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American Badass by Michael Madsen: Limited Edition Hardcover

American Badass follows the success of The Complete Poetic Works of Michael Madsen, Vol I: 1995-2005 (c. 2005 13 Hands Publications) and Signs of Life ( c. 2006 13 Hands Publications). This is Madsen’s eighth book of new poetry selections which features never before seen candid celebrity shots and badass photos from his movies off and on the sets. Madsen dedicates this book to the memory of his friend and Kill Bill co-star David Carradine.

Michael Madsen is more than just the critically acclaimed actor best known for his role as Mr. Blonde in Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs, he is also a prize winning poet. Michael’s first professionally published book, Burning in Paradise, won the Independent Firecracker Award in 1998. The Complete Poetic Works of Michael Madsen, Vol. I: 1995-2005, which was published by 13 Hands Publications in 2005, is a complete ten year volume and compilation of his work. He has since chronicled his life and travels as an actor and photographer in Signs of Life (2006), and in 2008 Michael gained international attention when his book Burning In Paradise was translated in Norwegian for the first time. He has since then been invited to Italy and Mexico as a poet. Michael Madsen’s book, American Badass, was released on September 25, 2009, and is a stunning photo journey of Madsen’s iconic and cinematic history interspersed with new poetry. Michael Madsen continues to turn in edge-of-the-seat performances, but his poetry continues to tell the backstory of his life.

Review

Michael Madsen’s Poetry Softens Tough-Guy Image. American Badass, Madsen’s latest book, may give Mr. Blonde a run for his money. This is heavy stuff, but then again Madsen has a built a reputation playing the heavy-at least in films. The material in American Badass by contrast is not quite so dark, though much of it is still autobiographical. By Patrick Timothy Mullikin / Special to The Malibu Times –By Patrick Timothy Mullikin / Special to The Malibu Times
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American Badass by Michael Madsen: 1st Print Paperback

American Badass follows the success of The Complete Poetic Works of Michael Madsen, Vol I: 1995-2005 (c. 2005 13 Hands Publications) and Signs of Life ( c. 2006 13 Hands Publications). This is Madsen’s eighth book of new poetry selections which features never before seen candid celebrity shots and badass photos from his movies off and on the sets. Madsen dedicates this book to the memory of his friend and Kill Bill co-star David Carradine.

Michael Madsen is more than just the critically acclaimed actor best known for his role as Mr. Blonde in Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs, he is also a prize winning poet. Michael’s first professionally published book, Burning in Paradise, won the Independent Firecracker Award in 1998. The Complete Poetic Works of Michael Madsen, Vol. I: 1995-2005, which was published by 13 Hands Publications in 2005, is a complete ten year volume and compilation of his work. He has since chronicled his life and travels as an actor and photographer in Signs of Life (2006), and in 2008 Michael gained international attention when his book Burning In Paradise was translated in Norwegian for the first time. He has since then been invited to Italy and Mexico as a poet. Michael Madsen’s book, American Badass, was released on September 25, 2009, and is a stunning photo journey of Madsen’s iconic and cinematic history interspersed with new poetry. Michael Madsen continues to turn in edge-of-the-seat performances, but his poetry continues to tell the backstory of his life.

Review

Michael Madsen’s Poetry Softens Tough-Guy Image. American Badass, Madsen’s latest book, may give Mr. Blonde a run for his money. This is heavy stuff, but then again Madsen has a built a reputation playing the heavy-at least in films. The material in American Badass by contrast is not quite so dark, though much of it is still autobiographical. By Patrick Timothy Mullikin / Special to The Malibu Times –By Patrick Timothy Mullikin / Special to The Malibu Times
Posted by: | Posted on: December 6, 2021

Expecting Rain by Michael Madsen: Limited Edition Hardcover

Michael Madsen has been gaining ground since 2005 as a true rebel poet in the style of the classic beats and Charles Bukowski. His books have been an international success. Expecting Rain is once again blending poetry and original photography and classic, never before seen images from Michael Madsen’s films. This book is dedicated to the late and iconic Dennis Hopper. Intro by Jerry Hopkins.

Jerry Hopkins is an American author and journalist. He is best known as the co-author (with Danny Sugerman) of No One Here Gets Out Alive (1980), the definitive biography of Jim Morrison of The Doors, which was a key source for Oliver Stone’s film about the band. He has written nearly 30 books about music, food and travel, including three volumes on Elvis Presley. He has also written for Rolling Stone (where he was a contributing editor for 20 years), The Village Voice, GQ and numerous other publications. His most recent book as of December 2007 is an oral history of Don Ho. Since the early 1990s he has lived in Thailand.

Review

“… while Michael Madsen would never be mistaken for a softy, few people outside of Hollywood would equate his tough guy persona with the word ‘poet’. But he is.” –Malibu Times Magazine
Posted by: | Posted on: December 6, 2021

Expecting Rain by Michael Madsen: 1st Print Paperback

Michael Madsen has been gaining ground since 2005 as a true rebel poet in the style of the classic beats and Charles Bukowski. His books have been an international success. Expecting Rain is once again blending poetry and original photography and classic, never before seen images from Michael Madsen’s films. This book is dedicated to the late and iconic Dennis Hopper. Intro by Jerry Hopkins.

Jerry Hopkins is an American author and journalist. He is best known as the co-author (with Danny Sugerman) of No One Here Gets Out Alive (1980), the definitive biography of Jim Morrison of The Doors, which was a key source for Oliver Stone’s film about the band. He has written nearly 30 books about music, food and travel, including three volumes on Elvis Presley. He has also written for Rolling Stone (where he was a contributing editor for 20 years), The Village Voice, GQ and numerous other publications. His most recent book as of December 2007 is an oral history of Don Ho. Since the early 1990s he has lived in Thailand.

Review

“… while Michael Madsen would never be mistaken for a softy, few people outside of Hollywood would equate his tough guy persona with the word ‘poet’. But he is.” –Malibu Times Magazine
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Signs of Life by Michael Madsen: Limited Edition Hardcover

I have always been interested in photography, but never intended to have a book of my own photographs. I don’t know that much about cameras, and being a motion picture actor, I don’t even enjoy having still photos taken of me. A while back I was in New York and I went to a gallery in Soho run by Tony Shafrazi. Dennis Hopper had a collection of pictures on display he had taken of doors from all over the world. I realized then that you can take photos of just about anything and make it interesting. Dennis’s pictures were beautiful and thought provoking. I got an idea to shoot different kinds of signs while I was in Toronto working on Tilt for ESPN. I have learned a little more about cameras and I’m going to take a lot more photos in the future; however, this will be the first book published called Signs of Life. Here’s hoping that there will be someone out there who will enjoy them. –Michael Madsen 2005

SIGNS OF LIFE is actor/poet Michael Madsen’s (Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill, et al) first book of photography that chronicles his eye for the unusual: from the hotels, diners, and hip lounges to the vanishing small shops and businesses that have become an endangered species in today’s sea of corporate logos. This book also captures the rusted, abandoned symbols of where life once was, hence the other signs of life. From cool haunts in Toronto such as: The Cadillac Lounge and The Silver Dollar Room, to the chilling and tragic locals of Texas to Terezin and the immensity of Bejing’s Great Wall of China. New poetry selections are interspersed and contrast the visuals which once again prove Madsen as an accomplished and actualized American poet. –Michael P. Naughton, Editor, 13 Hands Publications

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Actor, poet and now photographer Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill Vol. I & II, Sin City, Donnie Brasco, Thelma & Louise, ESPN’s Tilt) captures an eye for the unusual on film locations from Toronto to Terezin in this full color book interspersed with new poetry selections. This book is not just the literal signs and billboards in Madsen’s travels, but also represents where life has been. Madsen dedicated this book to the memory of the late Chris Penn.

 

Posted by: | Posted on: December 6, 2021

Signs of Life by Michael Madsen: 1st Print Paperback

I have always been interested in photography, but never intended to have a book of my own photographs. I don’t know that much about cameras, and being a motion picture actor, I don’t even enjoy having still photos taken of me. A while back I was in New York and I went to a gallery in Soho run by Tony Shafrazi. Dennis Hopper had a collection of pictures on display he had taken of doors from all over the world. I realized then that you can take photos of just about anything and make it interesting. Dennis’s pictures were beautiful and thought provoking. I got an idea to shoot different kinds of signs while I was in Toronto working on Tilt for ESPN. I have learned a little more about cameras and I’m going to take a lot more photos in the future; however, this will be the first book published called Signs of Life. Here’s hoping that there will be someone out there who will enjoy them. –Michael Madsen 2005

SIGNS OF LIFE is actor/poet Michael Madsen’s (Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill, et al) first book of photography that chronicles his eye for the unusual: from the hotels, diners, and hip lounges to the vanishing small shops and businesses that have become an endangered species in today’s sea of corporate logos. This book also captures the rusted, abandoned symbols of where life once was, hence the other signs of life. From cool haunts in Toronto such as: The Cadillac Lounge and The Silver Dollar Room, to the chilling and tragic locals of Texas to Terezin and the immensity of Bejing’s Great Wall of China. New poetry selections are interspersed and contrast the visuals which once again prove Madsen as an accomplished and actualized American poet. –Michael P. Naughton, Editor, 13 Hands Publications

Madsen dedicated this book to the memory of the late Chris Penn.

 

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Michael Madsen – 3 Limited Edition Hardcovers

3 Limited Edition Hardcovers:

  • SIGNS OF LIFE – Actor, poet and now photographer Michael Madsen of Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill Vol. I & II chronicles his time spent off the movie sets in this full color photography and poetry book. The locations range from Texas to Terezin. Madsen dedicates this book to the memory of his friend and Reservoir Dogs co-star, Chris Penn. Release date: June 30, 2006.
  • AMERICAN BADASS – Actor, Poet, Photographer, Badass. The ultimate fan book. Filled with color photos and poetry, Michael dedicates this book to the memory of his friend and Kill Bill co-star, David Carradine. Release date: September 25, 2009.
  • EXPECTING RAIN – Actor, Poet, Photographer, Rainmaker. For Michael Madsen, rain is a blessing. Dedicated to the memory of Dennis Hopper, it is his most personal book. Featuring color photos & new poetry. Release date: October 18, 2013.

 

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Michael Madsen – 3 First Print Paperback Books

3 First Print Paperback Books:

  • SIGNS OF LIFE – Actor, poet and now photographer Michael Madsen of Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill Vol. I & II chronicles his time spent off the movie sets in this full color photography and poetry book. The locations range from Texas to Terezin. Madsen dedicates this book to the memory of his friend and Reservoir Dogs co-star, Chris Penn. Release date: June 30, 2006.
  • AMERICAN BADASS – Actor, Poet, Photographer, Badass. The ultimate fan book. Filled with color photos and poetry, Michael dedicates this book to the memory of his friend and Kill Bill co-star, David Carradine. Release date: September 25, 2009.
  • EXPECTING RAIN – Actor, Poet, Photographer, Rainmaker. For Michael Madsen, rain is a blessing. Dedicated to the memory of Dennis Hopper, it is his most personal book. Featuring color photos & new poetry. Release date: October 18, 2013.