Steve McQueen was a cinematic icon, truly a legend in his own time, known for his racing passions as much as his passionate style. He brought this excitement into his movie and television career, often performing his own stunts, unheard of at the time. Steve McQueen: A Life in Pictures ($27) celebrates his legacy with large, high-quality photographs from both his professional and personal life.
Go inside the head of Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Who Is Mark Twain? ($14). This 240-page hardbound collection features 25 newly-published papers written by Twain prior to his death in 1910, hand-picked by general editor of the Mark Twain Project at UC Berkeley, Robert Hirst. Informative, interesting, and funny, it's a must have for any literature buff. [Thanks, Wayne]
From casseroles to cookies, the spiral-bound Back of the Box Cooking ($14) has over 500 recipes straight from your favorite brand-name snack companies, like Frito-Lay, Hershey, and Nature's Path. Now there's no need to wait for Thanksgiving to use off-the-shelf ingredients to make your favorite foods.
We could probably all use some financial advice these days, which is why we're reading the simple process offered up in I Will Teach You To Be Rich ($8). Written by Ramit Sethi, who also runs an excellent accompanying blog, this 266-page next-generation financial handbook will get you on your way to better money management and wealth-building through basic, easy-to-follow tips.