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Racer: John Andretti Biography at werd.com

Racer: John Andretti Biography

Son of Aldo, Twin brother of Mario, John Andretti was born into motorsports royalty. With deep insights into the family dynamic, it chronicles the versatile driver’s incredible life & wild career in racing; one that saw wins in NASCAR Cup, IndyCar, IMSA sports car racing, sprint cars, midgets and the rest. He also shares stories of winning the 24 Hours of Daytona, competing in Le Mans and even racing NHRA Top Fuel dragsters.

Whatever It Takes: Tom Morello Biography at werd.com

Whatever It Takes: Tom Morello Biography

There may be no other guitarist who’s worked with both Bruce Springsteen & Wu-Tang. But that’s Tom Morello. Impossibly versatile & just as influential. Especially to guitar nerds. As the cofounder and axe-man of Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, and Prophets of Rage, Morello has made some of the loudest & most important rock-n-roll of the modern era. In this new biography he shares his incredible journey as a guitarist, songwriter, singer, and political activist.

Elway: A Relentless Life at werd.com

Elway: A Relentless Life

Hall of Fame QB, two-time Super Bowl Champ, and now GM of the Denver Broncos, John Elway has lived a truly remarkable life. The incredible upsets, awards, championship rings, broken records, “the play” & his welcome return to the gridiron after hardship… there are few athletes in the history of football as legendary as Elway. This is the definitive story of an NFL icon.

True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee at werd.com

True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee

Entertainment icon & Marvel Comics frontman Stan Lee created Spider-Man, the Avengers, the X-Men, Black Panther, the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Thor . . . and the list goes on. In this definitive new biography from acclaimed culture writer Abe Reisman, he pulls from more than 150 interviews as well as thousands of pages of private documents, turning up never-before-published revelations about Lee’s life and work. Known as much for his epic failures as his extraordinary success, it paints a vivid portrait of American success.

Humans Shares Faces & Stories from Across the Globe at werd.com

Humans Shares Faces & Stories from Across the Globe

It’s been a decade since photographer Brandon Stanton created his Humans Of New York work, portraits & personal stories that became a social media sensation. Then a book. This the follow-up, moving beyond the boroughs & into the world. Traveling to more than forty countries, Stanton shot & conducted interviews across continents, borders, and language barriers. Humans is the definitive catalogue of these travels. Release date: October 6.

Travel To Beautifully Strange Places In Accidentally Wes Anderson at werd.com

Travel To Beautifully Strange Places In Accidentally Wes Anderson

Inspired by a community of more than one million fans, Accidentally Wes Anderson showcases stunning photographs of real-life places that seem plucked from the just-so world of Anderson’s films. Along with photos, it tells the stories behind more than 200 of the most beautiful, idiosyncratic, and interesting places on Earth. The project & the book were authorized by Anderson himself. 368 pages.

Peter Frampton Memoir: Do you Feel Like I Do? at werd.com

Peter Frampton Memoir: Do you Feel Like I Do?

In this intimate new memoir, seventies rock icon Peter Frampton shares the story of his incredible career and life for the first-time, in his own words. From his early days as an underage upstart to chart-topping star almost overnight, to a Hollywood heartthrob through the up and downs of a musical output now spanning nearly 50 years. It’s the whole story, so far.

Jimmy Page: The Anthology at werd.com

Jimmy Page: The Anthology

As a Guitar God spanning generations, Jimmy Page has amassed an extensive private archive of iconic guitars, stage costumes, and personal ephemera. He packs all of it into this new 400-page book. In it, he guides reader through hundreds of rare items, many of which are unseen, others of mythic status, such as the Gibson double neck guitar, his dragon emblazoned suit, his white embroidered poppy suit, and the outfit worn in the concert film The Song Remains the Same. Also included are handwritten diaries, correspondence, rare vinyl pressings, previously unpublished photos and lots more.

Rust in Peace: The Inside Story of the Megadeth Masterpiece at werd.com

Rust in Peace: The Inside Story of the Megadeth Masterpiece

Written by Megadeth frontman and metal icon Dave Mustaine with the help of Joel Selvin, who authored the best-selling Mustaine biography, Rust In Peace tells a legendary tale of the making of Megadeth’s finest studio effort, their 1990 album of the same name. It’s a story of Megadeth & metal itself moving toward the mainstream fueled by sex, drugs, & fame, & then ensuing chaos that would eventually envelop the band.

Oliver Stone Pens Movie Memoir: Chasing The Light at werd.com

Oliver Stone Pens Movie Memoir: Chasing The Light

Multi Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone, the visionary behind cinematic classics including Platoon, Midnight Express, & Scarface, lays himself bare in this intimate new memoir. Blending his incredible personal story with an inside look at the Hollywood movie-biz through the 70s and 80s, it takes readers on-set and behind the scenes.

Me and Sister Bobbie: True Tales of the Family Band at werd.com

Me and Sister Bobbie: True Tales of the Family Band

Willie Nelson is an American music icon, his sister Bobbie—maybe not so much, but in this new dual memoir, the musical siblings & bandmates share powerful, poignant moments from growing up, playing music together, emotional trials, the highs, the lows & life in the spotlight. Through nearly 9 decades, the two have always had each others’ back. Their new book delves deep into it all.

Confess: The Autobiography of Rob Halford at werd.com

Confess: The Autobiography of Rob Halford

Before the term “heavy metal” was even coined, Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford was half-done writing the manual on how to be a leather-clad rock god. With arguably the best, most powerful pipes in the business, the British singer & his hard-rocking band put metal on the map. Confess is his tell-all memoir. From his upbringing in the English industrial wasteland to musical fame to alcoholism, addiction, sexual trysts, and personal tragedy to rehab, coming out, & redemption, it’s the story of a truly legendary life.

Rock Covers: 750 Album Covers That Made History at werd.com

Rock Covers: 750 Album Covers That Made History

Showcasing more than 750 iconic album covers that shaped rock history, this new collection from Taschen combines the classic covers with insightful fact sheets, insider interviews, and lists from leading collectors of their top 10 records. From Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Sex Pistols, Pink Floyd, The Cure, & Iron Maiden to Sonic Youth, it catalogs decades of rock music’s rich visual history.

Butch Cassidy: The True Story of an American Outlaw at werd.com

Butch Cassidy: The True Story of an American Outlaw

Best-selling biographer Charles Leerhsen dug deep to uncover the real story of one of America’s most notorious outlaws. Sorting out facts from folklore, the author paints a brilliant portrait of a man caught up in the complexities of the burgeoning American West, a place full of possibility & heartbreak, of honest work and irresistible vice. Due out July 14.

Action Park, America’s Most Dangerous Amusement Park at werd.com

Action Park, America’s Most Dangerous Amusement Park

New Jersey’s fabled Action Park certainly earned the title “America’s Most Dangerous Amusement Park” & wore it like a badge of honor. This unbelievable new book chronicles the horrors & hilarity of a place where millions were entertained and almost as many broken bones were sustained, told through the eyes of the founder’s son. Often called “Accident Park” or “Class Action Park,” this proudly Jersey attraction ultimately closed in 1996 but lives on in stories, scars, & now a book.

The Dynasty Details Patriots Football Past & Present at werd.com

The Dynasty Details Patriots Football Past & Present

In The Dynasty, acclaimed sportswriter Jeff Benedict tracks the New England Patriots’ ascent from its days as the NFL’s laughingstock losers to the shift beginning in 1994 that led them on to ten Super Bowls, winning six of them, and emerging as one of the most valuable sports teams in the world with an estimated value of $4 billion. Details, history, and insider insights—it’s all in here.

Do What You Want: The Story of Bad Religion at werd.com

Do What You Want: The Story of Bad Religion

Bad Religion was a vanguard band at the forefront of the mainstream punk rock crossover of the early 2000s, paving the way for the Green Days & Blink 182s. Now nearly 40 years into their career, Do What You Want tells the untold tales of an unlikely band of misfits who broke the mold and brought a relentlessly punk-rock ethic to modern American music. Due out in hardcover August 18.

Billy F Gibbons: Rock + Roll Gearhead  at werd.com

Billy F Gibbons: Rock + Roll Gearhead 

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of “the little band from Texas,” this new hardcover is a celebration of ZZ Top through the iconic guitars and legendary hot rods that defined the band’s global superstardom. Featuring more than sixty guitars and fifteen astounding vehicles—from the near-mythical ’59 Les Paul sunburst known as “Pearly Gates” to the supercharged Eliminator coupe, it mixes guitar heroics and horsepower with insightful tales from the Texas bluesman himself.

Big Sexy: In His Own Words at werd.com

Big Sexy: In His Own Words

Celebrated baseball superstar Bartolo Colón—also known as Big Sexy—is a global sports icon and one of the most beloved players to ever play America’s game. In a career spanning 21 years, Colón has won the Cy Young Award and won more games than any other Latin American–born pitcher. He wore the uniform of the Indians, Expos, White Sox, Angels, Red Sox, Yankees, Mets, Braves, & more. In Big Sexy: In His Own Words, Colón opens up as never before. The result is a touching and deeply personal story of a truly unique baseball life.

Total F*cking Godhead: The Biography of Chris Cornell at werd.com

Total F*cking Godhead: The Biography of Chris Cornell

Here is the complete story of the complex and enigmatic artist, Chris Cornell. The in-depth portrait of a high-school dropout emerging from the Seattle underground to become one of the greatest singer-songwriters & voices of his generation. Created combining personal accounts from people who knew and worked with him—together with Cornell’s own words—the book recounts the rise of his immortal band Soundgarden as they emerged from the 1980s post-punk scene to dominate pop-culture in the ’90s alongside Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, and Nirvana.