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The Glass Castle: A Memoir
The Glass Castle: A Memoir
by Jeannette Walls
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“Nothing short of spectacular” (Entertainment Weekly), The Glass Castle is the bestselling, critically acclaimed, highly publicized, and celebrated memoir by Jeannette Walls. Millions of readers have been transformed by Jeannette Walls&rsquo... (read more)

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The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements
The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements
by Eric Hoffer
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A highly provocative, bestselling analysis of the fanatic -- the individual compelled to join a cause, any cause -- and a penetrating study of mass movements from early Christianity to modern nationalism and Communism.Reporting on the true believer, Air... (read more)

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Lost in America: A Dead-End Journey
Lost in America: A Dead-End Journey
by Colby Buzzell
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"Nothingless than the soul of an extremely interesting human being at war on ourbehalf." —Kurt Vonnegut Astunning portrait of modern America by Colby Buzzell,the critically acclaimed author of My War: Killing Time in Iraq.Recounting his five... (read more)

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NO LOGO: No Space, No Choice, No Jobs
NO LOGO: No Space, No Choice, No Jobs
by Naomi Klein
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NO LOGO was an international bestseller and "a movement bible" (The New York Times).  Naomi Klein's second book, The Shock Doctrine, was hailed as a "master narrative of our time," and has over a million copies in print worldwide. In the last... (read more)

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I'm Down: A Memoir
I'm Down: A Memoir
by Mishna Wolff
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     Mishna Wolff grew up in a poor black neighborhood with her single father, a white man who truly believed he was black.  “He strutted around with a short perm, a Cosby-esqe sweater, gold chains and a Kangol—telling... (read more)

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Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member
Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member
by Sanyika Shakur
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“A shockingly raw, frightening portrait of gang life in South Central Los Angeles today.” –Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “I propose to open my mind as wide as possible to allow my readers the first ever glimpse at South... (read more)

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Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology
Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology
by Neil Postman
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The Division of Labor in Society
The Division of Labor in Society
by Emile Durkheim
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Originally published in 1893 and never out of print, Emile Durkheim’s groundbreaking work remains one of the cornerstone texts of the sociological canon—now updated and re-translated in this new edition. As the Industrial Revolution was... (read more)

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The Natural History of the Rich: A Field Guide
The Natural History of the Rich: A Field Guide
by Richard Conniff
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Conniff is a journalist and essayist whose work has appeared in , , , , and other publications. His text was inspired by a trip to Monaco for a assignment. He draws on his experiences as a natural history writer in this humorousbut academiclook at the... (read more)

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The Transparent Society: Will Technology Force Us to Choose Between Privacy and Freedom
The Transparent Society: Will Technology Force Us to Choose Between Privacy and Freedom
by David Brin
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A respected futurist advances an argument sure to cause debate—in a wired world, the best way to preserve our freedom will be to give up our privacy.... (read more)

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Take the Cannoli: Stories from the New World
Take the Cannoli: Stories from the New World
by Sarah Vowell
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Susan Salter Reynolds Los Angeles Times Book Review Sarah Vowell is a madonna of Americana.... (read more)

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Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond
Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond
by Martin A Lee and Bruce Shlain
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Acid Dreams is the complete social history of LSD and the counterculture it helped to define in the sixties. Martin Lee and Bruce Shlain's exhaustively researched and astonishing account-part of it gleaned from secret government files-tells how the CIA... (read more)

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In the Neighborhood: The Search for Community on an American Street, One Sleepover at a Time
In the Neighborhood: The Search for Community on an American Street, One Sleepover at a Time
by Peter Lovenheim
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Read Peter Lovenheim's posts on the Penguin Blog. Based on a popular New York Times Op-Ed piece, this is the quirky, heartfelt account of one man's quest to meet his neighbors-and find a sense of community. Journalist and author Peter Lovenheim has lived... (read more)

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Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx
Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx
by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
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Los Angeles Times A nonfiction Middlemarch of the underclass...A new benchmark in the field of immersion journalism.... (read more)

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Streets of Hope: The Fall and Rise of an Urban Neighborhood
Streets of Hope: The Fall and Rise of an Urban Neighborhood
by Peter Medoff
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Using the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative in Boston's most impoverished neighborhood as a case stuudy, the authors show how effective organizing reinforces neighborhood leadership, encourages grassroots power and leads to successful public-private... (read more)

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Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town
Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town
by Nick Reding
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The bestselling book that launched meth back into the nation's consciousness. Based on Reding's four years of reporting in the agricultural town of Oelwein, Iowa, and tracing the connections to the global forces that set the stage for the meth epidemic... (read more)

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New Tech, New Ties: How Mobile Communication Is Reshaping Social Cohesion
New Tech, New Ties: How Mobile Communication Is Reshaping Social Cohesion
by Rich Ling
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andlt;Pandgt;The message of this book is simple: the mobile phone strengthens social bonds among family and friends. With a traditional land-line telephone, we place calls to a location and ask hopefully if someone is andquot;thereandquot;; with a mobile... (read more)

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The Information Economy and American Cities
The Information Economy and American Cities
by Matthew Drennan
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Drennan (city and regional planning, Cornell U.) analyzes the econometric data related to the participation of the informational sector in the economy of the American metropolis. He supports recent ideas of cluster theory regarding the affects of... (read more)

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Home from Nowhere: Remaking Our Everyday World for the 21st Century
Home from Nowhere: Remaking Our Everyday World for the 21st Century
by James Howard Kunstler
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James Howard Kunstler is a frequent contributor to the New York Times Magazine and is the author of eight novels. He now lives in Saratoga Springs, New York.... (read more)

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Don't Eat This Book: Fast Food and the Supersizing of America
Don't Eat This Book: Fast Food and the Supersizing of America
by Morgan Spurlock
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For thirty days, Morgan Spurlock ate nothing but McDonald’s as part of an investigation into the effects of fast food on American health. The resulting documentary earned him an Academy Award nomination and broke box-office records worldwide. But... (read more)

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