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The Working Poor: Invisible in America
The Working Poor: Invisible in America
by David K Shipler
Staff Pick
The Working Poor is a deeply impressive book, a thorough and balanced study of the millions of Americans living at or around the poverty line. Shipler's varied portraits and interviews are insightful and moving, and his analysis of causes and suggestions... (read more)

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The Bookseller of Kabul
The Bookseller of Kabul
by Asne Seierstad
Staff Pick
In this remarkable portrait, Norwegian journalist Åsne Seierstad recounts with brutal honesty the day to day lives of one Afghani family persevering through life in a country beset by chaos. With the assent of the Khan family with whom she lives... (read more)

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Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists Are Changing American Cities
Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists Are Changing American Cities
by Jeff Mapes
Staff Pick
Mapes's fantastic and inspiring Pedaling Revolution deserves to be read by everyone, from the cycle-curious to the cycle-phobic. Love it or hate it, the pedaling revolution is upon us — read all about it!... (read more)

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Unfamiliar Fishes
Unfamiliar Fishes
by Sarah Vowell
Staff Pick
Unfamiliar Fishes is a lively examination of America's influence in the Hawaiian Islands, from the early-19th-century conversion efforts of Christian missionaries to the coup led by their grandchildren. Vowell keeps the story moving with rich... (read more)

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Trust Us We're Experts: How Industry Manipulates Science and Gambles with Your Future
Trust Us We're Experts: How Industry Manipulates Science and Gambles with Your Future
by Sheldon Rampton
Staff Pick
Trust Us, We're Experts! blows the lid off so-called "third party" experts, hirelings of the corporate elite's who do transnationals' bidding under the guise of independence. Every time you hear "W" say "I want to make policy based on 'sound science... (read more)

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The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home
The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home
by Dan Ariely
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Why are we more motivated about our work when we feel it has meaning? Can we increase our enjoyment of an activity by interrupting it? Why do we believe that information from a dating web site, which reads more like a baseball card than a personality... (read more)

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Future Perfect: The Case for Progress in a Networked Age
Future Perfect: The Case for Progress in a Networked Age
by Steven Johnson
Staff Pick
Fascinating, insightful, and deliciously readable, Future Perfect is at once a deep social analysis and a sharp forecast of how things can, should, and might soon be done. Consider: the news media like big events, and there's always room for complaint... (read more)

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Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression
Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression
by Dale Maharidge
Staff Pick
Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression, as with so many other important and deserving books, may never enjoy the level of attention and readership it so obviously merits. Written by Dale Maharidge and featuring photographs by... (read more)

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Never Drank the Kool-Aid: Essays
Never Drank the Kool-Aid: Essays
by Toure
Staff Pick
Wildly entertaining, Touré's profiles of some of pop culture's superstars penetrate the glitzy veneer offering insight into their truer selves. Fast paced, thoughtful, and often times laugh-out-loud funny, this enjoyable collection successfully captures... (read more)

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Reading Comics: How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean
Reading Comics: How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean
by Douglas Wolk
Staff Pick
Douglas Wolk writes with a critic's authority, offering penetrating analysis of seminal comics writers and their best-known works alongside introductions to lesser-known talents. But he also writes with a fan's enthusiasm, and it shows through in every... (read more)

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This Will Kill You: A Guide to the Ways in Which We Go
This Will Kill You: A Guide to the Ways in Which We Go
by H P Newquist
Staff Pick
We all have to check out sometime, but some of us die more spectacularly than others. HP Newquist and Rich Maloof researched the painful particulars of what it's like to perish from any number of unfortunate events, including a shark attack, burning at... (read more)

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The Evolution of God (Back Bay Readers' Pick)
The Evolution of God (Back Bay Readers' Pick)
by Robert Wright
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Robert Wright's The Evolution of God is a fascinating history of religion in all its forms, from the beginning stirrings of theology to the conflicting faiths we live with today. This intelligent, accessible, and thorough book gives us new insight into... (read more)

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Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression
Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression
by Dale Maharidge
Staff Pick
Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression, as with so many other important and deserving books, may never enjoy the level of attention and readership it so obviously merits. Written by Dale Maharidge and featuring photographs by... (read more)

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American Born Chinese (06 Edition)
American Born Chinese (06 Edition)
by Gene Luen Yang
Staff Pick
For the winter holidays try American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Chang. This quirky book is a fabulous introduction to the new generation of graphic novels, and blends folklore with an exploration of racial stereotyping and the "right stuff" of America... (read more)

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At Home: A Short History of Private Life
At Home: A Short History of Private Life
by Bill Bryson
Staff Pick
There is nothing on this planet that Bryson cannot make fascinating. In his hands, exploring the minutiae of his house becomes an adventure. (Granted, his house is a Victorian vicarage in Norfolk, England.) At Home is a joyful, chatty dip into the... (read more)

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Boob Jubilee: The Cultural Politics of the New Economy
Boob Jubilee: The Cultural Politics of the New Economy
by Thomas Frank and Dave Mulcahey
Staff Pick
"Like almost every book on politics and culture, I don't agree with all the sentiments, but there is a good deal of food for thought contained within. Whether they are discussing the economic fallacies of the dotcom billions, Republican hypocrisy in the... (read more)

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The Working Poor: Invisible in America
The Working Poor: Invisible in America
by David K. Shipler
Staff Pick
The Working Poor is a deeply impressive book, a thorough and balanced study of the millions of Americans living at or around the poverty line. Shipler's varied portraits and interviews are insightful and moving, and his analysis of causes and suggestions... (read more)

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The Curious World of Drugs and Their Friends: A Very Trippy Miscellany
The Curious World of Drugs and Their Friends: A Very Trippy Miscellany
by Adriano Sack
Staff Pick
You're sitting at a bar with friends, and the conversation hits a lull. Someone excuses herself to get the next round and buy some time. But you don't need it, because you've read The Curious World of Drugs and Their Friends and you're loaded with an... (read more)

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The Urban Homestead: Your Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City
The Urban Homestead: Your Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City
by Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen
Staff Pick
From the creators of the urban homestead blog HomeGrownEvolution.com comes this thorough and accessible manual to self-sufficient city living. Whatever your desired skill — beekeeping, dumpster diving, greywater, vermiculture, lacto-fermentation... (read more)

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Assassination Vacation
Assassination Vacation
by Sarah Vowell
Staff Pick
Leave it to Sarah Vowell to roam across America in search of the motivations and culture of political murder. Obsessive, edifying, and, of course, witty, Assassination Vacation is unlike any other historical tourism or travel writing book you'll ever... (read more)

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