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.
Blood for Oil and the Cheney-Bush Junta
Paperback ISBN: 1560255021
Offers a series of essays analyzing the development of United States foreign policy and criticizing the country's role in the world, its intervention in other lands, and the domestic impact of such policies.
Stranger Than Fiction
Paperback ISBN: 0385722222
A first nonfiction collection by the author of Fight Club documents encounters with Marilyn Manson and Juliette Lewis, the challenges faced by the author when Fight Club was made into a movie, the lives of submariners, the violent experiences of college wrestlers, and more. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
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.
The World Is Flat
A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
Hardcover ISBN: 0374292884
The New York Times columnist offers a concise history of globalization, discussing a wide range of topics, from the 9/11 attacks to the growth of the middle class in both China and India.
James Dean Died Here
The Locations of America's Pop Culture Landmarks
Paperback ISBN: 1891661310
Offers a guide to the locations of significant popular culture events, including the crash of the Hindenburg, the "Saturday Night Fever" disco, the first MacDonald's location, and the "American Bandstand" studio.
Halls of Fame
Hardcover ISBN: 1555973140
In these refreshingly bold, creative, and incisive essays, John D'Agata journeys the endless corridors of American's myriad halls of fame and faithfully reports on what he finds there. In a voice all his own, he brilliantly maps his terrain in lists, collage, and ludic narratives. From Martha Graham to the Flat Earth Society, from the brightest light in Vegas to the "outsider artist" Henry Darger, D'Agata's obsessions are as American as they are contemporary. Contents Round Trip Martha Graham, Audio Description Of Flat Earth Map: An Essay Hall of Fame: An Essay About the Ways in Which We Matter Notes toward the making of a whole human being . . . Collage History of Art, by Henry Darger And There Was Evening and There Was Morning Notes
The Death of the West
How Dying Populations and Immigrant Invasions Imperil Our Country and Civilization
Paperback ISBN: 0312302592
Compares the collapsing birth rates in Europe and the U.S. with the population explosions in other parts of the world to predict massive shifts in the balance of world power and the disintegration of Western culture.
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.
How Two Lost Boys Rode the Internet Out of Idaho
Paperback ISBN: 0767906993
Describes how two nineteen-year-old working-class kids from a small town in Idaho overcame their lives as outsiders and reveals how they are using the Internet to redefine themselves and change their lives. Reprint.