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In Other Words

by Goenawan Mohamad & Jennifer Lindsay Arcade (May 16, 2017)

A wide-ranging and beautiful collection of essays from one of world literature’s most important writers.

Goenawan Mohamad is one of Indonesia’s foremost public intellectuals, and this translated volume of...


Ralph Waldo Emerson on Self-Reliance

by Ralph Waldo Emerson Skyhorse (July 01, 2014)

Ralph Waldo Emerson was one of the great minds of the mid-nineteenth century. His thoughts and views led the Transcendentalist movement, and his writings—especially Self-Reliance—taught people to “trust thyself”...


New Daughters of Africa

by Margaret Busby Amistad (May 07, 2019)

The companion to the classic anthology Daughters of Africa—a major international collection that brings together the work of more than 200 women writers of African descent, celebrating their artistry and showcasing...


Notes from a Black Woman's Diary

by Kathleen Collins & Danielle Evans Ecco (February 05, 2019)

A RECOMMENDED BOOK OF 2019 FROM

Vanity Fair * Vogue * The Huffington Post

A stunning collection of fiction, diary entries, screenplays, and scripts by the brilliant African-American artist and filmmaker

Relatively...


Selected Works of Alexander Hamilton

by Alexander Hamilton Canterbury Classics (April 03, 2018)

The vital words of Alexander Hamilton, including essays, private correspondence, and public statements

Alexander Hamilton is best known as the United States’ first Secretary of the Treasury and the author of...


The Reckonings

by Lacy M. Johnson Scribner (October 09, 2018)

This extraordinary, timely new collection of essays by the award-winning writer of The Other Side—rooted in her own experience with sexual assault—pursues questions of justice, sexual violence, and retribution....


How to Be Alone

by Lane Moore Atria Books (November 06, 2018)

The former Sex & Relationships Editor for Cosmopolitan and host of the wildly popular comedy show Tinder Live with Lane Moore presents her poignant, funny, and deeply moving first book.

Lane Moore is a rare performer...


American Like Me

by America Ferrera Gallery Books (September 25, 2018)

From award-winning actress and political activist America Ferrera comes a vibrant and varied collection of first-person accounts from prominent figures about the experience of growing up between cultures.

America...


What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker

by Damon Young Ecco (March 26, 2019)

From the cofounder of VerySmartBrothas.com, and one of the most read writers on race and culture at work today, a provocative and humorous memoir-in-essays that explores the ever-shifting definitions of what...


And Yet...: Essays

by Christopher Hitchens Simon & Schuster (November 24, 2015)

The seminal, uncollected essays—lauded as “dazzling” (The New York Times Book Review)—by the late Christopher Hitchens, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller God Is Not Great, showcase the notorious...


The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats Volume IV: Early Essays

by William Butler Yeats, Richard J. Finneran & George Bornstein Scribner (March 06, 2007)

The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, Volume IV: Early Essays is part of a fourteen-volume series under the general editorship of eminent Yeats scholars George Bornstein and George Mills Harper. These volumes...


Dead Girls

by Alice Bolin William Morrow Paperbacks (June 26, 2018)

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018

Best of 2018 according to Kirkus, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Portland Mercury, Bustle, Thrillist, and Electric Lit

A New York Times Editor's Choice, a best...


Up Up, Down Down

by Cheston Knapp Scribner (February 06, 2018)

In the tradition of John Jeremiah Sullivan and David Foster Wallace, Cheston Knapp’s Up Up, Down Down “is an always smart, often hilarious, and ultimately transcendent essay collection” (Anthony Doerr,...


The Nobel Lecture

by Bob Dylan Simon & Schuster (October 31, 2017)

Published for the first time in a beautiful collectible edition, the essential lecture delivered by the 2016 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Bob Dylan.

On October 13, 2016, Bob Dylan was awarded the...


What to Read and Why

by Francine Prose Harper (July 03, 2018)

In this brilliant collection, the follow-up to her New York Times bestseller Reading Like a Writer, the distinguished novelist, literary critic, and essayist celebrates the pleasures of reading and pays homage...


This Will Be My Undoing

by Morgan Jerkins Harper Perennial (January 30, 2018)

From one of the fiercest critics writing today, Morgan Jerkins’ highly-anticipated collection of linked essays interweaves her incisive commentary on pop culture, feminism, black history, misogyny, and racism...


True Stories from an Unreliable Eyewitness

by Christine Lahti Harper Wave (April 03, 2018)

A fiercely intelligent, hilarious, and deeply feminist collection of interrelated personal stories from Academy, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award–winning actress and director Christine Lahti.

For decades, actress...


The Misfit's Manifesto

by Lidia Yuknavitch Simon & Schuster/ TED (October 24, 2017)

A self-defined misfit makes a powerful case for not fitting in—for recognizing the beauty, and difficulty, in forging an original path.

A misfit is a person who missed fitting in, a person who fits in badly,...


Split

by Lee Kofman Ventura Press (May 20, 2019)

In this compelling anthology of personal essays, curated by award-winning author Lee Kofman, some of Australia’s most beloved writers reveal, for the first time, powerful, occasionally funny and often heartbreaking...


Montaigne in Barn Boots

by Michael Perry Harper (November 07, 2017)

The beloved memoirist and bestselling author of Population: 485 reflects on the lessons he’s learned from his unlikely alter ego, French Renaissance philosopher Michel de Montaigne.

"The journey began on a...


The Wrong Way to Save Your Life

by Megan Stielstra Harper Perennial (August 01, 2017)

From an important new American writer comes this powerful collection of personal essays on fear, creativity, art, faith, academia, the Internet, and justice.

In this poignant and inciting collection of literary...


Kingdom of Olives and Ash

by Michael Chabon & Ayelet Waldman Harper Perennial (May 30, 2017)

A groundbreaking collection of essays by celebrated international writers bears witness to the human cost of fifty years of Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.

In Kingdom of Olives and Ash, Michael...


Sunshine State

by Sarah Gerard Harper Perennial (April 11, 2017)

Longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay

New York Times Critics’ Best Books of the Year • An NPR Best Book of the Year • A NYLON Best Nonfiction Book of the Year...


A Fragile Union: New and Selected Writings

by Joan Nestle Cleis Press (January 02, 2018)

A Fragile Union is Joan Nestle’s collection of intimate essays and narratives about lesbian sexuality, butch-femme relationships, sex writing, the importance of preserving lesbian and gay history, the love...


Best Sex Writing 2005

by Violet Blue Cleis Press (August 01, 2005)

Best-selling author Violet Blue searched the country and found the most stunning and brave sexual nonfiction writing of the year. Best Sex Writing 2005 includes pieces from more than 20 cutting-edge sex writers,...


Best Sex Writing 2006

by Felice Newman Cleis Press (May 18, 2006)

Sometimes surprising, always stimulating — this book offers a snapshot of America’s complex sexual practices and mores as seen through Cleis’s unique lens. It is the best nonfiction sex journalism of the...


Best Sex Writing 2008

by Rachel Kramer Bussel Cleis Press (January 01, 2008)

Captures the heart and soul of what's happening behind the bedroom door, where lust, desire, gender, identity, sex work, and politics collide.

The best sex journalism of the year in one unforgettable book.

Do...


Best Sex Writing 2009

by Rachel Kramer Bussel Cleis Press (January 01, 2009)

Intelligent, upbeat, and sex-positive, the pieces in Best Sex Writing 2009 offer an in-depth look at sex the way it actually happens in America today. Gubernatorial sex scandals, rape fantasies, “Dear John”...


Best Sex Writing 2012

by Rachel Kramer Bussel Cleis Press (January 17, 2012)

In Best Sex Writing 2012, editor Rachel Kramer Bussel and judge Susie Bright collect the year’s most challenging and provocative nonfiction articles on this endlessly evocative subject. The essays here comprise...


Best Sex Writing 2010

by Rachel Kramer Bussel Cleis Press (February 01, 2010)

From breastfeeding to swingers to underage sexting, the thinnest condom ever and sex work to the thrill of voyeurism and the story of X-rated Tijuana bibles, Best Sex Writing 2010 covers the latest, hottest...


The Right Side of History: 100 Years of LGBTQ Activism

by Adrian Brooks Cleis Press (June 09, 2015)

The Right Side of History tells the 100-year history of queer activism in a series of revealing close-ups, first-person accounts, and intimate snapshots of LGBT pioneers and radicals. This diverse cast stretches...


Best Sex Writing of the Year: On Consent, BDSM, Porn, Race, Sex Work and More

by Jon Pressick Cleis Press (March 17, 2015)

This exciting 2015 volume of Best Sex Writing features a number of significant bloggers and some of the most important stories of the past two years. Alexandria Goddard is the blogger who made the important...


I Wrote This Book Because I Love You

by Tim Kreider Simon & Schuster (February 06, 2018)

*A People Top 10 Book of 2018*

The New York Times essayist and author of We Learn Nothing, Tim Kreider trains his singular power of observation on his (often befuddling) relationships with women.

Psychologists...


A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: Essays on Art, Sex, and the Mind

by Siri Hustvedt Simon & Schuster (December 06, 2016)

A compelling, radical, “richly explored” (The New York Times Book Review), and “insightful” (Vanity Fair) collection of essays on art, feminism, neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy from prize-winning...


Soul at the White Heat

by Joyce Carol Oates Ecco (September 20, 2016)

A new collection of critical and personal essays on writing, obsession, and inspiration from National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates.

"Why do we write?"

With this question,...


The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture

by Glen Weldon Simon & Schuster (March 22, 2016)

“A roaring getaway car of guilty pleasures” (The New York Times Book Review), Glen Weldon’s The Caped Crusade is a fascinating, critically acclaimed chronicle of the rises and falls of one of the world’s...


Fallen Leaves

by Will Durant Simon & Schuster (December 09, 2014)

Praised as a “revelatory” book by The Wall Street Journal, this is the last and most personal work of Pulitzer Prize–winning author and historian Will Durant, discovered thirty-two years after his death....


Never Can Say Goodbye: Writers on Their Unshakable Love for New York

by Sari Botton Gallery Books (October 14, 2014)

From the editor of the celebrated anthology Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York, comes a new collection of original essays on what keeps writers tethered to New York City.

The “charming”...


Twenty-First-Century Buddhists in Conversation

by Melvin McLeod Wisdom Publications (March 10, 2015)

Leading voices of Buddhism discuss issues and ideas important to Buddhists in the twenty-first century.

Twenty-First-Century Buddhists collects the very best of the round-table discussions recorded in the pages...


What They Did For Love

by Editors of Reader's Digest Reader's Digest (December 26, 2013)

A powerful collection of stories that is at once heart-warming and heart-wrenching as writers offer stories of love in its many forms set against the challenges of modern life.

 

Over the years Reader’s Digest...


Himalayan Passages

by Andrew Quintman & Benjamin Bogin Wisdom Publications (August 12, 2014)

Explore new research on the religious and cultural traditions of the Himalayan Buddhist world.

Over decades, hundreds of American undergraduates spending a semester abroad have been introduced to Tibetan culture...


Mud and Water

by Bassui Tokusho & Arthur Braverman Wisdom Publications (February 08, 2013)

The fourteenth-century Zen master Bassui was recognized as one of the most important Zen teachers of his time. Accessible and eloquent, these teachings cut to the heart of the great matter of Zen, pointing directly...


Hemingway on War

by Ernest Hemingway Scribner (December 11, 2012)

Ernest Hemingway witnessed many of the seminal conflicts of the twentieth century—from his post as a Red Cross ambulance driver during World War I to his nearly twenty-five years as a war correspondent for...


The Brown Reader

by Jeffrey Eugenides, Rick Moody, Lois Lowry & Susan Cheever et al. Simon & Schuster (May 20, 2014)

“To be up all night in the darkness of your youth but to be ready for the day to come…that was what going to Brown felt like.” —Jeffrey Eugenides

In celebration of Brown University’s 250th anniversary,...


On Zen Practice

by Bernie Glassman, Taizan Maezumi, John Daishin Buksbazen & Wendy Egyoku Nakao et al. Wisdom Publications (November 24, 2012)

This updated landmark volume makes available for the first time in decades the teachings that were formative to a whole generation of American Zen teachers and students. Conceived as an overarching primer on...


The Buddhist Philosophy of the Middle

by David Seyfort Ruegg & Tom J. F. Tillemans Wisdom Publications (April 10, 2010)

Madhyamaka, the "philosophy of the middle," systematized the Buddha's fundamental teaching on no-self with its profound non-essentialist reading of reality. Founded in India by Nagarjuna in about the second...


Don't You Forget About Me

by Jaime Clarke & Ally Sheedy Gallery Books (March 06, 2007)

No one captured the teen portion of the eighties as poignantly as writer-director John Hughes. Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and Some Kind of Wonderful...


The Great Awakening

by David R. Loy Wisdom Publications (October 01, 1997)

The most essential insight that Buddhism offers is that all our individual suffering arises from three and only three sources, known in Buddhism as the three poisons: greed, ill-will, and delusion. In The Great...


Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pants

by Jill Soloway Free Press (September 14, 2005)

From the creator and director of Transparent and Emmy nominated writer for Six Feet Under comes a hilarious and unforgettable memoir.

When Jill Soloway was just thirteen, she and her best friend donned the tightest...


Hemingway on Hunting

by Ernest Hemingway Scribner (December 11, 2012)

Ernest Hemingway’s lifelong zeal for hunting is reflected in his masterful works of fiction, from his famous account of an African safari in “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber” to passages about...