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  • On Academic Scepticismby Cicero; Charles Brittain

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2006; US$ 13.50

    Charles Brittain's elegant new translation of Cicero's Academica makes available for the first time a readable and accurate translation into modern English of this complex yet crucial source of our knowledge of the epistemological debates between the sceptical Academics and the Stoics. more...

  • Dialogues and Essaysby Seneca; John Davie; Tobias Reinhardt

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 12.99

    Stoic philosopher and tutor to the young emperor Nero, Seneca wrote moral essays - exercises in practical philosophy - on how to live in a troubled world. Strikingly applicable today, his thoughts on happiness and other subjects are here combined in a clear, modern translation with an introduction on Seneca's life and philosophy. more...

  • The Literature of Satireby Charles A. Knight

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 36.00

    This is an accessible but sophisticated study of satire from the classics to the present. more...

  • Driving Us Insaneby Toby Clements

    Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 10.19

    Driving Us Insane reveals the presenter of TV's cult motoring series Bottom Gear as he has never been revealed before. Week by week, car by car, stunt by stunt and challenge by challenge, it describes - in forthright, no-holds-barred detail - the events of a year to remember in the life of a legend of British broadcasting. From his inadvertent... more...

  • Watching The Worldby Jeff Jenkins

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 6.99

    The day came when I could stand it no longer! Whenever I arrived anywhere (usually with a burst of “You’re not gonna believe this . . . .”) the people around me knew that they would be in for yet another tale of woe about something that had just happened to me during my journey. Some would say, “I don't know why you don't... more...

  • The Snark Handbookby Lawrence Dorfman

    Skyhorse Publishing 2009; US$ 12.99

    It?s impossible to go a full day without using snark, so why fight it? Snark is everywhere, from television to movies to everyday life. This lively collection provides hours of entertainment?better than an Etch A Sketch, and more fun than Silly Putty! At the heart of it, being in a state of snark can be one of the most useful tools at one?s disposal... more...

  • Snark! The Herald Angels Singby Lawrence Dorfman

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99

    Bah! Humbug! It?s that time of year again?.Time to spend too much, drink too much, eat too much, smile falsely, dig down deep to try and find ?good cheer,? battle crowds, try to find parking in over-crowded lots, ignore surly clerks, bartenders, waiters, valets, and parking lot attendants, all in the pursuit of that moment of happiness known throughout... more...

  • Zombies vs. Nazisby Scott Kenemore; Adam Wallenta

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99

    Zombie expert Scott Kenemore ( The Zen of Zombie ) unearths a collection of top-secret lost documents from WWII (originally intercepted by the U.S. Signal Corps in 1941 and presented to Franklin Roosevelt in a confidential memorandum), describing efforts of the Nazi Sicherheitsdienst (or SD) to harness and weaponize Haitian Voodoo and zombie-creating... more...

  • Love Bitesby Ben Joel Price

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    A loving duo are like two peas in a pod, and Lovebites illustrates the quirks, whimsies, isms, kinks, idiosyncrasies, eccentricities, peculiarities, and funny moments of life as a couple through the medium of food. From chocolate bars, marshmallows, and cupcakes, to hot chilies, pickles, and even sushi, Ben Joel Price brings together a delightful... more...

  • Geek Lustby Alex Langley

    F+W Media 2013; US$ 14.99

    Get Your Geek On! Unless you're horndog Howard Wolowitz from The Big Bang Theory , the words "geek" and "lust" are seldom found in the same sentence. Until now, bub. Whether it's the most recent tweet from Felicia Day, the newest book from Terry Pratchett, or the latest anything from Joss Whedon, the world is a smoking hot, happening place for... more...