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  • Butch is a Nounby S. Bear Bergman

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2010; US$ 18.95

    A new edition of S. Bear Bergman?s first book, on what it means to be butch. more...

  • Hooking Upby Tom Wolfe

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 16.99

    Only yesterday boys and girls spoke of embracing and kissing (necking) as getting to first base. Second base was deep kissing, plus groping and fondling this and that. Third base was oral sex. Home plate was going all the way. That was yesterday. Here in the Year 2000 we can forget about necking. Today's girls and boys have never heard of anything... more...

  • Woman's Best Friendby Megan McMorris; Pam Houston

    Seal Press 2009; US$ 14.95

    They may be known as man's best friend, but as the writers in this poignant, funny, and dramatic collection know, there's no gender divide when it comes to canines. Whether walking down the street, gathering at the dog park, hitting the open road, or spending one too many nights together on the couch in front of the TV, a woman and her dog are an... more...

  • I Feel Great About My Handsby Shari Graydon

    D & M Publishers 2011; US$ 14.95

    Nora Ephron struck a chord with I Feel Bad about My Neck . Women?s advocate and acclaimed writer Shari Graydon set out to counter the supposed downhill slide?inspired grief by inviting notable women from across Canada ? all over 50 ? to provide an alternative perspective. I Feel Great about My Hands is a collection of stories, essays and poems... more...

  • Wondrous Childby Lindy Hough; Jane Isay

    North Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 13.95

    A Santa Cruz postpartum doula, a New Hampshire flute-maker, a Zen teacher, a dance therapist, a Sri Lankan film director—these are a few of the grandparents who share their stories in this bracing collection. The essays cover a wide range of experiences as they examine the marrow of this often undervalued relationship from both the grandparent... more...

  • The Happy Lifeby David Malouf

    Random House 2011; US$ 16.00

    In The Happy Life David Malouf addresses one of the most fundamental questions of all: what makes for a happy life? In an age where our bookshelves are full of self-help volumes and tales of perfect romantic love, his discussion is particularly relevant. He asks why, when so many of the essential 'unhappinesses' - premature death, famine, plague,... more...

  • Social Knowledge in the Makingby Charles Camic; Neil Gross; Michèle Lamont

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 30.00

    Over the past quarter century, researchers have successfully explored the inner workings of the physical and biological sciences using a variety of social and historical lenses. Inspired by these advances, the contributors to Social Knowledge in the Making turn their attention to the social sciences, broadly construed. The result is the first... more...

  • F 'em!by Jennifer Baumgardner

    Seal Press 2011; US$ 17.00

    From Jennifer Baumgardner, one of the leading voices of Third Wave feminism, comes this provocative, thoughtful, often funny collection of essays and interviews that offers a state of the union on contemporary feminist issues. F 'em! is a mix of old and new essays by Baumgardner, ranging in tone from laugh-out-loud confessional to sobering analysis.... more...

  • How Evil Worksby David Kupelian

    Threshold Editions 2010; Not Available

    David Kupelian, veteran journalist and bestselling author of The Marketing of Evil, probes the millennia-old questions of evil?what it is, how it works, and why it so routinely and effortlessly ruins our lives?once again demonstrating his uncanny knack for demystifying complex, elusive, and intimidating subjects with fresh insights into the hidden... more...

  • American Voyeurby Benoit Denizet-Lewis

    Simon & Schuster 2010; Not Available

    BENOIT DENIZET-LEWIS, one of the most perceptive and interesting journalists writing today, takes us into some unusual precincts of American society in American Voyeur . Denizet-Lewis made news with his New York Times Magazine cover story "Double Lives on the Down Low," included here, which ignited a firestorm by revealing a subculture of African-American... more...