BIG THOUGHTS

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

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  1. Information Doesn't Want to Be Free

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

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    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
  2. In Defense Of Lost Causes

    In Defense Of Lost Causes

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    Acclaimed, adrenalin-fuelled manifesto for universal values by 'the most dangerous philosopher in the West.' Learn More
  3. I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts

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

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    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
  4. How Literature Saved My Life

    How Literature Saved My Life

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    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
  5. Food: A Love Story

    Food: A Love Story

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    “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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Both Flesh And Not

    Both Flesh and Not: Essays

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    Beloved for his epic agony, brilliantly discerning eye, and hilarious and constantly self-questioning tone, David Foster Wallace was heralded by both critics and fans as the voice of a generation. Learn More

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