BIG THOUGHTS

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

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  1. The Ecstasy of Influence

    The Ecstasy of Influence: Nonfictions, Etc.

    $27.95

    What’s a novelist supposed to do with contemporary culture? And what’s contemporary culture sup­posed to do with novelists? In The Ecstasy of Influence, Jonathan Lethem, tangling with what he calls the “white elephant” role of the writer as public intellectual, arrives at an astonishing range of answers. Learn More
  2. The Dreaded Feast

    The Dreaded Feast: Writers on Enduring the Holidays

    $15.95

    The Dreaded Feast will act as a balm for the millions of people who face Christmastime with a mixture of dread and obligation. Whether it’s the last-minute shopping, the unappealing office party, or the prospect of more than 24 hours with family, it’s never easy. Learn More
  3. The Chicken Chronicles

    The Chicken Chronicles: Sitting with the Angels Who Have Returned with My Memories: Glorious, Rufus, Gertrude Stein, Splendor, Hortensia, Agnes of God, the Gladyses, And Babe: A Memoir

    $16.95

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    Praised as “a book-long spell—hypnotic” in the Los Angeles Times, this remarkable book by the celebrated writer Alice Walker tells the story of her flock of chickens. Learn More
  4. The Braindead Megaphone

    The Braindead Megaphone: Essays

    $14.00

    The breakout book from 'the funniest writer in America' - not to mention an official Genius - a trade paperback original and his first nonfiction collection ever. Learn More
  5. The Birth (And Death) of the Cool

    The Birth (And Death) of the Cool

    $25.00

    It’s hard to imagine that “the cool” could ever go out of style. After all, cool is style. Isn’t it? And it may be harder to imagine a world where people no longer aspire to coolness. Learn More
  6. The Best American Comics Criticism

    The Best American Comics Criticism

    $19.99

    Whether you choose to call them “comics lit,” “graphic novels,” or just “thick comic books,” book-length narratives told in words and pictures confidently elbowed their way into the cultural spotlight in the first decade of this new millennium — beginning with the simultaneous 2001 release of Chris Ware’s Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth and Daniel Clowes’ David Boring, and continuing on through ground-breaking and best-selling works such as Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, Robert Crumb’s Genesis, Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home, and Joe Sacco’s Palestine. Learn More
  7. The Art of Cruelty (trade paperback)

    The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning

    $16.95

    A fresh new voice in art and cultural criticism takes on the day's most pressing questions about representations of violence in art. Learn More
  8. The Areas of My Expertise

    The Areas of My Expertise

    $14.00

    In the great tradition of the American almanac - a brilliant and hilarious compendium of handy reference tables, fascinating trivia, and sage wisdom on all topics large and small. Learn More
  9. That Is All (paperback)

    That Is All

    $15.00

    John Hodgman-bestselling author, The Daily Show's "Resident Expert", minor television celebrity, and deranged millionaire-brings us the third and final installment in his trilogy of Complete World Knowledge. Learn More
  10. Take The Cannoli

    Take The Cannoli

    $14.00

    Stories From The New World. Learn More

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