Best Books for Men

    A Man and His Watch: Iconic Watches and Stories from the Men Who Wore Them at werd.com

    A Man and His Watch: Iconic Watches and Stories from the Men Who Wore Them

    Watch collector and writer Matthew Hranek traveled the world conducting firsthand interviews and diving into exclusive collections to gather the never-before-told stories of 76 watches. Iconic pieces from Steve McQueen’s Rolex Daytona to the Omega JFK wore to his inauguration to a watch Ralph Lauren purchased from Andy Warhol’s personal collection, and many more: Roosevelt, Sir Edmund Hillary, etc., all supported with stunning original photography.

    Access All Areas: Stories from a Hard Rock Life at werd.com

    Access All Areas: Stories from a Hard Rock Life

    Written by Scott Ian, rhythm guitarist and cofounder of Anthrax, Access All Areas: Stories from a Hard Rock Life is a collection of all Ian’s craziest stories from the heyday of heavy metal. It’s packed with debauchery, booze, incriminating tales, and chronicles his encounters  on the road with the likes of Dimebag Darrell, Trent Reznor, Madonna, Lemmy Kilmister, John Carpenter, Slayer, David Lee Roth, and many more.

    <i>The Art of the Erotic</i> is Not Just Nudes, Okay It Is at werd.com

    The Art of the Erotic is Not Just Nudes, Okay It Is

    Packed with 170 works from the world’s most important artists, this carefully curated collection of erotica features Titian, Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Edgar Degas, Edvard Munch, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, and many more. It is a handsomely crafted and packaged 272-page hardcover with an introduction from journalist, broadcaster, and art expert Rowan Pelling.

    The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine at werd.com

    The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine

    In The Butchering Art, author and historian Lindsey Fitzharris lays out the grisly, almost unbelievable horrors of Victorian medicine in shocking detail. In it she shares stories of pre-anesthesia surgery while telling the story of Joseph Lister, the quiet Quaker doctor who discovered that germs were the cause of all infections and developed the antiseptic methods that ushered in the modern era of medicine.

    <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.

    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.