BIG THOUGHTS

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

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  1. True Stories, Well Told

    True Stories, Well Told: From the First 20 Years of Creative Nonfiction Magazine

    $15.95

    Creative nonfiction is the literary equivalent of jazz: it’s a rich mix of flavors, ideas, voices, and techniques—some newly invented, and others as old as writing itself. Learn More
  2. The Tipping Point

    Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

    $17.00

    Why did crime in New York drop so suddenly in the mid-90s? How does an unknown novelist end up a bestselling author? Why is teenage smoking out of control, when everyone knows smoking kills? What makes TV shows like Sesame Street so good at teaching kids how to read? Why did Paul Revere succeed with his famous warning? Learn More
  3. This Is Water

    This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life

    $15.00

    Only once did David Foster Wallace give a public talk on his views on life, during a commencement address given in 2005 at Kenyon College. Learn More
  4. Things That Are

    Things That Are

    $18.00

    The debut collection of a writer whose accolades precede her: a Whiting Award, a Rona Jaffe Award, a Best American Essays selection, and a Pushcart Prize, all received before her first book-length publication. This book represents a major break-out of an entirely new brand of nonfiction writer, in a mode like that of Ander Monson, John D'Agata, and Eula Biss, but a new sort of beast entirely its own. Learn More
  5. The Wordy Shipmates

    The Wordy Shipmates

    $16.00

    The Wordy Shipmates is Sarah Vowell's exploration of the Puritans and their journey to America to become the people of John Winthrop's 'city upon a hill' - a shining example, a 'city that cannot be hid.' Learn More
  6. The Vintage Mencken

    The Vintage Mencken

    $15.00

    The finest and fiercest essays of the great literary iconoclast. Learn More
  7. The Right To Be Lazy

    The Right To Be Lazy: Essays by Paul LaFargue

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    At once a masterpiece of critical theory and rip-roaring radical humor, this is one of the most spirited attacks on the notion of the "work ethic" ever to be published! Learn More
  8. The Philosophy Of Punk

    The Philosophy Of Punk: More Than Noise!

    $12.00

    Overall, this is a very in-depth study of punk values, and how punk looks out towards the straight world. Learn More
  9. The Lifespan of a Fact

    The Lifespan of a Fact

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    An innovative essayist and his fact-checker do battle about the use of truth and the definition of nonfiction. Learn More
  10. The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books

    The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books

    $14.95

    The way we absorb information has changed dramatically. Edison’s phonograph has been reincarnated as the iPod. Celluloid went digital. But books, for the most part, have remained the same—until now. And while music and movies have undergone an almost Darwinian evolution, the literary world now faces a revolution, a sudden seismic change in the way we buy, produce, and, yes, read books. Learn More

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