BIG THOUGHTS

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

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  1. Otherwise Known as the Human Condition

    Otherwise Known as the Human Condition: Selected Essays and Reviews

    $18.00

    Geoff Dyer has earned the devotion of passionate fans on both sides of the Atlantic through his wildly inventive, romantic novels as well as several brilliant, uncategorizable works of nonfiction. All the while he has been writing some of the wittiest, most incisive criticism we have on an astonishing array of subjects—music, literature, photography, and travel journalism—that, in Dyer’s expert hands, becomes a kind of irresistible self-reportage. Learn More
  2. Outliers (trade paperback)

    Outliers: The Story of Success

    $16.99

    In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of 'outliers'--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. Learn More
  3. The Partly Cloudy Patriot

    Partly Cloudy Patriot

    $15.00

    Sarah Vowell travels through the American past and, in doing so, investigates the dusty, bumpy roads of her own life. Learn More
  4. The Pleasure Of Finding

    Pleasure of Finding Things Out: The Best Short Works of Richard P. Feynman

    $15.95

    The Pleasure of Finding Things Out is a magnificent treasury of the best short works of Richard P. Feynman - from interviews and speeches to lectures and printed articles. Learn More
  5. Poking A Dead Frog

    Poking A Dead Frog: Conversations With Today's Top Comedy Writers

    $18.00

    Amy Poehler, Mel Brooks, Adam McKay, George Saunders, Bill Hader, Patton Oswalt, and many more take us deep inside the mysterious world of comedy in this fascinating, laugh-out-loud-funny book. Learn More
  6. Portable Henry Rollins

    Portable Henry Rollins

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    A Rollins reader. Learn More
  7. Program Or Be Programmed

    Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age

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    The debate over whether the Net is good or bad for us fills the airwaves and the blogosphere. But for all the heat of claim and counter-claim, the argument is essentially beside the point: It’s here; it’s everywhere. Learn More
  8. Propaganda

    Propaganda

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    “The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.”—Edward Bernays, Propaganda Learn More
  9. Public Opinion

    Public Opinion

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    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
  10. Pulphead

    Pulphead: Essays

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    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

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