BIG THOUGHTS

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

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  1. Against Football

    Against Football: One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto

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    New York Times bestselling author Steve Almond takes on America’s biggest sacred cow: football. Learn More
  2. Assholes

    Assholes: A Theory

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    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. Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies

    Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies: On Myths, Morons, Free Speech, Football, and Assorted Absurdities

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    Hi. In your hands, right now, you hold the culmination of thousands of years of human intelligence, ingenuity, and brilliance. Now put your goddamn phone down and pay attention to my book. Learn More
  4. Between You & Me

    Between You And Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen

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    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

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    “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. Cities Are Good For You

    Cities Are Good for You: The Genius of the Metropolis

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    Cities are where the twenty-first century is really going to happen. Already at the beginning of the century, we became 50% urban as a global population, and by 2050 we're going to be up to 70% urban. So cities could either be our coffin or our ark. Learn More
  7. Citizen

    Citizen: An American Lyric

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    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
  8. Culture Crash

    Culture Crash: The Killing of the Creative Class

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    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
  9. The Essential Ellen Willis

    Essential Ellen Willis

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    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
  10. Final Fridays

    Final Fridays: Essays, Lectures, Tributes And Other Non-Fiction, 1995-2010

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    For decades, acclaimed author John Barth has strayed from his Monday-through-Thursday-morning routine of fiction-writing and dedicated Friday mornings to the muse of nonfiction. Learn More

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