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  • What If?

    Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

    In the New York Times best-selling book from the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd, Randall Munroe gives hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask.Fans of xkcd ask Munroe a lot of strange questions. What if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90 percent the speed of light? How fast can you hit a speed bump while driving and live? If ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • Endangered Phrases

    Intriguing Idioms Dangerously Close to Extinction

    As the world changes, so does language . . . An A-to-Z guide to expressions from yesteryear that are becoming increasingly scarce.“Person to person” (and “station to station”), “bar sinister,” “the weed of crime bears bitter fruit,” “between the devil and the deep blue sea,” “will o’ the wisp,” “poor as Job’s turkey” . . . these are just a few phrases that were once part of everyday speech. ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Sinatra and the Jack Pack

    The Extraordinary Friendship between Frank Sinatra and John F. Kennedy?Why They Bonded and What Went Wrong

    A New York Times BestsellerFrank Sinatra desperately wanted to be part of John F. Kennedy, Jr.’s gang. He had his own famed Rat Pack,” made up of hard drinking, womanizing individuals like himself-guys like Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Peter Lawford-but the guy Ol’ Blue Eyes” really wanted to hang with was Lawford’s brother-in-law, the real chairman of the board, John F. Kennedy.In Sinatra ... Read more

    $16.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Creativity

    A Short and Cheerful Guide

    by John Cleese ...
    The legendary comedian, actor, and writer of Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, and A Fish Called Wanda fame shares his key ideas about creativity: that it’s a learnable, improvable skill.“Many people have written about creativity, but although they were very, very clever, they weren't actually creative. I like to think I'm writing about it from the inside.”—John CleeseYou might think that creativity is ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • Eternal Echoes

    Celtic Reflections on Our Yearning to Belong

    There is a divine restlessness in the human heart, our eternal echo of longing that lives deep within us and never lets us settle for what we have or where we are.In this exquisitely crafted and inspirational book, John O'Donohue, author of the bestseller Anam Cara, explores the most basic of human desires - the desire to belong, a desire that constantly draws us toward new possibilities of self ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Everyman and Other Medieval Miracle and Morality Plays

    by Anonymous ...
    The medieval morality play, which became popular in Europe during the 15th and 16th century, is a allegorical drama in which personal attributes are personified and the moral of choosing good over evil is generally conveyed. In this volume you will find one of the most famous examples of this genre in the play "Everyman" along with the following other plays: "The Deluge", "Abraham, Melchisedec, ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Joni

    The Anthology

    Selected by Harper's Bazaar as one of the "Best New Books of 2017 (So Far)"A Library Journal Fall Editors' Pick"Nearly 50 years’ worth of critical efforts to solve Mitchell’s mysteries have now been rounded up in Barney Hoskyns’s Joni: The Anthology....what comes through most consistently is a possessive impulse, a desire to really know an artist whose fierce privacy has often seemed at odds with ... Read more

    $10.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Acne

    A Memoir

    by Laura Chinn ...
    From the creator and star of Florida Girls comes a hilarious and profound memoir about family, happiness, and really aggressive acne.Despite having dirty-blonde hair and fair skin, Laura Chinn is mixed-race: the daughter of a Black father and a white mother, which on its own makes for some funny and insightful looks at identity. Laura’s parents were both Scientologists and nonconformists in myriad ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Franz Kafka: The Best Works

    by Franz Kafka ...
    This ebook compiles Franz Kafka's greatest writings, including novels, novellas, short stories and parables such as "Amerika", "The Trial", "The Metamorphosis", "The Castle", "In the Penal Colony", "A Hunger Artist" and "The Great Wall of China". This edition has been professionally formatted and contains several tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Teaching a Stone to Talk

    Expeditions and Encounters

    by Annie Dillard ...
    "A collection of meditations like polished stones--painstakingly worded, tough-minded, yet partial to mystery, and peerless when it comes to injecting larger resonances into the natural world." — Kirkus ReviewsHere, in this compelling assembly of writings, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Dillard explores the world of natural facts and human meanings.Veering away from the long, meditative ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Impossible Has Happened

    The Life and Work of Gene Roddenberry, Creator of Star Trek

    by Lance Parkin ...
    September 8, 2016 will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the debut of the world's most successful science fiction television series: Star Trek. In this new biography Lance Parkin, author of Aurum's acclaimed Magic Words: The Extraordinary Life of Alan Moore, will go in search of the show's creator, Gene Roddenberry.This book reveals how an undistinguished writer of cop shows set out to produce ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: Read, Laugh, Repeat

    101 Laugh-Out-Loud Stories

    by Amy Newmark ...
    A hilarious follow-up to the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul: Laughter Is the Best Medicine! If you are looking to put yourself in a better mood and escape the day's worries, it isn't complicated - all you have to do is Read, Laugh and Repeat.Chicken Soup for the Soul shares the funniest stories it’s ever published from its library of more than 250 books, all gathered in this new collection ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • NOFX

    The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories

    by NOFX, Jeff Alulis ...
    The candid, hilarious, shocking, occasionally horrifying, and surprisingly moving New York Times bestselling autobiography of punk legends NOFX, their own story in their own wordsNOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories is the first tell-all autobiography from one of the world's most influential and controversial punk bands. Alongside hilarious anecdotes about pranks and drunkenness and ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Orlando

    Orlando: A Biography is a novel by Virginia Woolf, first published on 11 October 1928. A high-spirited romp inspired by the tumultuous family history of Woolf's partner, the aristocratic poet and novelist Vita Sackville-West, it is arguably one of Woolf's most popular and accessible novels: a history of English literature in satiric form. The book describes the adventures of a poet who changes sex ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Gomer Goof - Gone with the Goof

    by Franquin ...
    Book 3 - Gomer Goof
    Music soothes the wild beast ... and brings down walls! Among all the things that make Gomer such a lovable rascal, there are two that are instantly recognisable: his car, and his goofophone. His old lemon, favourite target of the constabulary and every pedestrian’s nightmare, is responsible for half the pollution in town – as well as many of the more ... exotic accidents. The rest of the latter ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Gomer Goof - Goofball Season

    by Franquin ...
    Book 5 - Gomer Goof
    Gomer is absolutely peerless when it comes to disrupting life at Spirou Magazine, much to his boss Prunelle’s and long-suffering Mr De Mesmaeker’s chagrin. But don’t you go underestimating him! The truth is that his laziness, his talent for invention and even his love of animals – not to mention his antiquated lemon of a car– are perfectly capable of spreading chaos anywhere, in any season. You ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Freaks

    We Who Are Not As Others

    "I am convinced that the only people worthy of consideration in this world are the unusual ones. For the common folk are like the leaves of a tree, and live and die unnoticed."             ―The Scarecrow of Oz, from The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum During the lifetime of Daniel P. Mannix, freaks were the star attractions of sideshows ― respected and revered by other carnival members. ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • 100 Books You Must Read Before You Die - volume 1 [newly updated] [Pride and Prejudice; Jane Eyre; Wuthering Heights; Tarzan of the Apes; The Count of Monte Cristo; A Room With a View; The Odyssey; etc.] (Book House Publishing)

    series The Greatest Writers of All Time
    This book, newly updated, contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • The Science of Monsters

    The Truth about Zombies, Witches, Werewolves, Vampires, and Other Legendary Creatures

    series The Science of
    A must-have for any fan of horror and fantasy movies—Night of the Living Dead, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Shining (Stephen King), and so many more!If you love film that scares, and want to believe that zombies, vampires, and other deadly and terrifying creatures could be real, let Meg Hafdahl and Kelly Florence, the women behind the Horror Rewind podcast called “the best horror film podcast ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Becoming Helen Mirren

    by Philip Ward ...
    Becoming Helen Mirren is a freewheeling combination of theatre, film and TV history, literary criticism and personal memoir…Today she is an international star, an Academy Award winner and recipient of multiple Golden Globes. But before Prime Suspect made her a household name on both sides of the Atlantic in the 1990s, Helen Mirren had already had a distinguished career, primarily as a stage ... Read more

    $5.39 USD

  • Shakespeare After All

    A brilliant and companionable tour through all thirty-eight plays, Shakespeare After All is the perfect introduction to the bard by one of the country’s foremost authorities on his life and work.Drawing on her hugely popular lecture courses at Yale and Harvard over the past thirty years, Marjorie Garber offers passionate and revealing readings of the plays in chronological sequence, from The Two ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $9.99 USD

  • Euripides

    Ten Plays

    Translated by Paul Roche ...
    by Euripides ...
    A modern translation exclusive to signetFrom perhaps the greatest of the ancient Greek playwrights comes this collection of plays, including Alcestis, Hippolytus, Ion, Electra, Iphigenia at Aulis, Iphigenia Among the Taurians, Medea, The Bacchae, The Trojan Women, and The Cyclops. ... Read more

    $5.99 USD $4.99 USD

  • The Importance of Music to Girls

    The Importance of Music to Girls is the story of the adventures that music leads us into—how it forms and transforms us. As a soundtrack, it's there in the background while we go about the thrilling and mortifying business of growing up: raging, falling in love, wanting to change the world. Lavinia Greenlaw turns the volume up loud, and in prose of pure fury and beauty makes us remember how the ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Sound Play

    Video Games and the Musical Imagination

    by William Cheng ...
    series Oxford Music / Media
    Video games open portals to fantastical worlds where imaginative play and enchantment prevail. These virtual settings afford us considerable freedom to act out with relative impunity. Or do they? Sound Play explores the aesthetic, ethical, and sociopolitical stakes of people's creative engagements with gaming's audio phenomena-from sonorous violence to synthesized operas, from democratic music ... Read more

    $28.79 USD