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Black Pearls

by Eric V. Copage Amistad (June 07, 2011)

Eric V. Copage's Black Pearls is an extraordinary book of inspirational thoughts and practical advice for African-Americans. The 365 quotes that begin each day's entry range from African proverbs to wisdom from...


Brave Girls

by Stacey Radin & Leslie Goldman Atria Books (January 06, 2015)

“A solid resource for parents and educators” (Kirkus Reviews), Brave Girls is an empowering guide to cultivating confident, passionate, and powerful young leaders during the most formative stage of life:...


Why Can't a Man Be More Like a Woman?

by Lewis Wolpert Skyhorse (November 18, 2014)

How different are men and women, really? Controversy surrounds the question and makes uncovering the answers—based in evolution, genetics, and biology—increasingly difficult. Still, significant differences...


The End of Anger: A New Generation's Take on Race and Rage

by Ellis Cose HarperCollins e-books (May 31, 2011)

“A tremendously important book—gracefully done, painfully perceptive…fearless in its honesty.”

—Jonathan Kozol, author of Savage Inequalities

“The most authoritative accounting I’ve seen of where...


Where a Man Stands

by Carter Paysinger & Steven Fenton Howard Books (November 04, 2014)

When Beverly Hills High School welcomed a skinny boy from the other side of the tracks, no one knew just how life-changing the decision would be, not just for Carter Paysinger but for all of Beverly Hills.

Carter...


The Selfie Vote

by Kristen Soltis Anderson Broadside e-books (July 07, 2015)

The GOP’s leading millennial pollster offers an eye-opening look at America’s shifting demographics and reveals how these changes will affect future elections.

The American electorate is undergoing a radical...


World's Great Men of Color, Volume I

by J.A. Rogers Touchstone (May 17, 2011)

The classic, definitive title on the great Black figures in world history, beginning in antiquity and reaching into the modern age.

World’s Great Men of Color is the comprehensive guide to the most noteworthy...


The New Negro

by Alain Locke Touchstone (October 06, 2014)

From the man known as the father of the Harlem Renaissance comes a powerful, provocative, and affecting anthology of writers who shaped the Harlem Renaissance movement and who help us to consider the evolution...


The Mensch Handbook

by Max Gross Skyhorse (October 21, 2014)

For years after college, Max Gross was a schlubby ne'er-do-well sporting an unwieldy Jewfro. He fought off double-chins and man-boobs. His style of dress was reminiscent of a stoned urban slacker. Young Max...


Impolite Conversations

by Cora Daniels & John L. Jackson Atria Books (September 30, 2014)

When was the last time you said everything on your mind without holding back? In this no-holds-barred discussion of America’s top hot-button issues, a journalist and a cultural anthropologist express opinions...


The Lovers

by Rod Nordland Ecco (January 26, 2016)

A riveting, real-life equivalent of The Kite Runner—an astonishingly powerful and profoundly moving story of a young couple willing to risk everything for love that puts a human face on the ongoing debate...


The Other Serious

by Christy Wampole Harper (July 07, 2015)

An original collection of incandescent cultural criticism, both experimental and personal, full of pragmatic advice for how to live a considered, joyful existence in our era of screen living and hipster irony,...


City Life

by Witold Rybczynski Scribner (September 23, 2014)

In City Life, Witold Rybczynski, bestselling author of Now I Sit Me Down, looks at what we want from cities, how they have evolved, and what accounts for their unique identities. In this vivid description of...


The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest 2014

by Jeff Hobbs Scribner (September 23, 2014)

An instant New York Times bestseller, named a best book of the year by The New York Times Book Review, Amazon, and Entertainment Weekly, among others, this celebrated account of a young African-American man...


Champagne Supernovas

by Maureen Callahan Touchstone (September 02, 2014)

“Terrifically exciting and fun” (Publishers Weekly), Champagne Supernovas is “a lucid, smoothly executed look at a pivotal decade in the legacy of American fashion” (Kirkus Reviews) as told through the...


Hollywood vs. America: Popular Culture And The War on Tradition

by Michael Medved HarperCollins e-books (April 12, 2011)

Why does our popular culture seem so consistently hostile to the values that most Americans hold dear? Why does the entertainment industry attack religion, glorify brutality, undermine the family, and deride...


Remember Me: A Lively Tour of the American Way of Dea

by Lisa Takeuchi Cullen HarperCollins e-books (April 05, 2011)

In Remember Me, Time writer Lisa Takeuchi Cullen has created a humorous and poignant chronicle of her travels around the country to discover how Americans are reinventing the rites of dying. What she learned...


Stiffed

by Susan Faludi HarperCollins (April 19, 2011)

This 20th-anniversary edition of the extraordinary New York Times bestseller features a new introduction from the author!

"Stiffed is a brilliant, important book.. Faludi's reportorial and literary skills...


Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues: A Musical Journey

by Peter Guralnick, Robert Santelli & Holly George-Warren HarperCollins e-books (April 19, 2011)

A companion to the groundbreaking PBS documentary series, this volume is a unique and timeless celebration of the blues, from writers and artists as esteemed and revered as the music that moved them.

Included...


Excellent Sheep

by William Deresiewicz Free Press (August 19, 2014)

A groundbreaking manifesto about what our nation’s top schools should be—but aren’t—providing: “The ex-Yale professor effectively skewers elite colleges, their brainy but soulless students (those ‘sheep’),...


Cycling Home from Siberia

by Rob Lilwall Howard Books (April 05, 2011)

“ It is late October, and the temperature is already –40 degrees . . . My thoughts are filled with frozen rivers that may or may not hold my weight; empty, forgotten valleys haunted by emaciated ghosts;...


Bobos in Paradise

by David Brooks Simon & Schuster (May 11, 2010)

Do you believe that spending $15,000 on a media center is vulgar, but that spending $15,000 on a slate shower stall is a sign that you are at one with the Zenlike rhythms of nature? Do you work for one of those...


Have Board, Will Travel: The Definitive History of Surf, Skate, and Snow

by Jamie Brisick HarperCollins e-books (April 05, 2011)

Whether on water, pavement, or fluffy white powder, the history of surfing,skateboarding, and snowboarding is a landscape filled with rugged personalities, exotic locales, wild innovation, and most of all the...


The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East

by Juan Cole Simon & Schuster (July 01, 2014)

Renowned blogger and Middle East expert Juan Cole takes us “inside the youth movements in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya, showing us how activists used technology and social media to amplify their message and connect...


The Reckoning

by Andrew Solomon Scribner (May 26, 2014)

First published in The New Yorker, “Solomon tells the story of Peter Lanza, the father of Adam Lanza, the Sandy Hook Elementary shooter. Read it—it’s moving, brave and just profoundly human and sad....There...


A Panoramic View of Chinese Culture

by Wu Dingming Simon & Schuster (May 06, 2014)

A Panoramic View of Chinese Culture is an accessible introduction to the beautiful, vibrant world of Chinese customs, history, and civilization. Written for English speakers, with simplified Chinese translations...


The Beer Drinker's Guide to God

by William B. Miller Howard Books (May 06, 2014)

It’s no accident that Jesus’ first miracle was turning water into wine! Written by an Episcopalian priest-slash-bar owner, this thoughtful, well-written book of spiritual essays distills lessons about the...


Dignity and Discipline

by Thea Mohr & Jampa Tsedroen Wisdom Publications (May 01, 2014)

When the Buddha established his community over twenty-five centuries ago, he did so upon a foundation of radical equality among women and men. And indeed, the earliest Buddhist scriptures celebrate the teachings...


Badass: The Birth of a Legend

by Ben Thompson HarperCollins (March 15, 2011)

Ben Thompson—author of Badass, creator of the epic website badassoftheweek.com, and the Internet’s foremost expert on badassitude—is back to enthrall lovers of skull-smashing, bone-crushing bad behavior...


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...


Parentology

by Dalton Conley Simon & Schuster (March 18, 2014)

An award-winning scientist offers his unorthodox approach to childrearing: “Parentology is brilliant, jaw-droppingly funny, and full of wisdom…bound to change your thinking about parenting and its conventions”...


A Call to Action

by Jimmy Carter Simon & Schuster (March 25, 2014)

In the highly acclaimed bestselling A Call to Action, President Jimmy Carter addresses the world’s most serious, pervasive, and ignored violation of basic human rights: the ongoing discrimination and violence...


House of Outrageous Fortune

by Michael Gross Atria Books (March 11, 2014)

“Michael Gross’s new book…packs [in] almost as many stories as there are apartments in the building. The Jackie Collins of real estate likes to map expressions of power, money and ego… Even more crammed...


Second Wind

by Dr. Bill Thomas Simon & Schuster (March 11, 2014)

From one of the most original and innovative thinkers in medicine, this “stirring and splendid book” (Wall Street Journal) offers groundbreaking insight to the postwar generation on facing their second coming...


Live and Let Love

by Andrea Buchanan Gallery Books (February 01, 2011)

An award-winning actress. A soldier’s wife. A cancer survivor. A college student. What these women—what all of us—have in common is a need for love: to give it, to receive it, to express its many aspects....


The Official Rock Paper Scissors Strategy Guide

by Douglas Walker & Graham Walker Gallery Books (October 05, 2004)

Rock Paper Scissors (RPS), the ultimate decision-making tool, is played the world over. By the late twentieth century, however, the sport's illustrious governing body, the World Rock Paper Scissors Society,...


Zombie Spaceship Wasteland

by Patton Oswalt Scribner (January 04, 2011)

Prepare yourself for a journey through the world of Patton Oswalt, one of the most creative, insightful, and hysterical voices on the entertain­ment scene today. Widely known for his roles in the films Big...


All the Available Light

by Yona Zeldis Mcdonough Touchstone (January 11, 2011)

No star in any genre has affected the world as deeply or has lasted as long without fading as Marilyn Monroe. This thought-provoking and wide-ranging collection of essays examines the undiminished incandescence...


For colored girls who have considered suicide/When the rainbow is enuf

by Ntozake Shange Scribner (November 02, 2010)

From its inception in California in 1974 to its highly acclaimed critical success at Joseph Papp’s Public Theater and on Broadway, the Obie Award–winning for colored girls who have considered suicide/when...


World's Great Men of Color, Volume II

by J.A. Rogers Touchstone (July 06, 2010)

An eye-opening account of the great black personalities of world history.

In this first volume: outstanding blacks of Asia and Africa, and historical figures before Christ -- including Akhenaton, Aesop, Hannibal,...


Bowling Alone

by Robert D. Putnam Simon & Schuster (August 01, 2001)

Once we bowled in leagues, usually after work -- but no longer. This seemingly small phenomenon symbolizes a significant social change that Robert Putnam has identified in this brilliant volume, Bowling Alone...


Shock of Gray: The Aging of the World's Population and How it Pits Young Against Old, Child Against Parent, Worker Against Boss, Company Against Rival

by Ted Fishman Scribner (October 19, 2010)

The New York Times bestselling author of China, Inc. reports on the astounding economic and political ramifications of an aging world.

The world’s population is rapidly aging—by the year 2030, one billion...


Manchild in the Promised Land

by Claude Brown Scribner (September 28, 2010)

With more than two million copies in print, Manchild in the Promised Land is one of the most remarkable autobiographies of our time—the definitive account of African-American youth in Harlem of the 1940s and...


The Advanced Genius Theory

by Jason Hartley & Chuck Klosterman Scribner (May 18, 2010)

Let the debate begin...

 

The Advanced Genius Theory, hatched by Jason Hartley and Britt Bergman over pizza, began as a means to explain why icons such as Lou Reed, David Bowie, and Sting seem to go from artistic...


The Pious Ones

by Joseph Berger Harper Perennial (September 09, 2014)

As the population of ultra-Orthodox Jews in the United States increases to astonishing proportions, veteran New York Times journalist Joseph Berger takes us inside the notoriously insular world of the Hasidim...


Abortionist

by Rickie Solinger Free Press (May 30, 1995)

Prior to Roe v. Wade, hundreds of thousands of illegal abortions occurred in the United States every year. Rickie Solinger uses the story of Ruth Barnett, an abortionist in Portland, Oregon, between 1918 and...


Brooklyn Bounce

by Jake Appleman Scribner (February 04, 2014)

“A breezy, cautionary tale for modern sports fans” (Booklist) of the Brooklyn Nets’ inaugural season, which brought back pro sports to the borough of Brooklyn—now updated to include the 2013-2014 season....


Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion

by Gregory Boyle Free Press (March 09, 2010)

“Destined to become a classic of both urban reportage and contemporary spirituality” (Los Angeles Times)—Tattoos on the Heart is a series of parables about kinship and redemption from pastor, activist,...


Worse Than Slavery

by David M. Oshinsky Free Press (June 23, 2008)

In this sensitively told tale of suffering, brutality, and inhumanity, Worse Than Slavery is an epic history of race and punishment in the deepest South from emancipation to the civil rights era—and beyond....


Subversive Family

by Ferdinand Mount Free Press (June 15, 2010)

British politician and writer, Ferdinand Mount, challenges contemporary beliefs about society and family—including the history of divorce, childcare, and the concept of the nuclear family.

In Subversive Family...