Against Happiness: In Praise of Melancholy Eric G. Wilson

Americans are addicted to happiness.

When we're not popping pills, we leaf through scientific studies that take for granted our quest for happiness, or read self-help books by everyone from a...

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing Joy DeGruy

While African Americans managed to emerge from chattel slavery and the oppressive decades that followed with great strength and resiliency, they did not emerge unscathed.

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Der Baader Meinhof Komplex Stefan Aust

Gerade noch rechtzeitig, bevor sich das 68-er Jubiläumsjahr mit dem Kinostart des oskarverdächtigen Spielfilms Der Baader Meinhof Komplex zu Ende neigt, hat der Autor der Drehbuchvorlage, Stefan ...

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures Anne Fadiman

Lia Lee was born in 1982 to a family of recent Hmong immigrants, and soon developed symptoms of epilepsy.

By 1988 she was living at home but was brain dead after a tragic cycle of misundersta...

The Karma Of Brown Folk Vijay Prashad

A hundred years later, Vijay Prashad asks South Asians How does it feel to be a solution In this kaleidoscopic critique, Prashad looks into the complexities faced by the members of a model minority...

Child Soldier China Keitetsi

China's story of her life as a child conscript in the Ugandan National Resistance Army starts at age 8 and continues for ten years of terror, humiliation and sexualassault.

China's story expo...

Learning from the Heart: Lessons on Living, Loving, and Listening Daniel Gottlieb

Here, Dan shares his insights, written with humor, honesty, a gift for storytelling, and breathtaking compassion.Learning from the Heart looks at what divides as well as unites us, including the pr...

Is Anyone There? Isaac Asimov

This book has the subtitle "Speculative Essays on Time Travel, The Future, Flying Saucers, L.S.D., Life on Other Worlds and Lots More" And if anyone at that time (the late 50s and the early 60s) kn...

Dude, You're a Fag: Masculinity and Sexuality in High School C.J. Pascoe

High school and the difficult terrain of sexuality and gender identity are brilliantly explored in this smart, incisive ethnography.

Pascoe's unorthodox approach analyzes masculinity as not o...

Before Your Pregnancy: A 90-Day Guide for Couples on How to Prepare for a Healthy Conception Lisa Mazzullo

Created by two experienced health-care professionals, this unique handbook not only discusses virtually every aspect of preconception that affects a healthy baby, it tells you how to handle each on...

King George: What Was His Problem?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the American Revolution Steve Sheinkin

KING GEORGE NEVER DID UNDERSTAND AMERICANS"Entire books have been written about the causes of the American Revolution.

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The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind James Boyle

In this enlightening book James Boyle describes what he calls the range wars of the information agetodays heated battles over intellectual property.

Boyle argues that just as every informed c...

Privilege, Power, and Difference Allan G. Johnson

This extraordinarily successful book has been used across the country, both inside and outside the classroom, to shed light on issues of power and privilege.Allan Johnson has worked on issues of so...

Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology (Library of America) David L. Ulin

Simone de Beauvoir saw a kaleidoscopic "hall of mirrors," Aldous Huxley a "city of dreadful joy." Jack Kerouac found a "huge desert encampment," David Thomson imagined "Marilyn Monroe, fifty miles ...

Enough about You: Adventures in Autobiography David Shields

"Enough About You" is a book about David Shields.

In a world awash with memoirs and tell-alls, Shields has created something unique: he invites the reader into his mind as he turns his life i...

A Chorus of Stones: The Private Life of War Susan Griffin

Written by one of America's most innovative and articulate feminists, this book illustrates how childhood experience, gender and sexuality, private aspirations, and public personae all assume unden...

Searching For The Secret River Kate Grenville

Searching for the Secret River is a memoir about the writing of Kate Grenville's international bestseller, The Secret River.It tells the story of the research behind the novel - from the transcript...

Princess Margaret: A Biography Theo Aronson

"Theo Aronson's latest royal book is a model of what a royal biography should be...

I found the book eminently readable in an easy style that lends itself to wit and irony..."Elizabeth Longfo...

A Russian Diary: A Journalist's Final Account of Life, Corruption & Death in Putin's Russia Anna Politkovskaya

The book is an unflinching record of the plight of millions of Russians and a piti report on the cynicism and corruption of Vladimir Putins presidency.

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The Middle Mind: Why Consumer Culture is Turning Us Into the Living Dead Curtis White

Join Curtis White on a crusade against tedium as he takes on this bland, no-thinking-required product' that passes for culture in America and that we've signed up and paid for in full too.

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