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Jennifer, Gwyneth & Me
Jennifer, Gwyneth & Me
Written by Rachel Bertsche
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345543226
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Jennifer, Gwyneth & Me
The Pursuit of Happiness, One Celebrity at a Time
Written by Rachel Bertsche


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: July 1, 2014
Price: $15.00

For fans of The Happiness Project and The Year of Living Biblically comes a pointed look at our fascination with celebrities, as one woman strives to remake herself in the image of her favorite stars.
 
What woman hasn’t seen pictures of Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, or Beyoncé and wished she... Read more >
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Jennifer, Gwyneth & Me
Jennifer, Gwyneth & Me
Written by Rachel Bertsche
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ISBN: 9780345543233
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Jennifer, Gwyneth & Me
The Pursuit of Happiness, One Celebrity at a Time
Written by Rachel Bertsche


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: July 1, 2014
Price: $9.99

For fans of The Happiness Project and The Year of Living Biblically comes a pointed look at our fascination with celebrities, as one woman strives to remake herself in the image of her favorite stars.
 
What woman hasn’t seen pictures of Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, or Beyoncé and wished she... Read more >
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Dear Luke, We Need to Talk, Darth
Dear Luke, We Need to Talk, Darth
Written by John Moe
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ISBN: 9780385349116
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Dear Luke, We Need to Talk, Darth
And Other Pop Culture Correspondences
Written by John Moe


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: June 10, 2014
Price: $9.99

Dear Luke, We Need to Talk, Darth is proof that a funny book on pop culture doesn't have to be snide and nasty. I loved everything about it.” —Jim Gaffigan
 
We all know how Darth Vader shared his big secret with Luke Skywalker, but what if he had delivered the news in... Read more >
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Dear Luke, We Need to Talk, Darth
Dear Luke, We Need to Talk, Darth
Written by John Moe
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780385349109
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Dear Luke, We Need to Talk, Darth
And Other Pop Culture Correspondences
Written by John Moe


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: June 10, 2014
Price: $15.00

Dear Luke, We Need to Talk, Darth is proof that a funny book on pop culture doesn't have to be snide and nasty. I loved everything about it.” —Jim Gaffigan
 
We all know how Darth Vader shared his big secret with Luke Skywalker, but what if he had delivered the news in... Read more >
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Dear Luke, We Need to Talk, Darth
Dear Luke, We Need to Talk, Darth
Written by John Moe, Read by John Moe
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ISBN: 9780553397864
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Dear Luke, We Need to Talk, Darth
And Other Pop Culture Correspondences
Written by John Moe
Read by John Moe


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: June 10, 2014
Price: $20.00

Dear Luke, We Need to Talk, Darth is proof that a funny book on pop culture doesn't have to be snide and nasty. I loved everything about it.” —Jim Gaffigan
 
We all know how Darth Vader shared his big secret with Luke Skywalker, but what if he had delivered the news in... Read more >
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Stuff Every Geek Should Know

Compiled by Quirk Books


Format: eBook, 50 pages
On Sale: June 10, 2014
Price: $0.00

Packed with tips, articles, and how-tos on everything from performing Jedi mind tricks to creating your own cosplay gear to wooing the geek of your dreams, Stuff Every Geek Should Know is an indispensable guide to life, the universe, and everything geeky. Featuring content from Quirk's nerdiest titles plus all-new, never-before-seen good stuff...

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Jet Set
Jet Set
Written by William Stadiem
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780345536952
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Jet Set
The People, the Planes, the Glamour, and the Romance in Aviation's Glory Years
Written by William Stadiem


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $28.00

In October 1958, Pan American World Airways began making regularly scheduled flights between New York and Paris, courtesy of its newly minted wonder jet, the Boeing 707. Almost overnight, the moneyed celebrities of the era made Europe their playground. At the same time, the dream of international travel came true for... Read more >
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Jet Set
Jet Set
Written by William Stadiem
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ISBN: 9780345536976
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Jet Set
The People, the Planes, the Glamour, and the Romance in Aviation's Glory Years
Written by William Stadiem


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $13.99

In October 1958, Pan American World Airways began making regularly scheduled flights between New York and Paris, courtesy of its newly minted wonder jet, the Boeing 707. Almost overnight, the moneyed celebrities of the era made Europe their playground. At the same time, the dream of international travel came true for... Read more >
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One Summer
One Summer
Written by Bill Bryson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780767919418
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One Summer
America, 1927
Written by Bill Bryson


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $16.95

A Chicago Tribune Noteworthy Book
A GoodReads Reader's Choice

The summer of 1927 began with Charles Lindbergh crossing the Atlantic. Meanwhile, Babe Ruth was closing in on the home run record. In Newark, New Jersey, Alvin “Shipwreck” Kelly sat atop a flagpole for twelve days, and in Chicago, the gangster Al Capone... Read more >
Assholes
Assholes
Written by Aaron James
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780804171359
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Assholes
A Theory
Written by Aaron James


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $14.95

What does it mean for someone to be an asshole? The answer is not obvious, despite the fact that we are often stuck dealing with people for whom there is no better name. We try to avoid them, but assholes are everywhere—at work, at home, on the road, in the public... Read more >
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Cubed
Cubed
Written by Nikil Saval
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385536585
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Cubed
A Secret History of the Workplace
Written by Nikil Saval


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $13.99

You mean this place we go to five days a week has a history? Cubed reveals the unexplored yet surprising story of the places where most of the world's work—our work—gets done. From "Bartleby the Scrivener" to The Office, from the steno pool to the open-plan cubicle farm, Cubed is a...

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Cubed
Cubed
Written by Nikil Saval, Read by Stephen Hoye
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780804190961
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Cubed
A Secret History of the Workplace
Written by Nikil Saval
Read by Stephen Hoye


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $17.50

You mean this place we go to five days a week has a history? Cubed reveals the unexplored yet surprising story of the places where most of the world's work—our work—gets done. From "Bartleby the Scrivener" to The Office, from the steno pool to the open-plan cubicle farm, Cubed is a...

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Brazil - Culture Smart!
Brazil - Culture Smart!
Written by Sandra Branco and Rob Williams
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ISBN: 9781857336894
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Brazil - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Written by Sandra Branco and Rob Williams


Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $9.95

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Brazil - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Written by Sandra Branco and Rob Williams


Format: eBook, 168 pages
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $9.95

Once known mainly for its beaches and bossa nova, football, Carnaval, and the finest coffee in the world, over the last decade Brazil has emerged as the colossus of South America.
 
Brazil is the ‘B’ of the BRICS nations, the powerful bloc of emerging national economies whose influence is... Read more >
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Thailand - Culture Smart!
Thailand - Culture Smart!
Written by Roger Jones
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ISBN: 9781857336917
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Thailand - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Written by Roger Jones


Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $9.95

For many outsiders Thailand still conjures up images of the East at its most mysterious and enchanting – a view largely formed by Hollywood films like The King and I. Never conquered by foreigners, this proud and ancient land has been shaped by Buddhism, the monarchy, and the military. Today it... Read more >
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Thailand - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Written by Roger Jones


Format: eBook, 168 pages
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $9.95

For many outsiders Thailand still conjures up images of the East at its most mysterious and enchanting – a view largely formed by Hollywood films like The King and I. Never conquered by foreigners, this proud and ancient land has been shaped by Buddhism, the monarchy, and the military. Today it... Read more >
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Turkey - Culture Smart!
Turkey - Culture Smart!
Written by Charlotte McPherson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781857336931
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Turkey - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Written by Charlotte McPherson


Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $9.95

Standing astride two continents and stretching from Europe to the Middle East, Turkey is both feared by the West and wooed by it. Travelers have always been drawn to its glorious cultural heritage and heroic landscapes, and today, thanks to its burgeoning economy, growing geo-political importance, and young population, it is... Read more >
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Turkey - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Written by Charlotte McPherson


Format: eBook, 168 pages
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $9.95

Standing astride two continents and stretching from Europe to the Middle East, Turkey is both feared by the West and wooed by it. Travelers have always been drawn to its glorious cultural heritage and heroic landscapes, and today, thanks to its burgeoning economy, growing geo-political importance, and young population, it is... Read more >
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Scatter, Adapt, and Remember
Scatter, Adapt, and Remember
Written by Annalee Newitz
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ISBN: 9780307949424
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Scatter, Adapt, and Remember
How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction
Written by Annalee Newitz


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $16.00

A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist in Science & Technology

In its 4.5 billion-year history, life on Earth has been almost erased at least half a dozen times: shattered by asteroid impacts, entombed in ice, smothered by methane, and torn apart by unfathomably powerful megavolcanoes. And we know that another global... Read more >
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Welcome to Mars
Welcome to Mars
Written by Ken Hollings, Foreword by Erik Davis
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583947616
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Welcome to Mars
Politics, Pop Culture, and Weird Science in 1950s America
Written by Ken Hollings
Foreword by Erik Davis


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: March 18, 2014
Price: $12.95

Welcome to Mars is a captivating look at the culture of postwar America and its dream of limitless technological and human development. Utilizing declassified government archives, newspaper records, ad campaigns, and B-movies of the period, Hollings weaves an intricate web of Cold War politics, UFO scares, psychedelic research, and 1950s pop... Read more >
Rebel Music
Rebel Music
Written by Hisham Aidi
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375424908
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Rebel Music
Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture
Written by Hisham Aidi


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $29.95

This fascinating, timely, and important book on the connection between music and political activism among Muslim youth around the world looks at how hip-hop, jazz, and reggae, along with Andalusian and Gnawa music, have become a means of building community and expressing protest in the face of the West’s policies in...

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Rebel Music
Rebel Music
Written by Hisham Aidi
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ISBN: 9780307908681
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Rebel Music
Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture
Written by Hisham Aidi


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $15.99

This fascinating, timely, and important book on the connection between music and political activism among Muslim youth around the world looks at how hip-hop, jazz, and reggae, along with Andalusian and Gnawa music, have become a means of building community and expressing protest in the face of the West’s policies in...

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The News: A User's Manual
The News: A User's Manual
Written by Alain De Botton
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307911728
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The News: A User's Manual

Written by Alain De Botton


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $13.99

The news is everywhere. We can’t stop constantly checking it on our computer screens, but what is this doing to our minds?
 
We are never really taught how to make sense of the torrent of news we face every day, writes Alain de Botton (author of the best-selling The Architecture of Happiness)... Read more >
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The News: A User's Manual
The News: A User's Manual
Written by Alain De Botton
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307379122
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The News: A User's Manual

Written by Alain De Botton


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $26.95

The news is everywhere. We can’t stop constantly checking it on our computer screens, but what is this doing to our minds?
 
We are never really taught how to make sense of the torrent of news we face every day, writes Alain de Botton (author of the best-selling The Architecture of Happiness)... Read more >
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Screened Out
Screened Out
Written by Jean Baudrillard, Translated by Chris Turner
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781781681558
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Screened Out

Written by Jean Baudrillard
Translated by Chris Turner


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $17.95

‘Watching the president’s Christmas message produces this necropolar, white-mass sensation. Seeing the video broadcast of the Christmas service in the cathedral itself, with these pathetic screens and the young worshippers slumped around them here and there, you tell yourself that God and religion deserved better. Deserved to die, yes, but not... Read more >
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