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You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto (Vintage)
You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto (Vintage)
by Jaron Lanier
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Proceed carefully. Reading this book is like biting into a jalapeño jelly bean that you thought was pear flavored. Startling, eye-opening, and a bit unnerving, Lanier's manifesto could be the key to preserving autonomy as increased technological... (read more)

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Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto
Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto
by Chuck Klosterman
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Klosterman understands your life. Intimately. Through this seemingly meandering and always hilarious critique of modern pop culture, he exposes how unlikely cultural minutiae make our society tick and dictate how we live our lives.... (read more)

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Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
by Eric Schlosser
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"What we eat has changed more in the last forty years than in the last forty thousand," Schlosser observes, yet most Americans know very little about how that food is made, where, by whom, and at what cost. Fast Food Nation traces the industry's... (read more)

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All God's Children: Inside the Dark and Violent World of Street Families
All God's Children: Inside the Dark and Violent World of Street Families
by Rene Denfeld
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This book was an eye-opening look into a culture that Portlanders encounter on a daily basis but know little of. After reading this true-life, page-turning thriller, you'll be looking at the city around you with a leery eye.... (read more)

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What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures
What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures
by Malcolm Gladwell
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Twenty-two of Malcolm Gladwell's favorite "adventures," all previously published in the New Yorker, come together in this engaging book. Gladwell's contagious curiosity helps us understand how other people feel about the topics of homelessness, ketchup... (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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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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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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Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Social Movement in History Is Restoring Grace, Justice, and Beauty to the World
Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Social Movement in History Is Restoring Grace, Justice, and Beauty to the World
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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Postsecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives
Postsecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives
by Frank Warren
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In the movie, In the Mood for Love, Tony Leung whispers his most secret thoughts into a hole in the ruined temple of Angkor Wat. In Bethlehem, pilgrims write out their prayers and wishes and stuff them into tiny cracks between the bricks at the Western... (read more)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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