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Darkness to Light: A Memoir By Lamar Odom at werd.com

Darkness to Light: A Memoir By Lamar Odom

Celebrity LA Laker Lamar Odom’s life has been a rollercoaster ride. In Darkness to Light, he gives readers an intimate look at his incredible journey. In it he recounts the highs and lows of fame and the struggles with booze & drugs on the road to redemption. From the pain of his marriage to Khloé Kardashian to the harmful vices to the near-death experience that made him rethink it all, this is Odom as the public has never before seen him.

Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties at werd.com

Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties

An obsession with the culture-shifting Manson murders that closed out the 1960s led crime journalist Tom O’Neill to this latest book. Guided by a journalist’s curiosity & instincts, he uncovered shocking evidence of a cover-up behind the “official” Manson murder story. The product of two decades of reporting, hundreds of new interviews, and dozens of never-before-seen documents from the LAPD, the FBI, & the CIA, this book mounts an argument that could be strong enough to overturn verdicts on the Manson murders.

For the Good of the Game: The Inside Story of the Surprising and Dramatic Transformation of MLB at werd.com

For the Good of the Game: The Inside Story of the Surprising and Dramatic Transformation of MLB

Written by longtime league commissioner Bud Selig, this book delivers an enlightening and surprising look inside the big decisions and moments of his 20+ year career—how he worked to balance baseball’s storied history with the pressures of the twenty-first century to ensure its future. Part baseball story, part business saga, and part memoir, For the Good of the Game chronicles Selig’s career, going inside locker rooms and board rooms, offering an intimate account of transforming America’s game.

The Concours Celebrates The World’s Most Incredible Cars at werd.com

The Concours Celebrates The World’s Most Incredible Cars

When the automobiles get up into the realms of the very rare & collectible, the term “car show” is Frenchified into a judged & juried ’Concours d’Elegance.’  And in Assouline’s latest volume The Concours, readers will enjoy exploring many of the world’s most beautiful & valuable cars with the expertise of Award-winning auto writer Ken Gross as the guide, as he investigates the Concours d’Elegance from its beginnings to the present.

Becoming Superman: My Journey From Poverty to Hollywood at werd.com

Becoming Superman: My Journey From Poverty to Hollywood

J. Michael Straczynski, the acclaimed writer behind Babylon 5, Sense8, Clint Eastwood’s Changeling and Marvel’s Thor, has penned a memoir revealing how the power of creativity enabled him to overcome the horrors of his youth: a dysfunctional family haunted by madness, murder and a terrible secret. To survive, he found refuge in his beloved comics and his dreams, immersing himself in imaginary worlds populated by superheroes whose amazing powers allowed them to overcome any adversity. It is a truly remarkable story from one of the great storytellers of our time.

<i>Sun and Moon</i> Celebrates Our Fascination with the Skies Above at werd.com

Sun and Moon Celebrates Our Fascination with the Skies Above

Published to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the first moon landing, Sun and Moon tells the story of that burning human need to comprehend the universe in spectacular photos. From Neolithic observatories that mark the solstice to the latest space telescopes. It shows, for the first time, how the development of photography and cartography – the means of documenting other worlds – is linked indelibly to the charting of the heavens, from the first image on a glass plate to the Hubble Space Telescope. Another beautiful title by the masters at Phaidon.

How to Become a Federal Criminal: An Illustrated Handbook for the Aspiring Offender at werd.com

How to Become a Federal Criminal: An Illustrated Handbook for the Aspiring Offender

Written and illustrated by the creator of the wildly popular @CrimeADay Twitter account, Mike Chase, this “handbook” is a funny, entertaining, and illuminating collection of the most bizarre ways you might become a federal criminal in America—drinking a beer on a bicycle in a national park for instance. How to Become a Federal Criminal is packed with outrageous offenses, showing how just about anyone can become—or may already be—a federal criminal.

Smokin’ Joe: The Life of Joe Frazier at werd.com

Smokin’ Joe: The Life of Joe Frazier

The rivalry between Muhammad Ali & Smokin’ Joe Frazier is one of the greatest in sports history. In this definitive, all-access biography from acclaimed sports writer Mark Kram Jr., readers get the fullest picture yet of this complex, American sports legend. The book traces the fighter’s life from his upbringing in the Jim Crow south to momentous bouts with the likes of Ali and George Foreman through retirement and training his own son as a fighter.

Charcoal: New Ways to Cook with Fire at werd.com

Charcoal: New Ways to Cook with Fire

Cooking with fire is about as simple as it gets but even those of us who claim “Pit Boss” will find plenty to integrate into their grill game with this new book from celebrated L.A. restauranteur Josiah Citrin owner of Mélisse & Charcoal Venice. Citrin shares his wisdom to present completely fresh ways to cook with fire and charcoal, not only grilling over the coals, but cooking inside them and finding inventive methods for searing and smoking.

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.