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Against the Machine
Against the Machine
Written by Lee Siegel
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ISBN: 9780385522663
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Against the Machine
How the Web Is Reshaping Culture and Commerce -- and Why It Matters
Written by Lee Siegel


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: March 17, 2009
Price: $14.00

From the author hailed by the New York Times Book Review for his “drive-by brilliance” and dubbed by the New York Times Magazine as “one of the country’s most eloquent and acid-tongued critics” comes a ruthless challenge to the conventional wisdom about the most consequential cultural development of our time: the... Read more >
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Powerhouse Magazine #5
Powerhouse Magazine #5
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ISBN: 9781576874967
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Powerhouse Magazine #5
Busted
Edited by Powerhouse Books


Format: Trade Paperback, 120 pages
On Sale: March 17, 2009
Price: $10.00

Remember when you got grounded in 10th grade for coming home drunk and vomiting on the dog? Or the time you got caught selling fake ecstasy and were escorted out of that after-hours dive? Or how about the time your girlfriend got your password and broke into your Gmail account, only... Read more >
Me, Chi, and Bruce Lee
Adventures in Martial Arts from the Shaolin Temple to the Ultimate Fighting Championship
Written by Brian Preston


Format: eBook, 312 pages
On Sale: March 3, 2009
Price: $12.95

What happens when a self-styled wuss sets out to earn a black belt? Why have Eastern martial arts become so popular worldwide? Is the Ultimate Fighting Championship a beautiful fusion of East-meets-West martial technique, or shameless commercialization? These questions and more find answers in Me, Chi, and Bruce Lee, a rollicking... Read more >
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Bang Your Head
Bang Your Head
Written by David Konow
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ISBN: 9780307565600
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Bang Your Head
The Rise and Fall of Heavy Metal
Written by David Konow


Format: eBook, 496 pages
On Sale: February 25, 2009
Price: $13.99

“Bang your head! Metal Health’ll drive you mad!”
— Quiet Riot

Like an episode of VH1’s Behind the Music on steroids, Bang Your Head is an epic history of every band and every performer that has proudly worn the Heavy Metal badge. Whether headbanging is your guilty pleasure or you firmly believe... Read more >
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Fifteen Days
Fifteen Days
Written by Christie Blatchford
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ISBN: 9780307371904
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Fifteen Days
Stories of Bravery, Friendship, Life and Death from Inside the New Canadian Army
Written by Christie Blatchford


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 24, 2009
Price: $9.99

Long before she made her first trip to Afghanistan as an embedded reporter for The Globe and Mail, Christie Blatchford was already one of Canada’s most respected and eagerly read journalists. Her vivid prose, her unmistakable voice, her ability to connect emotionally with her subjects and readers, her hard-won and hard-nosed... Read more >
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What Is a Canadian?
What Is a Canadian?
Edited by Irvin Studin
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ISBN: 9781551992839
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What Is a Canadian?
Forty-Three Thought-Provoking Responses
Edited by Irvin Studin


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: February 24, 2009
Price: $11.99

Each of these essays begins with the words “A Canadian is . . .”. Each one is very different, producing a fascinating book for all thinking Canadians.

Irvin Studin is an idealistic young Canadian who wanted to do something extraordinary for his country. So he decided to approach leading Canadians — he... Read more >
Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams
Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams
Written by Donald Bogle
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ISBN: 9780307514936
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Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams
The Story of Black Hollywood
Written by Donald Bogle


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2009
Price: $13.99

In Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams, Donald Bogle tells–for the first time–the story of a place both mythic and real: Black Hollywood. Spanning sixty years, this deliciously entertaining history uncovers the audacious manner in which many blacks made a place for themselves in an industry that originally had no place for them... Read more >
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I Saw You
I Saw You
Edited by Julia Wertz
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ISBN: 9780307452610
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I Saw You
Comics Inspired by Real-Life Missed Connections
Edited by Julia Wertz


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 3, 2009
Price: $11.99

This anthology of comics inspired by real-life missed connection ads posted on Craigslist and in local papers around the country will tug at your heartstrings and make you think. Lonely hearts, romantics, and even cynics pore over missed connection ads in search of love, to gawk and giggle, or out of... Read more >
Me, Chi, and Bruce Lee
Me, Chi, and Bruce Lee
Written by Brian Preston
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ISBN: 9781583942680
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Me, Chi, and Bruce Lee
Adventures in Martial Arts from the Shaolin Temple to the Ultimate Fighting Championship
Written by Brian Preston


Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2009
Price: $17.95

What happens when a self-styled wuss sets out to earn a black belt? Why have Eastern martial arts become so popular worldwide? Is the Ultimate Fighting Championship a beautiful fusion of East-meets-West martial technique, or shameless commercialization? These questions and more find answers in Me, Chi, and Bruce Lee, a rollicking... Read more >
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Fifteen Days
Fifteen Days
Written by Christie Blatchford
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ISBN: 9780385664677
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Fifteen Days
Stories of Bravery, Friendship, Life and Death from Inside the New Canadian Army
Written by Christie Blatchford


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: October 28, 2008
Price: $19.00

Long before she made her first trip to Afghanistan as an embedded reporter for The Globe and Mail, Christie Blatchford was already one of Canada’s most respected and eagerly read journalists. Her vivid prose, her unmistakable voice, her ability to connect emotionally with her subjects and readers, her hard-won and hard-nosed... Read more >
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Radio Silence
Radio Silence
Written by Nathan Nedorostek and Anthony Pappalardo
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781576874721
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Radio Silence
A Selected Visual History of American Hardcore Music
Written by Nathan Nedorostek and Anthony Pappalardo


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2008
Price: $29.95

Radio Silence: A Selected Visual History of American Hardcore Music is a tribute to the innocence and accidental sophistication that jump-started the look and sound of hardcore music.

Hardcore music emerged just after the first wave of punk rock in the late 1970s. American punk kids who loved the speed... Read more >
Clothing Optional
Clothing Optional
Written by Alan Zweibel
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780345509840
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Clothing Optional
And Other Ways to Read These Stories
Written by Alan Zweibel


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: September 16, 2008
Price: $12.99

“Garry, it’s Alan. Look, I’m calling because I just felt the need to tell someone that I’m forty-four years old, and about an hour ago, for the first time in my life, I put suntan lotion on my ass. I’ll explain later. Bye.”

In Clothing Optional, Alan Zweibel offers a collection... Read more >
Spliffigami
Spliffigami
Written by Chris Stone
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781580089371
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Spliffigami
Roll the 35 Greatest Joints of All Time
Written by Chris Stone


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
On Sale: September 1, 2008
Price: $12.99

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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If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans
If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans
Written by Ann Coulter
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307408952
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If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans

Written by Ann Coulter


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: August 26, 2008
Price: $13.95

“Uttering lines that send liberals into paroxysms of rage, otherwise known as ‘citing facts,’ is the spice of life. When I see the hot spittle flying from their mouths and the veins bulging and pulsing above their eyes, well, that’s when I feel truly alive.”

So begins If Democrats Had Any Brains... Read more >
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Stuff White People Like
Stuff White People Like
Written by Christian Lander
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781588368379
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Stuff White People Like
A Definitive Guide to the Unique Taste of Millions
Written by Christian Lander


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 6, 2008
Price: $11.99

They love nothing better than sipping free-trade gourmet coffee, leafing through the Sunday New York Times, and listening to David Sedaris on NPR (ideally all at the same time). Apple products, indie music, food co-ops, and vintage T-shirts make them weak in the knees.

They believe they’re unique, yet somehow they’re... Read more >
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My Ears Are Bent
My Ears Are Bent
Written by Joseph Mitchell
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ISBN: 9780375726309
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My Ears Are Bent

Written by Joseph Mitchell


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: July 8, 2008
Price: $14.00

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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Stuff White People Like
Stuff White People Like
Written by Christian Lander
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Stuff White People Like
A Definitive Guide to the Unique Taste of Millions
Written by Christian Lander


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: July 1, 2008
Price: $16.00

They love nothing better than sipping free-trade gourmet coffee, leafing through the Sunday New York Times, and listening to David Sedaris on NPR (ideally all at the same time). Apple products, indie music, food co-ops, and vintage T-shirts make them weak in the knees.

They believe they’re unique, yet somehow they’re... Read more >
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Distracted
Distracted
Written by Maggie Jackson, Foreword by Bill McKibben
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781591026235
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Distracted
The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age
Written by Maggie Jackson
Foreword by Bill McKibben


Format: Hardcover, 327 pages
On Sale: June 1, 2008
Price: $25.99

We have oceans of information at our fingertips, yet we seek knowledge in Yahoo headlines glimpsed on the run. We are networked as never before, but we connect with friends and family via email and fleeting face-to-face moments that are rescheduled a dozen times.
Welcome to the land of distraction.

Despite our... Read more >
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Powerhouse Magazine #4
Powerhouse Magazine #4
Edited by Powerhouse Books
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ISBN: 9781576874332
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Powerhouse Magazine #4
Gotta Have It
Edited by Powerhouse Books


Format: Trade Paperback, 120 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2008
Price: $10.00

Be it possession of people, places, or things, the idea of ownership abounds in our culture. We believe in the right to acquire, to possess by any means necessary whatever will fulfill our unquenchable desires. To that end, powerHouse Magazine introduces Issue 4: Gotta Have It, an in-depth look at trendsetting... Read more >
The Taste of Sweet
The Taste of Sweet
Written by Joanne Chen
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ISBN: 9780307409805
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The Taste of Sweet
Our Complicated Love Affair with Our Favorite Treats
Written by Joanne Chen


Format: eBook
On Sale: March 18, 2008
Price: $9.99

Dismissed as déclassé by gourmands, blamed for the scourge of obesity, and yet loved by all, the taste of sweet has long been at the center of both controversy and celebration. For anyone who has ever felt conflicted about a cupcake, this is a book to sink your teeth into. In... Read more >
Top Secret
Top Secret
Written by Robert M. Price
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ISBN: 9781591026082
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Top Secret
The Truth Behind Today's Pop Mysticisms
Written by Robert M. Price


Format: Hardcover, 370 pages
On Sale: March 1, 2008
Price: $25.99

America may be the land of plenty, but in the midst of our Walmarts, enormous supermarkets, and other signs of material surfeit, it seems that many are experiencing a gnawing spiritual hunger. New religions, spiritualities, and religious therapies attract throngs of believers to megachurches, Yoga classes, and the bestseller bookshelves. The... Read more >
Against the Machine
Against the Machine
Written by Lee Siegel
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ISBN: 9780385525664
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Against the Machine
Being Human in the Age of the Electronic Mob
Written by Lee Siegel


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: January 22, 2008
Price: $11.99

From the author hailed by the New York Times Book Review for his “drive-by brilliance” and dubbed by the New York Times Magazine as “one of the country’s most eloquent and acid-tongued critics” comes a ruthless challenge to the conventional wisdom about the most consequential cultural development of our time: the... Read more >
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Beauty Junkies
Beauty Junkies
Written by Alex Kuczynski
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ISBN: 9780767914116
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Beauty Junkies
In search of the thinnest thighs, perkiest breasts, smoothest faces, whitest teeth, and skinniest, most perfect toes in America
Written by Alex Kuczynski


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: January 15, 2008
Price: $19.00

A star writer for the New York Times Styles section captures the follies, frauds, and fanaticism that fuel the American pursuit of youth and beauty in a wickedly revealing excursion into the burgeoning business of cosmetic enhancement.

Americans are aging faster and getting fatter than any other population on the planet. At... Read more >
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The Chip
The Chip
Written by T.R. Reid
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307432032
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The Chip
How Two Americans Invented the Microchip and Launched a Revolution
Written by T.R. Reid


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

Barely fifty years ago a computer was a gargantuan, vastly expensive thing that only a handful of scientists had ever seen. The world’s brightest engineers were stymied in their quest to make these machines small and affordable until the solution finally came from two ingenious young Americans. Jack Kilby and Robert... Read more >
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Counterculture Through the Ages
Counterculture Through the Ages
Written by Ken Goffman and Dan Joy
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307414830
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Counterculture Through the Ages
From Abraham to Acid House
Written by Ken Goffman and Dan Joy


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

As long as there has been culture, there has been counterculture. At times it moves deep below the surface of things, a stealth mode of being all but invisible to the dominant paradigm; at other times it’s in plain sight, challenging the status quo; and at still other times it erupts... Read more >
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