This year, forget the tie, and get your dad a gift he’ll cherish. Whether he’s a master griller, a whisky lover, an athlete, or just an all-star eater, we’ve something perfect for him. Bonus: use promo code FathersDay17 on Workman.com and get 30% off all our best books for Father’s Day below.
by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras, and Ella Morton
Talk about a bucket list: here are natural wonders—the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand, or a baobob tree in South Africa that’s so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can drink comfortably. Architectural marvels, including the M.C. Escher-like stepwells in India. Mind-boggling events, like the Baby Jumping Festival in Spain, where men dressed as devils literally vault over rows of squirming infants.
Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world, and is as appealing to the armchair traveler as the die-hard adventurer.
Up Your Game
by Gary Belsky and Neil Fine
Sound smart and play smarter with this compendium of the tricks, techniques, and unwritten rules every sports fan needs—from naming your fantasy team to betting with friends, doing a flip turn to investing in memorabilia, winning at arm wrestling to hosting a Super Bowl party, and so much more. With over 150 to-the-point entries, plus helpful illustrations, charts, and lists, Up Your Game! will get you in the know in no time.
The Great Outdoors
by Brendan Leonard
From mountain climbing, to skiing, sledding, and sailing, Leonard shows that you don’t need to be a risk taker to enjoy the outdoors. And if the reader does find himself at the point of man vs. nature, Leonard shares survival skills from how to bandage a wound and read a topographical map, to how to drive on sand and remove a tick from your skin. Organized thematically and written in short takeaway entries with line drawings, The Great Outdoors: A User’s Guide is a friendly way into the outdoor lifestyle for those who want to dabble or go all in.
A Field Guide to Whisky
by Hans Offringa
A Field Guide to Whisky is a one-stop guide for all the information a whisky enthusiast needs. What are the basic ingredients in all whiskies? How does it get its flavor? Which big-name brands truly deserve their reputation? What are the current whisky trends around the world? And who was Jack Daniel, anyway? This abundance of information is distilled(!) into 324 short entries covering basic whisky literacy, production methods, consumption tips, trends, trivia, geographical maps and lists of distilleries, whisky trails, bars, hotels, and festivals by an industry insider.
Barbecue Sauces and Rubs
by Steven Raichlen
Steven Raichlen, America’s “master griller” (Esquire), has completely updated and revised his bestselling encyclopedia of chile-fired rubs, lemony marinades, buttery bastes, pack-a-wallop sauces, plus mops, slathers, sambals, and chutneys. It’s a cornucopia of all the latest flavor trends, drawing from irresistible Thai, Mexican, Indian, Cajun, Jamaican, Italian, and French cuisines, as well as those building blocks from America’s own barbecue belt. With over 200 recipes, it’s the essential companion cookbook for every at-home pitmaster looking to up his or her game.
You can also use the promo code for the following Fathers’ Day favorites:
- Steven Raichlen’s The Barbecue! Bible
- Joshua McFadden’s Six Seasons
- Randy Mosher’s Tasting Beer
- Katie Workman’s Dinner Solved!
- Amanda Kingloff’s Project Kid
- Amanda Kingloff’s Project Kid: Crafts That Go!
- Bunmi Laditan’s Toddlers Are A**holes
- Scott Bedford’s Made By Dad
- Martin Bruckner’s I Love You With All My Butt!