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.