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Very Recent History: An Entirely Factual Account of a Year (C. AD 2009) in a Large City
Very Recent History: An Entirely Factual Account of a Year (C. AD 2009) in a Large City
by Choire Sicha
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In Very Recent History, Choire Sicha, two-time editor of Gawker and cofounder of The Awl, manages to do three seemingly disparate things at once. First, he's written a kind of guide to our times for a visitor from far in the future. Our everyday life has... (read more)

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Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came Into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming
Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came Into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming
by Paul Hawken
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Feeling crushed beneath the weight of ominous news, borderline-apocalyptic statistics, and global warming alerts that offer no recourse but panic? Paul Hawken's Blessed Unrest is the book you've been waiting for. Here is a call to arms with concrete... (read more)

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A Lifetime of Secrets: A Postsecret Book
A Lifetime of Secrets: A Postsecret Book
by Frank Warren
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Who doesn't love that feeling of looking through someone else's mail without the risk of getting caught? Here, Warren presents another collection of intimate confessions, shared secrets, and endless pleasure for voyeurs and students of the human... (read more)

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Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies
Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies
by Alastair Bonnett
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Unruly Places is The Chronicles of Narnia for grown-ups, made real. Sorted into chapters like "Dead Cities" and "No Man's Lands," which are further divided into vignettes about specific locations (complete with the global coordinates!), Unruly Places... (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
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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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Assassination Vacation
Assassination Vacation
by Sarah Vowell
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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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Bitchfest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine
Bitchfest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine
by Lisa Jervis and Andi Zeisler
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Girl power, Riot Grrrl, first-, second-, or third-wave feminist — however you choose to label your gender-equality insistence, Bitch magazine has had you covered. To celebrate their ten year anniversary, Bitch has released this cultural compendium; a... (read more)

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Assassination Vacation
Assassination Vacation
by Sarah Vowell
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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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The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
by George Packer
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Packer's book offers a new perspective on the American economy from real people, some of whom have adapted to the new landscape and some of whom continue to struggle. Is the American Dream still attainable? Read The Unwinding for the real story.... (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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Childhood (13 Edition)
Childhood (13 Edition)
by Nathalie Sarraute
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This strange, visceral, haunting memoir finds 83-year-old French writer Nathalie Sarraute looking back on her first 12 years. But, unlike most memoirs, Childhood is not written by a single author; Sarraute gives voice and character to her own memory, and... (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
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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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The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations
The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations
by James Surowiecki
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Using anecdotes and statistics from such diverse sources as pre-election polls, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, traffic patterns, and jelly bean jars, The Wisdom of Crowds persuasively demonstrates that groups of people are usually smarter than their most... (read more)

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A History of the Paper Pattern Industry: The Home Dressmaking Fashion Revolution (Arden Shakespeare Library)
A History of the Paper Pattern Industry: The Home Dressmaking Fashion Revolution (Arden Shakespeare Library)
by Joy Spanabel Emery
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A History of the Paper Pattern Industry is a joy for any follower of fashion history. I've often been fascinated by how the early days of modern fashion (starting around the 1850s) followed developments in technology. Whether it's the maturation of the... (read more)

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Never Drank the Kool-aid : Essays (06 Edition)
Never Drank the Kool-aid : Essays (06 Edition)
by Touri
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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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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
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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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Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says about Us)
Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says about Us)
by Tom Vanderbilt
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We've all been stuck in traffic and wondered Why me!? Tom Vanderbilt has the answers. If you are wondering why everyone in front of you is braking, or why it’s impossible to merge, he’ll tell you why. Traffic is a compulsively readable book. I could... (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
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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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Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks
Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks
by Ken Jennings
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Ken Jennings's Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks is an intriguing (dare I say, captivating?) look into the realm of maps, geography, and cartophiles. Jennings writes remarkably well, infusing his engrossing subject with a... (read more)

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Life Inc.: How the World Became a Corporation and How to Take It Back
Life Inc.: How the World Became a Corporation and How to Take It Back
by Douglas Rushkoff
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Going further than Joel Bakan's documentary The Corporation ever could, Rushkoff delivers another outstanding meditation on the influence of conglomerates on humanity. Life Inc. isn't another one of the "corporations are bad, very very very bad" rants... (read more)

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