From poker game sandwiches to Epicurean philosophy, this history of hospitality is witty, warm, and filled with fascinating facts. If it only came with a bottle of wine, it’d be the ideal dinner party guest.
A fascinating examination of the cultural stereotypes assigned to single women for decades, in light of their growing successes & sense of mystique in popular culture.
Schwartz investigates with elucidatory detail why the freedom of choice - the fundamental aspect of American society - may also be our downfall.
A compelling portrait of our rushed, desensitized society, this Pulitzer Prize-winning work reaches far beyond its title story of the acclaimed concert violinist ignored in a subway station.
Follow Toth underground to meet the transients who call the subterranean depths home in this shocking & surprising account of a truly alternative lifestyle.
Both a study & a call to action, Leonard's unflinching look at our drive to accumulate, consume & dispose of stuff reveals our environmental impact & calls for change.
The story of Homeboy Industries & the priest whose kindness penetrated a gang-infested neighborhood, bringing about reform, respect & awesome t-shirts.
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By turns exhilarating & confounding, Marcus' work weaves together the Constitution, a 1630 John Winthrop speech, the films of David Lynch, the novels of Philip Roth & more to form a singular account of America.
It’s a pleasure to listen to Menand, whatever the subject: whether it's T.S. Eliot’s racism, The New Yorker’s middlebrow-ness, or legal issues at stake in Flynt v. Falwell. His erudition & thoughtfulness shine in these essays.
What does your stuff say about you? An award-winning psychologist explores the unconscious trails we leave & what they say about us. Gosling’s style is equal parts Sherlock Holmes & Malcolm Gladwell.
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Ever since the dawn of time, sex has been getting people into trouble. This collection deals with the history, science, and politics of why we get it on, how we get it on, and who we want to get it on with.
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