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  1. Learning To Love You More

    Learning To Love You More


    The best of the groundbreaking website, which asks ordinary people to complete out-of-the-ordinary assignments - with extraordinary results. Learn More
  2. Money And Soccer

    Money and Soccer: A Soccernomics Guide


    Why Chievo Verona, Unterhaching, and Scunthorpe United Will Never Win the Champions League, Why Manchester City, Roman and Paris St. Germain Can; And Why Real Madrid, Bayern Munich And Manchester United Cannot Be Stopped Learn More
  3. The Narcissist Next Door

    Narcissist Next Door: Understanding the Monster in Your Family, in Your Office, in Your Bed—in Your World


    From an award-winning senior writer at Time, an eye-opening exploration of narcissism, how to recognize it, and how to handle it. Learn More
  4. Noble Hustle (paperback)

    Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death


    The Noble Hustle is Pulitzer finalist Colson Whitehead’s hilarious memoir of his search for meaning at high stakes poker tables, which the author describes as “Eat, Pray, Love for depressed shut-ins.” Learn More
  5. Of Dice And Men

    Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons And Dragons and The People Who Play It


    Ancient red dragons with 527 hit points, +44 to attack, and a 20d10 breath weapon, to be specific. Learn More
  6. On The Map

    On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks


    Cartography enthusiasts rejoice: the bestselling author of the Just My Type reveals the fascinating relationship between man and map. Learn More
  7. One Game At A Time

    One Game at a Time: Why Sports Matter


    Sports are serious stuff. Football, basketball, tennis, mixed martial arts, and beyond: these are arenas of immense power, with mass appeal, yet far too many of us have abandoned the sporting world as a legitimate site of contestation and innovation. Why? Learn More
  8. Orioles Activity Book

    Orioles Activity Book


    Orioles fans will love this delightful 64 page treasury of puzzles, games, and coloring pages featuring the Baltimore Orioles baseball team including, Crossword Puzzles about Orioles History, Unscramble the names of Orioles heroes, Color images of Camden Yards and Oriole Bird, Connect the Dots, Secret Messages to decode, Word Searches, Color by Number, Mazes, Jumbles, What's the Score?, Find the Difference, and Follow the Ball. Learn More
  9. The Other Hundred

    Other Hundred: 100 Faces, Places, Stories


    The Forbes 100, the Fortune 500, Bloomberg’s Billionaire Index . . . the list of rich lists is endless. Here instead are the stories of The Other Hundred — those people who aren’t among the world’s rich, but whose lives deserve to be celebrated. Learn More
  10. Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue

    Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold Story of English


    A survey of the quirks and quandaries of the English language, focusing on our strange and wonderful grammar. Learn More
  11. Out There Magazine #3

    Out There Magazine #3


    International Homoculture, Arts, Voices, Styles And Travel. Learn More
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    Reading Comics: How Graphic Novels Work And What They Mean


    Suddenly, comics are everywhere: a newly matured art form, filling bookshelves with brilliant, innovative work and shaping the ideas and images of the rest of contemporary culture. Learn More
  13. Scorecasting

    Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games Are Won


    In Scorecasting, University of Chicago behavioral economist Tobias Moskowitz teams up with veteran Sports Illustrated writer L. Jon Wertheim to overturn some of the most cherished truisms of sports, and reveal the hidden forces that shape how basketball, baseball, football, and hockey games are played, won and lost. Learn More
  14. Shutting Out the Sun

    Shutting Out the Sun: How Japan Created Its Own Lost Generation


    The world's second-wealthiest country, Japan once seemed poised to overtake America as the leading global economic powerhouse. Learn More
  15. So You've Been Publicly Shamed

    So You've Been Publicly Shamed


    From the internationally bestselling author of The Psychopath Test, a captivating and brilliant exploration of one of our world’s most overlooked forces. Learn More
  16. Soccernomics

    Soccernomics: Why England Loses, Why Spain, Germany, and Brazil Win, and Why the U.S., Japan, Australia - and Even Iraq - Are Destined to Become the Kings of the World’s Most Popular Sport


    Soccernomics pioneers a new way of looking at soccer through meticulous, empirical analysis and incisive, witty commentary. Learn More
  17. Street Smart

    Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and the Fall of Cars


    On a Saturday morning in December 1973, a section of New York’s West Side Highway collapsed under the weight of a truck full of asphalt. Learn More
  18.  Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things

    Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things


    What possesses someone to save every scrap of paper that's ever come into his home? What compulsions drive a woman like Irene, whose hoarding cost her her marriage? Or Ralph, whose imagined uses for castoff items like leaky old buckets almost lost him his house? Or Jerry and Alvin, wealthy twin bachelors who filled up matching luxury apartments with countless pieces of fine art, not even leaving themselves room to sleep? Learn More
  19. The Call of the Weird

    The Call Of The Weird


    Encounters with Survivalists, Porn Stars, Alien Killers, and Ike Turner. Learn More
  20. The Compleat Motherfucker: A History of the Mother of All Dirty Words cover

    The Compleat Motherfucker: A History of the Mother of All Dirty Words


    'I've had it with these motherfucking snakes on this motherfucking plane!' shouted Samuel Jackson in the movie Snakes on a Plane. It was the use of the famous expletive that brought on huge promotional buzz. Learn More
  21. The Painted Word

    The Painted Word: A Treasure Chest of Remarkable Words and Their Origins


    To untangle the knot of interlocking meanings of these painted words, logophile and mythologist Phil Cousineau begins each fascinating word entry with his own brief definition. Learn More
  22. The Pirates of Somalia

    The Pirates of Somalia: Inside Their Hidden World


    Somalia, on the tip of the Horn of Africa, has been inhabited as far back as 9,000 BC. Its history is as rich as the country is old. Caught up in a decades-long civil war, Somalia, along with Iraq and Afghanistan, has become one of the most dangerous countries in the world. Getting there from North America is a forty-five-hour, five-flight voyage through Frankfurt, Dubai, Djibouti, Bossaso (on the Gulf of Aden), and, finally, Galkayo. Somalia is a place where a government has been built out of anarchy. Learn More
  23. Thirty-One Nil

    Thirty-One Nil: On the Road With Football's Outsiders: A World Cup Odyssey


    In a tiny, decaying aluminium smelting town in southern Tajikistan, a short drive from a raging war zone, Afghanistan take on Palestine in the first Asian qualifier for 2014’s World Cup in Brazil. Learn More
  24. This Love Is Not For Cowards

    This Love Is Not For Cowards: Salvation and Soccer in Ciudad Juarez


    More than ten people are murdered every day in Ciudad Juárez, a city about the size of Philadelphia. As Mexico has descended into a feudal narco-state-one where cartels, death squads, the army, and local police all fight over billions of dollars in profits from drug and human trafficking-the border city of Juárez has been hit hardest of all. And yet, more than a million people still live there. They even love their impoverished city, proudly repeating its mantra: "Amor por Juárez." Learn More
  25. Toilets Of The World

    Toilets of the World


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    Powder room, comfort station, privy, loo, dunny - the infinite variety of names we invent for this universal necessity, the toilet, is matched by an extraordinary variety of designs worldwide, from miniature log cabins in the Canadian wilderness to state-of-the-art cubicles in Japan, and from huts on stilts in the Caribbean to solar-powered sanitaryware in New Zealand. Learn More

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