SOCIETY

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

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  1. The Tipping Point

    The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

    $15.99

    Why did crime in New York drop so suddenly in the mid-90s? How does an unknown novelist end up a bestselling author? Why is teenage smoking out of control, when everyone knows smoking kills? What makes TV shows like Sesame Street so good at teaching kids how to read? Why did Paul Revere succeed with his famous warning? Learn More
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. The Dreaded Feast

    The Dreaded Feast: Writers on Enduring the Holidays

    $15.95

    The Dreaded Feast will act as a balm for the millions of people who face Christmastime with a mixture of dread and obligation. Whether it’s the last-minute shopping, the unappealing office party, or the prospect of more than 24 hours with family, it’s never easy. Learn More
  10. The Chicken Chronicles

    The Chicken Chronicles: Sitting with the Angels Who Have Returned with My Memories: Glorious, Rufus, Gertrude Stein, Splendor, Hortensia, Agnes of God, the Gladyses, And Babe: A Memoir

    $16.95

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    Praised as “a book-long spell—hypnotic” in the Los Angeles Times, this remarkable book by the celebrated writer Alice Walker tells the story of her flock of chickens. Learn More

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