club culture'.


Author: Macaulay Culkin
Publisher: Miramax Books
ISBN: 1401360181
Release Date: 2007-03-14
Genre: Fiction

A major national media event when published in hardcover, this startlingly original work of fiction introduces a new side of a well-known personality. Meet Junior. He does not know how to write a book. (Except -- maybe -- for this one.) His therapist says he has issues with closure. (Granted, this book has seven endings.) This is not a novel. (Everything in it is entirely true -- except for the large portions that are completely fictional.) And finally, Junior has no issues with his father. (Nope, really, not a single one.) In a dizzying kaleidoscope of words and images, Macaulay Culkin takes readers on a twisted tour to the darkest corners of his fertile imagination. Part memoir, part rant, part comedic tour de force, Junior is full of the hard-won wisdom of Culkin's quest to come to terms with the awesome pressures of childhood mega-stardom and family dysfunction. Searingly honest, brain-teasingly inventive, Junior is breathtaking proof that Culkin has found his own utterly original voice.

Dressing the Monster

Author: Ernie Glam
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1986485757
Release Date: 2018-04-22

Between 1989 and 1993, Ernie Glam made party clothes for Michael Alig, the New York City nightclub promoter who became known for his outlandish parties, and then for the grisly death of a friend in 1996. Dressing the Monster is a fashion memoir about the garments, parties and ideas behind Glam's and Alig's collaboration to promote and define the club kids, a group of New York City party people whose antics became widely publicized in the early 1990s.

Next Stop

Author: Ivan Sanchez
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416562764
Release Date: 2008-10-14
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Beyond the safety of New York City's news headlines, Next Stop is a train ride into the heart of the Bronx during the late eighties and early nineties at the height of the crack epidemic, a tumultuous time when hip-hop was born and money-hungry slumlords were burning down apartment buildings with tenants still inside. From one stop to the next, this gritty memoir follows Ivan Sanchez and his crew on their search for identity and an escape from poverty in a stark world where street wars and all-night symphonies of crime and drug-fueled mayhem were as routine as the number 4 train. In the game, the difference between riches and ruin was either a bullet or a lucky turn away. Almost driven insane by the poverty, despair, and senseless violence, Ivan left it all behind and moved to Virginia, but the grotesque images and voices of the dead continued to haunt him. This book honors the memories of those who died. At times heartbreakingly sad and brutal, Next Stop shares with a whole new generation the insights and hard lessons Ivan learned.

Notorious C O P

Author: Derrick Parker
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429907789
Release Date: 2007-04-01
Genre: Music

Throughout his career, Derrick Parker worked on some of the biggest criminal cases in rap history, from the shooting at Club New York, where Derrick personally escorted Jennifer Lopez to police headquarters, to the first shooting of Tupac Shakur. Always straddling the fence between "po-po" and NYPD outsider, Derrick threatened police tradition to try to get the cases solved. He was the first detective to interview an informant offering a detailed account of Biggie Smalls's murder. He protected one of the only surviving eyewitnesses to the Jam Master Jay murder and knows the identity of the killers as well as the motivation behind the shooting. Notorious C.O.P. reveals hip-hop crimes that never made the paper—like the robbing of Foxy Brown and the first Hot 97 shooting—and answers some lingering questions about murders that have remained unsolved. The book that both the NYPD and the hip-hop community don't want you to read, Notorious C.O.P. is the first insider look at the real links between crime and hip-hop and the inefficiencies that have left some of the most widely publicized murders in entertainment history unsolved.

The Beautiful Cigar Girl

Author: Daniel Stashower
Publisher: E P Dutton
ISBN: UCSC:32106018746716
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Literary Criticism

Traces the July 1841 murder investigation that was marked by sensational media coverage and the debut of Edgar Allen Poe, whose short stories "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" and "The Mystery of Marie Roget" associated him with the crime.


Author: Iain R. Webb
Publisher: ACC Distribution
ISBN: 1851497234
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Design

"BLITZ provided a beautiful flamboyance in the '80s... When you and I met up it was an eye-opening moment for me. You showed me a life that was different to how I had perceived it." Nick Knight "BLITZ completely changed the perception of beauty. There

Shot in the Heart

Author: Mikal Gilmore
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307423641
Release Date: 2009-09-23
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER WINNER OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE Haunting, harrowing, and profoundly affecting, Shot in the Heart exposes and explores a dark vein of American life that most of us would rather ignore. It is a book that will leave no reader unchanged. Gary Gilmore, the infamous murderer immortalized by Norman Mailer in The Executioner's Song, campaigned for his own death and was executed by firing squad in 1977. Writer Mikal Gilmore is his younger brother. In Shot in the Heart, he tells the stunning story of their wildly dysfunctional family: their mother, a black sheep daughter of unforgiving Mormon farmers; their father, a drunk, thief, and con man. It was a family destroyed by a multigenerational history of child abuse, alcoholism, crime, adultery, and murder. Mikal, burdened with the guilt of being his father's favorite and the shame of being Gary's brother, gracefully and painfully relates a murder tale "from inside the house where murder is born... a house that, in some ways, [he has] never been able to leave." Shot in the Heart is the history of an American family inextricably tied up with violence, and the story of how the children of this family committed murder and murdered themselves in payment for a long lineage of ruin.