Best Books for Men

    <i>The Sopranos Sessions</i> Celebrates A Show That Changed TV History at werd.com

    The Sopranos Sessions Celebrates A Show That Changed TV History

    To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the groundbreaking show’s debut, TV critics for Tony Soprano’s hometown paper, New Jersey’s The Star-Ledger, Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz teamed up to produce The Sopranos Sessions, a collection of recaps, conversations, and critical essays covering every episode. It explores the show’s artistry, themes, and legacy, examining its portrayal of Italian Americans, its graphic depictions of violence, and its deep connections to other cinematic and television classics.

    King of the Dinosaur Hunters: The Life of John Bell Hatcher and the Discoveries that Shaped Paleontology at werd.com

    King of the Dinosaur Hunters: The Life of John Bell Hatcher and the Discoveries that Shaped Paleontology

    Paleontologist Lowell Dingus is a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History and expert on all things dinosaur. His exhaustive biography of adventurous bone hunter, John Bell Hatcher, a leading figure in the heroic age of American paleontology, tracks the man’s short but storied life, from early work for luminaries such as Othniel Charles Marsh to the astounding digs in fossil hotspots from Kansas to Patagonia that studded Hatcher’s starry scientific trajectory.

    <i>Rocky: The Complete Films</i> Celebrates The Original Italian Stallion at werd.com

    Rocky: The Complete Films Celebrates The Original Italian Stallion

    In a limited Collector’s Edition numbered and signed by Sylvester Stallone himself, this 380-page Taschen hardcover includes incredible photos from all the Rocky Balboa films, starting with the original 1976-film in which Stallone was actor, writer, director, and producer. Along with the images are a facsimile of Sylvester Stallone’s handwritten notebook for the original Rocky script, interviews, ephemera, & a signed print of Stallone original art.

    Cujo: The Untold Story of My Life On and Off the Ice at werd.com

    Cujo: The Untold Story of My Life On and Off the Ice

    NHL underdog turned icon Curtis Joseph aka Cujo had an impressive pro career spanning 18 seasons with the St. Louis Blues, Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings, Phoenix Coyotes, and Calgary Flames as well as winning an Olympic gold medal along the way. In this new memoir,Cujo shares his incredible story from his unusual upbringing to the indelible mark he made on the sport.

    Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy, 1945-1975 at werd.com

    Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy, 1945-1975

    New York Times best-selling author Max Hastings spent the past three years interviewing scores of soldiers, officials, and participants on both sides of the decades-long Vietnam war—Vietcong guerrillas, Southern paratroopers, Saigon bargirls, and Hanoi students alongside  infantrymen from South Dakota, Marines from North Carolina, and Huey pilots from Arkansas. He also researched a multitude of American and Vietnamese documents and memoirs, to create an epic narrative of an epic struggle.

    Quarterback: Inside the Most Important Position in the National Football League at werd.com

    Quarterback: Inside the Most Important Position in the National Football League

    With incredible inside access, New York Times best selling author John Feinstein built this story around five NFL icons: Alex Smith, Andrew Luck, Joe Flacco, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Doug Williams. In Quarterback, readers hear first-hand tales of the spectacular moments and embarrassing defeats, the controversies, politics, and players experience. A must read for true fans of the game.

    1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List at werd.com

    1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List

    The Washington Post called this book “the ultimate literary bucket list.” Covering fiction, poetry, science and science fiction, memoir, travel writing, biography, children’s books, history, and more, this book is not a definitive list of literary classic works but instead a celebration of story & discovery. It also offers recommendations from one work to another, so in all, there are actually 6000 books listed inside.

    Bring It On Home: Peter Grant, Led Zeppelin, and Beyond at werd.com

    Bring It On Home: Peter Grant, Led Zeppelin, and Beyond

    Bring It On Home is the first book to tell the complete, in-depth, and uncensored story of the greatest rock-n-roll manager of all-time. Acknowledged as the “fifth member of Led Zeppelin”, Grant also had a hand in the careers of Chuck Berry, Rod Stewart, Bad Company, Queen, the Rolling Stones, The Who, Guns N’ Roses, and countless others, and his revolutionary approach to business, which included putting the band first, created a new industry standard that’s still in effect today.

    The NASA Archives: 60 Years In Space at werd.com

    The NASA Archives: 60 Years In Space

    The depths of the NASA Image Archives run very deep. Following The Planets & The Apollo Mission photo books, comes another visual journey into the cosmos: The NASA Archives: 60 Years in Space, features more than 400 historic photographs and rare concept renderings guiding you through NASA’s 60-year history, from the earliest days of Project Mercury to the Mars Rover to today’s development of new space systems for the future.

    Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop at werd.com

    Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop

    Created by writer Vikki Tobak and featuring a foreword by Questlove, Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop is an inspired collection of photos that span decades of documentation from hip-hop culture. Featuring hundreds of iconic as well as unseen images from photographers like Glen Friedman, Ricky Powell, Lawrence Watson, Angela Boatwright and many more. There are also essays from the likes of DJ Premier, Fab 5 Freddy, and RZA.

    Bong Appétit: Mastering the Art of Cooking with Weed at werd.com

    Bong Appétit: Mastering the Art of Cooking with Weed

    Once you figure out how to handle edibles, it’s a welcome alternative to smoking flower. Inspired by the Vice Channel show of the same name, Bong Appétit the cookbook teaches you how to make your own THC-infused meals, dishes, and munchies. It includes 65 easy-to-follow recipes, techniques, and guidance for cooking with cannabis. It’s also packed with great, full-color photos.

    The League: How Five Rivals Created the NFL and Launched a Sports Empire at werd.com

    The League: How Five Rivals Created the NFL and Launched a Sports Empire

    In The League, author John Eisenberg reveals how Art Rooney, George Halas, Tim Mara, George Preston Marshall, and Bert Bell came together and took a serious leap of faith to invest in professional football, launching the NFL at a time when the game was barely on the nation’s radar. Their vision, as we now know ballooned into a national obsession and today, $13 billion in annual revenue. This is the story of how that happened.

    Slowhand: The Life and Music of Eric Clapton at werd.com

    Slowhand: The Life and Music of Eric Clapton

    Nicknamed Slowhand by the original manager of the Yardbirds—the band that launched his incredible career, Eric Clapton is a true rock icon and exalted guitar god. This new biography by acclaimed rock writer Philip Norman traces Clapton’s 50-year reign of influence and output as well as his personal life. With stories and insights from family, friends, and peers, it is a in-depth look at a true living legend.