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- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 14.38
Stephen Fry invites readers to take a glimpse at his life story in the unputdownable More Fool Me . 'Oh dear I am an arse. I expect there'll be what I believe is called an "intervention" soon. I keep picturing it. All my friends bearing down on me and me denying everything until my pockets are emptied. Oh the shame' In his early thirties,... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
Part tell-all, part cautionary tale, this emotionally charged memoir from a former video vixen nicknamed 'Superhead' goes beyond the glamour of celebrity to reveal the inner workings of the hip-hop dancer industry?from the physical and emotional abuse that's rampant in the industry, and which marked her own life?to the excessive use of drugs, sex... more...
- Open Court 2008; US$ 18.95
Philosophy and space travel are characterized by the same fundamental purpose: exploration. An essential guide for both philosophers and Trekkers, Star Trek and Philosophy combines a philosophical spirit of inquiry with the beloved television and film series to consider questions not only about the scientific prospects of interstellar travel but... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 30.00
This volume analyzes the representation of disabled and disfigured bodies in contemporary art and its various contexts, from art history to photography to medical displays to the nineteenth- and twentieth-century freak show. more...
- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.99
In the bestselling The Physics of Star Trek, the renowned theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss took readers on an entertaining and eye-opening tour of the Star Trek universe to see how it stacked up against the real universe. Now, responding to requests for more as well as to a number of recent exciting discoveries in physics and astronomy, Krauss... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 170.00
The musical, whether on stage or screen, is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable musical genres, yet one of the most perplexing. What are its defining features? How does it negotiate multiple socio-cultural-economic spaces? Is it a popular tradition? Is it a commercial enterprise? Is it a sophisticated cultural product and signifier? This... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 15.99
An urgent, erudite, and practical book that redefines literacy to embrace how we think and communicate now We live in a world that is awash in visual storytelling. The recent technological revolutions in video recording, editing, and distribution are more akin to the development of movable type than any other such revolution in the last five... more...
- Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 9.99
To consider comedy in its many incarnations is to raise diverse but related questions: what, for instance, is humour, and how may it be used (or abused)? When do we laugh, and why? What is it that writers and speakers enjoy - and risk - when they tell a joke, indulge in bathos, talk nonsense, or encourage irony? This Very Short Introduction explores... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 16.00
From the actor who somehow lived through it all, a ?sharply detailed?funny book about a cinematic comedy of errors? ( The New York Times ): the making of the cult film phenomenon The Room. In 2003, an independent film called The Room ?starring and written, produced, and directed by a mysteriously wealthy social misfit named Tommy Wiseau?made its... more...