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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....


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,...


But Enough About You: Essays

by Christopher Buckley Simon & Schuster (May 06, 2014)

An extraordinary wide-ranging collection of essays with “distinctive wordplay and quirky opinions…Christopher Buckley is good company whether you’re looking for two quick pages and a smile, or want to...


Cultural Analysis in an Age of Globalization

by Benjamin Lee Simon & Schuster (May 06, 2014)

Cultural Analysis in an Age of Globalization draws upon contemporary work in anthropology, philosophy, linguistics, and literary theory to analyze the rise of “speculative capital” and its role in a global...


Recollections of West Hunan

by Shen Congwen Simon & Schuster (May 06, 2014)

Recollections of Western Hunan is a collection of the letters and essays of Chinese novelist Shen Congwen. Describing his childhood and life in Western Hunan between 1902 and 1937, this collection paints a vivid...


Selected Essays of Master Lu Xun

by Lu Xun Simon & Schuster (May 06, 2014)

The Selected Essays of Master Lu Xun collects together his most influential and powerful essays and lectures. Critical of traditional Chinese culture, of the superstition and rigid social mores, and passionate...


Dawn Blossoms Plucked at Dusk

by Lu Xun Simon & Schuster (May 06, 2014)

A collection of essays by Lu Xun, one of the most influential figures of modern Chinese literature. In this classic and beautiful collection, Lu Xun recounts the stories of his childhood and youth in Shaoxing,...


Into the Story

by David Maraniss Simon & Schuster (January 12, 2010)

INTO THE STORY is the first collection of the work of David Maraniss, one of the most honored and versatile writers of his generation. The thirty-two stories here cover a rich array of topics, ranging from seminal...


The Way the World Works: Essays

by Nicholson Baker Simon & Schuster (August 07, 2012)

Nicholson Baker, who “writes like no one else in America” (Newsweek), here assembles his best short pieces from the last fifteen years.

The Way the World Works, Baker’s second nonfiction collection, ranges...


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...


A Benjamin Franklin Reader

by Walter Isaacson Simon & Schuster (June 15, 2005)

A selection of Benjamin Franklin’s writings, with an introduction and commentary by renowned author Walter Isaacson.

Selected and annotated by the author of the acclaimed Benjamin Franklin: An American Life...


Kerplunk!

by Patrick F. McManus Simon & Schuster (November 06, 2007)

Patrick F. McManus's gently comic stories about outdoor life have earned him millions of fans worldwide. With Kerplunk!, McManus delivers a collection of folksy, wonderfully wise depictions of country life worthy...


Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone

by Hunter S. Thompson & Jann Wenner Simon & Schuster (October 25, 2011)

From the bestselling author of The Rum Diary and king of “Gonzo” journalism Hunter S. Thompson, comes the definitive collection of the journalist’s finest work from Rolling Stone. Fear and Loathing at...


The Thurber Letters

by Harrison Kinney & Rosemary A. Thurber Simon & Schuster (July 22, 2003)

Though he died more than forty years ago, James Thurber remains one of America's greatest and most enduring humorists, and his books -- for both adults and children -- remain as popular as ever. In this comprehensive...


The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time

by Will Durant Simon & Schuster (October 29, 2002)

A wise and witty compendium of the greatest thoughts, greatest minds, and greatest books of all time -- listed in accessible and succinct form -- by one of the world's greatest scholars.

From the "Hundred Best...


Fear and Loathing in America

by Hunter S. Thompson Simon & Schuster (September 27, 2011)

From the king of “Gonzo” journalism and bestselling author who brought you Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas comes another astonishing volume of letters by Hunter S. Thompson.

Brazen, incisive, and outrageous...


Republic of Dreams

by Ross Wetzsteon Simon & Schuster (November 01, 2007)

If the twentieth century was the American century, it can be argued that it was more specifically the New York century, and Greenwich Village was the incubator of every important writer, artist, and political...


I Wrote This Book Because I Love You

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

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

Psychologists have told him...


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...


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 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...


Selected Writings

by Ralph Waldo Emerson Simon & Schuster (May 24, 2016)

An essential collection of the most noteworthy essays and poems of Ralph Waldo Emerson, a leading architect of the Transcendentalist movement, which championed self-reliance, individualism, and personal potential....


Hey Rube

by Hunter S. Thompson Simon & Schuster (September 27, 2011)

Sports, politics, and sex collide in Hunter S. Thompson’s wildly popular ESPN.com columns. From the author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and father of “Gonzo” journalism comes Hey Rube.

Insightful,...


The Marriage Book

by Lisa Grunwald & Stephen Adler Simon & Schuster (May 12, 2015)

The definitive anthology of wisdom and wit about one of life’s most complex, intriguing, and personal subjects.

When and whom do you marry? How do you keep a spouse content? Do all engaged couples get cold...