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Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
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Some ideas become success stories, others don't stick around. In this no-nonsense look at successful communication the brothers Heath examine the principles of "stickiness" considering the elements needed to make a particular idea take hold. An... (read more)

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Ratio: The Simple Codes behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking
Ratio: The Simple Codes behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking
by Michael Ruhlman
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Behold the awesome power of the ratio (also known as a "fraction," but don't let that stop you). But beware: this book may lead to a life of recipe-free cooking, of culinary experimentation, and of actually using (careful, now) a kitchen scale!... (read more)

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My Life in France
My Life in France
by Julia Child and Alex Prud'homme
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An inspiring look at the life and times of the culinary genius, Julia Child's My Life in France is a good-humored memoir of her influential and transformative early experiences in France with her then new husband, Paul. Julia's devotees, as well as those... (read more)

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Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy
Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy
by Ian W. Toll
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The birth of the U.S. Navy and its coming-of-age engagements are the subject of this richly told and intriguing history. More than a maritime account, this action-filled read skillfully relates the struggles of our country in its infancy.... (read more)

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Our Dumb World
Our Dumb World
by The Onion
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The folks at the Onion are up to their usual shenanigans, this time bringing us an informative and wildly inaccurate atlas that fans will love.... (read more)

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The Judgment of Paris
The Judgment of Paris
by Ross King
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With consummate skill, Ross King resurrects the rivalry between the French art establishment and the artists who gave birth to the Impressionist movement. Focusing on the decade between two famous exhibitions, the shocking Salon des Refusés in 1863 and... (read more)

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Ratio: The Simple Codes behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking
Ratio: The Simple Codes behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking
by Michael Ruhlman
Staff Pick
Behold the awesome power of the ratio (also known as a "fraction," but don't let that stop you). But beware: this book may lead to a life of recipe-free cooking, of culinary experimentation, and of actually using (careful, now) a kitchen scale!... (read more)

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Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2: The Complete and Authoritative Edition
Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2: The Complete and Authoritative Edition
by Mark Twain and Benjamin Griffin and Harriet E. Smith
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The legendary life of America's best-loved author is brilliantly narrated through self-portrait in this second volume of Twain's autobiographical work. With his remarkable humor and wit, Twain brings readers near, sharing his experiences, ideas, and... (read more)

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Our Dumb World: The Onion's Atlas of the Planet Earth, 73rd Edition
Our Dumb World: The Onion's Atlas of the Planet Earth, 73rd Edition
by The Onion
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The folks at the Onion are up to their usual shenanigans, this time bringing us an informative and wildly inaccurate atlas that fans will love.... (read more)

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Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul
Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul
by Karen Abbott
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Take one bordello. Muddle it with a bit of turn-of-the-century Chicago. Add a few characters to the mix, including the Everleigh sisters, John Barrymore, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., William Howard Taft, and Al Capone, and you serve up quite a cocktail... (read more)

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American Vertigo: Traveling America in the Footsteps of Tocqueville
American Vertigo: Traveling America in the Footsteps of Tocqueville
by Bernard Henri Levy
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Hoping to gauge the success of America's experiment in democracy, France's leading journalist follows Tocqueville's journey across our once nascent nation to rediscover what it means to be an American. Here in opposing and quick succession, we meet... (read more)

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The Art of Mexican Cooking: Traditional Mexican Cooking for Aficionados
The Art of Mexican Cooking: Traditional Mexican Cooking for Aficionados
by Diana Kennedy
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There is no advocate of Mexican cooking who is more informed than Diana Kennedy. Passionate home cooks will find this classic, now back in print, an essential reference for creating authentic Mexican food. From casual to festive, these reliable... (read more)

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To Hellholes and Back: Bribes, Lies, and the Art of Extreme Tourism
To Hellholes and Back: Bribes, Lies, and the Art of Extreme Tourism
by Chuck Thompson
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Yes, Thompson was an editor at Maxim. Don't hold that against him. He's smarter and funnier than his work history would suggest, and To Hellholes and Back is an irresistible exposé of the travel industry. It will make you laugh out loud even as chills... (read more)

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The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food
The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food
by Judith Jones
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You can't tell the story of the development of the American food revolution without mentioning the contributions of Judith Jones. A pleasure for those who love fine prose and good food, The Tenth Muse, Jones's inspirational memoir of her unusual life and... (read more)

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The Richness of Life: The Essential Stephen Jay Gould
The Richness of Life: The Essential Stephen Jay Gould
by Stephen Jay Gould and Stephen Rose
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If you are a fan, this collection of forty-four of Stephen Jay Gould's best known essays, as well as a few never before published speeches, will make a wonderful keepsake; a beautiful volume that will be pulled from your bookshelf and savored, time and... (read more)

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Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time
Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time
by Rob Sheffield
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In this incredible work on music and soul mates, Sheffield shares his story of two loves with great humor and pathos. Love Is a Mix Tape is a moving tribute to a lost friend and the power of song.... (read more)

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Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul
Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul
by Karen Abbott
Staff Pick
Take one bordello. Muddle it with a bit of turn-of-the-century Chicago. Add a few characters to the mix, including the Everleigh sisters, John Barrymore, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., William Howard Taft, and Al Capone, and you serve up quite a cocktail... (read more)

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Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing
Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing
by Ashley & Bronson Merryman, Po
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New York Times Bestseller Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman's work changes the national dialogue. Beyond their bestselling books, you know them from commentary and features in the New York Times, CNN, NPR, Time, Newsweek, Wired, New York, and more. E... (read more)

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The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature
The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature
by Steven Pinker
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With The Stuff of Thought, linguist Steven Pinker returns to the themes of language and human nature to examine how words express the workings of our minds. Dealing with many aspects of human cognitive and social evolution, Pinker demonstrates his... (read more)

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The Revolution Will Be Accessorized: Blackbook Presents Dispatches from the New Counterculture
The Revolution Will Be Accessorized: Blackbook Presents Dispatches from the New Counterculture
by Aaron Hicklin
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With contributions from Augusten Burroughs, Jonathan Ames, Neal Pollack, Naomi Klein, Chuck Palahniuk and more, BlackBook magazine's tremendous compilation of Dispatches from the New Counterculture offers an edgy collection of lucid and colorful prose.... (read more)

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