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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

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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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The Breaks
The Breaks
Text by Bill Adler and Tom Terrell, Photographed by Janette Beckman
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781576873977
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The Breaks
Stylin' and Profilin' 1982-1990
Text by Bill Adler and Tom Terrell
Photographed by Janette Beckman


Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
On Sale: August 1, 2007
Price: $35.00

“These images, which span music, street culture, and hip hop icons from 1982 to 1990, feature entertainers at the breaking point of their careers. The pictures manifest the genius of underground scenes and highlight their influence on today's music scene.”
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In the fall of 1982, celebrated photographer of the... Read more >
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 >
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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 >
Unusually Stupid Celebrities
Unusually Stupid Celebrities
Written by Kathryn Petras and Ross Petras
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812977509
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Unusually Stupid Celebrities
A Compendium of All-Star Stupidity
Written by Kathryn Petras and Ross Petras


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: May 1, 2007
Price: $10.95

The Greeks honored Zeus, the Romans revered Juno, but modern civilization worships a different sort of god: Celebrity. Face it, we follow the stars’ every move, fashion choice, and deliciously dishy affairs. Now Kathryn Petras and Ross Petras, authors of Unusually Stupid Americans, pull the demanding divas, screwball stars, and celebu-twits... Read more >
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The Cannabible Collection
The Cannabible Collection
Written by Jason King
Format: Boxed Set
ISBN: 9781580088374
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The Cannabible Collection
The Cannabible 1/the Cananbible 2/the Cannabible 3
Written by Jason King


Format: Boxed Set, 384 pages
On Sale: April 1, 2007
Price: $25.00

At last, the choicest herb from renowned pot connoisseur Jason King'¬?s popular CANNABIBLE books is now rolled together in one potently psychotropic package. Asian Fantasy, Diesel, Haze, HP13, Mothership, Purple Urkel-all the legendary strains are here (plus hundreds more), illustrated with stunning photos of dank nugs, lush crop, and mind-blowing microscopic... Read more >
On Michael Jackson
On Michael Jackson
Written by Margo Jefferson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307277657
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On Michael Jackson

Written by Margo Jefferson


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: January 9, 2007
Price: $14.00

Margo Jefferson’s On Michael Jackson is a lucid and elegant cultural analysis of the rise and fall of the King of Pop.An award-winning cultural critic, Jefferson brings an unexpected compassion as well as her sharp intellect and incomparable insight to Jackson’s 2005 trial for child molestation, startling us with her erudite... Read more >
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Inspired Madness
Inspired Madness
Written by Dale Pendell
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583941720
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Inspired Madness
The Gifts of Burning Man
Written by Dale Pendell


Format: Trade Paperback, 120 pages
On Sale: December 26, 2006
Price: $15.95

In part a nonfiction discussion of the Burning Man festival, in part a poetic romp through Nevada’s Black Rock desert, Inspired Madness is both an irreverent introduction for those curious about the notorious event and an exhilarating reminiscence for veteran "burners." Loosely structured around a week at Burning Man, the book... Read more >
Beauty Junkies
Beauty Junkies
Written by Alex Kuczynski
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385515092
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Beauty Junkies
Inside Our $15 Billion Obsession With Cosmetic Surgery
Written by Alex Kuczynski


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: October 17, 2006
Price: $13.99

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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Powerhouse Magazine #1
Powerhouse Magazine #1
Edited by Powerhouse Books
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781576873571
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Powerhouse Magazine #1
No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn
Edited by Powerhouse Books


Format: Trade Paperback, 104 pages
On Sale: October 1, 2006
Price: $10.00

Fusing the worlds of art, photography, design, fashion, pop culture, advertising, music, dance, and film, into a glorious magazine unlike anything you've ever seen, powerHouse Magazine showcases artists and writers who share our collective vision about culture and its place in the world.

The premier issue, No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn... Read more >
Sham
Sham
Written by Steve Salerno
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781400054107
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Sham
How the Self-Help Movement Made America Helpless
Written by Steve Salerno


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: September 26, 2006
Price: $13.95

Self-help: To millions of Americans it seems like a godsend. To many others it seems like a joke. But as investigative reporter Steve Salerno reveals in this groundbreaking book, it’s neither—in fact it’s much worse than a joke. Going deep inside the Self-Help and Actualization Movement (fittingly, the words form the... Read more >
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Blame It on the Dog
Blame It on the Dog
Written by Jim Dawson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781580087513
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Blame It on the Dog
A Modern History of the Fart
Written by Jim Dawson


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: September 1, 2006
Price: $9.99

Did you know that James Joyce liked to smell his wife'¬?s farts? That some fish communicate by expelling gas? Or that the Pentagon is developing weapons of mass olfactory destruction (WMOD)? That'¬?s just a whiff of what's in store in this breathtaking follow-up to the best-selling fart history, WHO CUT THE... Read more >
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The Cannabible 3
The Cannabible 3
Written by Jason King
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781580087841
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The Cannabible 3

Written by Jason King


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: September 1, 2006
Price: $24.99

When Jason King blew our minds with the first two CANNABIBLE books, we never imagined that the best was still to come. In CANNABIBLE 3, he's back with a whole new crop of marijuana strains, accompanied by informative and entertaining notes on their flavors, aromas, and effects. King heralds the latest... Read more >
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Are You a Geek?
Are You a Geek?
Written by Tim Collins
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780440336280
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Are You a Geek?

Written by Tim Collins


Format: eBook, 140 pages
On Sale: August 29, 2006
Price: $7.99

Let’s face it–we all do geeky things, from checking e-mail obsessively to playing video games to tripping over our own feet. But here’s your chance to find out just how much of a geek you really are. With 1,000 questions for every area of your life–from childhood to lifestyle to entertainment... Read more >
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Are You a Geek?
Are You a Geek?
Written by Tim Collins
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ISBN: 9780385340151
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Are You a Geek?
1,000 Ways to Find Out
Written by Tim Collins


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: August 29, 2006
Price: $10.00

Let’s face it–we all do geeky things, from checking e-mail obsessively to playing video games to tripping over our own feet. But here’s your chance to find out just how much of a geek you really are. With 1,000 questions for every area of your life–from childhood to lifestyle to entertainment... Read more >
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Hip Hop Matters
Hip Hop Matters
Written by S. Craig Watkins
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807009864
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Hip Hop Matters
Politics, Pop Culture, and the Struggle for the Soul of a Movement
Written by S. Craig Watkins


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: August 1, 2006
Price: $20.00

Avoiding the easy definitions and caricatures that tend to celebrate or condemn the "hip hop generation," Hip Hop Matters focuses on fierce and far-reaching battles being waged in politics, pop culture, and academe to assert control over the movement. At stake, Watkins argues, is the impact hip hop has on the... Read more >
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Rejuvenile
Rejuvenile
Written by Christopher Noxon
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307351777
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Rejuvenile
Kickball, Cartoons, Cupcakes, and the Reinvention of the American Grownup
Written by Christopher Noxon


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: June 20, 2006
Price: $9.99

Once upon a time, boys and girls grew up and set aside childish things. Nowadays, moms and dads skateboard alongside their kids and download the latest pop-song ringtones. Captains of industry pose for the cover of BusinessWeek holding Super Soakers. The average age of video game players is twenty-nine and rising... Read more >
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The Age of Missing Information
The Age of Missing Information
Written by Bill McKibben
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812976076
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The Age of Missing Information

Written by Bill McKibben


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: June 13, 2006
Price: $16.00

“Highly personal and original . . . McKibben goes beyond Marshall McLuhan’s theory that the medium is the message.”
——The New York Times

Imagine watching an entire day’s worth of television on every single channel. Acclaimed environmental writer and culture critic Bill McKibben subjected himself to this sensory overload in an experiment... Read more >
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A Heckuva Job
A Heckuva Job
Written by Calvin Trillin
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781400065561
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A Heckuva Job
More of the Bush Administration in Rhyme
Written by Calvin Trillin


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
On Sale: May 30, 2006
Price: $12.95

Somehow, despite everything Calvin Trillin wrote about the Bush Administration in Obliviously On He Sails, his 2004 bestseller in verse, George W. Bush is still in the White House. Taking a philosophical view, Trillin has said, “We weren’t going to know whether you could bring down a presidency with iambic pentameter... Read more >
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Your Call Is Important to Us
Your Call Is Important to Us
Written by Laura Penny
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781400081042
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Your Call Is Important to Us
The Truth About Bullshit
Written by Laura Penny


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: May 23, 2006
Price: $12.95

“There is so much bullshit that one hardly knows where to begin...”

Taking no prisoners, author Laura Penny dissects—no, disembowels—the culture of globalized, supersized, consumerized bullshit, from Bush’s White House, with its “wallpaper of phony populist sloganeering,” to Big Pharma, with its “gateway prescription drugs.” With vinegar and wit, she shows us... Read more >
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Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams
Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams
Written by Donald Bogle
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345454195
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Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams
The Story of Black Hollywood
Written by Donald Bogle


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: January 31, 2006
Price: $15.95

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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