25 Books Every Pop Culture Nerd Needs To Read

    Books for people who love to go ~behind the scenes.~

    1. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film: Updated and Expanded by David Thomson

    2. Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-and-Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood by Peter Diskind

    3. Rebels on the Backlot: Six Maverick Directors and How They Conquered the Hollywood Studio System by Sharon Waxman

    4. Awake in the Dark: The Best of Roger Ebert by Roger Ebert

    5. Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood by Mark Harris

    6. The Revolution Was Televised: The Cops, Crooks, Slingers, and Slayers Who Changed TV Drama Forever by Alan Sepinwall

    7. The Ultimate South Park and Philosophy: Respect My Philosophah! by Robert Arp

    8. Hollywood Said No!: Orphaned Film Scripts, Bastard Scenes, and Abandoned Darlings from the Creators of Mr. Show by Bob Odenkirk and David Cross

    9. Most Talkative: Stories From the Front Lines of Pop Culture by Andy Cohen

    10. Live From New York: The Complete, Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live by James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales

    11. Hip Hop Family Tree Book 1: 1970s-1981 by Ed Piskor

    12. Love Rock Revolution: K Records and the Rise of Independent Music by Mark Baumgarten

    13. Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot by Masha Gessen

    14. Do Not Sell at Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World's Rarest 78rpm Records by Amanda Petrusich

    15. The Last Sultan: The Life and Times of Ahmet Ertegun by Robert Greenfield

    16. Drama High: The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, A Struggling Town, and the Magic of Theater by Michael Sokolove

    17. Not Since Carrie: 40 Years of Broadway Musical Flops by Ken Mandelbaum

    18. Fosse by Sam Wasson

    19. Strippers, Showgirls and Sharks: A Very Opinionated History of the Broadway Musicals That Did Not Win the Tony Award by Peter Filichia

    20. Wendy and the Lost Boys: The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein by Julie Salamon

    21. Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Today's Pop Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter by Steven Johnson

    22. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto by Chuck Klosterman

    23. Feminism and Pop Culture: Seal Studies by Andi Zeisler

    24. Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

    25. So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

    Now go read a book.

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