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James Beard Blended Burger Project

Vintage Year restaurant is pleased to be named a Grand Prize winner for James Beard Foundation’s Blended Burger Project. In addition to a $5000 cash prize, Executive Chef Eric Rivera will have the honor of preparing his winning blended burger at the prestigious James Beard House in New York City on October 23. The well known culinary foundation partnered with the Mushroom Council and challenged chefs around country to create healthy, sustainable burgers blending in 25% fresh mushrooms. Vintage Year’s winning blended burger featured Alabama Wagyu, Crimini and Oyster Mushroom Burger, Shaved Fennel, Apple & Onion Slaw, Spiced Sorghum Glaze, Red Kale on a Brioche Bun.

“As so many talented chefs at top restaurants participated in the blended burger competition, I am honored to have been selected as one of the grand prize winners,” said Executive Chef Eric Rivera. “I am also excited for the culinary recognition that a James Beard award brings, not only to our restaurant but also to the city of Montgomery.”

While Vintage Hospitality Group’s flagship restaurant Vintage Year is a fine dining establishment, Vintage Café is a coffee shop, daytime eatery and retail store. Vintage Hospitality Group’s Chef Eric Rivera utilizes simple dishes that focus on twists of distinctive ingredients and flavors that showcase seasonality and quality. Chef’s national press accolades include receiving mentions in the New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, Forbes and Newsweek Magazines. Additionally, Chef Eric has been recognized by the James Beard Foundation as a Smart Catch Leader for sustainable seafood sourcing as well as Vintage Year being on OpenTable and Wine Spectator’s lists for Restaurant Awards of Excellence. A two time winner at the Feast of Flavours event at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Chef Eric has led Vintage Year to be named one of OpenTable’s 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America as well as Montgomery Advertiser’s Best of the Best Romantic Restaurant. Vintage Hospitality Group is dedicated to providing guests with the finest culinary selections, premium coffees, specialty teas, outstanding wines and spirits along with unparalleled customer service.

The James Beard Foundation’s mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor chefs and other leaders making America’s food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone. Through the James Beard Awards, unique dining experiences at the James Beard House and around the country, scholarships, hands-on learning, and a variety of industry programs that educate and empower leaders in the community, the Foundation has built a platform for chefs and asserted the power of gastronomy to drive behavior, culture, and policy change around food.

Sherwood Marty “Doin My Thang”

SHERWOOD MARTY DROPS NEW SINGLE “DOIN MY THANG

Baton Rouge’s Sherwood Marty just released his latest single, “Doin My Thang.”

This follows his BRKRS music video “We Outchea,” which stemmed from his last mixtape, Stuck In The Trenches 1.5. Sherwood Marty first busted onto the scene in 2016 with his breakthrough mixtape, Stuck In The Trenches: Self Made Vol. 1, which featured an appearance from the late, Da Real Gee Money. Sherwood’s uncompromising rawness made records like, “Sherwood Baby” and “Ride” a huge success. Last year, Sherwood teamed up with breakout Bay Area/Alabama lyricist, OMB Peezy for their joint Young and Reckless mixtape, that received praise from Pitchfork, Pigeons and Planes, Hypebeast, XXL, Hot New Hip-Hop, Elevator Mag, Thizzler, and other outlets.

Take a listen to “Doin My Thang” below and look for the music video coming soon.

Listen to Doin My Thang

Listen to We Outchea

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Billy Ray Cyrus to Debut New Album

BMG TO RELEASE MUCH-ANTICIPATED BILLY RAY CYRUS ALBUM THE SNAKEDOCTOR CIRCUS MAY 24

While Billy Ray Cyrus shares the No. 1 song on all music streaming platforms worldwide with the remix of Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” Cyrus is equally excited about the release of his long-planned album, The SnakeDoctor Circus. Cyrus and BMG planned to release the concept record on May 24 long before the phenomenon of “Old Town Road.”

“Life is a series of adjustments. I’ve been working on this album, The SnakeDoctor Circus, for more than two years now. In January this year, my label, BMG, had planned and scheduled the release of this album May 24. Twenty-seven days ago, I heard a song from Lil Nas X and felt the injustice of the way he was being treated. You just don’t pull the rug out from under someone like that. He impacted a worldwide psyche and touched a universal harmony. That’s when I made the adjustment in my schedule, went to the studio, wrote a new verse and sang on ‘Old Town Road’ with Lil Nas X,” said Cyrus.

Cyrus recorded The SnakeDoctor Circus in Muscle Shoals, Alabama with some of the most respected musicians, including Cyrus’ longtime collaborator and songwriting mentor, Don Von Tress, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Dewey Lyndon “Spooner” Oldham (piano), Nashville Musician’s Hall of Fame Member Will McFarlane, as well as David Hood (bass guitar), Kelvin Holly (electric/acoustic/bass guitar), Bekka Bramlett (vocals, tambourine), Kimi Samson (violin, viola, piano), Caleb Elliott (cello), Will McFarlane (electric guitar), James LeBlanc (electric guitar), Mike ‘Dillon’ Curington (drums), John Brannen (acoustic guitar, harmonica), Shonna Tucker (bass guitar), Angela Hacker (vocals), Larry Byrom (piano), Mick Utley (piano), Johnny Monteagle (drums, baritone sax, synth) and Jimmy Nutt (acoustic/electric guitars, tambourine, percussion). Nutt, a Grammy®-winning recording engineer, also mixed The SnakeDoctor Circus.   

It’s a full circle moment for Cyrus because Von Tress wrote the multi-platinum smash “Achy Breaky Heart” on Cyrus’ record-breaking debut album Some Gave All. Cyrus penned “Some Gave All” about a Vietnam veteran in 1989 only to meet Von Tress, whom is also a Vietnam veteran, a few years later. The collaboration between the two songwriting titans more than 25 years ago continues with new music on The SnakeDoctor Circus.

About Billy Ray Cyrus

Billy Ray Cyrus became a household name over the course of his unprecedented career which spans across music, television and theater. Throughout his nearly three decade career, Cyrus has achieved worldwide success as a singer, songwriter, actor and producer. The Flatwoods, KY native exploded onto the music scene when his first album, Some Gave All, debuted on the all-genre Billboard album chart at No. 1 and stayed there for a record-breaking 17 weeks in 1992. The lead single, “Achy Breaky Heart,” became a phenomenon as the single went multi-platinum. After “Achy Breaky Heart,” Cyrus followed up with back to back hits “It Could’ve Been Me,” “She’s Not Crying Anymore,” “Wher’m I Gonna Live When I Get Home?” and the anthemic “Some Gave All.” Cyrus knocked himself out of the top Billboard position with the his second No. 1 album, It Won’t Be The Last, featuring smash hits “In the Heart of a Woman,” “Words By Heart” and “Somebody New.” Cyrus followed up with dozens more that defined country music. “To me, my most defining moment in country was being joined by George Jones and Loretta Lynn on my self-penned ‘Country Music Has the Blues,’” said Cyrus. He also enjoyed a successful career as an actor in “Doc” and “Still The King,” as well as the Disney series “Hannah Montana” with his daughter Miley Cyrus.

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Yelawolf Releases Trunk Muzik 3

‘TRUNK MUZIK 3’ BY YELAWOLF OUT TODAY

Alabama-bred hip-hop artist Yelawolf has released his long-awaited album Trunk Muzik 3. Yelawolf’s fifth full-length effort for Slumerican/Shady Records/Interscope, Trunk Muzik 3 is available now via all digital retailers.

Listen to Trunk Muzik 3 by Yelawolf here.

Hailed by HotNewHipHop as “one of the quickest, most lyrically dexterous spitters currently operating in the rap game,” Yelawolf brings his gritty authenticity and underground sensibilities to each track on Trunk Muzik 3. The album follows 2017’s Trial by Fire (a self-produced effort featuring appearances from Juicy J, Travis Barker, Kid Rock, and Wynonna Judd) and Love Story (a 2015 release recently certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America).

Track listing for Trunk Muzik 3 

  1. TM3
  2. Catfish Billy 2
  3. Rowdy
  4. Special Kind of Bad
  5. Like I Love You
  6. Drugs
  7. Trailer Park Hollywood
  8. No Such Thing as Free
  9. We Slum
  10. Box Chevy 6
  11. All the Way Up
  12. Over Again
  13. Addiction
  14. Over Here

In addition to delivering Trunk Muzik 3, Yelawolf recently announced the launch of Creek Water — a boutique whiskey brand presented by his imprint Slumerican and produced by Next Century Spirits. With the brand named for his independently released 2005 debut album, Yelawolf maintains full control of Creek Water’s packaging, branding, and marketing.

Beginning April 17th, Yelawolf will embark on a run of Canadian shows that begin in Kelowna, BC and ending April 25th in Winnipeg. See below for a full set of dates.

Canadian Tour Dates

April 17th    Kelowna, BC     Sapphire

April 18th    Victoria, BC     Capital Ballroom

April 19th    Vancouver, Canada   Harbour Event Centre

April 20th   Edmonton, Canada   Union Hall

April 21st   Calgary, Canada    Palace Theatre

April 24th   Saskatoon, Canada   Coors Event Center

April 25th   Winnipeg, Canada   Citizen Nightclub

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ENCORE D90

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A custom Land Rover Defender should be as individual as its owner. This soft-top D90 deserves to be applauded for its bold orange suede & blue Alcantara trim; designed by our client and created by Ruskin Design. In the words of ENCORE’s owner, he just had to own a Defender because “it’s original, unique and there’s nothing else like it.” After being fully restored, this vehicle is now ready to appear for a repeat performance in Alabama where it is sure to receive a standing ovation.

As part of Arkonik’s Winter Promotion, enquire about ENCORE today and you’ll receive a $10K contribution towards your deposit.

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1) Exterior: Oslo Blue body with Black XS soft-top Zambezi Silver KBX® wing-top vents & Signature GrilleDouble front bumper DRLs Clear LED side lamps Sawtooth 18″ alloy wheels BFGoodrich® AT KO2 tyres Aluminium Fire & Ice side steps | NAS rear step

 

2) Interior:  Orange suede & blue Alcantara Ruskin Inside® trim Elite heated front seats with centre lock box Matching door cards 4 tip-up seats in load area Evander 15″ wooden steering wheel Brushed alloy gear knobs and door furniture Orange LED lighting package Pioneer® Premium sound system with Apple® CarPlay Air conditioning

Grand Hotel Golf Resort x Spa

Autograph Collection Hotels, part of Marriott International, Inc., together with the Resort Collection on Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail today announced the rebranding of the Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, an iconic Southern resort in Point Clear, Alabama. The Grand Hotel joins the brand’s diverse portfolio of more than 150 one-of-a-kind hotels that champion visionary owners, thoughtful design and craft.

First opened in 1847, the Grand Hotel has been known as the Queen of Southern Resorts for generations. The charming, 405-room resort is known for exceptional service, Southern charm, majestic oaks and beautiful sunsets over Mobile Bay. During the three-year renovation, the resort’s guest rooms, meeting space, restaurants, spa, golf, pier, pools and grounds were transformed.

Part of the Resort Collection on Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, the Grand Hotel has been praised by group and leisure publications. “With this stunning transformation nearly complete, the historic Grand Hotel enters its next chapter with its Autograph Collection distinction,” said Tony Davis, president of the RTJ Resort Collection. “We are debuting a modern sanctuary of golf, tennis, beach, pools and spa filled with gracious Southern charm and attentiveness. Here, as it has for over 170 years, the Grand Life beckons with hospitality and warmth flowing through the resort in cheerful abundance,” said Davis. “With our Historic Hotels of America designation, the affiliation with the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail and Autograph Collection signature, the Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa will appeal even more to group and leisure guests.

Owned by the Retirement Systems of Alabama, the Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa transformation was designed by Goodwyn Mills & Cawood and implemented by JESCO Construction, both Alabama companies. The Grand’s transformation blends the best of the resort’s Southern charm and traditions with the modern amenities and technology today’s guests demand. The resort’s iconic fireplace lobby, live oaks and Bucky’s Lounge remain while new cabanas, splash pad and restaurants were added. The design mix honors the Grand’s history, traditions and sense of place.

Designed as an all-in-one destination, the Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa features a full-service spa, two RTJ Golf Trail courses, seven restaurants and lounges, two beaches, multiple pools and 37,000 square feet of renovated meeting space on 550 lush acres along Mobile Bay near Fairhope, Alabama. The Grand’s cannon firing each afternoon honors the resort’s history and salutes past and present military.

For more information, please visit www.grand1847.com or www.autographcollection.com.

The Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa is part of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail’s Resort Collection and is an active member of Historic Hotels of America.

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About Autograph Collection Hotels

With more than 150 independent, one-of-a-kind hotels in the world’s most desirable destinations, Autograph Collection Hotels is a diverse and dynamic portfolio that champion values of vision, design and craft. Exactly like nothing else, Autograph Collection Hotels are hand selected for their rich character and uncommon details each celebrating the founder’s passion, thoughtfulness of design, inherent craft and connection with the locale. For more information, please visit www.autographhotels.com, and explore our social media channels on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to learn more about championing the independent spirit that is #ExactlyLikeNothingElse.

Dairy Queen Celebrates Spring

Dairy Queen Celebrates First Day of Spring With Free Cone Day on March 20

 

Participating locations will collect donations to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

 

WHO: Participating non-mall Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill  locations throughout the United States 

 

WHAT: Will celebrate Free Cone Day on the first day of Spring. Fans will receive a FREE small vanilla soft-serve cone with the signature curl on top (limit one per customer while supplies last).

 

At participating locations, donations will be collected for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which raises funds to help save and improve the lives of kids treated at 170 children’s hospitals across the U.S. and Canada.

 

Last year, more than $300,000 was raised during Free Cone Day.

 

WHEN: All day on Tuesday, March 20

 

WHERE: To find a participating location, contact information for Dairy Queen locations can be found HERE.

 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit www.DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 11 million friends and become a friend.


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About IDQ:
International Dairy Queen Inc., (IDQ), based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the parent company of American Dairy Queen Corporation. Through its subsidiaries, IDQ develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,800 locations in the United States, Canada and more than 25 other countries. IDQ is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (Berkshire) which is led by Warren Buffet, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire. For more information visit DairyQueen.com.
About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals:
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.

Doron Levin weighing in on President Trump’s comments

SiriusXM host Doron Levin weighing in on President Trump’s comments – during his State of the Union address – on Detroit and the auto industry.

AUDIO: https://soundcloud.com/siriusxm-news-issues/doron-talks-sotu

“…State of the Union message from President Donald Trump and he did take the time to make a shout out to Detroit and to the auto industry.

I think we should talk about it because he did say in his speech that because of him the country was building and expanding auto plants, something that we haven’t seen in decades. That was one of his assertions.

He also said that very soon auto plants were going to be opening all over because of him.

With the President you always have to fact-check what he said. Afterwards he said that this was the biggest audience that had ever heard a State of the Union address and, of course, that wasn’t true but, we have to fact-check this stuff about the auto industry too. It turns out that while he does want to take credit for this there’s some good and there’s some bad.

The good is that it is true that we have had a big boom in the stock market and in personal wealth since he came into office. I don’t how much that can hang on him but it’s going to be that we can buy more cars, probably.

And that people are feeling optimistic and that’s going to be very good for the car makers. And I love it when the car makers are doing well because it means they can invest more in new models and we can get more features. And the whole mobility scene gets better because people are feeling confident and buying new vehicles so, that’s very good news.

As far as the assertion, that we’re now going to have a bunch of new car plants because of him let’s look at that.

In the last 20 years, and this is mostly when he’s not been President, global car makers have actually invested 75 billion dollars in the United States. What we need to understand is that the United States is a very good place to not only to build vehicles but also to export vehicles that’s because this is a very profitable market, it’s because we have very favorable trade agreements and I hope that doesn’t get messed up with the North American Free Trade Agreement being renegotiated in a way that isn’t advantageous to us. President Trump has said that he’s going to re-negotiate that and that has to be done carefully because that has worked out for us.

We have a new Volvo plant coming soon to South Carolina; a new Mercedes Benz plant in Alabama; we have additions coming to the BMW plant in South Carolina; Toyota and Mazda are going to build a new plant in Alabama; and even Chrysler is going to bring back some of its truck production from Mexico to Michigan, which is good news for the UAW and good news for the Michigan economy.

So, yes, the place is great for building vehicles and I think the Presdient was right to highlight that stuff but, we can’t say that it’s basically because of him. It’s been happening, actually a trend, a long-term trend, long before he even announced he was going to run for President so, let’s put that in some kind of perspective.

The important thing about this truck deal that Chrysler has now in Michigan is that it’s really being done as a hedge against the possibility that trade agreements that made it advantageous to build trucks in Mexico and bring them back to the United States may change. And if that changes then Chrysler needs to be building those trucks in the United States and it’s important for the administration not to mess up trade rules.

Now, I know a lot of you tune in to this show to hear about cars but, part of hearing about cars is also hearing about how they’re built, where they’re built, why they’re exported to where they are, and why they’re imported to where they are and a lot of that has to do with the trade rules. So, we look forward to all of that being negotiated in a way that’s advantegous to us in the United States and I think that that’s going to happen.

I don’t foresee that the North American Free Trade Agreement or some of the other agreements that allow cars and trucks to be built in Canada, United States, and Mexico and parts built in those places that allow them to go across the borders more or less without tariff I don’t foresee that changing. One thing that might happen, that the administration may do, and this is why no one really wants to contradict the President on this and get him upset, is a rethinking of some of the stricter fuel-efficiency rules and that could mean that we could see, soon, a relaxation which the auto makers would like, because they don’t want to bring in electric vehicles more quickly than people actually want to drive them.”

SiriusXM’s “In The Driver’s Seat with Doron Levin” airs every Saturday at 12:00pm ET on SiriusXM Insight channel 121.

Jessica Meuse

Jessica Meuse Named Best Female Artist Finalist In 14th Annual IAMA Awards

Jessica Meuse has been included on the Best Female Artist Finalist List in the 14th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards). Her forthcoming original song, “Novocain,” was entered into the competition and it will be included on her upcoming 2018 full-length album release on Warrior Records. The IAMA will be announcing their top winners on February 7th.

“Being on the list of IAMA Best Female Artists Finalists is an honor and I’m very thankful for the opportunity to be a part of this year’s awards,” noted Jessica. “Having my new composition, ‘Novocain,’ on the list is one of the best ways to kick off 2018 and I’m excited to see how things turn out on February 7!”

Additionally, Jessica’s song, “Love Her Better,” has just debuted at #33 on The Iceman’s Top 40 New Country Music Chart and she just traveled to New York City in support of the Recording Academy MusiCares Gala at Radio City Music Hall.

(Jessica Meuse – MusiCares, NYC | Dress by Gemy Maalouf| Photos © L.A. Entertainment, Inc.)

Jessica Meuse is an American performer from Slapout, Alabama. She has wowed audiences since the age of 10 and plays several instruments (guitar, piano, and classical violin). At 20, Jessica won the statewide artist showcase, Stars of Alabama. A spot on Season 3 of NBC’s The Voice followed, where she made it to the blind auditions, along with being part of Vans Warped Tour. In 2014, Jessica was selected by American Idol’s judges, Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, and Harry Connick, Jr., for Season 13 of the TV series where she ended up a Top 4 National Finalist, subsequently touring across the USA and Canada. Currently, Jessica is signed to L.A. Entertainment, Inc.’s management division, LA Group Management, and she dedicates time to raising awareness about Domestic Violence, Cyberbullying, Children’s Cancer Association, and other organizations, while continuing to write, release music, and tour.

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L.A. Entertainment, Inc. is a California based entertainment corporation, with businesses including, Warrior Records, whose products are distributed via eOne Distribution, LA Group Management, publishing divisions that administrate a wide range of copyrights, a music supervision firm specializing in motion picture and television soundtracks, and L.A. Entertainment Merchandise, providing merchandise and VIP services to touring artists.
About IAMA:

IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) is in its 14th year promoting excellence in Acoustic Music Performance and Artistry. Entrants come from all over the world, including Australia, Canada, Japan, Brazil, Germany, USA, and South Africa. Judging is based on excellence in music performance, songwriting/composition/song choice, music production and originality/artistry. IAMA is sponsored by D’Addario Strings, New Music Weekly, Loggins Promotion, Airplay Access, Aspri Reverb, Sirius XM Radio, Acoustic Café Radio Show, MixButton, GigSalad.com, Kari Estrin Management & Consulting, and Sonicbids.com.

IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) is in its 14th year promoting excellence in Acoustic Music Performance and Artistry. Entrants come from all over the world, including Australia, Canada, Japan, Brazil, Germany, USA, and South Africa. Judging is based on excellence in music performance, songwriting/composition/song choice, music production and originality/artistry. IAMA is sponsored by D’Addario Strings, New Music Weekly, Loggins Promotion, Airplay Access, Aspri Reverb, Sirius XM Radio, Acoustic Café Radio Show, MixButton, GigSalad.com, Kari Estrin Management & Consulting, and Sonicbids.com.

Bryan Bailey’s New Book “The Hammer”

For thousands of years, dogs have established themselves in the homes and hearts of humans, coming to be viewed almost exclusively as loyal, friendly, and obedient… which is why it is often so alarming and unexpected to owners when a dog attacks. So what causes dogs to act aggressively, and how can it be avoided? The answers are found in Bryan Bailey’s latest book, The Hammer: Why Dogs Attack Us and How to Prevent It (Best Seller Publishing), available this month wherever books are sold.

In The Hammer: Why Dogs Attack Us and How to Prevent It, Bailey answers the following questions:

• What are the leading causes of canine aggression?

• Why do dogs attack children?

• What are common mistakes made by people that cause dogs to attack them?

• Why do the number of attacks to Americans continue to rise each year?

• What is canine pharmacotherapy and how can it help lessen the number of attacks to Americans?

• Why do 50% of dog bite fatalities occur to the dog’s owner?

• Which breeds are most involved in dog bite fatalities?

• What are four factors that are involved in all dog attacks?

• What can we do to prevent attacks?

• If someone is attacked by a large dog, what should they do to prevent themselves from being seriously injured or killed?

• Why is this a uniquely American problem?

Bailey has spent more than three decades studying and teaching the influence of wolves over modern dogs, shedding light upon the instincts that trigger aggressive behavior – and what can be done to prevent it. Featuring both meticulously researched information and thrilling stories inspired by real-life victims, The Hammer offers the only resource you’ll need to learn to protect yourself from situations in which man’s best friend turns into your worst nightmare.