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matthew-polly's picture
Jan.03.2012
In Tapped Out, Polly chronociles his grueling yet redeeming two-year journey through an often misunderstood sport. From Thailand to Russia, Manhattan to Las Vegas, Polly studied with the best trainers across the glove, concluding with a six-month fight camp at Randy Couture's legendary gym. Through...
matthew-polly's picture
Jan.03.2012
The raucously funny story of one young American's quest to become the baddes dude on the planet (and possibly find inner peace along the way) Growing up a ninety-eight pound weakling tormented by bullies in the schoolyeards of Kansas, Matthew Polly dreamed of one day journeying to the Shaolin...
tom-carter's picture
Dec.22.2011
All eyes are on China. Yet despite constant media coverage, increased tourism and rampant foreign investment, the cultural distance between China and the West remains as vast as the oceans that separate them. For all intents and purposes, the Middle Kingdom is still relatively unknown by Westerners...
anne-trubek's picture
Sep.15.2011
"A remarkable book: part travelogue, part rant, part memoir, part literary analysis and urban history, it is like nothing else I've ever read. In wondering why we look to writers' houses for inspiration when we could be looking to the writers' work, Trubek has—with humor, with self-deprecation,...
harlan-hague's picture
Sep.14.2011
  Soft adventure. The sort of experience that goes beyond the typical tourist itinerary. There is no great physical challenge involved here. There is considerable food for the spirit. And the body. And on the windjammer, a rum swizzle at every turn. Not to worry, you're not driving. I wrote...
joe-leibovich's picture
Jun.29.2011
The book follows two comedians who happen to be married as they take a whirlwind tour of London, Paris and Rome all in about a week.  The book is funny, insightful, and, at times, moving. Too Fat For Europe features color photographs and hilarious stories about travel, art, and food.  
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Apr.11.2011
Journey with author Kala Ambrose as she explores the most terrifying paranormal spots in the state of North Carolina. She begins in the coastal wetlands of East Carolina where she explores haunted lighthouses, battleships, forts, and the shipwrecked beaches where Blackbeard and his pirates...
tracy-seeley's picture
Apr.10.2011
Sure, there's no place like home--but what if you can't really pinpoint where home is?  By the time she was nine, Tracy Seeley had lived in seven towns and thirteen different houses.  Her father's dreams of movie stardom, stoked by a series of affairs, kept the family on edge, and on the move,...
erin-reese's picture
Mar.26.2011
Erin Reese is a one-of-a-kind travel writer – a spiritual seeker and solo backpacker who dropped out of a successful career in corporate America, hit the road,and never looked back. Her memoir, 'Bindi Girl: Diving Deep Into the Heart of India,' is a high-energy adventure travel tale, packed...
erin-reese's picture
Mar.26.2011
Erin Reese is a one-of-a-kind travel writer – a spiritual seeker and solo backpacker who dropped out of a successful career in corporate America, hit the road,and never looked back. Her memoir, 'Bindi Girl: Diving Deep Into the Heart of India,' is a high-energy adventure travel tale, packed...