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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...

  • Gender Outlawsby Kate Bornstein; S. Bear Bergman

    Seal Press 2010; US$ 16.95

    In the 15 years since the release of Gender Outlaw, Kate Bornstein?s groundbreaking challenge to gender ideology, transgender narratives have made their way from the margins to the mainstream and back again. Today's transgenders and other sex/gender radicals are writing a drastically new world into being. In Gender Outlaws, Bornstein, together... 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...

  • Hooking Upby Tom Wolfe

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 18.99

    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...