This Week on The Daily Show

Today and tomorrow, Jon Stewart will interview two authors, each of whom has a book about criminal subcultures.

Today, June 16:

Peter Laufer, The Dangerous World of Butterflies
A journalist who has written about the war in Iraq and the immigration debate decided to take on a lighter subject, butterflies, and discovered that world has its own controversies. LJ recommended it for people who like Susan Orlean’s The Orchid Thief.

Most large libraries own it in small quantities.

The Dangerous World of Butterflies: The Startling Subculture of Criminals, Collectors, and Conservationists
Peter Laufer
Retail Price: $24.95
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: The Lyons Press – (2009-05-05)
ISBN / EAN: 1599215551 / 9781599215556

Tomorrow, June 17:

Tom Folsom, The Mad Ones
The Daily Show describes the book’s subject as “the clash between the underworld and counterculture in 1960’s New York City.”

PW Annex: “chronicle of the infamous Gallo brothers who ruled Red Hook, Brooklyn in the 1950s and 60s…In crisp prose that can veer into the tabloid, Folsom expertly captures the color of Crazy Joey and his times.”

Most libraries own it in small quantities.

The Mad Ones: Crazy Joe Gallo and the Revolution at the Edge of the Underworld
Tom Folsom
Retail Price: $24.95
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Weinstein Books – (2009-05-05)
ISBN / EAN: 1602860815 / 9781602860810

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