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  1. Why We Love Serial Killers

    Why We Love Serial Killers: The Curious Appeal of the World's Most Savage Murderers


    For decades now, serial killers have taken center stage in the news and entertainment media. Learn More
  2. Why Not Me?

    Why Not Me?


    From the author of the beloved New York Times bestselling book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? and the creator and star of The Mindy Project comes a collection of essays that are as hilarious and insightful as they are deeply personal. Learn More
  3. Why I Write

    Why I Write (Penguin Great Ideas)


    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves—and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives—and destroyed them. Learn More
  4. Why Have Kids?

    Why Have Kids?: A New Mom Explores the Truth About Parenting and Happiness


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    If parenting is making Americans unhappy, if it’s impossible to "have it all," if people don’t have the economic, social, or political structures needed to support parenting, then why do it? And why are anxious new parents flocking to every Tiger Mother and Bébé-raiser for advice on how to raise kids? Learn More
  5. Why Does the World Exist? (paperback)

    Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story


    In this astonishing and profound work, an irreverent sleuth traces the riddle of existence from the ancient world to modern times. Learn More
  6. Why Bother?

    Why Bother?: Getting A Life In A Locked-Down Land


    Many of us feel like fugitives from the media-driven stereotype of a booming country composed of compliant consumers. Learn More
  7. Why Are Faggots So Afraid Of Faggots?

    Why Are Faggots So Afraid Of Faggots?: Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification, and the Desire to Conform


    Gay culture has become a nightmare of consumerism, whether it's an endless quest for Absolut vodka, Diesel jeans, rainbow Hummers, pec implants, or Pottery Barn. Whatever happened to sexual flamboyance and gender liberation, an end to marriage, the military, and the nuclear family? Learn More
  8. The Whole Death Catalog

    Whole Death Catalog: A Lively Guide to the Bitter End


    In the tradition of Mary Roach’s bestselling Stiff and Jessica Mitford’s classic exposé The American Way of Death comes this meticulously researched, refreshingly irreverent, and lavishly illustrated look at death from acclaimed author Harold Schechter. Learn More
  9. Who We Be

    Who We Be: The Colorization of America


    Race. A four-letter word. The greatest social divide in American life, a half-century ago and today. Learn More
  10. Who Rules The World?

    Who Rules the World?


    The world’s leading intellectual offers a probing examination of the waning American Century, the nature of U.S. policies post-9/11, and the perils of valuing power above democracy and human rights Learn More
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    Who Really Runs The World?


    The War Between Globalization and Democracy. Learn More
  12. Who Owns The Future? (paperback)

    Who Owns the Future?


    The Dazzling New Masterwork from the Prophet of Silicon Valley. Learn More
  13. White Trash

    White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America


    In her groundbreaking history of the class system in America, what the New York Times hails as “formidable and truth-dealing,” Nancy Isenberg takes on our comforting myths about equality, uncovering the crucial legacy of the ever-present, always embarrassing––if occasionally entertaining––poor white trash. Learn More
  14. White Stains / The Nameless Novel

    White Stains / The Nameless Novel


    White Stains remains Aleister Crowley's most infamous work, his attempt at taking the Satanic/erotic decadence of Baudelaire and ramping it up to new extremes of degradation, sexual depravity and demonic frenzy. Learn More
  15. White Out

    White Out: The Secret Life of Heroin


    An In-Depth Look into the Life and Mind of a Heroin Addict. Learn More
  16. White Matter

    White Matter: A Memoir of Family and Medicine


    White Matter: A Memoir of Family and Medicine is the story of a Bostonian close-knit Jewish working-class family of five sisters and one brother and the impact they and their next generation endured due to the popularization of lobotomy during the 20th century. Learn More
  17. White Like Me

    White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son


    With a new preface and updated chapters, White Like Me is one-part memoir, one-part polemical essay collection. It is a personal examination of the way in which racial privilege shapes the daily lives of white Americans in every realm: employment, education, housing, criminal justice, and elsewhere. Learn More
  18. White House Call Girl

    White House Call Girl: The Real Watergate Story


    Ex-stripper Heidi Rikan was working for the mob in Washington, DC. White House Call Girl tells how a call girl operation she was running at the time led to the Watergate break-in, which brought down Tricky Dick Nixon himself. Learn More
  19. Whipping Girl (2nd Edition)

    Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity


    In the updated second edition of Whipping Girl, Julia Serano, a transsexual woman whose supremely intelligent writing reflects her diverse background as a lesbian transgender activist and professional biologist, shares her powerful experiences and observations—both pre- and post-transition—to reveal the ways in which fear, suspicion, and dismissiveness toward femininity shape our societal attitudes toward trans women, as well as gender and sexuality as a whole. Learn More
  20. Where The Bird Sings Best (paperback)

    Where the Bird Sings Best


    The magnum opus from Alejandro Jodorowsky—director of The Holy Mountain, star of Jodorowsky’s Dune, spiritual guru behind Psychomagic and The Way of Tarot, innovator behind classic comics The Incal and Metabarons, and legend of Latin American literature. Learn More
  21. When You Are Engulfed In Flames

    When You Are Engulfed In Flames


    'David Sedaris's ability to transform the mortification of everyday life into wildly entertaining art,' (The Christian Science Monitor) is elevated to wilder and more entertaining heights than ever in this remarkable new book. Learn More
  22. When the Sick Rule the World

    When the Sick Rule the World


    A moving meld of essay, memoir, and story, When the Sick Rule the World collects Dodie Bellamy's new and recent lyric prose. Learn More
  23. When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain

    When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain: History's Unknown Chapters


    Obscure and addictive true tales from history told by one of our most entertaining historians, Giles Milton. Learn More
  24. When Gadgets Betray Us

    When Gadgets Betray Us: The Dark Side of Our Infatuation With New Technologies


    Technology is evolving faster than we are. As our mobile phones, mp3 players, cars, and digital cameras become more and more complex, we understand less and less about how they actually work and what personal details these gadgets might reveal about us. Learn More
  25. What's Your Poo Telling You? Activity Book

    What's Your Poo Telling You? Activity Book


    Celebrate the wonderful diversity of poo, pee, and farts with this one-of-a-kind, action-packed activity book from the authors of the best-selling book What's Your Poo Telling You? Learn More

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