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  • Don't Get Too Comfortableby David Rakoff

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2005; US$ 15.00

    David Rakoff takes us on a bitingly funny grand tour of our culture of excess. Whether he is contrasting the elegance of one of the last flights of the supersonic Concorde with the good-times-and-chicken-wings populism of Hooters Air; working as a cabana boy at a South Beach hotel; or traveling to a private island off the coast of Belize to watch a... more...

  • The New Kings of Nonfictionby Ira Glass

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 16.00

    A collection of stories-some well known, some more obscure- capturing some of the best storytelling of this golden age of nonfiction. An anthology of the best new masters of nonfiction storytelling, personally chosen and introduced by Ira Glass, the producer and host of the award-winning public radio program This American Life . These pieces-on... more...

  • Questioning Qualitative Inquiryby Martyn Hammersley

    SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 59.00

    Provocative essays on current developments and debates that are essential reading for anyone interested in the future of qualitative research. more...

  • Drawing the Line Once Againby Paul Goodman

    PM Press 2009; US$ 12.00

    Painting a vivid picture of 1960s counterculture ideas, this new collection of the late Paul Goodman's essential anarchist writings—from utopian essays to practical proposals—reveals how he inspired the dissident youth of the era and profoundly influenced movement theory and practice. Long out-of-print, these provocative, insightful, and incisive... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Great Shark Huntby Hunter S. Thompson

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 18.00

    Originally published in 1979, the first volume of the bestselling "Gonzo Papers" is now back in print. The Great Shark Hunt is Dr. Hunter S. Thompson's largest and, arguably, most important work, covering Nixon to napalm, Las Vegas to Watergate, Carter to cocaine. These essays offer brilliant commentary and outrageous humor, in signature Thompson... 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...

  • 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...