Best Books for Men

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock’s Greatest Supergroup at werd.com

    Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock’s Greatest Supergroup

    Penned by acclaimed music journalist and Rolling Stone senior writer David Browne, this is the first and most complete narrative biography of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young yet written. Marking the band’s 50th anniversary, Browne presents the ultimate deep dive into rock and roll’s most musical and turbulent supergroup. It features exclusive interviews with Crosby and Nash along with band members, colleagues, fellow superstars, former managers, lovers & many more.

    Howard Stern Comes Again at werd.com

    Howard Stern Comes Again

    Howard Stern said he would never write another book.  But I guess when you have a built-in audience and one of the world’s most wide-reaching platforms to promote a product, well… how could he resist.  20 years after his best selling Private Parts, we are treated to Comes Again, which will focus more on Howard’s interviews and less on his rise to radio supremacy.

    Hollywood Godfather: My Life in the Movies and the Mob at werd.com

    Hollywood Godfather: My Life in the Movies and the Mob

    Gianni Russo was a handsome 25-year-old actual mobster with no acting experience when he walked onto the set of The Godfather and entered Hollywood history. He played Carlo Rizzi, the husband of Connie Corleone, who set her brother Sonny up for a hit. Hollywood Godfather is Russo’s over-the-top memoir; the story of a life lived on the edge between danger and glamour.

    The Perfect Predator: A Scientist’s Race to Save Her Husband at werd.com

    The Perfect Predator: A Scientist’s Race to Save Her Husband

    The Perfect Predator is a nail-biting medical mystery, the story of authors—Epidemiologist Steffanie Strathdee and her husband, psychologist Tom Patterson, who brought a deadly stomach bug back from their Egyptian vacation—one that turned out to be among the most dangerous, antibiotic-resistant bacterias in the world. The amazing story of the technique employed to save Tom’s life is worthy of a book. And this is it.

    From Acclaimed Chicago Bar: <i>The Aviary Cocktail Book</i> at werd.com

    From Acclaimed Chicago Bar: The Aviary Cocktail Book

    Posted in Best Books for Men and Drink and Media

    More than 2 years in the making, the Aviary Cocktail Book—based on Chicago’s ultra-deluxe Aviary cocktail bar—is comprised of 440 color pages featuring incredible photography that accompanies over 115 cutting-edge craft cocktail recipes. The idea was to create a book as innovative and original as the Aviary’s next-level approach to the art of mixology.

    <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.

    Serving the Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain at werd.com

    Serving the Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain

    Marking 25 years since the death of rock anti-hero Kurt Cobain, Serving The Servant, written by Nirvana manager Danny Goldberg, brings a new perspective to the too-short life one of the most compelling icons of our time. And so far, it’s the only book written by someone who actually knew Kurt. Goldberg & Cobain worked together from ’90-’94, the years the band went from unknown punks to a paradigm-shifting rock superstars. In addition to Goldberg’s own memories & recollections, the book draws on interviews with Kurt’s friends, family, & former bandmates. Release date: April 2.

    Topgun: An American Story at werd.com

    Topgun: An American Story

    On the 50th anniversary of the creation of the “Topgun” Navy Fighter School, the founder of this elite program, Dan Pedersen, shares the remarkable inside story of how he and eight other risk-takers revolutionized the art of aerial combat. Pedersen takes readers on a thrilling ride from the decks of aircraft carriers in war and peace through the historic moments in air warfare that ultimately shaped the nation’s military strategy for generations.

    Drug Warrior: Inside the Hunt for El Chapo at werd.com

    Drug Warrior: Inside the Hunt for El Chapo

    Drug Warrior is the story of fabled DEA Agent Jack Riley’s decades-long hunt for the world’s most wanted drug lord—Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera. Set against the rise of modern international drug trafficking and America’s spiraling opioid epidemic, it is a riveting memoir of life inside the drug wars, and a never-before-seen glimpse of the inner-workings of the DEA.