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Talk Talk Talk
Talk Talk Talk
Written by Jay Ingram
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307788115
Our Price: $12.99
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Talk Talk Talk
Decoding the Mysteries of Speech
Written by Jay Ingram


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: April 6, 2011
Price: $12.99

With a mixture of erudition and humor, Canadian radio personality Jay Ingram discusses the sociology of talking: the dynamics of conversation, men and women's different propensities for interrupting, and even the proper use of "you know." But he also delves into the mystery-riddled physiology of talking. While we now know that... Read more >
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Poison Penmanship
The Gentle Art of Muckraking
Written by Jessica Mitford
Preface by Jane Smiley


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 9, 2012
Price: $15.95

Jessica Mitford was a member of one of England’s most legendary families (among her sisters were the novelist Nancy Mitford and the current Duchess of Devonshire) and one of the great muckraking journalists of modern times. Leaving England for America, she pursued a career as an investigative reporter and unrepentant gadfly... Read more >
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Operation Massacre

Written by Rodolfo Walsh
Afterword by Ricardo Piglia
Translated by Daniella Gitlin
Foreword by Michael Greenberg


Format: eBook, 252 pages
On Sale: August 20, 2013
Price: $16.95

1956. Argentina has just lost its charismatic president Juán Perón in a military coup, and terror reigns across the land. June 1956: eighteen people are reported dead in a failed Peronist uprising. December 1956: sometime journalist, crime fiction writer, studiedly unpoliticized chess aficionado Rodolfo Walsh learns by chance that one of... Read more >
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Language Visible
Language Visible
Written by David Sacks
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307486936
Our Price: $14.99
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Language Visible
Unraveling the Mystery of the Alphabet from A to Z
Written by David Sacks


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2008
Price: $14.99

Letters are tangible language. Joining together in endless combinations to actually show speech, letters convey our messages and tell our stories. While we encounter these tiny shapes hundreds of times a day, we take for granted the long, fascinating history behind one of the most fundamental of human inventions--the alphabet.

The heart... Read more >
Second Mencken Chrestomathy
Second Mencken Chrestomathy
Written by H.L. Mencken
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307831118
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Second Mencken Chrestomathy

Written by H.L. Mencken


Format: eBook, 656 pages
On Sale: March 20, 2013
Price: $11.99

Before there was any such thing as political correctness, H. L. Mencken was flouting it. He was also cheerfully deriding the precursors of family values and lambasting the guardians of public virtue. This historic new collection is further evidence that Mencken was our most astute, stylish, and biliously funny commentator on... Read more >
The Art of the Interview
The Art of the Interview
Written by Lawrence Grobel
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307513304
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The Art of the Interview
Lessons from a Master of the Craft
Written by Lawrence Grobel


Format: eBook, 480 pages
On Sale: May 5, 2010
Price: $15.99

THE ULTIMATE INSIDER’S LOOK AT THE FINE ART OF INTERVIEWING

“I had a fantasy the other night that this interview is so great that they no longer want me to act—just do interviews. I thought of us going all over the world doing interviews—we’ve signed for three interviews a day for six... Read more >
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Resurrecting Hebrew
Resurrecting Hebrew
Written by Ilan Stavans
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780805242621
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Resurrecting Hebrew

Written by Ilan Stavans


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 16, 2008
Price: $12.99

Part of the Jewish Encounter series

Here is the stirring story of how Hebrew was rescued from the fate of a dead language to become the living tongue of a modern nation. Ilan Stavans’s quest begins with a dream featuring a beautiful woman speaking an unknown language. When the language turns out...

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When You Catch an Adjective, Kill It
When You Catch an Adjective, Kill It
Written by Ben Yagoda
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780767929318
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When You Catch an Adjective, Kill It
The Parts of Speech, for Better And/Or Worse
Written by Ben Yagoda


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: February 12, 2008
Price: $11.99

What do you get when you mix nine parts of speech, one great writer, and generous dashes of insight, humor, and irreverence? One phenomenally entertaining language book.

In his waggish yet authoritative book, Ben Yagoda has managed to undo the dark work of legions of English teachers and libraries of dusty grammar... Read more >
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College Essays that Made a Difference, 5th Edition
College Essays that Made a Difference, 5th Edition
Written by Princeton Review
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307945228
Our Price: $11.99
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College Essays that Made a Difference, 5th Edition

Written by Princeton Review


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: January 22, 2013
Price: $11.99

Not sure how to tackle the scariest part of your college application—the personal essays? Get a little inspiration from real-life examples of successful essays that scored! In this 5th edition of College Essays that Made a Difference, you’ll find:

• 114 real essays written by 90 unique college hopefuls applying to Harvard, Princeton... Read more >
The Lonely Voice

Written by Frank O'Connor


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 6, 2011
Price: $16.95

Introduction by Russell Banks.

The legendary book about writing by the legendary writer is back!

Frank O’Connor was one of the twentieth century’s greatest short story writers, and one of Ireland’s greatest authors ever. Now, O’Connor’s influential and sought-after book on the short story is back.
The Lonely Voice offers a... Read more >
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