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The 16 Best New Books We Loved This Year

The 16 Best New Books We Loved This Year

Some books will make you a better man, while others give a first-hand look at the realities of war or teach you how to be a better dad. Others still are simply classics that every guy should read.

These 16 books caught our attention this year. Whether you’re looking for an in-depth dive into the behind-the-scenes of movie making, trying to learn how to grill better, or simply need a gorgeous coffee table book as a gift or for yourself, you’ll want to add these to your cart.

Food
Churchill: A Drinking Life: Champagne, Cognac, and Cocktails

It's not exactly a secret that Winston Churchill enjoyed the occasional cocktail or two. However the legendary indulgences habits of the former Prime Minister are often blown out of proportion or simply untrue. Churchill: A Drinking Life: Champagne, Cognac, and Cocktails, written by Gin Sander and Roxanne Langer, is a…

<em>Churchill: A Drinking Life: Champagne, Cognac, and Cocktails</em>
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The Art of The Batman Coffee Table Book

The Batman is already one of the biggest movies of 2022. This bleak and gritty version of the classic Batman story is richly realized thanks to tone, mood, and a distinct direction. And the recently released coffee table book The Art of The Batman sheds light on the visual language…

<em>The Art of The Batman</em> Coffee Table Book
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Discover the History of Iconic Logos with Logo Beginnings

If you're looking for a new intriguing coffee table book, pick up a copy of Logo Beginnings. This book from renowned publisher Taschen takes a look at the history of iconic corporate logos. Author Jens Müller has examined historical trademark registers and design publications and has found more than 6,000…

Discover the History of Iconic Logos with <em>Logo Beginnings</em>
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Home
Lost Objects: 50 Stories About the Things We Miss and Why They Matter

You may know Joshua Glenn and Rob Walker from their project, Significant Objects, an experiment tying fiction work to thrift store finds. Glenn and Walker now turn their attention to nonfiction in short memoirs. Coupling illustrators and writers, Lost Objects is a look at fifty objects that have a special…

<em>Lost Objects: 50 Stories About the Things We Miss and Why They Matter</em>
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Outdoors
Brad Leone’s Field Notes for Food Adventure

Looking to upgrade your chef skills in the great outdoors? Want to cook a killer meal on your next camping trip? Pick up a copy of Field Notes for Food Adventure. This guide penned by Bon Appetit chef and YouTube personality Brad Leone features recipes and how-to cooking tips alongside…

Brad Leone’s <em>Field Notes for Food Adventure</em>
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Barkeep: The Art of Mixology, Bar & Cocktails

Looking to up your bartending game? Want to mix up some fantastic cocktails at home? Well, we have the book for you. Barkeep: The Art of Mixology, Bar & Cocktails is the 2nd Edition of the original Barkeep handbook penned by professional bartender and mixologist Danilo Božović. In this updated…

<em>Barkeep: The Art of Mixology, Bar & Cocktails</em>
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Transportation
The Race of Gentlemen

If you're a fan of America's hot rod scene, we have the book for you. The Race of Gentlemen celebrates the eponymous event (abbreviated to TROG) where bikers descend on Wildwood, New Jersey's beaches for races, parties, and overall good times. Assouline put together this stunning coffee table book with…

<em>The Race of Gentlemen</em>
Transportation
Entertainment
The LEGO Story: How a Little Toy Sparked the World’s Imagination

You'd be hard-pressed to find someone who isn't a fan of LEGO. The toy company has become a beloved staple in just about every household and this recently published books documents the history of the brand. The LEGO Story was written buy author Jens Andersen who was given access to…

<em>The LEGO Story: How a Little Toy Sparked the World’s Imagination</em>
Entertainment
Entertainment
This Virgil Abloh Book Honors the Late Designer’s Legacy

Virgil Abloh's untimely death left a void in the fashion world that's been hard to fill. As we reach the one-year anniversary of his passing, Assouline will be releasing a book next month that is a retrospective and celebration of the designer's life. A former collaborator with Kanye West, artistic…

This Virgil Abloh Book Honors the Late Designer’s Legacy
Entertainment
Entertainment
Assouline’s Latest Book Tells of Louis Vuitton and Sports History

Assouline has always done a great job of highlighting the little-known bits of the world around us and their latest book, Louis Vuitton: Trophy Trunks is no different. This 222-page book highlights the haute maison as part of crowning legends across the sports world. From Rafael Nadal to the FIFA World…

Assouline’s Latest Book Tells of Louis Vuitton and Sports History
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Misc
Paul Newman: Blue-Eyed Cool

The late, great Paul Newman has come to represent a defining era of American menswear and style. The race car driver, infamous watch collector, and effortlessly cool actor captured something particularly special as a beloved movie star. Paul Newman: Blue-Eyed Cool, a hardcover book coffee table book from author James…

<em>Paul Newman: Blue-Eyed Cool</em>
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Grill
The Best Grilling Cookbook Ever Written By Two Idiots

Look, I’m going to say it - we need more idiots in media. I want things dumbed down, easy-to-follow, and without a lot of highfalutin language to put me off from reading any further. That’s why, when first hearing about The Best Grilling Cookbook Ever Written By Two Idiots, I…

The Best Grilling Cookbook Ever Written By Two Idiots
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Entertainment
Cinema Speculation by Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino is known as an immensely talented and respected filmmaker, writer, and artist but above all other titles, he'd probably prefer 'cinema enthusiast.' His passion for movies as a medium makes itself clear through his own work and in interviews he has spoken profusely about his ardor for the…

<em>Cinema Speculation</em> by Quentin Tarantino
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Entertainment
Revolution, The History of Turntable Design

There's an inherent aesthetic quality about records and turntables that makes diving into that subculture very enjoyable. The analog charm and mechanical performance combine for a piece of gear that is both timeless and very old school cool. So it's very likely the inherent nostalgia of this generation is exactly…

<em>Revolution, The History of Turntable Design</em>
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Misc
The Monocle Book of Photography

Global omnibrand, Monocle, recently celebrated their 15th anniversary. While they have run the proverbial gamut from podcasts to brick-and-mortar shops, from magazines to broadsheet newspapers and media conferences, one never overlooks the visual eye of the brand. Their storytelling is impactful, often backed up by expert photography. Now, with their…

The Monocle Book of Photography
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Misc
Soft Electronics: Iconic Retro Designs from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s

Call it rose-tinted nostalgia or a serious appreciation for a bygone era, but the mid- to late-nineteenth-century produced some stunning design work. Particularly when it came to homegoods. Plastic, vibrant, distinctive, and colorful these objects have had a significant impact on interior decor. Soft Electronics, an upcoming art book published…

<em>Soft Electronics: Iconic Retro Designs from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s</em>
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