BIG THOUGHTS

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

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  1. Public Opinion

    Public Opinion

    $12.95

    A penetrative study of democratic theory and the role of citizens in a democracy, this classic by a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner offers a prescient view of the media's function in shaping public perceptions. Learn More
  2. Pulphead

    Pulphead: Essays

    $16.00

    In Pulphead, John Jeremiah Sullivan takes us on an exhilarating tour of our popular, unpopular, and at times completely forgotten culture. Simultaneously channeling the gonzo energy of Hunter S. Thompson and the wit and insight of Joan Didion, Sullivan shows us—with a laidback, erudite Southern charm that’s all his own—how we really (no, really) live now. Learn More
  3. Rad Dad

    Rad Dad: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Fatherhood

    $15.00

    Combining the best of the award-winning magazine Rad Dad and the Daddy Dialectic blog, this compilation features the best essays written for fathers by a multitude of dads from different walks of life. Learn More
  4. Reading Comics cover

    Reading Comics: How Graphic Novels Work And What They Mean

    $16.95

    Suddenly, comics are everywhere: a newly matured art form, filling bookshelves with brilliant, innovative work and shaping the ideas and images of the rest of contemporary culture. Learn More
  5. Reality Hunger: A Manifesto

    Reality Hunger: A Manifesto

    $15.00

    An open call for new literary and other art forms to match the complexities of the twenty-first century. Learn More
  6. Roomanitarian

    Roomanitarian

    $12.95

    Henry Rollins returns to the combative prose that has won him critical acclaim and a legion of devoted fans. Learn More
  7. Silver Screen Fiend (paperback)

    Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film

    $15.00

    New York Times bestselling author, comedian, and actor Patton Oswalt shares his entertaining memoir about coming of age as a performer and writer in the late ’90s while obsessively watching classic films at the legendary New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles. Learn More
  8. Slouching Towards Bethlehem

    Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays

    $15.00

    The first nonfiction work by one of the most distinctive prose stylists of our era, Slouching Towards Bethlehem remains, forty years after its first publication, the essential portrait of America-- particularly California--in the sixties. Learn More
  9. Smothered in Hugs

    Smothered in Hugs: Essays, Interviews, Feedback, and Obituaries

    $14.99

    From the internationally acclaimed author of Ugly Man and one of “the last literary outlaws in mainstream American fiction” (Bret Easton Ellis) comes a survey of his cultural criticism. Learn More
  10. Some Remarks (trade paperback)

    Some Remarks: Essays and Other Writing

    $15.99

    One of the most talented and creative authors working today, Neal Stephenson is renowned for his exceptional novels—works colossal in vision and mind-boggling in complexity. Learn More
  11. Songs Of The Doomed

    Songs Of The Doomed

    $17.00

    Gonzo Papers Volume 3: More Notes On The Death Of The American Dream. Learn More
  12. Spinfluence

    Spinfluence: The Hardcore Propaganda Manual for Controlling the Masses

    $19.95

    Spinfluence will appeal to crooked politicians, media manipulators and corporate big-wigs alike, in fact anyone interested in how to exploit people for profit or power. Learn More
  13. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk (trade paperback)

    Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary

    $13.99

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    Featuring David Sedaris' unique blend of hilarity and heart, this new collection of keen-eyed animal-themed tales is an utter delight. Though the characters may not be human, the situations in these stories bear an uncanny resemblance to the insanity of everyday life. Learn More
  14. Stay, Illusion!: The Hamlet Doctrine

    Stay, Illusion!: The Hamlet Doctrine

    $15.95

    The figure of Hamlet haunts our culture like the Ghost haunts him. Arguably, no literary work, not even the Bible, is more familiar to us than Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Learn More
  15. Stranger Than Fiction

    Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories

    $15.00

    From the author of FIGHT CLUB and DIARY, a collection of essays and journalistic pieces that prove that real life has imagination beaten cold in the strangeness and wonder departments. Learn More
  16. Supergods (paperback)

    Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human

    $16.00

    From one of the most acclaimed and profound writers in the world of comics comes a thrilling and provocative exploration of humankind’s great modern myth: the superhero Learn More
  17. Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!

    Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character)

    $15.95

    A New York Times bestseller―the outrageous exploits of one of this century's greatest scientific minds and a legendary American original. Learn More
  18. Take The Cannoli

    Take The Cannoli

    $14.00

    Stories From The New World. Learn More
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. The Great Shark Hunt

    The Great Shark Hunt

    $18.00

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    Gonzo Papers Volume 1: Strange Tales From A Stranger Time. Learn More
  25. 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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