BIG THOUGHTS

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

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  1. Learning To Live Finally

    Learning To Live Finally: The Last Interview

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    With death looming, Jacques Derrida, the world's most famous philosopher, sat down with Jean Birnbaum of the French daily Le Monde. Learn More
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    Letterati: An Unauthorized Look At Scrabble And The People Who Play It

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    This guide charts the development of competitive Scrabble in North America and the control of the game exerted by Hasbro, Inc., the holder of the game's trademark. Learn More
  3. Lying

    Lying

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    As it was in Anna Karenina, Madame Bovary, and Othello, so it is in life. Most forms of private vice and public evil are kindled and sustained by lies. Acts of adultery and other personal betrayals, financial fraud, government corruption—even murder and genocide—generally require an additional moral defect: a willingness to lie. Learn More
  4. Magic Hours

    Magic Hours: Essays on Creators and Creation

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    In Magic Hours, award-winning essayist Tom Bissell explores the highs and lows of the creative process. Learn More
  5. Manhood for Amateurs

    Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son

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    Michael Chabon “takes [his] brutally observant, unfailingly honest, marvelously human gaze and turns it on his own life” (Time) in this memoir Manhood for Amateurs. Learn More
  6. Maps & Legends

    Maps And Legends: Reading And Writing Along The Borderlands

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    Michael Chabon's sparkling first book of nonfiction is a love song in sixteen parts - a series of linked essays in praise of reading and writing, with subjects running from ghost stories to comic books, Sherlock Holmes to Cormac McCarthy. Learn More
  7. Me Talk Pretty One Day

    Me Talk Pretty One Day

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    Another collection of Sedaris' hysterical essays. Learn More
  8. Meaty

    Meaty: Essays by Samantha Irby, Creator of the Blog BitchesGottaEat

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    Samantha Irby explodes onto the printed page with her debut collection of brand-new essays about trying to laugh her way through failed relationships, being black, taco feasts, bouts with Crohn's disease, and more. Learn More
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    Memoirs Of Vidocq: Master Of Crime

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    Criminal exploits, secret agent intrigue, and clever disguises fill the pages of Francois Eugene Vidocq's memoirs. Learn More
  10. Men Versus The Man

    Men Versus The Man

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    There is no irony in the fact that H.L. Mencken is a tall figure in the history of letters, and Robert Rives La Monte is wholly forgotten. Learn More

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