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  • Gift of Fear and Other Survival Signals that Protect Us From Violence

    The Gift of Fear and Other Survival Signals that Protect Us From Violence


    True fear is a gift. Unwarranted fear is a curse. Learn how to tell the difference.A date won’t take “no” for an answer. The new nanny gives a mother an uneasy feeling. A stranger in a deserted parking lot offers unsolicited help. The threat of violence surrounds us every day. But we can protect ourselves, by learning to trust—and act on—our gut instincts.In this empowering book, Gavin de Becker, the man Oprah Winfrey calls the nation’s leading expert on violent behavior, shows you how to…

  • and a Half: Unfortunate Situations

    Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things …


    #1 New York Times Bestseller “Funny and smart as hell” (Bill Gates), Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half showcases her unique voice, leaping wit, and her ability to capture complex emotions with deceptively simple illustrations.FROM THE PUBLISHER:Every time Allie Brosh posts something new on her hugely popular blog Hyperbole and a Half the internet rejoices.This full-color, beautifully illustrated edition features more than fifty percent new content, with ten never-before-seen essays and one w…

  • of War: The Violent Order of Fourteenth-Century Japan (Michigan Monograph Series in Japanes...

    State of War: The Violent Order of Fourteenth-Century Japan (Michigan Monograph Series in Japanes…


    Book by Conlan, Thomas Donald

  •'s Guide to Gourmet Shaving - Sixth Edition: Shaving Made Enjoyable

    Leisureguy’s Guide to Gourmet Shaving – Sixth Edition: Shaving Made Enjoyable


    The sixth edition of the complete beginner’s guide to traditional wetshaving—brush, shaving cream or soap, and safety razor with double-edged blade—is a major update of the previous edition: a third larger, with a new chapter, new sections, and covers aspects of shaving such as DIY products and guidelines on collecting that were not in the previous editions. Reviews of new razors and other shaving products are included, and the appendix now includes well over 100 on-line vendors as well a…

  • as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life

    Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life


    ***A NEW YORK TIMES BESTELLER*** An essential exploration of why and how women’s sexuality works—based on groundbreaking research and brain science—that will radically transform your sex life into one filled with confidence and joy.Researchers have spent the last decade trying to develop a “pink pill” for women to function like Viagra does for men. So where is it? Well, for reasons this book makes crystal clear, that pill will never be the answer—but as a result of the research that’s gone in…

  • Fighting Censorship

    Angle: Fighting Censorship, Death Threats, Ethical Traps and a Land Mine, While Winning a Pulitze…


    J. Ross Baughman used his camera to investigate criminal gangs, deadly hate groups and desperate armies around the world. While traveling across five continents and covering war in eleven nations, he survived being shot at and even stepping on a land mine. Along the way, this young Pulitzer Prize winner proved that many ethical dilemmas that paralyze journalism can be readily solved or, even better, simply avoided. (Illustrated with over 200 photographs)

  • Cleanest Race: How North Koreans See Themselves and Why It Matters

    The Cleanest Race: How North Koreans See Themselves and Why It Matters


    Understanding North Korea through its propaganda: A newly revised and updated edition that includes a consideration of Kim Jung Il’s successor, Kim Jong-Un What do the North Koreans really believe? How do they see themselves and the world around them? Here B.R. Myers, a North Korea analyst and a contributing editor of The Atlantic, presents the first full-length study of the North Korean worldview. Drawing on extensive research into the regime’s domestic propaganda, including films, rom…

  • Hitman and the Rose

    The Hitman and the Rose


    A Hitman with a troubled past finds himself stunned when he receives a letter from a nine year old girl. He usually charges a quarter of a million dollars per hit, but finds just $23.42 inside the envelope along with a plea to free her from her abusive father. But there are more abusers than meets the eye. There will be blood. And lots of it. A tale that began as a writing prompt response on, The Hitman and the Rose is a Novella that deals in revenge. It is the story of a man redis…

  • Butts and Love. And Stuff Like That. And Cats. (Jim Benton cartoons)

    Dog Butts and Love. And Stuff Like That. And Cats. (Jim Benton cartoons)


    Bestselling cartoonist Jim Benton of It’s Happy Bunny and Dear Dumb Diary fame has also been posting whimsical, dry-humored, and at-times nasty cartoons on, where more than a third of the top-100 cartoons on the “Cartoons” subreddit are his. Now, for the first time, these cartoons have been gathered into a single book. From wry observations about the absurdities of life and acerbic comments to poetic musings, from cats and dogs to humans, and from one style to another, this compend…

  • Short History of Nearly Everything

    A Short History of Nearly Everything


    One of the world’s most beloved writers and bestselling author of One Summer takes his ultimate journey—into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer.In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail—well, most of it. In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand—and, if possible, answer—the oldest, biggest questions we…

  • Destiny

    Guided Destiny


    I began writing Guided Destiny as a form of therapy to help me to cope with the loss of my son. I wanted to remember every aspect of his remarkable life and the journey he took us on. Never before had I met someone so astonishing. To be his parent was a true honor. The first days of writing were filled with tears. Then as the days progressed I felt as if we were reliving his life together. What I did not expect to happen were the words that appeared on the paper. Words, that were not mine, wo…

  • The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World

    Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World


    In the vein of Mark Kurlansky’s bestselling Salt and Cod, a gripping chronicle of the myth, mystery, and uncertain fate of the world’s most popular fruit In this fascinating and surprising exploration of the banana’s history, cultural significance, and endangered future, award-winning journalist Dan Koeppel gives readers plenty of food for thought. Fast-paced and highly entertaining, Banana takes us from jungle to supermarket, from corporate boardrooms to kitchen tables around the world. We b…

  • Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace

    The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation


    “If there is a candidate for ‘Living Buddha’ on earth today, it is Thich Nhat Hanh.”                                                                                                 – Richard Baker-roshi In The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching, now with added material and new insights, Thich Nhat Hanh introduces us to the core teachings of Buddhism and shows us that the Buddha’s teachings are accessible and applicable to our daily lives. With poetry and clarity, Nhat Hanh imparts comforting wisd…

  • Kills the Marvel Universe

    Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe


    What if everything you thought was funny about Deadpool was actually just disturbing? What if he decided to kill everyone and everything that makes up the Marvel Universe? What if he actually pulled it off? Would that be FUN for you? The Merc with a Mouth takes a turn for the twisted in a horror comic like no other! Collecting DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #1-4.

  • Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake

    Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake


    Frank W. Abagnale, alias Frank Williams, Robert Conrad, Frank Adams, and Robert Monjo, was one of the most daring con men, forgers, imposters, and escape artists in history.  In his brief but notorious criminal career, Abagnale donned a pilot’s uniform and copiloted a Pan Am jet, masqueraded as the supervising resident of a hospital, practiced law without a license, passed himself off as a college sociology professor, and cashed over $2.5 million in forged checks, all before he was twenty-one…

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  • Seraphinianus

    Codex Seraphinianus


    An extraordinary and surreal art book, this edition has been redesigned by the author and includes new illustrations. Ever since the Codex Seraphinianus was first published in 1981, the book has been recognized as one of the strangest and most beautiful art books ever made. This visual encyclopedia of an unknown world written in an unknown language has fueled much debate over its meaning. Written for the information age and addressing the import of coding and decoding in genetics, literary cr…

  • Big Bamboozle: 9/11 and the War on Terror

    The Big Bamboozle: 9/11 and the War on Terror


    From the perspective of a Boeing 767 captain and former “special activities” contract pilot, Philip Marshall straps the reader into the cockpits of hijacked commercial airliners to tell the story of the most sophisticated terrorist attack in history. Based on a comprehensive ten-year study into the murders of his fellow pilots on 9/11, he explains how hijackers, novice pilots at the controls of massive guided missiles, were able to beat United States Air Force fighters to iconic targets with …

  • Strength

    Starting Strength (2014)


    Starting Strength has been called the best and most useful of fitness books. The second edition, Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, has sold over 80,000 copies in a competitive global market for fitness education. Along with Practical Programming for Strength Training 2nd Edition, they form a simple, logical, and practical approach to strength training. Now, after four more years of testing and adjustment with thousands of athletes in seminars all over the country, this third edition …


    Chomp, Chomp, Chomp: How I Survived a Bear Attack and Other Cautionary Tales


    “…Not quite full-grown, it’s haunched down like a dog, tensed and coiled and ready to spring. We make eye contact for the merest fraction of a second, and in this moment I know exactly what’s coming….” A tragicomic collection of latter day Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Allena Hansen’s true life accounts won the IBPA 2015 Benjamin Franklin Award for best memoir/autobiography. “Chomp, Chomp, Chomp; How I Survived a Bear Attack and Other Cautionary Tales” introduces us to the bon vivant and social pariah…