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<i>Lou Reed: A Life</i> is the Story of an American Icon at werd.com

Lou Reed: A Life is the Story of an American Icon

Behind the timeless hits and far-reaching influence of rock icon Lou Reed, there’s a complex man. A fearless creative spirit who upended rock-n-roll conventions at every turn. A singer, songwriter, experimentalist, addict, and survivor. This is his story and not just another rock star tell-all but the essential biography of a true American original.

Hotel Scarface: Where Cocaine Cowboys Partied and Plotted to Control Miami at werd.com

Hotel Scarface: Where Cocaine Cowboys Partied and Plotted to Control Miami

This is the insane true story of The Mutiny, the hotel and club at the center of Miami’s cocaine cowboys heyday and an inspiration for the film Scarface. In the 70s & 80s, The Mutiny attracted Hollywood royalty, rock stars, and models who flocked to the hotel’s club to pop bottles and snort lines alongside narcos, hit men, and gunrunners, all while marathon orgies burned upstairs in elaborate fantasy suites.

Author of <i>The Martian</i>, Andy Weir Returns with a Moon-Based Thriller in <i>Artemis</i> at werd.com

Author of The Martian, Andy Weir Returns with a Moon-Based Thriller in Artemis

From the bestselling author of The Martian comes a new near-future thriller in a heist story set on the moon. It follows smuggler Jazz Bashara who sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a huge potential reward. Everything goes down on the moon’s first city called Artemis.  Expect more of what Weir does so well – the intelligent fusion of space facts with enthralling fiction.

Iron Maiden Frontman Pens <i>What Does This Button Do?: An Autobiography</i> at werd.com

Iron Maiden Frontman Pens What Does This Button Do?: An Autobiography

You know Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson as the lungs behind such hard rock classics as Run To The Hills & Number Of The Beast but did you know Dickinson is also an airline captain, aviation entrepreneur, motivational speaker, beer brewer, novelist, radio presenter, and film scriptwriter? Dig into his long-awaited autobiography and learn much more about the man and the band.

20th Century Fox & MGM Release Halloween Blu-ray Film Collection with Limited Edition Art at werd.com

20th Century Fox & MGM Release Halloween Blu-ray Film Collection with Limited Edition Art

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To celebrate Halloween, Twentieth Century Fox and MGM Home Entertainment have created new collectible Blu-ray and DVD packaging for 19 of their iconic horror, thriller, and classic slasher film titles. From, Carrie, The Fly, and Living Dead to Poltergeist, The Hills Have Eyes, and Child’s Play, the exclusive, limited edition cover artwork was created by renowned artist/illustrator Orlando Oracena and rendered in vibrant colors and creepy detail. Available at major retailers nationwide for a limited time.  Even if you can’t locate the Blu-rays, Oracena has made all of the box covers available as prints for sale on his website which we have linked to below.

Ali: A Life is the Complete & Unauthorized Biography at werd.com

Ali: A Life is the Complete & Unauthorized Biography

In this definitive biography of American icon and iconoclast Muhammad Ali, New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Eig reshapes our understanding of the man, myth, and legend through the access he had to the key people in Ali’s life—his three surviving wives and his managers. He also had access to thousands of pages of FBI files, as well as hours of newly discovered interview audio from the 1960s.

Universe is a Far-Reaching Celebration of Astronomy at werd.com

Universe is a Far-Reaching Celebration of Astronomy

Assembled by an international panel of experts, Universe is a groundbreaking survey that celebrates astronomy through 300 images created by those who have tried to understand—or who have been inspired by— the beauty and mystery of the stars, planets, and beyond. This one-of-a-kind collection includes paintings, photographs, sculpture, animation, prints, sketches, and digital renderings plus iconic works by renowned photographers, artists, and astronomers as well as previously unpublished finds.

Insecta Presents Bugs Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before at werd.com

Insecta Presents Bugs Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

For every one human on earth, there are two million insects, co-existing with us in daily life, largely unseen and unappreciated. Insecta presents a spectacular array of these bugs and insects in super high-resolution, “hyper-real” color photographs, magnified by 500% or more. Each image is accompanied by fun and informative scientific text to remind us of the fascinating masterful design and machinery of the natural world.

Find Your Next Dream Trip in The New York Times Explorer Series at werd.com

Find Your Next Dream Trip in The New York Times Explorer Series

Edited by best-selling travel writer Barbara Ireland, the Explorer Series takes readers and travelers beyond the obvious with adventures in exotic places as well as giving new perspectives on familiar ones, all based on the distinguished journalism of the New York Times. The series launches with Beaches, Islands, & Coasts and Mountains, Deserts, & Plains. Upcoming volumes include Urban Adventures and Road, Rail, & Trail.

Against All Hops: Techniques and Philosophy for Creating Extraordinary Botanical Beers at werd.com

Against All Hops: Techniques and Philosophy for Creating Extraordinary Botanical Beers

If you’re a beer drinker or home brewer ready to go beyond the familiar flavor of hops, this book will take you on an adventure. Written by award-winning brewer George Heilshorn, it’s a guide to botanical beers and ancient ales that use little to no hops for flavor. Instead, these non-traditional Gruits are flavored with roots, herbs, and spices that will slap you silly. It features 12 main recipes plus scores of suggestions for crafting your own custom creations.

The Harley-Davidson Book is Packed with Pictures at werd.com

The Harley-Davidson Book is Packed with Pictures

Packed with over 350 photos, The Harley-Davidson Book is a celebration of the iconic HD V-Twin engine—from it’s unmistakable sound to its sculptural lines and its ongoing evolution now more than 100 years since it was first developed. It’s a visual journey as much about the Milwaukee-made hardware as Harley’s symbolic place in American culture.

How to Build a Car Tells the Story of an F-One Legend at werd.com

How to Build a Car Tells the Story of an F-One Legend

How to Build a Car explores the story of Adrian Newey, a car designer with an unrivaled 35-year career in Formula One. It covers the cars he designed, the drivers he worked alongside, and the races, revealing a true engineering genius. From his early career in IndyCar racing to his unparalleled success in Formula One, we learn in comprehensive entertaining detail how a car actually works.

Where To Drink Coffee Takes You Where The Experts Go For Joe at werd.com

Where To Drink Coffee Takes You Where The Experts Go For Joe

This is the only guide you need to find a proper cup. In Where to Drink Coffee, 150 top baristas and coffee experts share their secrets: 600 killer coffee spots across 50 countries. From cafés, bakeries, and restaurants to more surprising spots—a video store and an auto shop, the recommendations include insightful reviews, key information, maps, and easy-to-navigate geographical organization.