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Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation
Freeman, John
(Paperback)

61% off list price of $17.00

America is broken. You don’t need a fistful of statistics to know this. Visit any city, and evidence of our shattered social compact will present itself. From Appalachia to the Rust Belt and down to rural Texas, the gap between the wealthiest and the poorest stretches to unimaginable chasms. Whet...


Chuck Klosterman X: A Highly Specific, Defiantly Incomplete History of the Early 21st Century
Klosterman, Chuck
(Paperback)

69% off list price of $16.00

New York Times-bestselling author and cultural critic Chuck Klosterman sorts through the past decade and how we got to now.Chuck Klosterman has created an incomparable body of work in books, magazines, newspapers, and on the Web. His writing spans the realms of culture and sports, while also addr...


Chuck Klosterman X: A Highly Specific, Defiantly Incomplete History of the Early 21st Century
Klosterman, Chuck
(Paperback)

82% off list price of $16.00

New York Times-bestselling author and cultural critic Chuck Klosterman sorts through the past decade and how we got to now.Chuck Klosterman has created an incomparable body of work in books, magazines, newspapers, and on the Web. His writing spans the realms of culture and sports, while also addr...


Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions
Steinem, Gloria
(Paperback)

72% off list price of $20.00

Gloria Steinem's classic essay collection, now with updated and new material, reminds us how far we have come in the fight for gender equality, and where our rebellion is still desperately needed.


But What If We're Wrong? Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past
Klosterman, Chuck
(Paperback)

62% off list price of $16.00

The tremendously well-received New York Times bestseller by cultural critic Chuck Klosterman, exploring the possibility that our currently held beliefs and assumptions about the world will eventually be proven wrong -- now in paperback. But What If We're Wrong? is a book of original, reported, in...


But What If We're Wrong? Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past
Klosterman, Chuck
(Paperback)

75% off list price of $16.00

The tremendously well-received New York Times bestseller by cultural critic Chuck Klosterman, exploring the possibility that our currently held beliefs and assumptions about the world will eventually be proven wrong -- now in paperback. But What If We're Wrong? is a book of original, reported, in...


A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: Essays on Art, Sex, and the Mind
Hustvedt, Siri
(Paperback)

60% off list price of $18.00

In a trilogy of works brought together in a single volume, Siri Hustvedt demonstrates the striking range and depth of her knowledge in both the humanities and the sciences. Armed with passionate curiosity, a sense of humor, and insights from many disciplines she repeatedly upends received ideas a...


You and I Eat the Same: On the Countless Ways Food and Cooking Connect Us to One Another (MAD Dispatches, Volume 1)
Ying, Chris
(Softcover)

61% off list price of $19.95

Good food is the common ground shared by all of us, and immigration is fundamental to good food. In nineteen thoughtful and engaging essays and stories, You and I Eat the Same explores the ways in which cooking and eating connect us across cultural and political borders, making the case that we s...


Maeve in America: Essays by a Girl from Somewhere Else
Higgins, Maeve
(Paperback)

65% off list price of $16.00

“If Tina Fey and David Sedaris had a daughter, she would be Maeve Higgins.” —Glamour“Maeve Higgins is hilarious, poignant, conversational, and my favorite Irish import since U2. You’re in for a treat.” —Phoebe RobinsonA timely essay collection about ...


This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America
Jerkins, Morgan
(Paperback)

69% off list price of $15.99

From one of the fiercest critics writing today, a compelling and revelatory collection of linked essays that interweaves personal experience with incisive commentary on pop culture, feminism, black history, misogyny, and racism.


Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas
Klosterman, Chuck
(Paperback)

59% off list price of $16.00

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF SEX, DRUGS, AND COCOA PUFFS CHUCK KLOSTERMAN IV CONSISTS OF THREE PARTS: THINGS THAT ARE TRUE Profiles and trend stories: Britney Spears, Radiohead, Billy Joel, Metallica, Val Kilmer, Bono, Wilco, the White Stripes, Steve Nash, Morrissey, Robert Plant -- all w...


The Selfishness of Others: An Essay on the Fear of Narcissism
Dombek, Kristin
(Paperback)

57% off list price of $13.00

They're among us, but they are not like us. They manipulate, lie, cheat, and steal. They are irresistibly charming and accomplished, appearing to live in a radiance beyond what we are capable of. But narcissists are empty. No one knows exactly what everyone else is full of--some kind of a soul, ...


Tales of Two Cities: The Best and Worst of Times in Today's New York
Freeman, John
(Paperback)

65% off list price of $16.00

In a city where the top one percent earns more than a half-million dollars per year while twenty-five thousand children are homeless, public discourse about our entrenched and worsening wealth gap has never been more sorely needed. This remarkable anthology is the literary world’s response, with ...


Period: Twelve Voices Tell the Bloody Truth
Feiwel & Friends
(Paperback)

65% off list price of $16.00

Periods enter the spotlight in this essay collection that raises a variety of voices on a topic long shrouded in shame and secrecy.In this collection, writers of various ages and across racial, cultural, and gender identities share stories about the period. Each of our twelve authors brings an in...


Can We All Be Feminists?
Eric-Udorie, June
(Paperback)

69% off list price of $16.00

Why do some women struggle to identify as feminists, despite their commitment to gender equality? How do other aspects of our identities – such as race, religion, sexuality, gender identity, and more – impact how we relate to feminism? Why is intersectionality so important?In challenging, incisiv...


The Wrong Way to Save Your Life
Stielstra, Megan
(Paperback)

65% off list price of $15.99

From an important new American writer comes this powerful collection of personal essays on fear, creativity, art, faith, academia, the Internet, and justice.In this poignant and inciting collection of literary essays, Megan Stielstra tells stories to ward off fears both personal and universal as ...


Hard to Love: Essays and Confessions
Hopper, Briallen
(Hardcover)

73% off list price of $27.00

A sharp and entertaining essay collection about the importance of multiple forms of love and friendship in a world designed for couples, from a laser-precise new voice.Briallen Hopper's Hard to Love honors the categories of loves and relationships beyond marriage, the ones that are often treated ...


What the Future Looks Like
Al-Khalili, Jim (Edt)
(Paperback)

63% off list price of $14.95

Every day, scientists conduct pioneering experiments with the potential to transform how we live. Yet it isn’t every day you hear from the scientists themselves! Now, award–winning author Jim Al–Khalili and his team of top-notch experts explain how today’s earthshaking discoveries will shape our ...


Vital Little Plans: The Short Works of Jane Jacobs
Jacobs, Jane
(Hardcover)

76% off list price of $28.00

A career-spanning selection of previously uncollected writings and talks by the legendary author and activistNo one did more to change how we look at cities than Jane Jacobs, the visionary urbanist and economic thinker whose 1961 book The Death and Life of Great American Cities started a global c...


Acid West: Essays
Wheeler, Joshua
(Paperback)

64% off list price of $17.00

A rollicking debut book of essays that takes readers on a trip through the muck of American myths that have settled in the desert of our country’s underbellyEarly on July 16, 1945, Joshua Wheeler’s great grandfather awoke to a flash, and then a long rumble: the world’s first atomic blast filled t...


Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed - Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids
Daum, Meghan (Edt.)
(Paperback)

69% off list price of $16.00

Sixteen literary luminaries on the controversial subject of being childless by choice, in this critically acclaimed, bestselling anthology.One of the most provocative and talked-about books of the year, Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed is the stunning collection exploring one of society’s most...


But What If We're Wrong? Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past
Klosterman, Chuck
(Hardcover)

65% off list price of $26.00

But What If We're Wrong? visualizes the contemporary world as it will appear to those who'll perceive it as the distant past. Chuck Klosterman asks questions that are profound in their simplicity: How certain are we about our understanding of gravity? How certain are we about our understanding of...


Colonize This!: Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism (Live Girls)
Moraga, Cherrie (Foreword by)
(Paperback)

67% off list price of $16.99

It has been decades since women of color first turned feminism upside down, exposing the 70s feminist movement as exclusive, white, and unaware of the concerns and issues of women of color from around the globe. Now a new generation of brilliant, outspoken women of color is speaking to the concer...


The Unspeakable
Daum, Meghan
(Softcover)

65% off list price of $16.00

A master of the personal essay candidly explores love, death, and the counterfeit rituals of American life in this "brave, funny compendium" (Slate) Nearly fifteen years after her debut collection, My Misspent Youth, captured the ambitions and anxieties of a generation, Meghan Daum returns to the...


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