Best Books for Men

The MeatEater Guide to Wilderness Skills and Survival at werd.com

The MeatEater Guide to Wilderness Skills and Survival

If you binged the Netflix show The MeatEater, this new book from the show’s host, Steve Rinella, is sure to whet your appetite. For those who spend time in the great outdoors, this book is packed with valuable info. Informed by Rinella’s real-life experiences as a renowned outdoorsman, it offers tried-and-true tips, techniques, and gear recommendations that will make any reader feel more comfortable and competent while out in the wild.

KG: A to Z: An Uncensored Encyclopedia of Life, Basketball, and Everything in Between at werd.com

KG: A to Z: An Uncensored Encyclopedia of Life, Basketball, and Everything in Between

Soon-to-be NBA Hall Of Famer and undisputed king of on-court trash talk, Kevin Garnett, aka The Big Ticket, spent 21 illustrious years in the league—racking up a championship with the Celtics and playing alongside legends like Bryant, Jordan, & James. From his groundbreaking leap out of high school, straight into the NBA to his decades on the court, KG tells the whole tale in his own candid words.

A Stitch In Time at werd.com

A Stitch In Time

The story of this book is as unique as what the book contains. Two baseball fans, collectors and history buffs, David Levanson & Brad Keltner, once rivals vying for the same rare baseball memorabilia, came together & compiled an unprecedented collection of autographed baseballs from every team in Red Sox history dating back to the club’s founding in 1901. The book present that collection—includes insightful history, incredible photos and the story behind every ball. Foreword by David Ortiz.

Ready Player Two: A Novel at werd.com

Ready Player Two: A Novel

The story that inspired Spielberg’s 2018 near-future sci-fi film Ready Player One, now has a sequel. The follow-up to the world-wide bestseller about a twisted VR future, is Ready Player Two, taking readers right where they left off in 2045 & going deeper into the dark virtual world of OASIS.

TATTOO. 1730s-1970s. Henk Schiffmacher’s Private Collection. at werd.com

TATTOO. 1730s-1970s. Henk Schiffmacher’s Private Collection.

Showcasing 200 years of tattoo art, this new collection by legendary tattoo artist and historian Henk Schiffmacher takes readers on a journey through the history of tattooing from the 1730s to the 1970s. The oversized 440-page book features stunning tattoo artifacts and designs—the best of the author’s renowned private collection accompanied by lively personal commentary from one of the art’s most respected raconteurs.

The Moth and the Mountain: A True Story of Love, War, and Everest at werd.com

The Moth and the Mountain: A True Story of Love, War, and Everest

Crazy book because it’s all true! A World War I veteran named Maurice Wilson hatched a plan: he would fly a plane from England to Mount Everest, crash-land on its lower slopes, then become the first person to reach its summit—all utterly alone. Dude had no clue how to climb. He barely knew how to fly. But he had the right plane, the right equipment, and a deep yearning to achieve his goal. In 1933, he took off from London in a Gipsy Moth biplane with his course set for the highest mountain on earth. Read it, see what happened.

The Motorcycle: Desire, Art, Design at werd.com

The Motorcycle: Desire, Art, Design

This new Phaidon edition traces the exciting evolution of the motorcycle over the past 150 years, highlighting a carefully-curated collection of 100 truly iconic bikes. It is a colorful & in-depth celebration of the culture of desire, freedom, and rebellion that surround motorcycles. Covering groundbreaking designs past, present, & future, the book taps into their appeal as objects of design and art worthy of such a well-crafted book.

The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A Memoir of Friendship, Loyalty, and War at werd.com

The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A Memoir of Friendship, Loyalty, and War

Soon to be a major motion picture written & directed by Peter Farrelly, who won two Oscars for Green BookThe Greatest Beer Run takes readers on a wildly entertaining, feel-good memoir of an Irish-American New Yorker and former U.S. marine who embarked on a courageous, hare-brained scheme to deliver beer to his pals serving in Vietnam in the late 1960s. One night they were in the bar drinking & talking about their deployed pals & a day later, the story’s stars were on a cargo ship headed to Vietnam with a backpack full of booze.

Mad at the World: A Life of John Steinbeck at werd.com

Mad at the World: A Life of John Steinbeck

Arguably the greatest American novelist of them all, John Steinbeck is a writer whose voice & influence are simply unmatched in American literature. In Mad At The World, the first in-depth biography of the man in more than 25 years, author Bill Souder takes readers deep behind masterworks like The Red Pony, Of Mice and Men, and The Grapes of Wrath, to paint an intimate portrait of a man inspired by social injustice & driven to tell the tales of America’s underbelly, its forgotten & downtrodden.

The Nolan Variations: The Movies, Mysteries, and Marvels of Christopher Nolan at werd.com

The Nolan Variations: The Movies, Mysteries, and Marvels of Christopher Nolan

The Nolan Variations is a look deep inside the mind of a man considered to be the most profound and commercially successful director at work today; a Hollywood heavyweight who built his name creating comic book superhero blockbusters. Author Tom Shone has been a friend of Nolan’s for more than two decades, and gets the enigmatic auteur to open up about his personal life and his life’s work.

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.