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Set the Night on Fire: Living, Dying, and Playing Guitar With the Doors at werd.com

Set the Night on Fire: Living, Dying, and Playing Guitar With the Doors

Perhaps the most low-key of the 60s-era guitar gods, The Doors’ axeman Robbie Krieger’s understated approach has always added another layer of mystery to the bands’ mystique. That all ends here, with his debut memoir. He packs Set the Night on Fire full of never-before-told stories from The Doors’ most vital years, offering s a fresh perspective on the most infamous moments of the band’s career. Release date: Oct. 12.

Mike Tyson: Photographs By Lori Grinker at werd.com

Mike Tyson: Photographs By Lori Grinker

As part of a Photo School project, the now award-winning photographer Lori Grinker began shooting young boxers under the guidance of Cus D’Amato; among them, a 13-year old Mike Tyson. Over the next decade, Grinker documented Mike’s meteoric ascent, up close & personal. Her photos in this new collection provide an intimate look at a young champion in the making; covering his career until his first defeat in 1991, to Buster Douglas.

The Baseball 100 by Joe Posnanski at werd.com

The Baseball 100 by Joe Posnanski

Acclaimed baseball writer Joe Posnanski may have just penned his magnum opus. With the aim of brining the legends to life through his tales, The Baseball 100 is an audacious, singular, and masterly book that took a lifetime to write. The entire story of baseball rings through a countdown of the 100 greatest players in history, as Posnanski dives into the biographies of iconic Hall of Famers, stars of the Negro Leagues, forgotten heroes, talents of today, and more.

Paul, A Taschen Collector’s Edition at werd.com

Paul, A Taschen Collector’s Edition

In a limited edition of just 600 books, the forthcoming photo collection Paul from legendary photojournalist Harry Benson features more than 100 stills of Paul McCartney. From 1975’s Wings tour through the 1990s at home on his farm, it is an intimate portrait of the enigmatic icon.

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Willie Nelson’s Letters to America at werd.com

Willie Nelson’s Letters to America

As the follow up to his bestselling 2015 memoir, It’s a Long Story, Willie Nelson’s new book delivers the icon’s most intimate thoughts and stories. In Letters to America, Willie speaks straight from the heart, sending his thanks and his thoughts to American’s past & present, digging deep into his heart and soul and his music catalog to lift us up in difficult times. And to remind us of the endless promise of our nation.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: A Novel at werd.com

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: A Novel

As a possibly tongue-in-cheek follow-up to his Academy Award-winning film of the same name, Quentin Tarantino’s debut novel is every bit as brutal, rich and raucous as the 2019 film. Set in 1969 Los Angeles, it’s the story of a faded TV actor and his stunt double striving to achieve fame and success in the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age. A strange & sordid tale that only Tarantino could tell.

Safecracker: A Chronicle of the Coolest Job in the World at werd.com

Safecracker: A Chronicle of the Coolest Job in the World

In Safecracker, Dave McOmie, an actual professional safe cracker, takes readers along for a week in the life. From an impenetrable vault in Vegas with a midnight deadline to Prince’s ultra-secure music vault in the basement of Paisley Park to meeting a mystery man from the DoD at a remote location to crack two high security safes, he shares his unique “work” as well as what he finds locked inside.

Beast: John Bonham and the Rise of Led Zeppelin at werd.com

Beast: John Bonham and the Rise of Led Zeppelin

Amazingly Beast: John Bonham and the Rise of Led Zeppelin is the first-ever biography of the iconic John Bonham, arguably the greatest rock drummer to ever do it. Considering his infamy & influence, this story is long overdue. Within months of being recruited into the fledgling Led Zep, Bonham & the boys shot to stardom & were well on their way to becoming the most important rock band of the 70s. By 1980, after chart-topping hits, multi-platinum back-to-back albums, & mega stadium world tours, Bonham was dead. This biography takes readers through it all.

Changes: An Oral History of Tupac Shakur at werd.com

Changes: An Oral History of Tupac Shakur

Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Tupac Shakur’s birth and 25 since his death, Changes offers a thoughtful and comprehensive account of the artist’s extraordinary life and legacy. An editor at The New Yorker, Pearce interviewed dozens who knew Tupac throughout his life. While there are plenty of bold-faced names, the book focuses on the individuals who are lesser known—his high school drama teacher, an until-now silent executive from Death Row records, and school classmates.

Modernist Pizza at werd.com

Modernist Pizza

The expansive 3-volume Modernist Pizza is the definitive guide to one of the world’s most popular foods. Broken into 3 books: History & Fundamentals, Techniques & Ingredients, and finally, Recipes, this groundbreaking set is the culmination of exhaustive research, travel, and experiments to collect and advance the world’s knowledge of pizza. Spanning 1,708 pages, it is much more than a cookbook: it’s an inspiring resource for all who love ’za.

The Guns of John Moses Browning at werd.com

The Guns of John Moses Browning

Visionary inventor John Moses Browning, known as the “Thomas Edison of guns,” designed the modern handgun and an astonishing array of firearms that armed American troops for 100 years. In this new biography, Browning comes to vivid life—his unique vision & a gifted mind that produced everything from the famous Winchester “30-30” hunting rifle to machine guns used by every American aircraft and infantry unit in World War II. With this book, Brown joins the historic ranks of the Wright Brothers, Thomas Edison, and Henry Ford.

Letters to a Young Athlete by NBA Icon Chris Bosh at werd.com

Letters to a Young Athlete by NBA Icon Chris Bosh

Eleven-time All-Star, two-time NBA champion, Olympic gold medalist, and the league’s Global Ambassador, Chris Bosh is also a 2021 Hall Of Fame hopeful. In Letters To A Young Athlete, the basketball icon, forced into early retirement by injury, shares his journey, wisdom he took from players like Lebron & Kobe, and important life lessons that go way beyond the game.

Pizza Czar: Recipes and Know-How from a World-Traveling Pizza Chef at werd.com

Pizza Czar: Recipes and Know-How from a World-Traveling Pizza Chef

The former pizza czar of legendary Roberta’s in Brooklyn, Anthony Falco, has become a global authority on all things pizza & has spent the last half-decade consulting with restaurants & pizzaiolos around the world. He has now penned his first book. In it, he teaches you everything you need to know to make pizza. It’s an exhaustive resource for absolutely any pizza cook, teaching mastery of the classics and tricks of the trade plus unique takes on styles and recipes from around the globe.

Freedom by Sebastian Junger at werd.com

Freedom by Sebastian Junger

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tribe and The Perfect Storm, Sebastian Junger, comes a new novel of sweeping scope and deep insight. Freedom examines the timeless human quest for community and freedom. Having spent nearly a year walking the rail lines of the east coast with 3 friends as an experiment, Junger weaves his account of the journey with primatology and boxing strategy, the history of labor strikes and Apache raiders, the role of women in resistance movements, and the brutal reality of life on the Pennsylvania frontier. Big ideas about the human condition, Junger’s specialty.

Formula 1: The Impossible Collection at werd.com

Formula 1: The Impossible Collection

With over 175 illustrations and images, Formula 1: The Impossible Collection chronicles the milestones that lifted Formula One from a gentlemen’s club in 1950 to a global sport with hundreds of millions of fans around the world. Highlighting technical innovations, remarkable drivers’ achievements and exciting race finishes, this volume illuminates the immortal f-1 names & moments that make up a truly remarkable heritage. The book is housed in a luxury clamshell case & presented in a red canvas tote bag to preserve its craftsmanship.

Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood at werd.com

Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood

Danny Trejo has always been a badass. In his new new autobiography, he shares for the first-time, his unlikely journey from misspent youth to addiction to incarceration to recovery and ultimately, redemption & stardom. Through it all, he’s never forgotten where he came from. He’s outspoken on addiction & committed to giving back. Add all this to his on-screen charm and you know exactly why he’s got legions of fans. And they’re gonna eat these stories up. Release date: July 6.

The Double Life of Bob Dylan: A Restless, Hungry Feeling, 1941-1966 at werd.com

The Double Life of Bob Dylan: A Restless, Hungry Feeling, 1941-1966

Long-considered the world’s leading authority on Bob Dylan, biographer Clinton Heylin dug deep into Dylan’s kaleidoscopic and seemingly endless archive to better understand the life & work of the Nobel Prize “poet.” From boxes of small notebooks filled with microscopic handwriting, his drafts, notes & ideas stretch from 1967 to today, including undocumented works for Blood on the Tracks; multiple drafts of his novel, Tarantula; plus letters, contracts, & ephemera as well as countless song drafts for most of his key songs.

The Twelve Lives of Alfred Hitchcock at werd.com

The Twelve Lives of Alfred Hitchcock

With his uniquely structured new book on the cinematic titan, author Edward White adds yet more to the mythology of the enduring Hollywood icon. With its 12 themed chapters, each one reveals a new angle, something fundamental about the man he was as well as the mythological creature he has become. The result is a balanced yet intriguing portrait, presenting not just the life Hitchcock lived but also the various versions of himself that he projected, and those projected on his behalf.