SOCIETY

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

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  1. Assholes

    Assholes: A Theory

    $23.95

    In the spirit of the mega-selling On Bullshit, philosopher Aaron James presents a theory of the asshole that is both intellectually provocative and existentially necessary. Learn More
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. The Essential Ellen Willis

    Essential Ellen Willis

    $24.95

    Out of the Vinyl Deeps, published in 2011, introduced a new generation to the incisive, witty, and merciless voice of Ellen Willis through her pioneering rock music criticism. Learn More
  8. Food: A Love Story

    Food: A Love Story

    $26.00

    “What are my qualifications to write this book? None really. So why should you read it? Here’s why: I’m a little fat. If a thin guy were to write about a love of food and eating I’d highly recommend that you do not read his book.” Learn More
  9. Happiness: A Philosopher's Guide

    Happiness: A Philosopher's Guide

    $23.95

    A huge bestseller in Europe, Frederic Lenoir’s Happiness is an exciting journey that examines how history’s greatest philosophers and religious figures have answered life’s most fundamental question: What is happiness and how do I achieve it? Learn More
  10. How Literature Saved My Life

    How Literature Saved My Life

    $25.95

    In this wonderfully intelligent, stunningly honest, and painfully funny book, acclaimed writer David Shields uses himself as a representative for all readers and writers who seek to find salvation in literature. Learn More
  11. I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts

    I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts: Drive-by Essays on American Dread, American Dreams

    $24.95

    From the cultural critic Wired called "provocative and cuttingly humorous" comes a viciously funny, joltingly insightful collection of drive-by critiques of contemporary America where chaos is the new normal. Learn More
  12. In Defense Of Lost Causes

    In Defense Of Lost Causes

    $22.95

    Acclaimed, adrenalin-fuelled manifesto for universal values by 'the most dangerous philosopher in the West.' Learn More
  13. The Internet Is Not The Answer

    Internet Is Not The Answer

    $25.00

    The Internet, created during the Cold War, has now ushered in one of the greatest shifts in society since the Industrial Revolution. Learn More
  14. Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

    Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

    $27.95

    From the bestselling author of Assassination Vacation and The Partly Cloudy Patriot, an insightful and unconventional account of George Washington’s trusted officer and friend, that swashbuckling teenage French aristocrat the Marquis de Lafayette. Learn More
  15. Let's Be Less Stupid

    Let's Be Less Stupid: An Attempt to Maintain My Mental Faculties

    $22.00

    Former SNL writer and The New Yorker staffer Patty Marx employs the weapon she wields best--not that weapon; Patty believes in gun control. Learn More
  16. Living in the End Times

    Living in the End Times

    $22.95

    Zizek analyzes the end of the world at the hands of the "four riders of the apocalypse." Learn More
  17. Lizz Free or Die

    Lizz Free or Die: Essays

    $25.95

    Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show and one of today's most hilarious comedians and insightful social critics, pens a brilliant account of how she discovered her comedic voice. Learn More
  18. London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction

    London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction

    $23.95

    Voted by the London Times as one of the best writers since 1945, Michael Moorcock has long been considered one of the top names in science fiction and fantasy. Learn More
  19. Mama Tried

    Mama Tried: Dispatches from the Seamy Underbelly of Modern Parenting - SIGNED

    $24.00

    New Yorker cartoonist Emily Flake relates the hilarious horrors of pregnancy, birth, and early parenting in this funny, poignant, and beautifully illustrated book. Learn More
  20. Modern Romance

    Modern Romance

    $28.95

    A hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from one of this generation’s sharpest comedic voices. Learn More
  21. More Curious

    More Curious

    $22.00

    In More Curious, Sean Wilsey travels across the U.S., from the launchpad at Cape Canaveral, to the isolated artists' enclave of Marfa, Texas, to the boardrooms and ballrooms of post–9/11 New York City. Learn More
  22. No Gods No Masters

    No Gods No Masters

    $24.95

    The first English translation of Guerin's monumental anthology of anarchism, published here in one volume. Learn More
  23. No Gods, No Masters, No Peripheries: Global Anarchisms

    No Gods No Masters No Peripheries: Global Anarchisms

    $27.95

    Was anarchism in areas outside of Europe an import and a script to be mimicked? Was it perpetually at odds with other currents of the Left? Learn More
  24. Philosophy: An Illustrated History Of Thought

    Philosophy: An Illustrated History of Thought

    $24.95

    Here is the essential guide to philosophy. Learn More
  25. Roseannearchy: Dispatches from the Nut Farm

    Roseannearchy: Dispatches from the Nut Farm

    $26.00

    BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND TELEVISION STAR ROSEANNE BARR IS BACK—WITH A VENGEANCE—AND THE RESULT IS ROSEANNEARCHY. Learn More

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