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Mar.11.2014
The world needs another self-help book like it needs another Reality TV show. At least, that’s what I would have said right up until I found myself in need of something—anything!—to pull me through the worst breakup of my life. What do you do when you want to be gracious, graceful, pragmatic,...
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Aug.01.2012
Fashion Talks is a vibrant look at the politics of everyday style. Shira Tarrant and Marjorie Jolles bring together essays that cover topics such as lifestyle Lolitas, Hollywood baby bumps, haute couture hijab, gender fluidity, steampunk, and stripper shoes, and engage readers with...
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Feb.19.2012
No man of letters savors the ABC’s, or serves them up, like language-loving humorist Roy Blount Jr. His glossary, from ad hominy to zizz, is hearty, full bodied, and out to please discriminating palates coarse and fine. In 2008, he celebrated the gists, tangs, and energies of letters and their...
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Nov.01.2011
The End is a fun, comprehensive, pop culture read about the 50 top movies, books, songs, comics, artworks, and plays—from the movie Shaun of the Dead to the pop song "It’s the End of the World as We Know It"—that have been created about the apocalypse. Each item includes: a synopsis of the...
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Nov.01.2011
In Madonna and Me, nearly 40 women write about Madonna’s influence on their lives. No subject goes unexplored—from sex and money to fashion and identity, the stories are just as brazen, bold, and balls-to-the-wall as Madonna. They explore the evolution of her chameleonlike personas—material girl...
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Dec.30.2010
Take a behind-the-scenes-tour of some of America's best-known musical instrument manufacturers, from Zildjian cymbals and Fender guitars to Steinway pianos, Ludwig drums, Moog synthesizers, and more. Packed with exciting photos and fascinating info, Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin' offers a backstage look...
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Feb.14.2010
"A GOOD WAY to describe John Wilcock is to say that he is a talented bohemian counter-culture journalist who once played a major role in the emergence of America’s underground press. Born 1927 in Sheffield, England, he left school aged 16 to work on various newspapers in England, and on...
jane-satterfield's picture
Aug.17.2009
A thoughtful and emotionally charged memoir of pilgrimage and transformation, Daughters of Empire weighs the powerful individual drama of pregnancy and motherhood against a larger backdrop of culture shock and marital tension.  A dual British-American national on her first return trip to...
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Jul.26.2009
Did you know Thomas Jefferson’s grandson was an ax murderer? Don’t you delight in knowing some dinosaurs were teeny tiny as hens? How about an ailment so surreal it’s named after Alice in Wonderland? Truly trivia you can’t live without, RANDOM OBSESSIONS: TRIVIA YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT from VIVA...
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Jul.04.2009
It took 43 seconds for the atomic bomb to be dropped on Hiroshima. History was forever altered in less than a minute. In contrast, it took 355 years, 10 months, and five days to end African slavery in the Americas. These moments in history are among the nearly 200 recounted in this turn-back-the-...