Best of 2016

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  • booksreddit.com:What Buddha Taught

    What Buddha Taught

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  • booksreddit.com:No More Mr. Nice Guy

    No More Mr Nice Guy

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    Originally published as an e-book that became a controversial media phenomenon, No More Mr. Nice Guy! landed its author, a certified marriage and family therapist, on The O’Reilly Factor and the Rush Limbaugh radio show. Dr. Robert Glover has dubbed the “Nice Guy Syndrome” trying too hard to please others while neglecting one’s own needs, thus causing unhappiness and resentfulness. It’s no wonder that unfulfilled Nice Guys lash out in frustration at their loved ones, claims Dr. Glover. He exp…


  • booksreddit.com:Man

    Man, I Hate Cursive: Cartoons for People and Advanced Bears

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    No one does comics like Jim Benton. His creativity and artistry have led to the monster success of It’s Happy Bunny and Dear Dumb Diary, and his standalone strips have topped Reddit’s comics section for years.Jim Benton’s first cartoon collection was nominated for an Eisner. This new volume collects more of Jim’s most popular strips from Reddit, shining a light on talking animals, relationships, fart jokes, and death. From whimsical to cutting, from gross to poignant, Benton’s grasp of the fo…


  • booksreddit.com:Language of the Third Reich: LTI: Lingua Tertii Imperii

    Language of the Third Reich: LTI: Lingua Tertii Imperii

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    Victor Klemperer (18811960) was Professor of French Literature at Dresden University. As a Jew, he was removed from his university post in 1935, only surviving thanks to his marriage to an Aryan. First published in 1957, The Language of the Third Reich arose from Klemperer’s conviction that the language of the Third Reich helped to create its culture. As Klemperer writes: ‘It isn’t only Nazi actions that have to vanish, but also the Nazi cast of mind, the typical Nazi way of thinking, and it…


  • booksreddit.com:The New Sex Bible: The Complete Guide to Sexual Love

    The New Sex Bible: The Complete Guide to Sexual Love

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    While the mechanics of sex remain largely the same our knowledge and attitude towards it shifts every few years based on popular culture. Kink and toys was considered fringe until recently! Also, turning 50 does not mean the end of sex– Baby Boomers are healthier and more sexually active than the preceding generation!  New research had yielded more information on sexual arousal and orgasms. The New Sex Bible is a comprehensive primer to every aspect of sex and how to get it and give it good….


  • booksreddit.com:First Off The Tee

    First Off The Tee

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    Some students of the presidency say that we can learn the most about the men who’ve occupied the Oval Office by studying their ideology. Others say political savvy or family background or regional influences are paramount. But Don Van Natta argues for another standard—by observing the way they play golf. Fourteen of the last seventeen presidents have been golfers, and Van Natta explores two questions: Why is the game of golf so attractive to the men who occupy the Oval Office? And what do th…


  • booksreddit.com:Tales from the Loop

    Tales from the Loop

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    Simon Stålenhag’s Tales from the Loop is a wildly successful crowd-funded project that takes viewers on a surprising sci-fi journey through various country and city landscapes―from small towns in Sweden and the deserts of Nevada to the bitter chill of Siberia―where children explore and engage with abandoned robots, vehicles, and machinery large and small, while dinosaurs and other creatures wander our roads and fields.Stålenhag’s paintings and stories take place in an alternate version of Swe…


  • booksreddit.com:Three Felonies A Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent

    Three Felonies A Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent

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    The average professional in this country wakes up in the morning, goes to work, comes home, eats dinner, and then goes to sleep, unaware that he or she has likely committed several federal crimes that day. Why? The answer lies in the very nature of modern federal criminal laws, which have exploded in number but also become impossibly broad and vague. In Three Felonies a Day, Harvey A. Silverglate reveals how federal criminal laws have become dangerously disconnected from the English common la…


  • booksreddit.com:City Of Darkness: Revisited

    City Of Darkness: Revisited

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    After several failed attempts, Kowloon Walled City was finally demolished 20 years ago, leaving behind a legacy of fascination that continues to grow, fuelled in part by the extraordinary communitys many urban legends. Designed and edited by Greg Girard and Ian Lambot, the team behind City of Darkness: Life in Kowloon Walled City, this new publication questions those myths and explores the reality behind the Walled Citys extraordinary architecture and development. Through photographs, drawing…


  • booksreddit.com:The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science

    The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science

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    The New York Times bestselling winner of the 2016 James Beard Award for General Cooking and the IACP Cookbook of the Year Award. A grand tour of the science of cooking explored through popular American dishes, illustrated in full color.Ever wondered how to pan-fry a steak with a charred crust and an interior that’s perfectly medium-rare from edge to edge when you cut into it? How to make homemade mac ‘n’ cheese that is as satisfyingly gooey and velvety-smooth as the blue box stuff, but far ta…


  • booksreddit.com:Mig Pilot: The Final Escape of Lt. Belenko

    Mig Pilot: The Final Escape of Lt. Belenko

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    I was so blown away by this book I had to meet Viktor in person and now count him as a personal friend. The book is factual in every respect and is difficult to put down once started. John Barron is an excellent author and did a first class job of writing Viktor’s story. In addition to an exciting escape story it reveals why the Soviet Union had to collapse of its own ineptitude, deceit, and corruption. It details humorous incidents such as army pilots’ mess-hall riots due to bad food. Mig Pi…


  • booksreddit.com:Basic Economics

    Basic Economics

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    In this fifth edition of Basic Economics, Thomas Sowell revises and updates his popular book on common sense economics, bringing the world into clearer focus through a basic understanding of the fundamental economic principles and how they explain our lives. Drawing on lively examples from around the world and from centuries of history, Sowell explains basic economic principles for the general public in plain English. Basic Economics, which has now been translated into six languages and has a…


  • booksreddit.com:The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

    The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

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    A provocative history of violence—from the New York Times bestselling author of The Stuff of Thought and The Blank SlateBelieve it or not, today we may be living in the most peaceful moment in our species’ existence. In his gripping and controversial new work, New York Times bestselling author Steven Pinker shows that despite the ceaseless news about war, crime, and terrorism, violence has actually been in decline over long stretches of history. Exploding myths about humankind’s inherent viol…


  • booksreddit.com:In the Buddha's Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon (The Teachings of the Buddha)

    In the Buddha’s Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon (The Teachings of the Buddha)

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    This landmark collection is the definitive introduction to the Buddha’s teachings – in his own words. The American scholar-monk Bhikkhu Bodhi, whose voluminous translations have won widespread acclaim, here presents selected discourses of the Buddha from the Pali Canon, the earliest record of what the Buddha taught. Divided into ten thematic chapters, In the Buddha’s Words reveals the full scope of the Buddha’s discourses, from family life and marriage to renunciation and the path of insight….


  • booksreddit.com:SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police

    SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police

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    Social Justice Warriors have plagued mankind for more than 150 years, but only in the last 30 years has their ideology become dominant in the West. Having invaded one institution of the cultural high ground after another, from corporations and churches to video games and government, there is nowhere that remains entirely free of their intolerant thought and speech policing. Because the SJW agenda of diversity, tolerance, inclusiveness, and equality flies in the face of both science and obser…


  • booksreddit.com:Machine of Death: A Collection of Stories About People Who Know How They Will Die

    Machine of Death: A Collection of Stories About People Who Know How They Will Die

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    The machine had been invented a few years ago: a machine that could tell, from just a sample of your blood, how you were going to die. No dates, no details. Just a slip of paper with a few words spelling out your ultimate fate — at once all-too specific and maddeningly vague.A top ten Amazon Customer Favorite in Science Fiction & Fantasy for 2010, The Machine of Death is an anthology of original stories bound together by a central premise. From the humorous to the adventurous to the mind-ben…


  • booksreddit.com:Rogue Cartoonist: The Internet Perils of a Citizen-Muckraker

    Rogue Cartoonist: The Internet Perils of a Citizen-Muckraker

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    “Rogue Cartoonist” tells the story of an independent artist and muckraker named Ben Garrison. In 2008, the big banks were bailed out. Ben wrote his senators and congressman and asked them to vote against the bailout, but the bill passed anyway. Ben decided voting was not effective. He wanted to do more. He wanted to do what the mainstream media wasn’t doing. He wanted to ring alarm bells. He became a citizen muckraker. In 2009, he decided to draw editorial cartoons to help create awareness of…


  • booksreddit.com:Maybe Yes

    Maybe Yes, Maybe No

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    In today’s media-flooded world, there is no way to control all of the information, claims, and enticements that reach young people. The best thing to do is arm them with the sword of critical thinking.Maybe Yes, Maybe No is a charming introduction to self-confidence and self-reliance. The book’s ten-year-old heroine, Andrea, is always asking questions because she knows “you should prove the truth of a strange story before you believe it.””Check it out. Repeat the experiment. Try to prove it w…


  • booksreddit.com:Pompeii: A Sourcebook (Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World)

    Pompeii: A Sourcebook (Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World)

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    This book presents translations of a wide selection of written records which survived the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, giving a vivid impression of what life was like in the town. From the labels on wine jars to scribbled insults, and from advertisements for gladiatorial contests to love poetry, the individual chapters explore the early history of Pompeii, its destruction, leisure pursuits, politics, commerce and religion, plus early reports of its excavation. Information about the c…