Best Books for Men

    Commissary Kitchen: My Infamous Prison Cookbook at werd.com

    Commissary Kitchen: My Infamous Prison Cookbook

    You may have tried a prison-style workout in your hotel room but how about jailhouse cooking? Well, you can now. Written by infamous ex-con, MIT lecturer and multi-platinum rapper Prodigy from Mobb Deep, Commissary Kitchen shares his recipes and ruminations on prison life—the challenges of staying healthy and sane with limited access to food & basic kitchen essentials.

    Playing Through the Whistle: Steel, Football, and an American Town at werd.com

    Playing Through the Whistle: Steel, Football, and an American Town

    This book tells the uniquely American tale of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, a middle-class industrial boomtown built up around a massive mill owned by the Jones & Laughlin Steel Company.  As the economy evolved and the mills closed down, the town decayed while crime and the crack epidemic took hold. Luckily, the town made more than steel; it made elite football players, too—Mike Ditka, Ty Law, Darrelle Revis—despite its troubles or maybe because of them. few places churned out talent like Aliquippa.

    A Life Well Played: My Stories by Arnold Palmer at werd.com A Life Well Played: My Stories by Arnold Palmer at werd.com

    A Life Well Played: My Stories by Arnold Palmer

    Arguably the most important golfer the game will ever know, the late, great Arnold Palmer recently penned his own memoir. In A Life Well Played, Palmer takes stock of the many experiences of his life and shares his stories of success, grace under pressure, humility, hard work & memories of his fans and friends. Available in October.

    Rowdy: The Roddy Piper Story at werd.com

    Rowdy: The Roddy Piper Story

    Pro Wrestler & 80s icon Rowdy Roddy Piper was a larger-than-life entertainer who, along with his nemesis Hulk Hogan, helped make pro wrestling huge. Hot Rodd also appeared in more than 50 films including the lead in John Carpenter’s cult classic, They Live. In 2015 just after beginning work on his incredible autobiography, he died of a heart attack. The book has now been completed by his son and daughter.

    A Life in Parts by Bryan Cranston at werd.com

    A Life in Parts by Bryan Cranston

    There’s more to actor Bryan Cranston than his role in Breaking Bad—not that there would need to be, considering it was one of the most popular shows in the history of TV. But in his own words, Cranston tells his life story. A chaotic upbringing as a child actor, a career in law enforcement, and eventually, the road back to acting. Filled with grit & truth, he includes all the details of his incredible journey.

    QB: My Life Behind the Spiral by Steve Young at werd.com

    QB: My Life Behind the Spiral by Steve Young

    In this new memoir, former San Francisco 49er, Super Bowl champion, NFL MVP, and Hall of Famer Steve Young gives readers an unprecedented inside look at what it takes to become a legendary professional quarterback. From his youth to his days as an 8th string QB at BYU to the plays and wins that made him a household name, Young tells all.

    Thug Kitchen 101: Fast as F*ck at werd.com

    Thug Kitchen 101: Fast as F*ck

    The creators of the New York Times bestselling cookbook series Thug Kitchen are back with another bangin’ culinary classic. Thug Kitchen 101: Fast as F*ck features more than 100 recipes designed to get you on a more healthy program. It’s packed with nutritional info and shows you how to not only cook green but save some green, too.

    The Tetris Effect: The Game that Hypnotized the World at werd.com The Tetris Effect: The Game that Hypnotized the World at werd.com

    The Tetris Effect: The Game that Hypnotized the World

    Created in 1984, Tetris went on to become one of the most recognizable & profitable video games of all time—right alongside Pac-Man. This trivia-filled book by Dan Ackerman tells the amazing tale of the Soviet programmer who created it on antiquated computers & how this simple game became a global sensation that in its lifetime netted over a billion in sales.

    The Stanley Kubrick Archives at werd.com

    The Stanley Kubrick Archives

    A complete compendium of still images taken from the works of master filmmaker Stanley Kubrick—everything from Killer’s Kiss To Eyes Wide Shut. As part of Taschen Books’  Bibliotheca Universalis series, the 864-page Stanley Kubrick Archives is a photo book that also includes personal material like sketches, screenplays, drafts, notes, and shooting schedules.

    How to Make a Spaceship at werd.com

    How to Make a Spaceship

    The ambitious race to build and launch a manned civilian spacecraft is one of the great entrepreneurial undertakings of our time. This book tells the story of SpaceShipOne—the first-ever commercial spacecraft, funded by billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen—and a group of visionaries’ obsessive pursuit to realize a private space program

    A Vulgar Display of Pantera at werd.com

    A Vulgar Display of Pantera

    The infamous Texas-based metal band Pantera imploded long before legendary guitarist Dimebag Darrell was shot by a deranged gunman at a 2004 show in Ohio. A decade earlier they were the kings of underground metal who became mega-stars overnight with the release of Far Beyond Driven—which debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts. This is the first-ever authorized visual history of one of the most important metal bands of all time.

    Pool Party at werd.com Pool Party at werd.com

    Pool Party

    Pool Party contains more than 100 iconic and unpublished photos of the parties & poolside social scene at bon vivant Johnny Pigozzi’s swimming pool in Antibes, France. Movie stars, supermodels, artists & rock stars were all there & all photographed. Mick Jagger, Naomi Campbell, Uma Thurman & scores more getting loose at Pigozzi’s infamous blue pool at Villa Dorane.

    An Unsung Hero: Tom Crean – Antarctic Survivor at werd.com

    An Unsung Hero: Tom Crean – Antarctic Survivor

    Legendary adventurer Sir Edmund Hillary described Irish explorer Tom Crean as “a great man of immense strength and endurance and afraid of very little.” Indeed. At 15, Crean ran away from home for a life at sea and went on to play a key role in the Antarctic Expedition. He spent more time at the South Pole than Robert Scott or Ernest Shackleton & he survived to collect 3 Polar medals from the UK royal crown.