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  • Humankind

    A Hopeful History

    Translated by Erica Moore, Elizabeth Manton ...
    **AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe “lively” (The New Yorker), “convincing” (Forbes), and “riveting pick-me-up we all need right now” (People) that proves humanity thrives in a crisis and that our innate kindness and cooperation have been the greatest factors in our long-term success as a species.**If there is one belief that has united the left and the right, psychologists and philosophers, ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • This Woman

    Myra Hindley’s Prison Love Affair and Escape Attempt

    by Howard Sounes ...
    The true account of the scandalous affair between one of Britain’s most notorious murderers, Myra Hindley, and a prison guard—and their jailbreak plot to run away together.Myra Hindley was convicted in 1966, with her boyfriend Ian Brady, of what became known as the Moors Murders. Between July 1963 and October 1965 the couple sexually assaulted and killed five children and teenagers. Four bodies ... Read more

    $0.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Raw Dog

    The Naked Truth About Hot Dogs

    by Jamie Loftus ...
    **A NEW YORK TIMES AND INDIE BESTSELLER!Part travelogue, part culinary history, all capitalist critique—comedian Jamie Loftus's debut, Raw Dog, will take you on a cross-country road trip in the summer of 2021, and reveal what the creation, culture, and class influence of hot dogs says about America now.**Featured in: NPR Weekend Edition • Bon Appétit • Oprah Daily • Glamour • NY Mag • Splendid ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Our Kind of People

    Inside America's Black Upper Class

    Now a TV series on FOX starring Morris Chestnut, Yaya DaCosta, Nadine Ellis, and Joe Morton."Fascinating. . . . [Graham] has made a major contribution both to African-American studies and the larger American picture." —New York TimesDebutante cotillions. Million-dollar homes. Summers in Martha's Vineyard. Membership in the Links, Jack & Jill, Deltas, Boule, and AKAs. An obsession with the right ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • MS-13

    The Making of America's Most Notorious Gang

    by Steven Dudley ...
    “One of the year’s most important books, a gripping meticulously reported account of the rise of one of the world’s most notorious street gangs.” —Mitch Weiss, Pulitzer Prize winnerWinner of the Lukas PrizeAn NPR Best Book of the YearThe MS-13 was born from war.In the 1980s, Alex and his brother fled El Salvador for the US and formed the Mara Salvatrucha Stoners. Initially bound by a love of heavy ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $1.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Doppelganger

    A Trip into the Mirror World

    by Naomi Klein ...
    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | National Indie Bestseller"I’ve been raving about Naomi Klein’s Doppelganger . . . I can’t think of another text that better captures the berserk period we’re living through." —Michelle Goldberg, The New York Times**"If I had to name a single book that makes sense of these last few dark years, it would be this one." —Katie Roiphe, The New York Times Book Review“If ever ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Fifties

    This vivid New York Times bestseller about 1950s America from a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist is “an engrossing sail across a pivotal decade” (Time).Joe McCarthy. Marilyn Monroe. The H-bomb. Ozzie and Harriet. Elvis. Civil rights. It’s undeniable: The fifties were a defining decade for America, complete with sweeping cultural change and political upheaval. This decade is also the focus of ... Read more

    $14.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Touched Out

    Motherhood, Misogyny, Consent, and Control

    by Amanda Montei ...
    In this stunning blend of memoir, theory, and cultural criticism, a new mother examines the intersection between misogyny and motherhood, considering how caregivers can take back their bodies and pass on a language of consent to their childrenMotherhood and the culture of misogyny in America are not often explored in tandem. The connection is women’s bodies.When Amanda Montei became a parent, she ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Killers of the Flower Moon

    The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

    by David Grann ...
    **#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history, from the author of The Wager and The Lost City of Z, “one of the preeminent adventure and true-crime writers working today."—New York Magazine • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • SOON TO BE A MARTIN SCORSESE PICTURE“A shocking whodunit…What more could fans of true ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Race Against Time

    A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era

    “For almost two decades, investigative journalist Jerry Mitchell doggedly pursued the Klansmen responsible for some of the most notorious murders of the civil rights movement. This book is his amazing story. Thanks to him, and to courageous prosecutors, witnesses, and FBI agents, justice finally prevailed.” —John Grisham, author of The GuardiansOn June 21, 1964, more than twenty Klansmen murdered ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $3.99 USD

  • The Fire Next Time

    by James Baldwin ...
    series Vintage International
    NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The book that galvanized the nation, gave voice to the emerging civil rights movementin the 1960s—and still lights the way to understanding race in America today. • "The finest essay I’ve ever read.” —Ta-Nehisi CoatesAt once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin's early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, the book is an ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Black AF History

    The Un-Whitewashed Story of America

    From acclaimed columnist and political commentator Michael Harriot, a searingly smart and bitingly hilarious retelling of American history that corrects the record and showcases the perspectives and experiences of Black Americans.America’s backstory is a whitewashed mythology implanted in our collective memory. It is the story of the pilgrims on the Mayflower building a new nation. It is George ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • The Chaos Machine

    The Inside Story of How Social Media Rewired Our Minds and Our World

    by Max Fisher ...
    Finalist for the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in JournalismFrom a New York Times investigative reporter, this “authoritative and devastating account of the impacts of social media” (New York Times Book Review)tracks the high-stakes inside story of how Big Tech’s breakneck race to drive engagement—and profits—at all costs fractured the world. The Chaos Machine is “an essential book for ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $3.99 USD

  • Wonder Women

    25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History

    by Sam Maggs ...
    A fun and feminist celebration of the forgotten women in science, technology, and beyond—from the bestselling author of The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy.You may think you know women’s history pretty well. But have you ever heard of:• Alice Ball, the chemist who developed an effective treatment for leprosy—only to have the credit taken by a man?• Mary Sherman Morgan, the rocket scientist whose ... Read more

    $9.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • The Talk

    by Darrin Bell ...
    “A moving portrait . . . funny and touching, intellectually and emotionally stimulating. There’s pride and prejudice, family drama, and a love story. I loved this book. You will too.”—Victor LaValle, author of The ChangelingDarrin Bell was six years old when his mother told him he couldn’t have a realistic water gun. She said she feared for his safety, that police tend to think of little Black ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $3.99 USD

  • Making a Killing: The Unofficial Story of the Sandy Hook Massacre

    On the morning of December 14, 2012 the shocking news of an active shooter situation at an elementary school in the town of Sandy Hook, Connecticut reached the rest of the nation. The tragic news of the shooting, the very inkling of which seemed indeed too horrible to even imagine, would not be the only surprise for waiting eyes that morning. All the news following in the harrowing wake of one of ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Fair Play

    A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live)

    by Eve Rodsky ...
    **A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK"A hands-on, real talk guide for navigating the hot-button issues that so many families struggle with."--Reese WitherspoonTired, stressed, and in need of more help from your partner? Imagine running your household (and life!) in a new way...**It started with the Sh*t I Do List. Tired of being the "shefault" parent responsible for all aspects of her busy household, Eve ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Savage Continent

    Europe in the Aftermath of World War II

    by Keith Lowe ...
    **Winner of the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize"A superb and immensely important book."—Jonathan Yardley, The Washington PostThe Second World War might have officially ended in May 1945, but in reality it rumbled on for another ten years...**The end of World War II in Europe is remembered as a time when cheering crowds filled the streets, but the reality was quite different. Across Europe, landscapes ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Riotous Black Girls, Troublesome Women, and Queer Radicals

    **Winner of the 2019 National Book Critics Circle Award in CriticismWinner of the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for NonfictionWinner of the 2020 Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian NonfictionFinalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir/Biography"Exhilarating…A rich resurrection of a forgotten history." —Parul Sehgal, New York Times**Beautifully written and deeply researched, Wayward Lives ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Bullshit Jobs

    A Theory

    by David Graeber ...
    From David Graeber, the bestselling author of The Dawn of Everything and Debt—“a master of opening up thought and stimulating debate” (Slate)—a powerful argument against the rise of meaningless, unfulfilling jobs…and their consequences.Does your job make a meaningful contribution to the world? In the spring of 2013, David Graeber asked this question in a playful, provocative essay titled “On the ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Uncomfortable Labels

    My Life as a Gay Autistic Trans Woman

    "So while the assumption when I was born was that I was or would grow up to be a neurotypical heterosexual boy, that whole idea didn't really pan out long term."In this candid, first-of-its-kind memoir, Laura Kate Dale recounts what life is like growing up as a gay trans woman on the autism spectrum. From struggling with sensory processing, managing socially demanding situations and learning ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Love in the Drug War

    Selling Sex and Finding Jesus on the Mexico-US Border

    by Sarah Luna ...
    2020 — Ruth Benedict Prize – Association for Queer Anthropology, American Anthropological Association2020 — Gloria E. Anzaldúa Book Prize – National Women’s Studies Association2020 — Honorable Mention, Sara A. Whaley Book Prize2021 — Best Book in Social Sciences – Mexico Section, Latin American Studies Association (LASA)Sex, drugs, religion, and love are potent combinations in la zona, a regulated ... Read more

    $28.99 USD

  • 厭女:日本的女性嫌惡(全新增訂版)

    Translated by 楊士堤, 張曉彤 ...
    series 人文
    女性主義經典力作,全新增訂四萬字!〈各位!勿令晚節不保〉、〈難搞女子的厭女情結〉作者上野千鶴子再次辛辣解剖#metoo、AV、仇女、魯蛇、敗犬、援交、恐同、家暴、戀童癖……你可能從來不知道,自己患了「厭女症」性騷擾是有什麼問題?出現#MeToo、#WithYou、#NotSurprized網路標籤後反而問題大增?誰是難搞女子?為何女子被弄得很難搞?身為女性卻成為AV作家?為什麼年薪一千萬日幣的知名企業OL,夜夜用兩千日幣賤賣自己?秋葉原無差別砍人男大開殺戒的原因,竟是交不到女友?為什麼男人最怕淪為處男,又對同志有莫名的厭惡感?為什麼男人既愛批評女人愚蠢、小心眼,卻又離不開女色?高中女校內部有著怎樣的集團法則?所謂的「母女情結」和「女兒是爸爸前世的情人」間竟然隱藏著嫉妒與復仇?◆厭女症,來自英語Misogyny,指憎惡、仇視女性,對女性化、女性傾向與特質抱持蔑視與厭惡的行為或心理。日本女.. ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Hegemony How-To

    A Roadmap for Radicals

    A guide to political struggle for a generation that is deeply ambivalent about power. While many activists gravitate toward mere self-expression and identity-affirming rituals at the expense of serious political intervention, Smucker provides an apologia for leadership, organization, and collective power, a moral argument for its cultivation, and a discussion of dilemmas that movements must ... Read more

    $13.99 USD