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Bob Marley: Portrait of the Legend at werd.com

Bob Marley: Portrait of the Legend

There are many books on the amazingly influential & tragically short life of Bob Marley. This new one is a visual history, created to honor Marley’s 75th birthday, it’s an expansive oversize tome that collects over 150 original photographs of the Trenchtown rocker—a visionary who would become the forefather of reggae and one of the greatest musical and sociopolitical icons of twentieth-century pop culture. Release date: October 13.

The Last Days of John Lennon at werd.com

The Last Days of John Lennon

There is perhaps no rockstar brighter than Beatles mastermind and frontman, John Lennon. In this new book by famed author James Patterson, readers see an intimate portrait of Lennon’s incredible life and career, from his earliest days and first songs up to his last seconds. It tells the story of the most profound rock-and-roll genius of all time—and of the consummate Nowhere Man who took his life. Release date: December 7.

Tom Seaver: A Terrific Life at werd.com

Tom Seaver: A Terrific Life

Tom “Terrific” Seaver was one of the most talented and popular players in the history of baseball. The iconic Mets pitcher was a twelve-time All Star, three-time Cy Young Award winner & one of only two pitchers with 300 wins & 3,000 strikeouts. Hall Of Fame numbers. In this authoritative new biography, sports journalist and friend of Seaver, Bill Madden offers a deeply personal portrait of one of the greatest and most admired players of all time.

Be Water, My Friend: The Teachings of Bruce Lee at werd.com

Be Water, My Friend: The Teachings of Bruce Lee

In this new book by the martial arts icon’s daughter, Be Water shares the concepts at the core of Bruce Lee’s philosophies, showing how they can serve as tools of personal growth and self-actualization. With previously untold stories, each chapter brings a lesson from Lee’s teachings, expanding on his “be water” philosophy. Ideas that can bring us closer to our essential flowing nature and our ability to be powerful, self-expressed, and free.

Not for You: Pearl Jam and the Present Tense at werd.com

Not for You: Pearl Jam and the Present Tense

Not For You is the first full-length biography of America’s foremost rock band, Pearl Jam. Covering the entire timeline from Ten to Gigaton, the book explores the band’s origins and evolution over thirty years of evolving American culture. The band’s obsessive fan-base will find much to pore over—from untold tales to thoughtful critical analysis—within its densely-packed 440 pages.

Paul Thomas Anderson: Masterworks at werd.com

Paul Thomas Anderson: Masterworks

Writer and director Paul Thomas Anderson has been described as “one of American film’s modern masters,” and with 25 Academy Award nominations to his credit, his legacy is unrivaled. Masterworks spans his entire career so far—Boogie Nights (’97), Magnolia (’99), Punch Drunk Love (’02), There Will Be Blood (07), The Master (’12), Inherent Vice (’14) and more, exploring his influences, his style, and the recurring themes in his movies.

Made Men: The Story of Goodfellas at werd.com

Made Men: The Story of Goodfellas

This is the story of what many call the greatest mob movie ever made. Marking the 30th anniversary of the film’s release, this book takes readers behind-the-scenes of the Scorcese masterpiece. Film critic Glenn Kenny creates an intriguing chronicle of the making and afterlife of the film that introduced America to the real modern gangster—brutal, ruthless, yet darkly appealing. The book features interviews with the film’s major players, including Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro.

You Ought to Do a Story About Me: Addiction, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Endless Quest for Redemption at werd.com

You Ought to Do a Story About Me: Addiction, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Endless Quest for Redemption

In 1990, while covering a story about homelessness for the New Orleans Times-Picayune, author & then photographer Ted Jackson encountered a drug addict sleeping under a bridge. Turns out that addict was 2-time Super Bowl cornerback Jackie Wallace. So begins an unlikely story that is both tragic and redemptive: the friendship binding the fallen-from-grace NFL player and a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist. It offers a rare glimpse into the precarious world of homelessness and our incredible capacity for hope.

Wild Thing: The Short, Spellbinding Life of Jimi Hendrix at werd.com

Wild Thing: The Short, Spellbinding Life of Jimi Hendrix

Drawing from unprecedented access to Jimi’s brother, Leon Hendrix, as well as Kathy Etchingham and Linda Keith, the two women vital in Jimi’s rise to stardom, rock biography ace Phillip Norman traces Jimi’s life from playing segregated clubs on the Chitlin’ Circuit, to barely scraping by in New York’s Greenwich Village, to swinging London with the Animals’ on to international stardom & overnight guitar god status. Then he died. Mysteriously. In Wild Thing, Norman digs deeper than any Hendrix bio yet.

And in the End: The Last Days of The Beatles at werd.com

And in the End: The Last Days of The Beatles

In this latest addition to the ever-growing annals of Beatles legend and lore, award-winning author Ken McNab reconstructs the final year of the ubiquitous band, 1969. With perspectives from all four of the band members themselves, And in the End paints a vivid portrait of a super-group spiraling into bankruptcy, heroin, & the creative and personal differences that would lead to their imminent demise—but not before releasing the incredible farewell of Abbey Road.

Is This Anything? By Jerry Seinfeld at werd.com

Is This Anything? By Jerry Seinfeld

Billionaire & comedic genius Jerry Seinfeld is also a pack rat. Throughout a career that now spans 45 years, the stand-up legend has saved “everything that might be something”—ideas, bits, conversations, jokes—anything he may one day use as material for his act. Seinfeld plowed through thousands of saved pages from yellow legal pads, all kept in a giant file. He selected his favorite material for this book, organized decade by decade. With the original material paired with brilliantly crafted observations, readers see the evolution of one of the great comedians of our time. Due out: August 6.

The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ at werd.com

The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’

Celebrating the greatest sci-fi film ever made, this new Taschen title sheds light on the actors, production designers, special-effects experts and the twin masterminds of Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, who revolutionized both the sci-fi genre and the art of cinema with their futuristic 1968 opus. Previously available as part of the multi-volume Collector’s Edition, this new book features hundreds of on and off set photos, pre-production art, and conceptual designs from the Kubrick archives. 528 pages.

Racer: John Andretti Biography at werd.com

Racer: John Andretti Biography

Son of Aldo, Twin brother of Mario, John Andretti was born into motorsports royalty. With deep insights into the family dynamic, it chronicles the versatile driver’s incredible life & wild career in racing; one that saw wins in NASCAR Cup, IndyCar, IMSA sports car racing, sprint cars, midgets and the rest. He also shares stories of winning the 24 Hours of Daytona, competing in Le Mans and even racing NHRA Top Fuel dragsters.

Whatever It Takes: Tom Morello Biography at werd.com

Whatever It Takes: Tom Morello Biography

There may be no other guitarist who’s worked with both Bruce Springsteen & Wu-Tang. But that’s Tom Morello. Impossibly versatile & just as influential. Especially to guitar nerds. As the cofounder and axe-man of Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, and Prophets of Rage, Morello has made some of the loudest & most important rock-n-roll of the modern era. In this new biography he shares his incredible journey as a guitarist, songwriter, singer, and political activist.

Elway: A Relentless Life at werd.com

Elway: A Relentless Life

Hall of Fame QB, two-time Super Bowl Champ, and now GM of the Denver Broncos, John Elway has lived a truly remarkable life. The incredible upsets, awards, championship rings, broken records, “the play” & his welcome return to the gridiron after hardship… there are few athletes in the history of football as legendary as Elway. This is the definitive story of an NFL icon.

True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee at werd.com

True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee

Entertainment icon & Marvel Comics frontman Stan Lee created Spider-Man, the Avengers, the X-Men, Black Panther, the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Thor . . . and the list goes on. In this definitive new biography from acclaimed culture writer Abe Reisman, he pulls from more than 150 interviews as well as thousands of pages of private documents, turning up never-before-published revelations about Lee’s life and work. Known as much for his epic failures as his extraordinary success, it paints a vivid portrait of American success.

Humans Shares Faces & Stories from Across the Globe at werd.com

Humans Shares Faces & Stories from Across the Globe

It’s been a decade since photographer Brandon Stanton created his Humans Of New York work, portraits & personal stories that became a social media sensation. Then a book. This the follow-up, moving beyond the boroughs & into the world. Traveling to more than forty countries, Stanton shot & conducted interviews across continents, borders, and language barriers. Humans is the definitive catalogue of these travels. Release date: October 6.

Travel To Beautifully Strange Places In Accidentally Wes Anderson at werd.com

Travel To Beautifully Strange Places In Accidentally Wes Anderson

Inspired by a community of more than one million fans, Accidentally Wes Anderson showcases stunning photographs of real-life places that seem plucked from the just-so world of Anderson’s films. Along with photos, it tells the stories behind more than 200 of the most beautiful, idiosyncratic, and interesting places on Earth. The project & the book were authorized by Anderson himself. 368 pages.

Peter Frampton Memoir: Do you Feel Like I Do? at werd.com

Peter Frampton Memoir: Do you Feel Like I Do?

In this intimate new memoir, seventies rock icon Peter Frampton shares the story of his incredible career and life for the first-time, in his own words. From his early days as an underage upstart to chart-topping star almost overnight, to a Hollywood heartthrob through the up and downs of a musical output now spanning nearly 50 years. It’s the whole story, so far.

Jimmy Page: The Anthology at werd.com

Jimmy Page: The Anthology

As a Guitar God spanning generations, Jimmy Page has amassed an extensive private archive of iconic guitars, stage costumes, and personal ephemera. He packs all of it into this new 400-page book. In it, he guides reader through hundreds of rare items, many of which are unseen, others of mythic status, such as the Gibson double neck guitar, his dragon emblazoned suit, his white embroidered poppy suit, and the outfit worn in the concert film The Song Remains the Same. Also included are handwritten diaries, correspondence, rare vinyl pressings, previously unpublished photos and lots more.