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Broetry
Broetry
Written by Brian McGackin
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781594745171
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Broetry

Written by Brian McGackin


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
On Sale: July 5, 2011
Price: $12.95

As contemporary poets sing the glories of birds, birch trees, and menstruation, regular guys are left scratching their heads. Who can speak for Everyman? Who will articulate his love for Xbox 360, for Mama Celeste’s frozen pizza, for the cinematic oeuvre of Bruce Willis? 

Enter Broetry—a stunning debut from a dazzling... Read more >
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Broetry

Written by Brian McGackin


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 5, 2011
Price: $12.95

As contemporary poets sing the glories of birds, birch trees, and menstruation, regular guys are left scratching their heads. Who can speak for Everyman? Who will articulate his love for Xbox 360, for Mama Celeste’s frozen pizza, for the cinematic oeuvre of Bruce Willis? 

Enter Broetry—a stunning debut from a dazzling... Read more >
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Extra Lives
Extra Lives
Written by Tom Bissell
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ISBN: 9780307474315
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Extra Lives
Why Video Games Matter
Written by Tom Bissell


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: June 14, 2011
Price: $15.95

In Extra Lives, acclaimed writer and life-long video game enthusiast Tom Bissell takes the reader on an insightful and entertaining tour of the art and meaning of video games.
 
In just a few decades, video games have grown increasingly complex and sophisticated, and the companies that produce them are now among the...

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Life: The Movie
Life: The Movie
Written by Neal Gabler
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307773258
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Life: The Movie
How Entertainment Conquered Reality
Written by Neal Gabler


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: April 27, 2011
Price: $12.99

"A thoughtful, in places chilling, account of the way entertainment values have hollowed out American life." --The New York Times Book Review

From one of America's most original cultural critics and the author of Winchell, the story of how our bottomless appetite for novelty, gossip, glamour, and melodrama has turned everything of... Read more >
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My Parents Were Awesome
My Parents Were Awesome
Edited by Eliot Glazer
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ISBN: 9780345523921
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My Parents Were Awesome
Before Fanny Packs and Minivans, They Were People Too
Edited by Eliot Glazer


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $15.00

NEWSFLASH: Your mom and dad weren’t always parents.  They used to be people—and they were awesome
 
They bathed you. They fed you. They raised you to become the person you are today. Your parents are an integral part of your story. But guess what? They have a story too—one that... Read more >
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My Parents Were Awesome
My Parents Were Awesome
Edited by Eliot Glazer
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My Parents Were Awesome
Before Fanny Packs and Minivans, They Were People Too
Edited by Eliot Glazer


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $13.99

NEWSFLASH: Your mom and dad weren’t always parents.  They used to be people—and they were awesome
 
They bathed you. They fed you. They raised you to become the person you are today. Your parents are an integral part of your story. But guess what? They have a story too—one that... Read more >
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Come to the Edge
Come to the Edge
Written by Christina Haag
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ISBN: 9780679604907
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Come to the Edge
A Memoir
Written by Christina Haag


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: March 29, 2011
Price: $11.99

The Love Story of JFK Jr. and Christina Haag • New York Times bestseller
 
When Christina Haag was growing up on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, John F. Kennedy, Jr., was just one of the boys in her circle of prep school friends, a skinny kid who lived with his mother and sister... Read more >
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Join the Club
Join the Club
Written by Tina Rosenberg, Read by Dana Green
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780307934543
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Join the Club
How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World
Written by Tina Rosenberg
Read by Dana Green


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: March 29, 2011
Price: $25.00

In the style of The Tipping Point or Freakonomics, a groundbreaking book that will change the way you look at the world.

The fearless Tina Rosenberg has spent her career tackling some of the world's hardest problems. The Haunted Land, her searing work on how Eastern Europe faced the crimes of Communism... Read more >
The Celebration Chronicles
The Celebration Chronicles
Written by Andrew Ross, Ph.D.
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ISBN: 9780307788467
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The Celebration Chronicles
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Property Value in Disney's New Town
Written by Andrew Ross, Ph.D.


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: March 16, 2011
Price: $11.99

Scholar and iconoclast Andrew Ross spent a year living in the much scrutinized, and often demonized, Celebration--the picture-perfect town that Disney is building for 20,000 people in the swamp and scrub of central Florida. Lavishly planned with a downtown center and newly minted antique homes, and front-loaded with an ultraprogressive school... Read more >
Quirk
Quirk
Written by Hannah Holmes
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781400068401
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Quirk
Brain Science Makes Sense of Your Peculiar Personality
Written by Hannah Holmes


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: February 22, 2011
Price: $26.00

Who are you? It’s the most fundamental of human questions. Are you the type of person who tilts at windmills, or the one who prefers to view them from the comfort of an air-conditioned motorcoach? Our personalities are endlessly fascinating—not just to ourselves but also to our spouses, our parents, our... Read more >
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Quirk
Quirk
Written by Hannah Holmes
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ISBN: 9780679604525
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Quirk
Brain Science Makes Sense of Your Peculiar Personality
Written by Hannah Holmes


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 22, 2011
Price: $14.99

Who are you? It’s the most fundamental of human questions. Are you the type of person who tilts at windmills, or the one who prefers to view them from the comfort of an air-conditioned motorcoach? Our personalities are endlessly fascinating—not just to ourselves but also to our spouses, our parents, our... Read more >
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Quirk
Quirk
Written by Hannah Holmes, Read by Susan Denaker
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780307879431
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Quirk
Brain Science Makes Sense of Your Peculiar Personality
Written by Hannah Holmes
Read by Susan Denaker


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: February 22, 2011
Price: $20.00

Who are you? It’s the most fundamental of human questions. Are you the type of person who tilts at windmills, or the one who prefers to view them from the comfort of an air-conditioned motorcoach? Our personalities are endlessly fascinating—not just to ourselves but also to our spouses, our parents, our... Read more >
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Spliffigami
Spliffigami
Written by Chris Stone
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781607741671
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Spliffigami
Roll the 35 Greatest Joints of All Time
Written by Chris Stone


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 16, 2011
Price: $9.99

A full-color illustrated guide to making 35 origami-inspired, conversation-piece joints.

Bored of the same old joint? Next time 4:20 rolls around, put a new twist on your spliff using this step-by-step guide. Start by perfecting the basic joint, move on to ornate blunts, then get freaky with multi-pronged doobies. With the use... Read more >
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Other People's Love Letters
Other People's Love Letters
Written by Bill Shapiro
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307951960
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Other People's Love Letters
150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See
Written by Bill Shapiro


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 9, 2011
Price: $11.99

Fevered notes scribbled on napkins after first dates. Titillating text messages. It's-not-you-it's-me relationship-enders. In Other People’s Love Letters, Bill Shapiro has searched America’s attics, closets, and cigar boxes and found actual letters–unflinchingly honest missives full of lust, provocation, guilt, and vulnerability–written only for a lover’s eyes. Modern love, of course, is... Read more >
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Consumer Republic
Consumer Republic
Written by Bruce Philp
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780771070068
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Consumer Republic
Using Brands to Get What You Want, Make Corporations Behave, and Maybe Even Save the World
Written by Bruce Philp


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: February 1, 2011
Price: $13.99

Consumer Republic dares you to consider this: The power to save the world lies with the consumer. The foundation of Bruce Philp's message is this single, inarguable truth: Brands make corporations accountable. They are the only leverage the average consumer has with which to make a company behave itself. Expensive to... Read more >
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Comments on the Society of the Spectacle
Comments on the Society of the Spectacle
Written by Guy Debord
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ISBN: 9781844676729
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Comments on the Society of the Spectacle

Written by Guy Debord


Format: Trade Paperback, 94 pages
On Sale: January 10, 2011
Price: $19.95

First published in 1967, Guy Debord’s stinging revolutionary critique ofcontemporary society, The Society of the Spectacle has since acquired acult status. Credited by many as being the inspiration for the ideasgenerated by the events of May 1968 in France, Debord’s pitiless attackon commodity fetishism and its incrustation in the practices of... Read more >
Design and Crime (And Other Diatribes)
Design and Crime (And Other Diatribes)
Written by Hal Foster
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ISBN: 9781844676705
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Design and Crime (And Other Diatribes)

Written by Hal Foster


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: January 10, 2011
Price: $15.95

In these diatribes on the marketing of culture and the branding of identity, the development of spectacle—architecture and the rise of global cities, Hal Foster surveys our new political economy of design. Written in a lively style, Design and Crime explores the historical relations of modern art and modern museum, the... Read more >
Passwords
Passwords
Written by Jean Baudrillard
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ISBN: 9781844676767
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Passwords

Written by Jean Baudrillard


Format: Trade Paperback, 92 pages
On Sale: January 10, 2011
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In his analysis of the deep social trends rooted in production, consumption, and the symbolic, Jean Baudrillard touches the very heart of the concerns of the generation currently rebelling against the framework of the consumer society. With the ever-greater mediatization of society, Baudrillard argues that we are witnessing the virtualization of... Read more >
The Cultural Front
The Cultural Front
Written by Michael Denning
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ISBN: 9781844674640
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The Cultural Front
The Laboring of American Culture in the Twentieth Century
Written by Michael Denning


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $29.95

The Cultural Front charts the extraordinary upsurge of cultural activity and theory in America that began during the Great Depression and embraced Disney animators and proletarian novelists alike, alongside Orson Welles, Duke Ellington, John Dos Passos, C. L. R James and Billie Holiday. Spawned by the Popular Front of the Communist... Read more >
How Reading Changed My Life
How Reading Changed My Life
Written by Anna Quindlen
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ISBN: 9780307763525
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How Reading Changed My Life

Written by Anna Quindlen


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: December 22, 2010
Price: $7.99

THE LIBRARY OF CONTEMPORARY THOUGHT is a groundbreaking series where America's finest writers and most brilliant minds tackle today's most provocative, fascinating, and relevant issues. Striking and daring, creative and important, these original voices on matters political, social, economic, and cultural, will enlighten, comfort, entertain, enrage, and ignite healthy debate across... Read more >
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Media Virus!
Media Virus!
Written by Douglas Rushkoff
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ISBN: 9780307775573
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Media Virus!

Written by Douglas Rushkoff


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 1, 2010
Price: $13.99

The most virulent viruses today are composed of information. In this information-driven age, the easiest way to manipulate the culture is through the media. A hip and caustically humorous McLuhan for the '90s, culture watcher Douglas Rushkoff now offers a fascinating expose of media manipulation in today's age of instant information.


From... Read more >
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My Ears Are Bent
My Ears Are Bent
Written by Joseph Mitchell
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ISBN: 9780307758118
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My Ears Are Bent

Written by Joseph Mitchell


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: November 24, 2010
Price: $9.99

As a young newspaper reporter in 1930s New York, Joseph Mitchell interviewed fan dancers, street evangelists, voodoo conjurers, not to mention a lady boxer who also happened to be a countess. Mitchell haunted parts of the city now vanished: the fish market, burlesque houses, tenement neighborhoods, and storefront churches. Whether he... Read more >
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Whiter Shades of Pale
Whiter Shades of Pale
Written by Christian Lander
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ISBN: 9780812982060
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Whiter Shades of Pale
The Stuff White People Like, Coast to Coast, from Seattle's Sweaters to Maine's Microbrews
Written by Christian Lander


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: November 23, 2010
Price: $15.00

HOW WHITE YOU ARE!
 
If you thought you had white people pegged as Oscar-party-throwing, Prius-driving, Sunday New York Times–reading, self-satisfied latte lovers—you were right. But if you thought diversity was just for other races, then hang on to your eco-friendly tote bags. Veteran white person Christian Lander is back with... Read more >
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Whiter Shades of Pale
Whiter Shades of Pale
Written by Christian Lander
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ISBN: 9780679604655
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Whiter Shades of Pale
The Stuff White People Like, Coast to Coast, from Seattle's Sweaters to Maine's Microbrews
Written by Christian Lander


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 23, 2010
Price: $11.99

HOW WHITE YOU ARE!
 
If you thought you had white people pegged as Oscar-party-throwing, Prius-driving, Sunday New York Times–reading, self-satisfied latte lovers—you were right. But if you thought diversity was just for other races, then hang on to your eco-friendly tote bags. Veteran white person Christian Lander is back with... Read more >
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No Idle Hands
No Idle Hands
Written by Anne Macdonald
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ISBN: 9780307775443
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No Idle Hands
The Social History of American Knitting
Written by Anne Macdonald


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: November 17, 2010
Price: $12.99

Examines the history of the nation from the perspective of women and knitting, tracing the changes in day-to-day life and in women's roles in society from colonial times to the present. Read more >
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