How Soccer Explains The World
An Unlikely Theory Of Globalization
Paperback ISBN: 0060731427
Casting soccer as a metaphor representative of today's world issues, an analysis of the sport's reflection of history as well as its modern influence identifies commonalities between tribalism and globalization, explaining how such factors as terrorism, poverty, racism, and religion contribute to how the game is played today. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
Killing Yourself To Live
85% Of A True Story
Hardcover ISBN: 0743264452
The pop culture author of Fargo Rock City and Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs recounts his more than 6,500-mile journey across America, during which he visited the sites of famous rock star deaths and experienced philosophical changes of perspective. 100,000 first printing.
The Not-Just-Skin-Deep Guide To Getting A Tattoo
Paperback ISBN: 0451215141
An entertaining, fact-filled handbook for anyone considering whether or not to get a tattoo furnishes practical suggestions on how to select the right tattoo, find a tattoo artist, the long-term effects of tattooing one's body, health concerns, and more. Original.
The Shere Hite Reader
New & Selected Writings on Sex, Globalization and Private Life
Paperback ISBN: 1583225684
“In this fascinating exploration, [The Shere Hite Reader] moves beyond the clichés of what pleases men and women and explores how attitudes on sex and pleasure have evolved and continue to evolve.
Fooling With Words
A Celebration of Poets and Their Craft
Paperback ISBN: 0688177921
A collection of poems and conversations with poets at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival presents a fascinating picture of how poets create their art, in an anthology that explores the significance of poetry in modern live. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Take the Cannoli
Stories from the New World
Paperback ISBN: 0743205405
Take the Cannoli is a moving and wickedly funny collection of personal stories stretching across the immense landscape of the American scene. Vowell tackles subjects such as identity, politics, religion, art, and history with a biting humor. She searches the streets of Hoboken for traces of the town's favorite son, Frank Sinatra. She goes under cover of heavy makeup in an investigation of goth culture, blasts cannonballs into a hillside on a father-daughter outing, and maps her family's haunted history on a road trip down the Trail of Tears. Vowell has an irresistible voice -- caustic and sympathetic, insightful and double-edged -- that has attracted a loyal following for her magazine writing and radio monologues on This American Life.
Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds
Paperback ISBN: 051788433x
A complete repackaging of the classic work about grand-scale madness, major schemes, and bamboozlement--and the universal human susceptibility to all three. This informative, funny collection encompasses a broad range of manias and deceptions, from witch burnings to the Great Crusades to the prophecies of Nostradamus.