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

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  1. The Argonauts



    An intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of the latest thinking about love, language, and family. Learn More
  2. Assholes

    Assholes: A Theory


    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
  3. Between The World And Me

    Between the World and Me


    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
  4. Between You & Me

    Between You And Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen


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

    Cataract: Some Notes After Having a Cataract Removed


    “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
  6. Citizen

    Citizen: An American Lyric


    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
  7. Culture Crash

    Culture Crash: The Killing of the Creative Class


    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
  8. The Essential Ellen Willis

    Essential Ellen Willis


    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
  9. Food: A Love Story

    Food: A Love Story


    “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
  10. Happiness: A Philosopher's Guide

    Happiness: A Philosopher's Guide


    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
  11. How Literature Saved My Life

    How Literature Saved My Life


    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
  12. I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts

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


    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
  13. In Defense Of Lost Causes

    In Defense Of Lost Causes


    Acclaimed, adrenalin-fuelled manifesto for universal values by 'the most dangerous philosopher in the West.' Learn More
  14. Information Doesn't Want to Be Free

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


    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
  15. The Internet Is Not The Answer

    Internet Is Not The Answer


    The Internet, created during the Cold War, has now ushered in one of the greatest shifts in society since the Industrial Revolution. Learn More
  16. Let's Be Less Stupid

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


    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
  17. Living in the End Times

    Living in the End Times


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

    Lizz Free or Die: Essays


    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
  19. London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction

    London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction


    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
  20. Modern Romance

    Modern Romance


    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


    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


    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


    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. Not Tht Kind Of Girl

    Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned"


    In Not That Kind of Girl, Dunham illuminates the experiences that are part of making one’s way in the world: falling in love, feeling alone, being ten pounds overweight despite eating only health food, having to prove yourself in a room full of men twice your age, finding true love, and most of all, having the guts to believe that your story is one that deserves to be told. Learn More
  25. Philosophy: An Illustrated History Of Thought

    Philosophy: An Illustrated History of Thought


    Here is the essential guide to philosophy. Learn More

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