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  • A People's History of the Peculiarby Nick Belardes; Caroline Leavitt

    Cleis Press Start 2014; US$ 14.99

    Did you know that Thomas Jefferson?s grandson was an ax murderer? Do you delight knowing that some dinosaurs were as teeny tiny as hens? Wonder what it?s like to live in Hell Town at the End of the World? How about an ailment so surreal it?s named after Alice in Wonderland ? In A People's History of the Peculiar , historian Nick Belardes has dug... more...

  • The Little Red Book of Kitchen Wisdomby Nicole Frail; Matthew Magda; Kerri Frail

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 16.99

    From Thomas Keller to Julia Childhundreds of quotes that are sure to please anyone who loves to cook, bake, drink, and eat. As American chef and food writer James Beard once said, "Food is our common ground, a universal experience." Everyone has a favorite food or meal, a method of cooking or baking they swear by, or a secret ingredient they utilize... more...

  • The Designer Saysby Sara Bader

    Princeton Architectural Press 2014; US$ 14.95

    Whether musing about the creative process, the merits of failure and criticism, or the challenges of keeping the studio lights on, designers make good, and opinionated, copy. The Designer Says , the follow-up to our best-selling The Architect Says , is a compendium of quotations from more than one hundred of history's leading practitioners. Quotes... more...

  • The Quotable Longfellowby Wesley McNair

    Down East Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    Arguably America?s most popular poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was a celebrity in his day, and his books consistently sold tens of thousands of copies?far more than any American poet before, or since. Introduced by Maine poet laureate Wesley McNair, this is the first collection of its kind to bring us the wisdom and wry wit of America?s poet. ... more...

  • The Quotable Douchebagby Margaret Mcguire

    Quirk Books 2014; US$ 12.95

    really just say that?!?   Douchebags have a gift for speaking the unspeakable. Vain, arrogant, brash, and clueless, they?re the worst the male species has to offer?and now their most outlandish statements have been compiled into a single volume. The Quotable Douchebag features dozens of boneheaded and tasteless remarks from actors, musicians,... more...

  • Paddle Against the Flowby Huck Magazine

    Chronicle Books LLC 2015; US$ 9.99

    Nas on language, Cat Power on looking inward, Spike Jonze on loving what you do, and Kim Gordon on feeling the flow. These are just a few of the indie stars and surprising insights collected in this gorgeous book by Huck magazine. Since launching in 2006, Huck has been at the vanguard of London's thriving independent publishing scene and has grown... more...

  • Great American Humorby Gerd De Ley

    Hatherleigh Press 2016; US$ 9.99

    Mark Twain wrote: "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing." Consider yourself blessed a thousand-fold with the new compilation Great American Humor by Gerd de Ley. Great American Humor collects 1000 wise and witty jokes, clever sayings and smart one-liners from well-known American humorists, actors, comedians, politicians, and personalities... more...

  • Oscar Wilde's Wit and Wisdomby Oscar Wilde

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 2.50

    Epigrams, aphorisms, and other bon mots gathered from the celebrated wit's plays, essays, and conversation offer an entertaining selection of observations both comic and profound. Organized by category, the nearly 400 quotes range in subject from human nature, morals, and society to art, politics, history, and more. more...

  • Musicby Herb Galewitz

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 2.00

    More than 400 memorable quotes are arranged alphabetically by author, from Fred Allen ("When Jack Benny plays the violin, it sounds as if the strings are still back in the cat.") to Friedrich Nietzsche ("Is Wagner a human being at all? Is he not rather a disease?"), many more. more...

  • Wit and Wisdom from Poor Richard's Almanackby Benjamin Franklin

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99

    Hundreds of delightful aphorisms, carefully selected from many issues of Franklin's popular 18th-century publication: "Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise"; "Love your Neighbor; yet don't pull down your Hedge"; "He that lies down with Dogs, shall rise up with fleas" and many more. more...