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  1. Dance of the Reptiles

    Dance of the Reptiles: Rampaging Tourists, Marauding Pythons, Larcenous Legislators, Crazed Celebrities, and Tar-Balled Beaches: Selected Columns


    If you think the wildest, wackiest stories that Carl Hiaasen can tell have all made it into his hilarious, bestselling novels, think again. Learn More
  2. Deliriously Happy

    Deliriously Happy: and Other Bad Thoughts


    Do you like dogs? Babies? Baby dogs? Have you ever eaten ice cream or had love troubles? Wish there were dirty parts in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this is the book for you. Learn More
  3. Distrust That Particular Flavor (trade paperback)

    Distrust That Particular Flavor


    William Gibson is known primarily as a novelist, with his work ranging from his groundbreaking first novel, Neuromancer, to his more recent contemporary bestsellers Pattern Recognition, Spook Country, and Zero History. Learn More
  4. Dress Your Family In Corduroy & Denim

    Dress Your Family In Corduroy And Denim


    The new, eagerly awaited collection of personal essays from the author of the #1 bestseller Me Talk Pretty One Day. Learn More
  5. Eating the Dinosaur (trade paperback verision)

    Eating the Dinosaur


    A Book of All-New Pop Culture Pieces by Chuck Klosterman. Learn More
  6. Empire of Illusion

    Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle


    A culture that cannot distinguish between reality and illusion dies. And we are dying now. We will either wake from our state of induced childishness, one where trivia and gossip pass for news and information, one where our goal is not justice but an elusive and unattainable happiness, to confront the stark limitations before us, or we will continue our headlong retreat into fantasy. Learn More
  7. The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness

    Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness


    The incomparable Rebecca Solnit, author of more than a dozen acclaimed, prizewinning books of nonfiction including Men Explain Things To Me, brings the same dazzling writing to the essays in The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness; hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "globally wide-ranging and topically urgent and the Boston Globe as "luminous and precise.". Learn More
  8. The End Of War (paperback)

    End Of War


    War is a fact of human nature. As long as we exist, it exists. That's how the argument goes. Learn More
  9. Essays

    Essays by Wallace Shawn


    In these beautiful essays, Wallace Shawn takes us on a revelatory journey in which the personal and political become one. Learn More
  10. 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
  11. Event

    Event: A Philosophical Journey Through A Concept


    Probably the most famous living philosopher, Slavoj Žižek explores the meaning of events in this short and digestible book. Learn More
  12. Eye Scream

    Eye Scream


    'I got it from you. Your headlines and head lies. Your hate mail and red tag fire sales. Your justice and your jails.' Learn More
  13. Farther Away: Essays (trade paperback edition)

    Farther Away: Essays


    Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom was the runaway most-discussed novel of 2010, an ambitious and searching engagement with life in America in the twenty-first century. In The New York Times Book Review, Sam Tanenhaus proclaimed it “a masterpiece of American fiction” and lauded its illumination, “through the steady radiance of its author’s profound moral intelligence, [of] the world we thought we knew.” Learn More
  14. Fate, Time, and Language

    Fate, Time, and Language: An Essay on Free Will


    In 1962, the philosopher Richard Taylor used six commonly accepted presuppositions to imply that human beings have no control over the future. Learn More
  15. 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
  16. Food: A Love Story Audiobook

    Food: A Love Story (Audiobook CD)


    “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
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    Four Arguments For The Elimination of Television


    A total departure from previous writing about television, this book is the first ever to advocate that the medium is not reformable. Learn More
  18. Generation Of Swine

    Generation Of Swine


    Gonzo Papers Volume 2: Tales Of Shame And Degradation In The '80s. Learn More
  19. Get Real

    Get Real


    Fine art = imperialism, popular music = despotism, nations = youth cliques, excessive qualifiers in our speech = that of capital. Learn More
  20. God In Pain

    God in Pain: Inversions of Apocalypse


    A brilliant dissection and reconstruction of the three major faith-based systems of belief in the world today, from one of the world's most articulate intellectuals, Slavoj Zizek, in conversation with Croatian philosopher Boris Gunjevic. Learn More
  21. Going Solo (paperback)

    Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone


    A revelatory examination of the most significant demographic shift since the Baby Boom—the sharp increase in the number of people who live alone—that offers surprising insights on the benefits of this epochal change. Learn More
  22. Good Prose

    Good Prose: The Art Of Nonfiction


    Good Prose is an inspiring book about writing—about the creation of good prose—and the record of a warm and productive literary friendship. Learn More
  23. Goodbye To The Nervous Apprehension

    Goodbye To The Nervous Apprehension


    Across eleven essays, Michael Heald compulsively measures himself against men like Eli Manning, Ryan Gosling, and Stephen Malkmus, and always comes up short. Learn More
  24. Half Empty (trade paperback)

    Half Empty


    The inimitably witty David Rakoff, New York Times bestselling author of Don’t Get Too Comfortable, defends the commonsensical notion that you should always assume the worst, because you’ll never be disappointed. Learn More
  25. 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

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