Best Books for Men

How to Become a Federal Criminal: An Illustrated Handbook for the Aspiring Offender at werd.com

How to Become a Federal Criminal: An Illustrated Handbook for the Aspiring Offender

Written and illustrated by the creator of the wildly popular @CrimeADay Twitter account, Mike Chase, this “handbook” is a funny, entertaining, and illuminating collection of the most bizarre ways you might become a federal criminal in America—drinking a beer on a bicycle in a national park for instance. How to Become a Federal Criminal is packed with outrageous offenses, showing how just about anyone can become—or may already be—a federal criminal.

Smokin’ Joe: The Life of Joe Frazier at werd.com

Smokin’ Joe: The Life of Joe Frazier

The rivalry between Muhammad Ali & Smokin’ Joe Frazier is one of the greatest in sports history. In this definitive, all-access biography from acclaimed sports writer Mark Kram Jr., readers get the fullest picture yet of this complex, American sports legend. The book traces the fighter’s life from his upbringing in the Jim Crow south to momentous bouts with the likes of Ali and George Foreman through retirement and training his own son as a fighter.

Charcoal: New Ways to Cook with Fire at werd.com

Charcoal: New Ways to Cook with Fire

Cooking with fire is about as simple as it gets but even those of us who claim “Pit Boss” will find plenty to integrate into their grill game with this new book from celebrated L.A. restauranteur Josiah Citrin owner of Mélisse & Charcoal Venice. Citrin shares his wisdom to present completely fresh ways to cook with fire and charcoal, not only grilling over the coals, but cooking inside them and finding inventive methods for searing and smoking.

Wild and Crazy Guys: How the Comedy Mavericks of the ’80s Changed Hollywood Forever at werd.com

Wild and Crazy Guys: How the Comedy Mavericks of the ’80s Changed Hollywood Forever

Featuring comedy giants Bill Murray, Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, and Eddie Murphy, Wild And Crazy Guys takes readers on a trip through the buzzing 1980s & behind the scenes of movies like National Lampoon’s Vacation, Beverly Hills Cop, The Blues Brothers, Animal House, Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, and more, sharing stories of the iconic funnymen who ruled ’80s Hollywood.

Then One Day…: 40 Years of Bookmaking in Nevada at werd.com

Then One Day…: 40 Years of Bookmaking in Nevada

Jack Franzi, legendary Pittsburgh wiseguy  & Las Vegas sportsbook pioneer, is the reason Chris Andrews became a bookie. His Uncle Jack taught him everything & by 25, the book’s author became the youngest sports book director in Sin City. In this new book Chris takes readers through 40 years of history in the world of legal sports gambling—an issue which will soon be examined by our U.S. Supreme Court.

Best. Movie. Year. Ever.: How 1999 Blew Up the Big Screen at werd.com

Best. Movie. Year. Ever.: How 1999 Blew Up the Big Screen

Before Hollywood gave up on original ideas & went full comic book blockbuster, there was a high water mark, it was the year 1999. A year that saw the release of Fight Club, The Matrix, Office Space, The Blair Witch Project, The Sixth Sense, Being John Malkovich, American Beauty, The Virgin Suicides, and scores more. This book collects more than 130 exclusive interviews with the directors and actors, telling the story of not just how these films were made, but how they re-made our vision of the world.

The Sixth Man: A Memoir at werd.com

The Sixth Man: A Memoir

Fans of basketball today want to know more about superstar athlete Andre Iguodala, the NBA champion & powerhouse who’s pro career included remarkable years on the Sixers, Nuggets, & of course Golden State. In this new memoir, Iguodala goes deep on his personal story; his drive, challenges, experiences & life in the league.

Perfect Pan Pizza: Square Pies to Make at Home at werd.com

Perfect Pan Pizza: Square Pies to Make at Home

The final frontier in homemade pizza is perfecting a proper pan pizza. If you’re ready to square-up, this book will get you dialed. Written by bread legend Peter Reinhart, the book is a lushly photographed ode to the pan pizza as well as providing original recipes for square pies of all sorts, from Roman, Sicilian, and Detroit, to Grandma Pies and Focaccia.

The Killer Across the Table: Unlocking the Secrets of Serial Killers and Predators at werd.com

The Killer Across the Table: Unlocking the Secrets of Serial Killers and Predators

Written by legendary FBI criminal profiler, #1 New York Times bestselling author, and inspiration for the hit Netflix show Mindhunter, John Douglas delves deep into the lives and crimes of four predatory killers, including: Charles Manson, ”Son of Sam Killer” David Berkowitz and ”BTK Strangler” Dennis Rader, offering never-before-revealed details about his profiling & the strategies used to crack some of America’s most challenging cases.

All the Way: My Life in Four Quarters by Joe Namath at werd.com

All the Way: My Life in Four Quarters by Joe Namath

Three days before the 1969 Super Bowl, iconic QB “Broadway Joe” Namath promised the nation he would lead the New York Jets to an 18-point underdog victory against the seemingly invincible Baltimore Colts. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of his legendary Super Bowl “Guarantee,” the NFL superstar who first brought show business to sports, is finally ready to tell his life story.

The Last Job: “The Bad Grandpas” and the Hatton Garden Heist at werd.com

The Last Job: “The Bad Grandpas” and the Hatton Garden Heist

Over Easter weekend 2015, a crew of six English thieves, several in their sixties and seventies, couldn’t resist coming out of retirement for one last career-topping heist. Their target: the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit, in London’s medieval diamond district. The group, dubbed the “Bad Grandpas” by British tabloids, they made a stunning haul of at least $19 million in jewels, diamonds, and cash. Ultimately, the old guys were busted & this book tells the whole tale from the investigators P.O.V.

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.