Best Books for Men
Academy Award–winning director of Free Solo and National Geographic mountain photographer Jimmy Chin has collected his works into a new collection titled There and Back: Photographs from the Edge that features more than 200 original images from his global adventures with the world’s top alpine athletes. From Tibet’s Chang Tang Plateau to Antarctica’s Queen Maud Land, Chin’s images take you up close to the action.
From the hosts of the popular Talking Sopranos podcast, this new oral history captures some of the iconic show’s most important voices, covering the beloved series from every angle with the people who lived it: the creators, actors and writers who shaped a truly classic show. Edie Falco, Steven Van Zandt, David Chase, and Lorraine Bracco all share their tales.
King of the Blues presents the vibrant life and times of a trailblazing giant, B.B. King, the most renowned blues man and guitarist in the world. In a career that spanned some 60 years & 15,000 concerts, from the Jim Crow south to global stardom and admiration, his legacy is tracked in detail, featuring insights from nearly every surviving member of B.B. King’s inner circle—family, band members, retainers, managers, and more—and their bringing to life the incredible story of this Mississippi blues titan.
More than a decade in the making, Soled Out is the definitive – and only – collection of sneaker advertisements from the footwear industry’s golden age. Written and compiled by Simon ‘Woody’ Wood, founder of Sneaker Freaker magazine, this 720-page volume collects nearly 900 vintage ads.
Al Unser Jr.’s gifts behind the wheel were forged long before his two Indy 500 victories & his pair of IndyCar championships but then so were his demons. In this new biography, the motorsport icon shares his road to redemption leaving out few of the grim details that came to define his post-racing life: domestic violence arrests. Multiple DUIs. Repeated visits to rehab. Divorce. Financial ruin. Amazingly, he got it back under control and shares the story here. Foreword by Roger Penske.
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Another rocking Van Halen book. This time, it’s all about Eddie (RIP). The forthcoming Unchained: The Eddie Van Halen Story, is the first full-length biography of the 80s-era guitar god. Acclaimed biographer Paul Brannigan tackles the dramatic story of the band’s meteoric rise and sustained stardom; as well as the artists’ struggles and the band’s eventual dissolution. Drops December 14.
The ever-expanding Marvel comics story, with its endless interconnections and characters, now spans more than half a million pages and is still growing, making it the longest continuous, self-contained work of fiction ever created. This new book by superhero expert Douglas Wolk, digs into this pop-culture epic, giving fans a sweeping exploration of the comics and their significance.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 Days, The 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.