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The Art of Making Movies: Gus Van Sant at werd.com

The Art of Making Movies: Gus Van Sant

This new book is a deep dive into the life and work of the iconic Hollywood auteur who brought us Good Will Hunting and Psycho to name just a few. In this unique collection, the author breaks down the director’s creative process and his output. Along the way, details are filled in with a profusion of unpublished interviews rare photos, and Van Sant’s own words.

All About Me!: My Remarkable Life in Show Business at werd.com

All About Me!: My Remarkable Life in Show Business

Comedian Mel Brooks is 95-years old. He’s also an EGOT. That means he’s won Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, & Tony Awards. Surely an entertainer worthy of an autobiography. So the spry old guy wrote one. All About Me is a riot and deep look into Brooks’ ridiculous and influential work—full of never-before-told, behind-the-scenes anecdotes and remembrances from a master storyteller, filmmaker, and creator of all things funny.

The Joy Of Pizza at werd.com

The Joy Of Pizza

The Joy Of Pizza is a sweeping, in-depth exploration of the world’s most beloved food. A guide to the craft and an ode to its simple origins. Written by Dan Richer, master pizzaiolo and owner of Razza—voted by The New York Times as NYC’s Number One Pizza Place (even though it’s in Jersey) it goes deep, giving readers step-by-step instructions to make incredible pies at home.

J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Nature of Middle-Earth at werd.com

J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Nature of Middle-Earth

Tolkien published The Hobbit in 1937 and The Lord of the Rings in the mid 50s. But he continued to write about Middle-earth right up until the years before his death in 1973. The Nature Of Middle Earth, is the first ever publication of these final writings on Middle-earth, covering a wide range of subjects for fans of The Silmarillion, The Lord of the Rings, Unfinished Tales, and The History of Middle-earth. Hardcover available Sept. 2.

Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done? at werd.com

Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done?

Real-life serial killer Ed Gein was the guy who made lampshades out of human skin. He also served as the inspiration for fictional killers Norman Bates (Psycho), Leatherface (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), & Buffalo Bill (The Silence of the Lambs). In this true crime graphic novel, readers get a fresh & in-depth look at one of America’s most notorious & deranged killers.

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The Rise and Fall of Osama bin Laden at werd.com

The Rise and Fall of Osama bin Laden

Author Peter Bergen is the world’s leading expert on Osama bin Laden. In this definitive new biography he provides the first reevaluation of the man responsible for precipitating America’s long wars with al-Qaeda and traces forward the jihadist ideology his beliefs inspires to this day. With exclusive interviews of family and associates, and documents unearthed only recently, Bergen’s portrait of tells the tale of the failed religious fanatic that Osama really was.

Eruption: Conversations with Eddie Van Halen at werd.com

Eruption: Conversations with Eddie Van Halen

Drawn from more than than fifty hours of unreleased interviews with family, friends, and those who knew him best, Eruption: Conversations with Eddie Van Halen, gives readers a new look at the late rock guitar god. It covers his greatest triumphs—including a deep dive into his masterpiece 1984 & takes an unflinching look at his early struggles as young Dutch immigrant unable to speak English, which led to lifelong issues with social anxiety and substance abuse.

Act Like You Got Some Sense: And Other Things My Daughters Taught Me at werd.com

Act Like You Got Some Sense: And Other Things My Daughters Taught Me

With a title inspired by his beloved grandmother, Academy-Award winning comedian Jamie Foxx takes up a more measured tone in Act Like You Got Some Sense; as he opens up about his role as father to two very independent young women, Corinne and Anelise. Sharing both his struggles and his most profound joys, the book is a guide to parenting—all of which Foxx learned from his fierce grandmother, and spins into hilarity like only he can do.

Metallica: The $24.95 Book at werd.com

Metallica: The $24.95 Book

Metallica super-fans will be fiending for this one. In it, renowned rock writer Ben Apatoff takes the ultimate deep dive into the dark legend of Metallica, one of rock’s weirdest and most fascinating mysteries. With chapters devoted to each member, each album, touring, fashion, books, film, influences, fandom, history, and more, it takes you to the very core of the world’s most influential metal band.

Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP at werd.com

Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP

The ascent of NBA MVP & Milwaukee’s top Buck, Giannis Antetokounmpo from poverty in Athens, Greece to super-stardom in America is an extraordinary story. Written by award-winning basketball reporter and feature writer at The Ringer Mirin Fader, it touches universal themes of family, immigration, hard work, and dreaming big.

Till The End: CC Sabathia Memoir at werd.com

Till The End: CC Sabathia Memoir

Till the End is the thrilling memoir of one of baseball’s most beloved and successful pitchers, CC Sabathia, veteran star of the New York Yankees. It’s also a book about addiction, CC’s long journey to redemption and ultimately, the game of baseball—covering the ins and outs of its most important and technical position and its evolution in a volatile era of the sport’s history.

The First 21 – How I Became Nikki Sixx: A Memoir at werd.com

The First 21 – How I Became Nikki Sixx: A Memoir

Certified Metal God & 2-time best-selling author Nikki Sixx is back with another heavy hitter. It tracks the early years and salad days of Franklin Carlton Feranna, a troubled L.A.-kid who would one day become a global rock-n-roll icon with his bros in Mötley Crüe. But this is no tale of 80s debauchery—this is a story of overcoming the odds & living out your dreams. Regardless of where you come from.

The Boys: A Memoir of Hollywood and Family at werd.com

The Boys: A Memoir of Hollywood and Family

Hollywood A-Lister and Academy-Award winning director Ron Howard got his show-biz start as a kid actor on TV hugest hits of the 60s & 70s, like Happy DaysThe Andy Griffith Show, & Gentle Ben. In this new book by Ron & his co-star brother Clint, they share what it was like to grow up on TV, giving readers an intimate look at their amazing lives in entertainment.

Set the Night on Fire: Living, Dying, and Playing Guitar With the Doors at werd.com

Set the Night on Fire: Living, Dying, and Playing Guitar With the Doors

Perhaps the most low-key of the 60s-era guitar gods, The Doors’ axeman Robbie Krieger’s understated approach has always added another layer of mystery to the bands’ mystique. That all ends here, with his debut memoir. He packs Set the Night on Fire full of never-before-told stories from The Doors’ most vital years, offering s a fresh perspective on the most infamous moments of the band’s career. Release date: Oct. 12.

Mike Tyson: Photographs By Lori Grinker at werd.com

Mike Tyson: Photographs By Lori Grinker

As part of a Photo School project, the now award-winning photographer Lori Grinker began shooting young boxers under the guidance of Cus D’Amato; among them, a 13-year old Mike Tyson. Over the next decade, Grinker documented Mike’s meteoric ascent, up close & personal. Her photos in this new collection provide an intimate look at a young champion in the making; covering his career until his first defeat in 1991, to Buster Douglas.

The Baseball 100 by Joe Posnanski at werd.com

The Baseball 100 by Joe Posnanski

Acclaimed baseball writer Joe Posnanski may have just penned his magnum opus. With the aim of brining the legends to life through his tales, The Baseball 100 is an audacious, singular, and masterly book that took a lifetime to write. The entire story of baseball rings through a countdown of the 100 greatest players in history, as Posnanski dives into the biographies of iconic Hall of Famers, stars of the Negro Leagues, forgotten heroes, talents of today, and more.

Paul, A Taschen Collector’s Edition at werd.com

Paul, A Taschen Collector’s Edition

In a limited edition of just 600 books, the forthcoming photo collection Paul from legendary photojournalist Harry Benson features more than 100 stills of Paul McCartney. From 1975’s Wings tour through the 1990s at home on his farm, it is an intimate portrait of the enigmatic icon.

Willie Nelson’s Letters to America at werd.com

Willie Nelson’s Letters to America

As the follow up to his bestselling 2015 memoir, It’s a Long Story, Willie Nelson’s new book delivers the icon’s most intimate thoughts and stories. In Letters to America, Willie speaks straight from the heart, sending his thanks and his thoughts to American’s past & present, digging deep into his heart and soul and his music catalog to lift us up in difficult times. And to remind us of the endless promise of our nation.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: A Novel at werd.com

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: A Novel

As a possibly tongue-in-cheek follow-up to his Academy Award-winning film of the same name, Quentin Tarantino’s debut novel is every bit as brutal, rich and raucous as the 2019 film. Set in 1969 Los Angeles, it’s the story of a faded TV actor and his stunt double striving to achieve fame and success in the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age. A strange & sordid tale that only Tarantino could tell.