BIG THOUGHTS

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

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    Against Football: One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto

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    New York Times bestselling author Steve Almond takes on America’s biggest sacred cow: football. Learn More
  2. Assholes

    Assholes: A Theory

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    In the spirit of the mega-selling On Bullshit, philosopher Aaron James presents a theory of the asshole that is both intellectually provocative and existentially necessary. Learn More
  3. Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies

    Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies: On Myths, Morons, Free Speech, Football, and Assorted Absurdities

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    Hi. In your hands, right now, you hold the culmination of thousands of years of human intelligence, ingenuity, and brilliance. Now put your goddamn phone down and pay attention to my book. Learn More
  4. Both Flesh And Not

    Both Flesh and Not: Essays

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    Beloved for his epic agony, brilliantly discerning eye, and hilarious and constantly self-questioning tone, David Foster Wallace was heralded by both critics and fans as the voice of a generation. Learn More
  5. Cataract

    Cataract: Some Notes After Having a Cataract Removed

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    “Behind my right eye hangs a burlap cloth; behind my left eye there's a mirror. . . Before the burlap the visible remains indifferent; before the mirror it begins to play.” Learn More
  6. Cities Are Good For You

    Cities Are Good for You: The Genius of the Metropolis

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    Cities are where the twenty-first century is really going to happen. Already at the beginning of the century, we became 50% urban as a global population, and by 2050 we're going to be up to 70% urban. So cities could either be our coffin or our ark. Learn More
  7. Final Fridays

    Final Fridays: Essays, Lectures, Tributes And Other Non-Fiction, 1995-2010

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    For decades, acclaimed author John Barth has strayed from his Monday-through-Thursday-morning routine of fiction-writing and dedicated Friday mornings to the muse of nonfiction. Learn More
  8. How Literature Saved My Life

    How Literature Saved My Life

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    In this wonderfully intelligent, stunningly honest, and painfully funny book, acclaimed writer David Shields uses himself as a representative for all readers and writers who seek to find salvation in literature. Learn More
  9. I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts

    I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts: Drive-by Essays on American Dread, American Dreams

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    From the cultural critic Wired called "provocative and cuttingly humorous" comes a viciously funny, joltingly insightful collection of drive-by critiques of contemporary America where chaos is the new normal. Learn More
  10. I Wear the Black Hat

    I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined)

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    From New York Times bestselling author, “one of America’s top cultural critics” (Entertainment Weekly), and “The Ethicist” for The New York Times Magazine, comes a new book of all original pieces on villains and villainy. Learn More

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