BIG THOUGHTS

Collections of essays, tomes on big ideas, philosophical treatises and more.

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  1. Eye Scream

    Eye Scream

    $15.00

    'I got it from you. Your headlines and head lies. Your hate mail and red tag fire sales. Your justice and your jails.' Learn More
  2. Farther Away: Essays (trade paperback edition)

    Farther Away: Essays

    $16.00

    Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom was the runaway most-discussed novel of 2010, an ambitious and searching engagement with life in America in the twenty-first century. In The New York Times Book Review, Sam Tanenhaus proclaimed it “a masterpiece of American fiction” and lauded its illumination, “through the steady radiance of its author’s profound moral intelligence, [of] the world we thought we knew.” Learn More
  3. Fate, Time, and Language

    Fate, Time, and Language: An Essay on Free Will

    $19.95

    In 1962, the philosopher Richard Taylor used six commonly accepted presuppositions to imply that human beings have no control over the future. Learn More
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    Four Arguments For The Elimination of Television

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    A total departure from previous writing about television, this book is the first ever to advocate that the medium is not reformable. Learn More
  5. Generation Of Swine

    Generation Of Swine

    $16.00

    Gonzo Papers Volume 2: Tales Of Shame And Degradation In The '80s. Learn More
  6. Get Real

    Get Real

    $10.00

    Fine art = imperialism, popular music = despotism, nations = youth cliques, excessive qualifiers in our speech = that of capital. Learn More
  7. God In Pain

    God in Pain: Inversions of Apocalypse

    $19.95

    A brilliant dissection and reconstruction of the three major faith-based systems of belief in the world today, from one of the world's most articulate intellectuals, Slavoj Zizek, in conversation with Croatian philosopher Boris Gunjevic. Learn More
  8. Going Solo (paperback)

    Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone

    $16.00

    A revelatory examination of the most significant demographic shift since the Baby Boom—the sharp increase in the number of people who live alone—that offers surprising insights on the benefits of this epochal change. Learn More
  9. Good Prose

    Good Prose: The Art Of Nonfiction

    $16.00

    Good Prose is an inspiring book about writing—about the creation of good prose—and the record of a warm and productive literary friendship. Learn More
  10. Goodbye To The Nervous Apprehension

    Goodbye To The Nervous Apprehension

    $10.00

    Across eleven essays, Michael Heald compulsively measures himself against men like Eli Manning, Ryan Gosling, and Stephen Malkmus, and always comes up short. Learn More
  11. The Great Shark Hunt

    Great Shark Hunt

    $18.00

    Gonzo Papers Volume 1: Strange Tales From A Stranger Time. Learn More
  12. Half Empty (trade paperback)

    Half Empty

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    The inimitably witty David Rakoff, New York Times bestselling author of Don’t Get Too Comfortable, defends the commonsensical notion that you should always assume the worst, because you’ll never be disappointed. Learn More
  13. Hardcore Zen
  14. The Hatred of Poetry

    Hatred of Poetry

    $12.00

    No art has been denounced as often as poetry. It's even bemoaned by poets: "I, too, dislike it," wrote Marianne Moore. Learn More
  15. Hippias Minor Or The Art Of Cunning

    Hippias Minor or The Art of Cunning: A New Translation of Plato's Most Controversial Dialogue

    $16.95

    One of Plato's most controversial dialogues, Hippias Minor details Socrates' claims that there is no difference between a person who tells the truth and one who lies, and that the good man is the one who willingly makes mistakes and does wrong. Learn More
  16. hold everything dear

    Hold Everything Dear

    $12.95

    John Berger occupies a unique position in the international cultural landscape: artist, filmmaker, poet, philosopher, novelist, essayist, he is also a deeply thoughtful political activist. Learn More
  17. Holidays On Ice

    Holidays On Ice

    $10.00

    A collection of David Sedaris' essays. Learn More
  18. Hope in the Dark

    Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities

    $15.99

    A book as powerful and influential as Rebecca Solnit's Men Explain Things to Me, Hope in the Dark was written to counter the despair of radicals at a moment when they were focused on their losses and had turned their back to the victories behind them—and the unimaginable changes soon to come. Learn More
  19. How Did You Get This Number

    How Did You Get This Number

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    Sloane Crosley, the brilliantly funny "fountain of observations" (Boston Globe), now takes readers from a bear-infested wedding in Alaska to a run-in with clowns in Portugal in a new collection of essays about the messiest and most unexpected dilemmas life has to offer. Learn More
  20. I Am Sorry to Think I Have Raised a Timid Son

    I Am Sorry to Think I Have Raised a Timid Son

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    With a chirp, a smirk, and a nod, Kent Russell crisscrosses the country, seeking immersive experiences and revelations on society’s ragged edge. Learn More
  21. I Never Met a Story I Didn't Like: Mostly True Tall Tales

    I Never Met a Story I Didn't Like: Mostly True Tall Tales

    $16.99

    For years, Todd Snider has been one of the most beloved country-folk singers in the United States, compared to Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, John Prine, and dozens of others. Learn More
  22. I Totally Meant To Do That

    I Totally Meant to Do That

    $14.00

    Jane Borden is a hybrid too horrifying to exist: a hipster-debutante. She was reared in a propert Southern home in Greensboro, North Carolina, sent to boarding school in Virginia, and then went on to join a sorority in Chapel Hill. She next moved to New York and discovered that none of this grooming meant a lick to anyone. In fact, she hid her upbringing for many years--it was easier than explaining what a debutante "does" (the short answer: not much). Learn More
  23. I Wear the Black Hat (softcover)

    I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined)

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    From New York Times bestselling author, “one of America’s top cultural critics” (Entertainment Weekly), and “The Ethicist” for The New York Times Magazine, comes a new book of all original pieces on villains and villainy. Learn More
  24. Information Doesn't Want To Be Free (paperback)

    Information Doesn't Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age

    $15.00

    In sharply argued, fast-moving chapters, Cory Doctorow’s Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free takes on the state of copyright and creative success in the digital age. Learn More
  25. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) (trade paperback)

    Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

    $14.00

    Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence “Can I just say one last thing about this, and then I swear I’ll shut up about it?” Learn More

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