Best Books for Men Category

    A New Book on the Larger Than Life True Tales of Van Halen at werd.com

    A New Book on the Larger Than Life True Tales of Van Halen

    The title pretty much says it all: Runnin’ with the Devil: A Backstage Pass to the Wild Times, Loud Rock, and the Down and Dirty Truth Behind the Making of Van Halen. The author was the band’s manager through their meteoric rise to rock superstardom, and in its 352 pages, he shares scores of untold stories and offers deep insight into each of the 4 characters who made up this legendary band.

    American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road at werd.com

    American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road

    The unbelievable true story of how a 26 year-old libertarian programmer named Ross Ulbricht built a billion-dollar online drug empire from his bedroom—and almost got away with it. In 2011, Ulbricht launched Silk Road, a Dark Web hosted site where drugs, hacking software, forged passports, counterfeit cash, & poisons were traded in untold quantities, free from the government’s watchful eye. It took a massive 2–year manhunt for his eventual undoing.

    Here’s The Beef. The World is Your Burger: A Cultural History at werd.com

    Here’s The Beef. The World is Your Burger: A Cultural History

    This book celebrates the ubiquitous burger. Featuring a collection of essays, photographs, and ephemera, it’s a colorful look at the burger’s origins and impact, assembled by a true burgerphile whose passion has taken him around the globe. It’s chock-full of original research, exclusive interviews with culinary icons, never-before-seen archival photos from brands like McDonald’s and White Castle, and also includes 12 recipes.

    Late Night Snacking with the World’s Top Chefs at werd.com

    Late Night Snacking with the World’s Top Chefs

    Munchies by J.J. Goode is based on Vice TV’s popular Chef’s Night Out series, in which chefs from around the world go out for a night of food & drink, only to return to their own restaurant in the wee hours to concoct late-night snacks for drunk friends. The book contains local knowledge and insights as well as recipes from 65 of the world’s top chefs, including Anthony Bourdain, Dominique Crenn, David Chang, Danny Bowien, Wylie Dufresne, & many more.

    Dave Grohl’s Mom Pens From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars at werd.com

    Dave Grohl’s Mom Pens From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars

    Want the real dirt on someone? Just ask their mom. In From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars, Dave Grohl’s mother Virginia, does precisely that. She interviewed the mothers of Dr. Dre, Michael Stipe, Amy Winehouse, Mike D of The Beastie Boys, and many more, sharing personal stories of their superstar kids.

    Read Up On Golf’s First Icon, Arnie: The Life of Arnold Palmer at werd.com

    Read Up On Golf’s First Icon, Arnie: The Life of Arnold Palmer

    If you’ve read the recently-released autobiography and still want more Arnold Palmer, get your hands on Arnie: The Life of Arnold Palmer. In addition to his incredible life and legacy, this book explores his entrepreneurship, a pioneer in landing the million-dollar endorsement deals so common today. Author Tom Callahan knew Palmer well and tapped key people in the legend’s life for commentary in this book.

    Read The Black Hand Before DiCaprio Makes the Movie at werd.com

    Read The Black Hand Before DiCaprio Makes the Movie

    The Black Hand tells the gripping true story of the origins of the mafia in America and the brilliant Italian-born detective Joseph Petrosino, the “Italian Sherlock Holmes” who scoured the New York City Underground trying to stop the lawlessness & ultimately gave his life. Paramount Studios has optioned the film rights with plans to star Leonardo DiCaprio.

    This Land Captures Classic America in an Expansive Collection of Contemporary Photos at werd.com

    This Land Captures Classic America in an Expansive Collection of Contemporary Photos

    After the shock of the 9/11 attacks, photographer Jack Spencer set out on an epic mission to explore and document the American landscape from coast-to-coast. Thirteen years, forty-eight states, and eighty thousand miles of driving later, This Land is a collection of his most moving images. Using monochromes and distressed black-and-whites, the images of iconic places and classic themes become timeless statements of American identity.