Since joining the Perseus Books Group in 1999, Da Capo Press has been publishing quality hardcovers and paperbacks in American and
world history, biography, music, especially jazz, film, art, photography, sports, humor, and more recently, popular culture.
Some of Da Capo Press recent bestselling highlights, include Sport's Illustrated's #1 football book of all time, H.G. Bissinger's Friday Night Lights, Alex Kershaw's The Bedford Boys: One American Town's Ultimate D-Day Sacrifice, Toby Young's How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, Pier Paul Read's The Templars, Michael Flocker's The Metrosexual Guide to Style and The Hedonism Handbook, and Kind of Blue: The Making of the Mile's Davis Masterpiece.
Da Capo Press backlist, includes classic titles by Albert Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, Gary Giddins, Walker Evans, Nat Hentoff, Groucho Marx, William Nack, W.C. Heinz, Mary Oliver, and Foster Hirsch...
Da Capo Lifelong Books features a wide array of authors and books on pregnancy, parenting, health, fitness, and relationships, including: Your Pregnancy Week by Week, Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book (called "the Bible for women with breast cancer" by the New York Times), the Take Care of Yourself series, Mari Winsor's Pilates bestsellers, Dr. T. Berry Brazelton's Touchpoints and Touchpoints Three to Six, The Children's Hospital Guide to Your Child's Health and Development, Dr. Stanley Greenspan's The Child with Special Needs, Dr. Mike Riera's popular Field Guide to the American Teenager and Staying Connected to Your Teenager, Bill Bridges's "Transitions" bestsellers, and the entire range of Your Pregnancy guides by Dr. Glade Curtis, and many more.
Da Capo Press and Da Capo Lifelong Books have offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts and New York City.
Introducing celected titles:
Exile On Main Street: A Season in Hell with the Rolling Stones by Robert Greenfield first published by Da Capo Press (hardcover edition) in 2006. First paperback edition published by Da Capo Press in 2007.
Someone said that the hippie generation died at Altamont Speedway in December of 1969, at a Rolling Stones concert. In the early 1970s were tragedy & confusion, with America's youth in open revolt against authority & rock'n'roll mourning the loss of three of its greatest talents to drugs...
Exile On Main Street captures the events of the decadent summer; sometimes tawdry tale laced with salaciousness, sleaze, & smack galore... In self-imposed exile the Stones - along with wives, crew, friends - spent their days smocking & drinking; out of those sessions came the riffs of "Rocks Off,""Tumbling Dice," "Happy," "Sweet Virginia..." The Stones laid down the tracks to Exile amidst a crowd. In this fascinating book Greenfield reveals the true story behind the making of the band's legendary double album.
Goodbye 20th Century: A Biography of Sonic Youth by David Browne published by Da Capo Press in 2008. Sonic Youth have had their share of ups and downs, tiffs and turmoil. During the research for this book, they were fairly candid with author about it all. This book in the definitive biography of one of rock’s most uncompromising bands and includes exclusive interviews with both the band and those who have worked with them. David Browne is a contributing editor to Rolling Stone and the author of several books.
Lonely Avenue: The unlikely life & times of Doc Pomus by Alex Halberstadt first published by Da Capo Press in 2007.
Fabulous book about one of the top songwriters of rock'n'roll, Lonely Avenue is a riveting biography & a portrayal of a "bygone era" in popular music. Alex Halberstadt has captured an emotional, physical handicaps with extreme empathy. He pictures Doc Pomus as one of the most colorful & important figures of the early rock'n'roll era. This fascinating title is a biography of larger-than-life character, excellent songwriter, great musician of the rock era, whose life was a roller-coaster....
Slackonomics: Generation X in the Age of Creative Destruction by Lisa Chamberlain first published by Da Capo Press in 2008. Generation X grew up in 1980. Then Alex P. Keaton was going to be a millionaire by the time he was thirty years old, and then social activism was deader than disco and greed was good...
Slackonomics offering insight into the driving forces behind this generation's lifestyle and cultural trends choices. This spectacular title makes the case that in a global marketplace it may be up to a generation of slackers to bring US economy back, when average Americans won't have to live beyond their means. This title is informative, entertaining and humorous. Talking about how financial insecurity and technological innovations changed everyday life, Lisa Chamberlain helps to understand what is going on in America now.
Chamberlain uses a sharp and entertaining mix of pop and alt-culture, personal and economic analysis to demonstrate how Generation X has survived and even thrived in era of creative destruction...
First Ca Capo Press Edition of Re-make/Re-model: Becoming Roxy Music by Michael Bracewell was published in 2008. Lavishly illustrated with black-and-white photographs, this unique title is the story about Bryan Ferry who invented the legendary rock band Roxy Music.
All of the interviews in this book were conducted by the author, and are quoted in the present volume for the first time. The subject of this book is "a particular constellation of determinedly creative individuals, some of whom, between the first half of the 960s and the opening years of the 1970s, would become friends, and nearly all of whom... would at least become acquainted..." This book is about Roxy Music with its charisma, masterclass and charm. Re-make/Re-model is the story about how Pop Art, the 60s underground, and Swinging London were transformed into a unique look and sound. This spectacular title written with assistance of Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay, Phil Mahzanera and Brian Eno, extraordinary individuals, who created the history of an era in music and pop culture...
Michael Bracewell is an acclaimed novelist and nonfiction writer. He lives in UK.
Standing Eight: The Inspiring Story of Jesus "EL MATADOR" Chavez by Adam Pitluk published by Da Capo in 2006.
This title is the fascinating life story of Jesus "El Matador" Chavez (Gabriel Sandoval), who was born in Hidalgo del Parral, Mexico. At seven, he swam across the Rio Grande with his mother and sister to join his father, who lived and worked illegally in Chicago. There, in Chicago, Gabriel Sandoval - later he'll change his name to Jesus "EL MATADOR" Chaves - learned boxing. Gabriel started running with a gang. At 17, he was serving three years in jail for robbery. Then Gabriel was released and deported to Mexico.
He came back to USA and settled in Texas where he began training to become a professional boxer. He took name "El Matador" Chavez. He has devoted his life to the boxing: Jesus fought several contenders on his way to winning the Lightweight Championship in boxing in October, 2005. The meanest sport, boxing has always been forced to draw its winners from the poor and the disadvantaged...
Adam Pitluk is a contributor to the Time magazine. He lives in Texas.
Vegan Lunch Box: 130 Amazing, Animal-Free Lunches Kid's and Grown-Ups Will Love! by Jennifer McCann first published by Lifelong Books of Da Capo Press in 2008.
This title for practical use contains information about creating "outside the box" lunches. Jennifer McCann offers numerous tips and dozens of sandwich ideas. Complete with an allergen-free index as well as a helpful resource guide, Vegan Lunch Box proves there's "more to vegan lunchtime than peanut butter and jelly."
Jennifer McCann was inspired by her son's request for sushi on the first day of school, and she began creating "outside the box lunches..." This title about food divided into two parts: the lunch menu and recipes, and each lunch box menu has been designed to offer a complete and well-balanced meal...