SOCIETY

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

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  1. Barrel Fever

    Barrel Fever: Stories And Essays

    $15.00

    In Sedaris' world, no one is safe and no cow is sacred. Learn More
  2. Best American Nonrequired Reading 2008

    Best American Nonrequired Reading 2008

    $14.00

    The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. For each volume, the very best pieces are selected by a leading writer in the field, making the Best American series the most respected of its kind. Learn More
  3. Best American Nonrequired Reading 2009

    Best American Nonrequired Reading 2009

    $14.00

    This 'great volume' highlights the 'very best of this year's fiction, nonfiction, alternative comics, screenplys, blogs and more' (OK!). Compiled by Dave Eggers and students from his San Francisco writing center, it is "both uproarious and illuminating" (Publishers Weekly). Learn More
  4. Best American Nonrequired Reading 2010

    Best American Nonrequired Reading 2010

    $14.95

    An eclectic volume introduced by David Sedaris and compiled by Dave Eggers and students of his San Francisco writing center, who don’t leave a stone unturned in their search for nonrequired gems. Learn More
  5. Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011

    Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011

    $14.95

    An eclectic volume introduced by Guillermo del Toro and compiled by Dave Eggers and students of his San Francisco writing center, who don’t leave a stone unturned in their search for nonrequired gems. Learn More
  6. Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012

    Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012

    $14.95

    The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Learn More
  7. Best American Nonrequired Reading 2014

    Best American Nonrequired Reading 2014

    $14.95

    The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Learn More
  8. Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015

    Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015

    $14.95

    Adam Johnson, author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Orphan Master’s Son, works with group of high school students out of 826 San Francisco to select the year’s best new fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and category-defying gems aimed at readers 15 and up. Learn More
  9. Between The World And Me

    Between the World and Me

    $24.00

    Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States” (The New York Observer) Learn More
  10. Between You & Me

    Between You And Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen

    $24.95

    The most irreverent and helpful book on language since the #1 New York Times bestseller Eats, Shoots & Leaves. Learn More
  11. Blink

    Blink: The Power Of Thinking Without Thinking

    $15.99

    In his landmark bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. Learn More
  12. Both Flesh And Not

    Both Flesh and Not: Essays

    $17.99

    Beloved for his epic agony, brilliantly discerning eye, and hilarious and constantly self-questioning tone, David Foster Wallace was heralded by both critics and fans as the voice of a generation. Learn More
  13. The Boy Who Could Change the World

    Boy Who Could Change the World: The Writings of Aaron Swartz

    $17.95

    In his too-short life, Aaron Swartz reshaped the Internet, questioned our assumptions about intellectual property, and touched all of us in ways that we may not even realize. Learn More
  14. Bright-Sided (trade paperback)

    Bright-sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America

    $15.00

    A sharp-witted knockdown of America’s love affair with positive thinking and an urgent call for a new commitment to realism. Learn More
  15. Captive Audience

    Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age

    $30.00

    Ten years ago, the United States stood at the forefront of the Internet revolution. With some of the fastest speeds and lowest prices in the world for high-speed Internet access, the nation was poised to be the global leader in the new knowledge-based economy. Learn More
  16. Cat Is Art Spelled Wrong

    Cat Is Art Spelled Wrong

    $16.95

    Fifteen writers, all addressing not just our fascination with cat videos, but also how we decide what is good or bad art, or art at all; how taste develops, how that can change, and why we love or hate something. It's about people and technology and just what it is about cats that makes them the internet's cutest despots. Learn More
  17. Cataract

    Cataract: Some Notes After Having a Cataract Removed

    $22.00

    “Behind my right eye hangs a burlap cloth; behind my left eye there's a mirror. . . Before the burlap the visible remains indifferent; before the mirror it begins to play.” Learn More
  18. Censorship Now!!

    Censorship Now

    $14.95

    In this outrageous and hilarious new essay collection, underground music icon Ian F. Svenonius tackles such diverse subjects as IKEA, Apple, the weather, the gentrification of punk by indie rock, Marion Barry, the film Heathers, Christian pornography, vampires, hoarding, the role of sugar in empire-building, how to properly tip at restaurants, the return of the hat in men's fashion, and other highly topical matters. Learn More
  19. Changing My Mind (trade paperback)

    Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays

    $16.00

    A sparkling collection of Zadie Smith’s nonfiction over the past decade. Learn More
  20. Chuck Klosterman IV

    Chuck Klosterman IV

    $16.00

    A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas. Learn More
  21. Citizen

    Citizen: An American Lyric

    $20.00

    Claudia Rankine's bold new book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. Learn More
  22. Confessions of an Antinatalist

    Confessions of an Antinatalist

    $12.00

    Life is a mixture of good and bad, or so they say. Trouble is, there’s no way to determine where a particular life might fall along fortune’s spectrum. Learn More
  23. Consider the Lobster

    Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays

    $14.99

    A brilliant and hilarious new collection of essays from the author of Infinite Jest. Learn More
  24. Context

    Context

    $14.95

    One of the internet’s most celebrated hi-tech culture mavens returns with this second collection of essays and polemics. Learn More
  25. Culture Crash

    Culture Crash: The Killing of the Creative Class

    $26.00

    Change is no stranger to us in the twenty-first century. We must constantly adjust to an evolving world, to transformation and innovation. But for many thousands of creative artists, a torrent of recent changes has made it all but impossible to earn a living. Learn More

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