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Wild and Crazy Guys: How the Comedy Mavericks of the ’80s Changed Hollywood Forever at werd.com

Wild and Crazy Guys: How the Comedy Mavericks of the ’80s Changed Hollywood Forever

Featuring comedy giants Bill Murray, Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, and Eddie Murphy, Wild And Crazy Guys takes readers on a trip through the buzzing 1980s & behind the scenes of movies like National Lampoon’s Vacation, Beverly Hills Cop, The Blues Brothers, Animal House, Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, and more, sharing stories of the iconic funnymen who ruled ’80s Hollywood.

Then One Day…: 40 Years of Bookmaking in Nevada at werd.com

Then One Day…: 40 Years of Bookmaking in Nevada

Jack Franzi, legendary Pittsburgh wiseguy  & Las Vegas sportsbook pioneer, is the reason Chris Andrews became a bookie. His Uncle Jack taught him everything & by 25, the book’s author became the youngest sports book director in Sin City. In this new book Chris takes readers through 40 years of history in the world of legal sports gambling—an issue which will soon be examined by our U.S. Supreme Court.

Best. Movie. Year. Ever.: How 1999 Blew Up the Big Screen at werd.com

Best. Movie. Year. Ever.: How 1999 Blew Up the Big Screen

Before Hollywood gave up on original ideas & went full comic book blockbuster, there was a high water mark, it was the year 1999. A year that saw the release of Fight Club, The Matrix, Office Space, The Blair Witch Project, The Sixth Sense, Being John Malkovich, American Beauty, The Virgin Suicides, and scores more. This book collects more than 130 exclusive interviews with the directors and actors, telling the story of not just how these films were made, but how they re-made our vision of the world.

The Sixth Man: A Memoir at werd.com

The Sixth Man: A Memoir

Fans of basketball today want to know more about superstar athlete Andre Iguodala, the NBA champion & powerhouse who’s pro career included remarkable years on the Sixers, Nuggets, & of course Golden State. In this new memoir, Iguodala goes deep on his personal story; his drive, challenges, experiences & life in the league.

Perfect Pan Pizza: Square Pies to Make at Home at werd.com

Perfect Pan Pizza: Square Pies to Make at Home

The final frontier in homemade pizza is perfecting a proper pan pizza. If you’re ready to square-up, this book will get you dialed. Written by bread legend Peter Reinhart, the book is a lushly photographed ode to the pan pizza as well as providing original recipes for square pies of all sorts, from Roman, Sicilian, and Detroit, to Grandma Pies and Focaccia.

The Killer Across the Table: Unlocking the Secrets of Serial Killers and Predators at werd.com

The Killer Across the Table: Unlocking the Secrets of Serial Killers and Predators

Written by legendary FBI criminal profiler, #1 New York Times bestselling author, and inspiration for the hit Netflix show Mindhunter, John Douglas delves deep into the lives and crimes of four predatory killers, including: Charles Manson, ”Son of Sam Killer” David Berkowitz and ”BTK Strangler” Dennis Rader, offering never-before-revealed details about his profiling & the strategies used to crack some of America’s most challenging cases.

All the Way: My Life in Four Quarters by Joe Namath at werd.com

All the Way: My Life in Four Quarters by Joe Namath

Three days before the 1969 Super Bowl, iconic QB “Broadway Joe” Namath promised the nation he would lead the New York Jets to an 18-point underdog victory against the seemingly invincible Baltimore Colts. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of his legendary Super Bowl “Guarantee,” the NFL superstar who first brought show business to sports, is finally ready to tell his life story.

The Last Job: “The Bad Grandpas” and the Hatton Garden Heist at werd.com

The Last Job: “The Bad Grandpas” and the Hatton Garden Heist

Over Easter weekend 2015, a crew of six English thieves, several in their sixties and seventies, couldn’t resist coming out of retirement for one last career-topping heist. Their target: the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit, in London’s medieval diamond district. The group, dubbed the “Bad Grandpas” by British tabloids, they made a stunning haul of at least $19 million in jewels, diamonds, and cash. Ultimately, the old guys were busted & this book tells the whole tale from the investigators P.O.V.

Alfred Hitchcock: The Complete Films at werd.com

Alfred Hitchcock: The Complete Films

Iconic filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock is universally regarded as the father of the modern horror movie. This new complete guide traces Hitchcock’s life and career, digs deep into his 53 films and features insightful essays, production photos, and an illustrated list of his many cameos. A must have book for fans of the genre.

No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison at werd.com

No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison

In 2013, Kurdish-Iranian journalist Behrouz Boochani was illegally detained on Manus Island, a refugee detention center off the coast of Australia. He has been there ever since and this book is the result. Laboriously tapped out on a mobile phone and translated from the Farsi, it paints a tragically vivid portrait of five years of incarceration and exile.

<i>Alien</i> Turns 40 in 4K UltraHD at werd.com

Alien Turns 40 in 4K UltraHD

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To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Alien, the 1979 sci-fi flick that reshaped the genre, the film will be released in 4K and HDR. Originally shot on 35mm film, this digital Ultra HD remaster was made using the original negative. This special edition also includes the 2003 director’s cut of Alien plus audio mastered in DTS-HD MA 5.1, new commentary from director Ridley Scott, members of the cast and a number of deleted scenes. Available April 23.

Breakfast: The Cookbook at werd.com

Breakfast: The Cookbook

If you’re looking to broaden your breakfast horizons beyond oatmeal or eggs for more interesting fare, take a look at Breakfast: The Cookbook. It’s a collection of hundreds of home-cooking recipes from around the world presented in a way that makes preparation accessible and straightforward, with notes offering cultural context and culinary insight.

108 Stitches: Loose Threads, Ripping Yarns, and the Darndest Characters from My Time in the Game at werd.com

108 Stitches: Loose Threads, Ripping Yarns, and the Darndest Characters from My Time in the Game

New York Times bestselling author and Emmy-nominated broadcaster Ron Darling has played with or reported on just about everybody who has put on a MLB uniform since 1983, in this new book, he knits together a collection of wild, wise, and wistful baseball stories that connect America’s game to the men who played it, reflecting the full arc of Darling’s life in and around our national pastime.

<i>Moonfire</i>: The Epic Journey Of Apollo 11 at werd.com

Moonfire: The Epic Journey Of Apollo 11

To mark 50 years since we put a man on the moon, high-quality print publisher Taschen has created a limited 50th anniversary edition of Norman Mailer’s classic book on the groundbreaking Apollo 11 mission. Mailer was hired by LIFE magazine in 1969 to cover the moon shot & his brilliant reportage became the book, Of a Fire on the Moon, which is excerpted in this edition. There are also hundreds of photos from NASA’s archive.

The Cost of These Dreams: Sports Stories and Other Serious Business at werd.com

The Cost of These Dreams: Sports Stories and Other Serious Business

This debut from ESPN Magazine senior writer Wright Thompson, is a collection of his explorations with sports-world notables who reached or are nearing the ends of their careers. Through relentless research and interviews, Wright digs deep into stories with the likes of Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods as well as many lesser known but amazing athletes, coaches and other compelling characters.

The Stan Lee Story, Over 600 Pages of Comic Book Gold at werd.com

The Stan Lee Story, Over 600 Pages of Comic Book Gold

The first pressing of this book sold out instantly. Now it’s back: a giant-format tome nearly ten years in the making celebrating the one and only Godfather of Comics, Stan Lee. From his childhood in Depression-era New York, to transforming Marvel into the world’s number one comics publisher, to his 21st-century reinvention as Chief Creative Officer of POW! Entertainment, Stan Lee remains the most legendary name in comic book history & this 624-page book proves it.

USPS Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Lunar Landing with 2 New Stamps at werd.com

USPS Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Lunar Landing with 2 New Stamps

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To mark the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing on July 20, 1969, the USPS has created two new Forever stamp designs commemorating that historic milestone. One stamp features a photo of Buzz Aldrin in his spacesuit on the moon, taken by Neil Armstrong. The other is a photograph of the moon which shows the landing site of the lunar module indicated on the stamp by a yellow dot.

Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations at werd.com

Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations

Retired Navy Admiral and  author of #1 New York Times bestseller Make Your Bed, William H. McRaven is back with another action-packed and humorous book filled with life lessons from a storied military career; from childhood days sneaking into high-security nuclear sites to a day job of hunting terrorists and rescuing hostages, it is a remarkable memoir from one of America’s most accomplished leaders.