SOCIETY

The titles in this category deal with society at large - politics, history, religion, science, crime, etc.

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  1. Things That Are

    Things That Are

    $18.00

    The debut collection of a writer whose accolades precede her: a Whiting Award, a Rona Jaffe Award, a Best American Essays selection, and a Pushcart Prize, all received before her first book-length publication. This book represents a major break-out of an entirely new brand of nonfiction writer, in a mode like that of Ander Monson, John D'Agata, and Eula Biss, but a new sort of beast entirely its own. Learn More
  2. The Wordy Shipmates

    The Wordy Shipmates

    $16.00

    The Wordy Shipmates is Sarah Vowell's exploration of the Puritans and their journey to America to become the people of John Winthrop's 'city upon a hill' - a shining example, a 'city that cannot be hid.' Learn More
  3. The Vintage Mencken

    The Vintage Mencken

    $15.00

    The finest and fiercest essays of the great literary iconoclast. Learn More
  4. The Right To Be Lazy

    The Right To Be Lazy: Essays by Paul LaFargue

    $16.00

    At once a masterpiece of critical theory and rip-roaring radical humor, this is one of the most spirited attacks on the notion of the "work ethic" ever to be published! Learn More
  5. The Philosophy Of Punk

    The Philosophy Of Punk: More Than Noise!

    $12.00

    Overall, this is a very in-depth study of punk values, and how punk looks out towards the straight world. Learn More
  6. The Lifespan of a Fact

    The Lifespan of a Fact

    $17.95

    An innovative essayist and his fact-checker do battle about the use of truth and the definition of nonfiction. Learn More
  7. The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books

    The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books

    $14.95

    The way we absorb information has changed dramatically. Edison’s phonograph has been reincarnated as the iPod. Celluloid went digital. But books, for the most part, have remained the same—until now. And while music and movies have undergone an almost Darwinian evolution, the literary world now faces a revolution, a sudden seismic change in the way we buy, produce, and, yes, read books. Learn More
  8. The Great Shark Hunt

    The Great Shark Hunt

    $18.00

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    Gonzo Papers Volume 1: Strange Tales From A Stranger Time. Learn More
  9. The Electric Information Age Book

    The Electric Information Age Book

    $22.95

    The Electric Information Age Book explores the nine-year window of mass-market publishing in the sixties and seventies when formerly backstage players designers, graphic artists, editors stepped into the spotlight to produce a series of exceptional books. Learn More
  10. The Ecstasy of Influence

    The Ecstasy of Influence: Nonfictions, Etc.

    $27.95

    What’s a novelist supposed to do with contemporary culture? And what’s contemporary culture sup­posed to do with novelists? In The Ecstasy of Influence, Jonathan Lethem, tangling with what he calls the “white elephant” role of the writer as public intellectual, arrives at an astonishing range of answers. Learn More

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