Best Books for Men

<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.

The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life at werd.com

The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life

We hope that by now you’ve seen the Academy-Award winning rockclimbing documentary Free Solo. This book digs a bit deeper into the story of Yosemite’s iconic El Capitan face, the Spock-like super-climber Alex Honnold who scaled this vertical 3000’ monolith with nothing but a chalk bag, and the dedication it took for him to achieve this game-changing free solo ascent.

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.

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.

Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier’s First Gunfighter at werd.com

Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier’s First Gunfighter

Written by the NYT best-selling author of Dodge City, Tom Clavin, Wild Bill is The definitive true story of Wild Bill Hickok, the first lawman of the Wild West. The book chronicles his life as a frontier soldier, Union spy, scout, lawman, gunfighter, gambler, showman, actor, and ladies man. A fabled character who crossed paths with mythical cowboy-era legends like General Custer and Buffalo Bill Cody, as well as Ben Thompson and other young toughs who were gunning for the sheriff with the quickest draw west of the Mississippi.

Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison at werd.com

Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison

Prisoner is the dramatic memoir of Washington Post Tehran bureau chief Jason Rezaian, who in July of 2014 was arrested by Iranian police and accused of spying for America. It is a truly harrowing and maddening tale of state corruption, tense geopolitical maneuvering, and ultimately, a high stakes negotiation involving the likes of President Barack Obama & John Kerry.

<i>Amaze</i> is a Mesmerizing Collection of Modern Environmental Photography at werd.com

Amaze is a Mesmerizing Collection of Modern Environmental Photography

The latest publication from marine biologist and famed photographer Cristina Mittermeier merges her passion for environmentalism & global travel photography. The book combines two series: “Enoughness” and “The Water’s Edge.” The first draws out Mittermeier’s philosophy for a mindful and sustainable way of being in the world. The second presents photographs from around the globe that capture the frontier between land and ocean and the special meaning it has for human life.

The Birth of Loud: Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the Guitar-Pioneering Rivalry That Shaped Rock ‘n’ Roll at werd.com

The Birth of Loud: Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the Guitar-Pioneering Rivalry That Shaped Rock ‘n’ Roll

In the history of rock-n-roll, there are few rivalries as rich as the decades-long tug-of-war between the two men who innovated the electric guitar’s amplified sound—Leo Fender and Les Paul. This new book chronicles their intense competition to convince rock stars like the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Clapton to play the instruments they built.

Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison at werd.com

Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison

In July 2014, Washington Post Tehran bureau chief Jason Rezaian was arrested by Iranian police, accused of spying for America.The charges were bogus but nonetheless, Rezaian spent 18 months in a hell-on-earth Iranian prison. This is his harrowing story, covering the whole ordeal including descriptions of exhausting interrogations and his farcical trial.

<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.