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Manifesting Minds
A Review of Psychedelics in Science, Medicine, Sex, and Spirituality
Edited by Rick Doblin, Ph.D. and Brad Burge
Contribution by Albert Hoffman, Ram Dass and Sasha Shulgin


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: EVOLVER EDITIONS
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-726-5 (1-58394-726-4)

This book is a one-of-a-kind anthology, a “best of” collection of articles and essays published by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). Topics include the healing use of marijuana and psychedelics–including MDMA, ibogaine, LSD, and ayahuasca–for PTSD, anxiety, depression, and drug addiction, as well as positive effects of these substances... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Twist of Faith
An American Christian's Quest to Help Orphans in Africa
Written by John Donnelly


Format: Trade Paperback, 200 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0116-5 (0-8070-0116-3)

American Christians, veteran reporter John Donnelly has discovered, are an ever-increasing source of aid in Africa, with some experts estimating that U.S. churches supply more resources to Africa than USAID. In A Twist of Faith, he tells the unlikely story of how faith and determination compelled one such American Christian to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Where the Girls Are
Growing Up Female with the Mass Media
Written by Susan J. Douglas


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: March 28, 1995
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-2530-2 (0-8129-2530-0)

Where the Girls Are is a tour through the confusing and contradictory images of women in American pop culture. Douglas looks back at the television programs, popular music, advertising, and nightly news reports of the past four decades to reveal the decidedly mixed messages conveyed to girls and women coming of... Read more >

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The Power of Habit
Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
Written by Charles Duhigg


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8160-5 (0-8129-8160-X)

Selected for common reading at Babson College

A young woman walks into a laboratory. Over the past two years, she has transformed almost every aspect of her life. She has quit smoking, run a marathon, and been promoted at work. The patterns inside her brain, neurologists discover, have fundamentally changed.

Marketers at Procter... Read more >

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An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States

Written by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz


Format: Hardcover, 296 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 16, 2014
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0040-3 (0-8070-0040-X)

Today in the United States, there are more than five hundred federally recognized Indigenous nations comprising nearly three million people, descendants of the fifteen million Native people who once inhabited this land. The centuries-long genocidal program of the US settler-colonial regimen has largely been omitted from history. Now, for the first... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Age Wave
How The Most Important Trend Of Our Time Can Change Your Future
Written by Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D. and Joe Flower


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: January 1, 1990
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-34806-4 (0-553-34806-X)

Based on 15 years of research by Dr. Dychtwald, a leading expert on aging, this is the first comprehensive analysis of the consequences of the aging baby-boomer population on society. Examining the choices and challenges for the future, Age Wave discusses topics such as the "cyclic life-style," "reinventing the family," "elderpower... Read more >

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The Progress Paradox
How Life Gets Better While People Feel Worse
Written by Gregg Easterbrook


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: November 9, 2004
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7303-7 (0-8129-7303-8)

In The Progress Paradox, Gregg Easterbrook draws upon three decades of wide-ranging research and thinking to make the persuasive assertion that almost all aspects of Western life have vastly improved in the past century--yet today, according to research and anecdotal evidence, most men and women feel less 'happy' than in previous... Read more >

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Little Money Street
In Search of Gypsies and Their Music in the South of France
Written by Fernanda Eberstadt
Introduction by John Updike


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 14, 2007
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27942-2 (0-307-27942-1)

In 1998, Fernanda Eberstadt, her husband, and their two small children moved from New York to an area outside Perpignan, France—a city with one of the largest Gypsy populations in Western Europe. Here she found a jealously guarded culture, a society made, in part, of lawlessness and defiance of non-Gypsy norms... Read more >
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The Hearts of Men
American Dreams and the Flight from Commitment
Written by Barbara Ehrenreich


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 1, 1987
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-17615-6 (0-385-17615-5)

An original explanation of recent sexual culture and the loosening of marriage bonds over the past twenty years.

"The Hearts of Men not only explodes some pervasive beliefs, it affords an invigorating reading of American culture through the last three decades."—Philadelphia Inquirer Read more >
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Demon Fish
Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks
Written by Juliet Eilperin


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38680-9 (0-307-38680-5)

A group of traders huddles around a pile of dried shark fins on a gleaming white floor in Hong Kong. A Papua New Guinean elder shoves off in his hand-carved canoe, ready to summon a shark with ancient magic. A scientist finds a rare shark in Indonesia and forges a deal... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Demon Fish
Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks
Written by Juliet Eilperin


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: June 14, 2011
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-42512-7 (0-375-42512-8)

A group of traders huddles around a pile of dried shark fins on a gleaming white floor in Hong Kong. A Papua New Guinean elder shoves off in his hand-carved canoe, ready to summon a shark with ancient magic. A scientist finds a rare shark in Indonesia and forges a deal... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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Sex and the Citadel
Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World
Written by Shereen El Feki


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 21, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-39029-5 (0-307-39029-2)

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year

As the “Arab Spring” and its aftermath sweep streets and squares, parliaments and presidential palaces of the Middle East, Shereen El Feki—an award-winning Canadian-Egyptian journalist—has been looking at unrest a little closer to home: in the sexual lives of Arab men and women. The... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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American Plastic
Boob Jobs, Credit Cards, and Our Quest for Perfection
Written by Laurie Essig


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0323-7 (0-8070-0323-9)

The story of how credit and cosmetic surgery have created a subprime mortgage crisis of the body.

In this provocative book, sociologist Laurie Essig traces the history of plastic surgery, tracks the effect of fashion and porn on our desire to “fix” ourselves, and explores our image- and youth-obsessed culture. In over... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes
Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle
Written by Daniel L. Everett


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 3, 2009
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38612-0 (0-307-38612-0)

A riveting account of the astonishing experiences and discoveries made by linguist Daniel Everett while he lived with the Pirahã, a small tribe of Amazonian Indians in central Brazil.
Daniel Everett arrived among the Pirahã with his wife and three young children hoping to convert the tribe to Christianity. Everett quickly became... Read more >
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Ingenious
A True Story of Invention, Automotive Daring, and the Race to Revive America
Written by Jason Fagone


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-59148-7 (0-307-59148-4)

The moment Jason Fagone heard about the X Prize Foundation’s staggering $10 million bounty, he sensed there was a powerful story. The coveted prize would be awarded to the individual or team who could build a safe, environmentally-friendly and mass-producible car. Though no auto-enthusiast himself, Fagone understood that, at its core... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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League of Denial
The NFL, Concussions, and the Battle for Truth
Written by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: August 26, 2014
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-7704-3756-5 (0-7704-3756-7)

Comprehensively, and for the first time, award-winning investigative reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru deliver a probing look at brain injury and football. Moving between the NFL trenches, America’s research labs and the boardrooms where the NFL went to war against science, League of Denial examines how the league used its power and... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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The Force of Reason

Written by Oriana Fallaci


Format: Hardcover, 290 pages
Publisher: Rizzoli
On Sale: March 7, 2006
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-8478-2753-4 (0-8478-2753-4)

Oriana Fallaci is back with her much-anticipated follow up to The Rage and the Pride, her powerful post-September 11 manifesto. The genesis for The Force of Reason was a postscript entitled Due Anni Dopo (Two Years Later), which was intended as a brief appendix to the thirtieth edition of The Rage... Read more >

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One Nation Under Goods
Malls and the Seductions of American Shopping
Written by James J. Farrell


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-292-8 (1-58834-292-1)

Loved and hated, visited and avoided, seemingly everywhere yet endlessly the same, malls occupy a special place in American life. What, then, is this invention that evokes such strong and contradictory emotions in Americans? In many ways malls represent the apotheosis of American consumerism and this synthetic and wide-ranging investigation is... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Jew is Not My Enemy
Unveiling the Myths that Fuel Muslim Anti-Semitism
Written by Tarek Fatah


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Signal
On Sale: December 6, 2011
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-7710-4784-8 (0-7710-4784-3)

A liberal Muslim and critically acclaimed author explores the historical, political, and theological basis for centuries of Muslim animosity towards Jews, debunking long-held myths and tracing a history of hate and its impact today.

More than nine years after 9/11 and 60 years after the creation of the state of Israel, the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Oxford Project

Text by Stephen G. Bloom
Photographed by Peter Feldstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Welcome Books
On Sale: September 28, 2010
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-59962-087-9 (1-59962-087-1)

The Alex-award winning The Oxford Project is back in an abridged paperback edition. Less expensive, more portable, and retaining all the drama of this extraordinary true tale of a seemingly ordinary Midwestern town through the pictures and words its residents. Equal parts art, American history, cultural anthropology, and human narrative -... Read more >

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The War on Choice
The Right-Wing Attack on Women's Rights and How to Fight Back
Written by Gloria Feldt


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: April 13, 2004
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38292-1 (0-553-38292-6)

Accessible and impassioned, here is an eye-opening look at the right wing strategy to reverse the gains American women have made over the past 50 years. The War on Choice chronicles the actions being taken at the highest levels of government to turn back the clock on women's rights.

As Feldt... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Who's Got Your Back
The Breakthrough Program to Build Deep, Trusting Relationships That Create Success--and Won't Let You Fail
Written by Keith Ferrazzi


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: May 19, 2009
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52133-8 (0-385-52133-2)

Disregard the myth of the lone professional “superman” and the rest of our culture’s go-it alone mentality. The real path to success in your work and in your life is through creating an inner circle of “lifeline relationships” – deep, close relationships with a few key trusted individuals who will offer... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Running with the Kenyans
Discovering the Secrets of the Fastest People on Earth
Written by Adharanand Finn


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-52880-3 (0-345-52880-8)

Whether running is your recreation or your religion, Adharanand Finn’s incredible journey to the elite training camps of Kenya will captivate and inspire you, as he ventures to uncover the secrets of the fastest people on earth. Finn’s mesmerizing quest combines a fresh look at barefoot running, practical advice on the... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Script and Scribble
The Rise and Fall of Handwriting
Written by Kitty Burns Florey


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: January 20, 2009
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-933633-67-1 (1-933633-67-0)

Steeped in the Palmer Method of Handwriting she learned in Catholic school, Kitty Burns Florey is a self-confessed “penmanship nut” who loves the act of taking pen to paper. So when she discovered that schools today forego handwriting drills in favor of teaching something called keyboarding, it gave her pause: “There... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Foxfire 45th Anniversary Book
Singin', Praisin', Raisin'
Written by Foxfire Fund, Inc.


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 30, 2011
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74259-9 (0-307-74259-8)

For almost half a century, Foxfire has brought the philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers, teaching creative self-sufficiency and preserving the stories, crafts, and customs of Appalachia. Inspiring and practical, this classic series has become an American institution.

The Foxfire 45th Anniversary Book continues the beloved tradition of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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