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How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack
How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack
Written by Chuck Sambuchino
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580084635
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How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack
Defend Yourself When the Lawn Warriors Strike (And They Will)
Written by Chuck Sambuchino


Format: Hardcover, 112 pages
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $14.99

Move over zombies and adolescent vampires.
 
There’s a new threat in town—and it’s only twelve inches tall. How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack is the only comprehensive survival guide that will help you prevent, prepare for, and ward off an imminent home invasion by the common garden gnome. Once thought... Read more >
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Take Ivy
Take Ivy
Text by Shosuke Ishizu, Toshiyuki Kurosu and Hajime Hasegawa, Photographed by Teruyoshi Hayashida
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781576875506
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Take Ivy

Text by Shosuke Ishizu, Toshiyuki Kurosu and Hajime Hasegawa
Photographed by Teruyoshi Hayashida


Format: Hardcover, 142 pages
On Sale: August 31, 2010
Price: $24.95

Described by The New York Times as, “a treasure of fashion insiders,” Take Ivy was originally published in Japan in 1965, setting off an explosion of American-influenced “Ivy Style” fashion among students in the trendy Ginza shopping district of Tokyo. The product of four sartorial style enthusiasts, Take Ivy is a... Read more >
Tales of Woe
Tales of Woe
Written by John Reed
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781576875407
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Tales of Woe

Written by John Reed


Format: Hardcover, 204 pages
On Sale: August 17, 2010
Price: $20.00

True stories of totally undeserved suffering. Spectacularly depressing. Nobody gets their just deserts. Crushing defeats. No happy endings. Abject misery. Pointless, endless grief.

No lessons of temperance or moderation. No saving grace. No divine intervention. No salvation.
 
Sin, suffering, redemption. That’s the movie, that’s the front page news, that’s the story... Read more >
Enter the Babylon System
Enter the Babylon System
Written by Rodrigo Bascunan and Christian Pearce
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ISBN: 9780307368461
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Enter the Babylon System
Unpacking Gun Culture from Samuel Colt to 50 Cent
Written by Rodrigo Bascunan and Christian Pearce


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 18, 2010
Price: $9.99

A docu-style investigation of our fascination with the gun, from the perspective of the hip-hop generation.

The 2003 shooting death of Toronto community-centre worker Kempton Howard put the spotlight on hip hop’s fixation with guns. Media and police soon blamed rap music and its tales of gang life on bullet-ridden US streets... Read more >
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The Ultimate History of Video Games
The Ultimate History of Video Games
Written by Steven Kent
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ISBN: 9780307560872
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The Ultimate History of Video Games
from Pong to Pokemon and beyond...the story behind the craze that touched our li ves and changed the world
Written by Steven Kent


Format: eBook, 624 pages
On Sale: June 16, 2010
Price: $14.99

Inside the Games You Grew Up with but Never Forgot
With all the whiz, bang, pop, and shimmer of a glowing arcade. The Ultimate History of Video Games reveals everything you ever wanted to know and more about the unforgettable games that changed the world, the visionaries who made them, and the... Read more >
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Urban Legends
Urban Legends
Written by Ngaire E. Genge
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307560933
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Urban Legends
The As-Complete-As-One-Could-Be Guide to Modern Myths
Written by Ngaire E. Genge


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: June 9, 2010
Price: $13.99

Urban Legends is a remarkably complete collection of the modern myths that make the rounds in offices, college dorms, and every other place where people tell the stories that spring from our deepest fears and fascinations.

Every culture has its folktales including ours. Except, instead of involving gods and goddesses or princes... Read more >
Cover Story Volume 2
Cover Story Volume 2
Written by Staff Of Wax Poetics
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780979811036
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Cover Story Volume 2
Odd, Obscure, and Outrageous Album Art
Written by Staff Of Wax Poetics


Format: Trade Paperback, 268 pages
On Sale: June 8, 2010
Price: $24.95

Cover Story Volume Two: Odd, Obscure, and Outrageous Album Art, the second installment in the Cover Story series from Wax Poetics Books, continues a graphic narration of the vibrant subculture of record collecting through the art of the album cover. This volume focuses specifically on strange and bizarre record covers, selected by the... Read more >
Extra Lives
Extra Lives
Written by Tom Bissell
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307379283
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Extra Lives
Why Video Games Matter
Written by Tom Bissell


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: June 8, 2010
Price: $11.99

Tom Bissell is a prizewinning writer who published three widely acclaimed books before the age of thirty-four. He is also an obsessive gamer who has spent untold hours in front of his various video game consoles, playing titles such as Far Cry 2, Left 4 Dead, BioShock, and Oblivion for, literally... Read more >
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Extra Lives
Extra Lives
Written by Tom Bissell, Read by Tom Bissell
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780307736987
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Extra Lives
Why Video Games Matter
Written by Tom Bissell
Read by Tom Bissell


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: June 8, 2010
Price: $15.00

Tom Bissell is a prizewinning writer who published three widely acclaimed books before the age of thirty-four. He is also an obsessive gamer who has spent untold hours in front of his various video game consoles, playing titles such as Far Cry 2, Left 4 Dead, BioShock, and Oblivion for, literally... 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: June 8, 2010
Price: $9.95

Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside...

Read more >
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Say Everything
Say Everything
Written by Scott Rosenberg
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307451378
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Say Everything
How Blogging Began, What It's Becoming, and Why It Matters
Written by Scott Rosenberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $15.00

Blogs are everywhere. They have exposed truths and spread rumors. Made and lost fortunes. Brought couples together and torn them apart. Toppled cabinet members and sparked grassroots movements. Immediate, intimate, and influential, they have put the power of personal publishing into everyone’s hands. Regularly dismissed as trivial and ephemeral, they have... Read more >
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Welcome to Utopia
Welcome to Utopia
Written by Karen Valby
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385522861
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Welcome to Utopia
Notes from a Small Town
Written by Karen Valby


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $25.00

Utopia, Texas: It’s either the best place on earth, or it’s no place at all.
 
In the twenty-first century, it’s difficult to imagine any element of American life that remains untouched by popular culture, let alone an entire community existing outside the empire of pop. But Karen Valby discovered the tiny town... Read more >
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Welcome to Utopia
Welcome to Utopia
Written by Karen Valby
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ISBN: 9781588369680
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Welcome to Utopia
Notes from a Small Town
Written by Karen Valby


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

BONUS: This edition contains a new Afterword and a reading group guide.

Utopia, Texas: It’s either the best place on earth, or it’s no place at all.
 
In the twenty-first century, it’s difficult to imagine any element of American life that remains untouched by popular culture, let alone an entire community existing outside... Read more >
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How Soon Is Never?
How Soon Is Never?
Written by Marc Spitz
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307531162
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How Soon Is Never?
A Novel
Written by Marc Spitz


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: May 5, 2010
Price: $9.99

There is a light and it never goes out . . . or is there?

Welcome to the big Reagan ’80s, where ketchup is a vegetable and the Cold War looms large and chilly. If like Joe Green you were coming of age during this boom era, your main concerns include one... Read more >
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We Got the Neutron Bomb
We Got the Neutron Bomb
Written by Marc Spitz and Brendan Mullen
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307566249
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We Got the Neutron Bomb
The Untold Story of L.A. Punk
Written by Marc Spitz and Brendan Mullen


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: May 5, 2010
Price: $13.99

Taking us back to late ’70s and early ’80s Hollywood—pre-crack, pre-AIDS, pre-Reagan—We Got the Neutron Bomb re-creates word for word the rage, intensity, and anarchic glory of the Los Angeles punk scene, straight from the mouths of the scenesters, zinesters, groupies, filmmakers, and musicians who were there.

“California was wide-open sex—no condoms... Read more >
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Bongology
Bongology
Written by Chris Stone
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781580080439
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Bongology
n. The Art of Creating 35 of the World's Most Bongtastic Marijuana Ingestion Devices
Written by Chris Stone


Format: Trade Paperback
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $12.99

You’re doing WHAT with that traffic cone?
 
The same thing you’re doing with those bellows, that plastic recorder from third grade, and your grandma’s old teapot. You’re crafting it into a state-of-the-art bong, hookah, pipe, or vaporizer!
 
This hip manual for today’s DIY smoker—featuring 35 ingenious projects for crafting unique bongs from... Read more >
Brazil - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Written by Sandra Branco and Rob Williams


Format: eBook, 168 pages
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $9.95

Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside... Read more >
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Costa Rica - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Culture & Customs
Written by Jane Koutnik


Format: eBook, 168 pages
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $9.95

Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside... 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: May 4, 2010
Price: $9.95

Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside... Read more >
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Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing
Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing
Edited by Richard Carlin and Kinshasha Holman Conwill, Foreword by Smokey Robinson
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781588342690
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Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing
The Apollo Theater and American Entertainment
Edited by Richard Carlin and Kinshasha Holman Conwill
Foreword by Smokey Robinson


Format: Hardcover, 264 pages
On Sale: April 27, 2010
Price: $35.00

Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing: How the Apollo Theater Shaped American Entertainment celebrates the seventy-five year history of the Apollo Theater, Harlem's landmark performing arts space and the iconic showplace for the best in jazz, blues, dance, comedy, gospel, R & B, hip-hop, and more since it opened its doors... Read more >
Stand-Up Comedy
Stand-Up Comedy
Written by Judy Carter
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307575203
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Stand-Up Comedy
The Book
Written by Judy Carter


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: March 3, 2010
Price: $11.99

All the world loves a clown and whether you want to clown around at parties or make a living as a standup comic, comedian Judy Carter can show you how to "do" comedy. Read more >
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Korea - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Culture & Customs
Written by James Hoare


Format: eBook, 168 pages
On Sale: March 2, 2010
Price: $9.95

Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside... Read more >
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Just When I Thought I'd Dropped My Last Egg
Just When I Thought I'd Dropped My Last Egg
Written by Kathie Lee Gifford
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ISBN: 9780345512079
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Just When I Thought I'd Dropped My Last Egg
Life and Other Calamities
Written by Kathie Lee Gifford


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: February 2, 2010
Price: $15.00

Just When I Thought I’d Dropped My Last Egg is Kathie Lee Gifford’s triumphant laugh-out-loud celebration of forging ahead with gusto, even long after we’re old enough to know better. Age, after all, isn’t a number, it’s a state of mind, and being fertile isn’t just about having babies, it’s about... Read more >
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All or Nothing
All or Nothing
Written by Jessica Warner
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771088544
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All or Nothing
A Short History of Abstinence in America
Written by Jessica Warner


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
On Sale: January 26, 2010
Price: $16.50

A completely original exploration of the abstinence movement in America — from alcohol to sex to meat.

America's long love affair with abstinence goes back to the early nineteenth century, when thousands of men and women suddenly stopped drinking hard liquor. Consistency then demanded that they give up all their other... Read more >
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All or Nothing
All or Nothing
Written by Jessica Warner
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780771088568
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All or Nothing
A Short History of Abstinence in America
Written by Jessica Warner


Format: eBook, 248 pages
On Sale: January 26, 2010
Price: $12.99

A completely original exploration of the abstinence movement in America — from alcohol to sex to meat.

America's long love affair with abstinence goes back to the early nineteenth century, when thousands of men and women suddenly stopped drinking hard liquor. Consistency then demanded that they give up all their other... Read more >
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