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Stuff White People Like
Stuff White People Like
Written by Christian Lander
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812979916
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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
Format: Trade Paperback
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


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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
Format: Hardcover
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

Noted religion scholar Robert M. Price examines the historical roots and the current appeal of today’s pop mysticisms. Critical and appreciative at the same time, Price applies his impressive background in theology and biblical criticism to put these trends in perspective. Among other popular movements and books, Price discusses: Rhonda Byrne’s 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
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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
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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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The Fashionista Files
The Fashionista Files
Written by Karen Robinovitz and Melissa De La Cruz
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ISBN: 9780307417039
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The Fashionista Files
Adventures in Four-Inch Heels and Faux Pas
Written by Karen Robinovitz and Melissa De La Cruz


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $9.99

A fashionista is a girl who always looks current and cutting edge, even when her clothes are vintage 1975. A fashionista can tell her Pucci from her Gucci and her Blahniks from her Choos, but she’s as comfortable in Kmart as she is in Chanel. She wears what she likes and... Read more >
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Lovin' Bloom
Lovin' Bloom
Written by Heather Kranenburg
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ISBN: 9780307415912
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Lovin' Bloom
The Unauthorized Story of Orlando Bloom
Written by Heather Kranenburg


Format: eBook, 128 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $3.99

With his stunning good looks and dreamy brown eyes, British heartthrob Orlando Bloom has captured Hollywood’s spotlight—and the adoration of girls everywhere. After his award-winning performance in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Orlando made audiences swoon as a swashbuckling hero in The Pirates of the Caribbean. What lies ahead for... Read more >
Objects of Our Desire
Objects of Our Desire
Written by Salman Akhtar
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ISBN: 9780307421364
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Objects of Our Desire
Exploring Our Intimate Connections with the Things Around Us
Written by Salman Akhtar


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

What makes something sexy? Why are some things regarded as sacred and others profane? Why do mourners face such difficulty in parting with their beloved’s possessions? Why do we often feel distraught when we lose something, even when the object has little real value?

We spend our lives in a meaningful... Read more >
Stars of David
Stars of David
Written by Abigail Pogrebin
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307419323
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Stars of David
Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish
Written by Abigail Pogrebin


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $12.99

Sixty-two of the most accomplished Jews in America speak intimately—most for the first time—about how they feel about being Jewish. In unusually candid interviews conducted by former 60 Minutes producer Abigail Pogrebin, celebrities ranging from Sarah Jessica Parker to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, from Larry King to Mike Nichols...

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Living Proof
Living Proof
Text by Ruckus and Uptown, Photographed by David Allen Harvey
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781576874035
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Living Proof

Text by Ruckus and Uptown
Photographed by David Allen Harvey


Format: Hardcover, 112 pages
On Sale: December 1, 2007
Price: $29.95

Hip hop, which first began on the streets of the South Bronx in the early 1970s, has traveled the globe, finding a home in every corner of the planet. Remade by local cultures in their own language and regional style, hip hop’s versatility speaks to its accessibility and universality. The lyrics... Read more >
Enter the Babylon System
Enter the Babylon System
Written by Rodrigo Bascunan and Christian Pearce
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780679313892
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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: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: November 20, 2007
Price: $19.00

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 Vice Photo Book
The Vice Photo Book
Written by The Staff of Vice Magazine
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781576874103
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The Vice Photo Book

Written by The Staff of Vice Magazine


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2007
Price: $50.00

VICE’s irreverence and determination not to kowtow to advertisers has led to an aesthetic that began simply as unique but has grown into a culture that has defined an entire epoch of underground photography. Whether it’s ex-cons showing how to make a shiv-proof vest out of National Geographics or the homeless... Read more >
Other People's Love Letters
Other People's Love Letters
Written by Bill Shapiro
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307382641
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Other People's Love Letters
150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See
Written by Bill Shapiro


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2007
Price: $22.50

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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If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans
If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans
Written by Ann Coulter
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307353450
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If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans

Written by Ann Coulter


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: October 2, 2007
Price: $24.95

“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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Misshapes
Misshapes
Written by The MisShapes
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781576873816
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Misshapes

Written by The MisShapes


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2007
Price: $25.00

&ldquo...a low-ceilinged, sweaty, black box of a room is filled with people of every color, sexual-orientation, height, weight, dress-sense (or non-sense) imaginable. They all have just one thing in common: they're all a little bit... different. The Misshapes have found their box.”
—Jarvis Cocker

Misshapes is a collection of... Read more >
Stars of David
Stars of David
Written by Abigail Pogrebin
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780767916134
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Stars of David
Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish
Written by Abigail Pogrebin


Format: Trade Paperback, 402 pages
On Sale: August 14, 2007
Price: $16.99

Sixty-two of the most accomplished Jews in America speak intimately—most for the first time—about how they feel about being Jewish. In unusually candid interviews conducted by former 60 Minutes producer Abigail Pogrebin, celebrities ranging from Sarah Jessica Parker to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, from Larry King to Mike Nichols... Read more >
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Powerhouse Magazine #3
Powerhouse Magazine #3
Edited by Powerhouse Books
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781576874028
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Powerhouse Magazine #3
The Hustle
Edited by Powerhouse Books


Format: Trade Paperback, 120 pages
On Sale: August 1, 2007
Price: $10.00

A tribute to capitalism in action, issue 3 of powerHouse Magazine, The Hustle, is about the art of selling—anything. Selling sex, selling drugs, selling clothes, selling souls, selling dreams, selling schemes, selling anything ‘cause this is America, baby.

Featured artists and writers include Bernice Abbott, Michael Alan, Patti Astor of FUN... Read more >
Dear Diary
Dear Diary
Written by Lesley Arfin, Introduction by Chloe Sevigny
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781576873830
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Dear Diary

Written by Lesley Arfin
Introduction by Chloe Sevigny


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: June 1, 2007
Price: $20.00

A collection of a girl's funniest diary entries from 12 to 25 years old. She updates each entry by tracking down the people involved and asking awkward questions like, "Do you remember when I tried to beat you up?" Sometimes old friends apologize. Sometimes they become new enemies. No matter who... Read more >
Horsemen of the Esophagus
Horsemen of the Esophagus
Written by Jason Fagone
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307237392
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Horsemen of the Esophagus
Competitive Eating and the Big Fat American Dream
Written by Jason Fagone


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: May 22, 2007
Price: $13.95

“To be up on stage, shoving food in your face, beats everyday existence for most people.” —David “Coondog” O’Karma, competitive eater

“Hungry” Charles Hardy. Ed “Cookie” Jarvis. Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas. Joey “Jaws” Chestnut. Will such names one day be looked back upon as the pioneers of a new manifestation of... Read more >
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The Short Life and Long Times of Mrs. Beeton
The Short Life and Long Times of Mrs. Beeton
Written by Kathryn Hughes
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307278661
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The Short Life and Long Times of Mrs. Beeton
The First Domestic Goddess
Written by Kathryn Hughes


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
On Sale: May 8, 2007
Price: $18.95

In Victorian England there was only one fail-safe authority on matters ranging from fashion to puddings to scullery maids: Beeton’s Book of Household Management. In this delightful, superbly researched biography, award-winning historian Kathryn Hughes pulls back the lace curtains to reveal the woman behind the book--Mrs. Beeton, the first domestic diva...

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Skinema
Skinema
Written by Chris Nieratko, Foreword by Johnny Knoxville
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781576873847
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Skinema

Written by Chris Nieratko
Foreword by Johnny Knoxville


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: May 1, 2007
Price: $15.00

Though Skinema "reviews" over 150 pornos, Nieratko hardly ever mentions them, focusing instead on the pill-popping exploits that he's documented unapologetically over the past seven years in his column for Vice Magazine—much to his editors chagrin. As Johnny Knoxville so succinctly put it, Nieratko is an asshole, but whether Chris is... Read more >
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