by Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz

The story of the New York band who went from performing hardcore punk music to hip hop stardom.

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  • Definitely looking forward to finding time to check out the new @BeastieBoysBook - looks pretty incredible, TBH. Be…
  • Holy $&*@!!!! I just heard Rachel Maddow curse as she narrates the Beastie Boys Book!!! I’m giddy.
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  • Almost half way through the beastie boys book. I wonder if they do a movie on this.
  • Beastie Boys Book is a must-read for any music fan!
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    • I’ve read many music biographies and autobiographies - I love the great ones. This book, though, is more than the others. It gives such a cultural snap shot of NYC before it became a mall, and the heyday of the LA music scene. I lived through them both, and this rekindled memories for me. These guys had fun - there’s no overglorification of the negative pieces of their career arc either. They’re funny writers too, not that this fact would be surprising to anyone who has heard their music. Layout, art direction and photos are great. Guest writers spot on. This book sets a high, perhaps unreachable, bar for the music autobiography.
    • This is not a coffee table book. This is for hardcore fans. It has from their earliest days to their sad ending and everywhere and anything you could imagine in-between. This is definitely a unique gift for a hard to buy for person.
    • How these two uppah class twits get away with it I will never know.....The writing is pure noise. Their stories are interesting only if one believes celebrities are might spend time reading a dictionary instead. My book was a gift ...Tiz now in the garbage.....where it belongs...Save the trees ... stop publishing these things.
    • Love It :)
    • Dope