Action Bronson Releases Stoned Beyond Belief, His Second Book, via Abrams Image Publishing

The Queens-Born Artist Follows Up the New York Times-Bestselling Fuck That’s Delicious with a Comprehensive Guide to Properly Enjoying Everybody’s Favorite Plant

3.19.2019

Critical Praise:

“Action Bronson is Mr. Rogers in an XXXL Carhartt T-shirt and Adidas shower slides, blunt dangling from his lips”The New York Times

(Bronson’s) music is not only a blast, but undeniably distinctive.” – Pitchfork

Action Bronson makes me laugh. And feel good, both about the world in general and about myself specifically. Sometimes that’s all I really want from music.” – The Ringer

The Book:

The ultimate love letter to the world’s most magical plant: Weed. Bestselling author, rapper, chef, and television star Action Bronson is a marijuana superhero, and Stoned Beyond Belief (Abrams Image; March 19, 2019; U.S. $27.50; Hardcover), is his masterpiece.

This is an exploration of every corner of the pot galaxy, from highly scientific botanical analyses and the study of pot’s medicinal benefits to a guide to the wild world of weed paraphernalia. It’s also a very personal tribute to a substance Bronson refers to as life-changing, horizon-expanding, a conduit for happiness, a connector. Weed is to Action Bronson what the madeleine was to Proust: the door to true consciousness.

Organized loosely into 100 entries, including 35 recipes, and packed with illustrations and photos, Stoned Beyond Belief is a trippy and munchie-filled experience, as well as an entertainingly valuable resource for weed enthusiasts and scholars. Written with assistance from Rachel WhartonStoned Beyond Belief will delight Action Bronson fans and pot aficionados all across the universe.

A multi-talented figure with expertise in all creative arts, Action Bronson is an enthusiastic and tireless worker. In November 2018, Bronson released White Bronco, his latest studio album and his first project as an independent artist since 2012. The follow-up to 2017’s Blue Chips 7000, White Bronco features production from Bronson’s longtime collaborator Party Supplies, as well as contributions from Knxwledge, Harry Fraud, Daringer, Samiyam and Bronson’s live band The Special Victims’ Unit. With a surreal front cover painted by the Queens-born icon himself, White Bronco showcases a liberated Action Bronson, free from constraints or distractions. Featuring appearances from A$AP RockyMeyhem LaurenYung Mehico, and Big Body BesWhite Bronco is available now on all DSPs via EMPIRE.

Purchase Stoned Beyond Beliefhttps://www.abramsbooks.com/product/stoned-beyond-belief_9781419734434/

Enjoy two excerpts from Stoned Beyond Belief, courtesy of Abrams Publishing:
Excerpt #1 – “Someone Else’s Weed
Excerpt #2 – “How To Hide Weed

Excerpt #1 -“Someone Else’s Weed” (click image to view in full):

Excerpt #2 -“How To Hide Weed” (click image to view in full):

Don’t Miss These Action Bronson Events and Appearances:

With a constant slate of tour dates and TV appearances, and a busy schedule of recording, writing, and even painting, Action Bronson just might be the hardest-working man in show business. This week, Bronson embarks on a promotional blitz to get the word out about Stoned Beyond Belief, including appearances on this morning’s Good Morning America on ABC and tonight’s Late Night With Seth Myers on NBC. Bronson will also appear in person at release events in Manhattan and Long Island. See below for event details.

Tuesday, March 19th
12:00am – Stoned Beyond Belief officially releases
1:00pm – Good Morning America on ABC
12:35am – Late Night With Seth Meyers on NBC

Wednesday, March 20th
Action Bronson Book Release Party @ Morganstern’s Finest Ice Cream
88 W Houston Street, New York, NY. 10012
5pm-10pm

At this event, Action Bronson will sign copies of his latest Abrams release “Stoned Beyond Belief.” With each $50 purchase of the book, guests will also receive the “1,000 Pound Gorilla” specialty ice cream sandwich (While supplies last). The “1,000 Pound Gorilla” ice cream sandwich is a collaboration between Action Bronson and Nick Morgenstern of Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream and made of: banana pudding ice cream, vanilla wafers, banana dip, and caramel crunch.

Thursday, March 21st
Action Bronson Book Signing @ Book Revue
313 New York Ave, Huntington, New York 11743
7pm-9pm

Join us for an evening with Rapper and New York Times Bestselling author of F*ck, That’s Delicious, Action Bronson as signs his new book, Stoned Beyond Belief.

IMPORTANT! All books signed at Book Revue events should be purchased at Book Revue. If you purchase the book prior to the event please save your Book Revue receipt. If you have purchased the book from somewhere else you can still get your book signed, we just ask that you make a purchase in our store of equal or greater value to that of the book.

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2173841899367810/

For more information please contact:

Michelle McDevitt, Audible Treats – michelle@audibletreats.com

Jennifer Brunn, Abrams Publishing – jbrunn@abramsbooks.com

The Background:

About Action Bronson:
A burgeoning media mogul and a celebrated figure in the culture, Action Bronson never stops working. Born Ariyan Arslani, Bronson started his career as a gourmet chef, rapping only as a hobby, until he garnered overwhelmingly positive critical attention with his first mixtape Dr. Lecter, released in 2011.Packing his rhymes with references to fine food, culinary practices, professional wrestling, obscure sports figures, and more, Dr. Lecter and its popular follow-up Blue Chips quickly built Bronson’s reputation as a lyricist. Singing to Atlantic Records through a partnership with VICE, Bronson charted at #7 on Billboard with his major label debut Mr. Wonderful in 2015, which featured the Gold-certified single “Baby Blue,” featuring Chance The Rapper. Since the release of that album, Bronson expanded into filmed media, starting a web-based mini-series for Vice entitled “Action in the Kitchen,” which played off the artist’s love of food and music. The success of “Action in the Kitchen”led to “F*ck, That’s Delicious,”a full-fledged TV series and a flagship show on Viceland, where Bronson travels the world, meeting chefs and cooks and tasting everything from haute cuisine to street vendor favorites. Bronson also released a cookbook of the same name, which spent several weeks on the New York Times Best-Seller list. Bronson expanded his television empire into the realm of the metaphysical with Viceland’s 2017 series “Traveling the Stars: Ancient Aliens with Action Bronson,” and he currently hosts “THE UNTITLED ACTION BRONSON SHOW, a free-form talk show on Viceland. Bronson ended his relationship with Vice in 2018 and independently released his album White Bronco on November 1st. Bronson’s second book Stoned Beyond Belief hits stores on March 19th via Abrams Publishing.

In November 2018, Bronson released White Bronco, his latest studio album and his first project as an independent artist since 2012. Featuring appearances from A$AP RockyMeyhem LaurenYung Mehico, and Big Body Bes, and production from Party SuppliesHarry FraudDaringerSamiyam, and and Bronson’s live band, The Special Victims’ Unit, White Bronco is available now on all DSPs via EMPIRE.

About Abrams Publishing

Founded in 1949, ABRAMS was the first company in the United States to specialize in publishing art and illustrated books. The company continues to publish critically acclaimed and bestselling works in the areas of art, photography, cooking, craft, comics, interior and garden design, entertainment, fashion, and popular culture; children’s books ranging from middle grade to young adult fiction to picture books to board books. ABRAMS creates and distributes brilliantly designed books with the highest production values under the following imprints: Abrams; Abrams ComicArts; Abrams Image; Abrams Press; Abrams Books for Young Readers; Amulet Books; Abrams Appleseed; and a gift and stationery line, Abrams Noterie. ABRAMS also distributes books for 5 Continents Editions, Booth-Clibborn Editions, Cameron + Company, Alain Ducasse Édition, Getty Publications, Ludion, The Museum of Modern Art, Obvious State, SelfMadeHero, Tate Publishing, V&A Publishing, and The Vendome Press.