Episode 37: Anything But Fiction!

The Secret to Superhuman Strength Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780544387652
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Published: Mariner Books - May 4th, 2021

From the author of Fun Home, a profoundly affecting graphic memoir of Bechdel's lifelong love affair with exercise, set against a hilarious chronicle of fitness fads in our times

Comics and cultural superstar Alison Bechdel delivers a deeply layered story of her fascination, from childhood to adulthood, with every fitness craze


We Need New Stories: The Myths that Subvert Freedom Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9781324007296
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 11th, 2021

Named a Most Anticipated Book of Spring 2021 by Publishers Weekly

A rigorous examination of six political myths used to deflect and discredit demands for social justice.


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My Heart Is a Chainsaw Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781982137632
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - August 31st, 2021

In her quickly gentrifying rural lake town Jade sees recent events only her encyclopedic knowledge of horror films could have prepared her for in this latest novel from the Jordan Peele of horror literature, New York Times bestselling author Stephen Graham Jones.

“Some girls just don’t know how to die…”

Shirl


The Only Good Indians: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982136468
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - January 26th, 2021

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From USA TODAY bestselling author Stephen Graham Jones comes a “masterpiece” (Locus Magazine) of a novel about revenge, cultural identity, and the cost of breaking from tradition.


Alexander Hamilton Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780143034759
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Published: Penguin Books - March 29th, 2005

The #1 New York Times bestseller, and the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton!

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow presents a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father who galvanized, inspired, scandalized, and shaped the newborn nation.


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Hamilton: The Revolution Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9781455539741
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 12th, 2016

A backstage pass to the groundbreaking, hit musical Hamilton, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Eleven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, including the award-winning libretto, behind-the-scenes photos and interviews, and exclusive footnotes from composer-lyricist-star Lin-Manuel Miranda, now streaming on Disney+ with the original cast.


"A delight, full of heart and hijinks and humor." --John Grogan, author of Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog


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Disney's Land: Walt Disney and the Invention of the Amusement Park That Changed the World Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781501190810
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Published: Scribner - December 1st, 2020

A propulsive and “entertaining” (The Wall Street Journal) history chronicling the conception and creation of the iconic Disneyland theme park, as told like never before by popular historian Richard Snow.

One day in the early 1950s, Walt Disney stood looking over 240 acres of farmland in Anaheim, California, and imagined building a park where people “could liv


Mousejunkies!: More Tips, Tales, and Tricks for a Disney World Fix: All You Need to Know for a Perfect Vacation Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781609521011
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Published: Travelers' Tales - March 24th, 2015

A guidebook with a decidedly different approach, Mousejunkies is a collection of humorous travelogues and insider how-to secrets compiled after scores of trips to Walt Disney World. The book draws on the insights of a panel of Disney fanatics -- The Mousejunkies. This third edition brings everything up to date with countless new tips, tricks, and tales.


Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593084694
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 19th, 2021

#1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
 
AN ADAM SAVAGE BOOK CLUB PICK

The book-length answer to anyone who ever put their hand up in math class and asked, “When am I ever going to use this in the real world?” 



A revolutionary book from the stand-up mathematician that makes math fun again—now in paperback!


Astrophysics for People in a Hurry Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393609394
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 2nd, 2017

Over a year on the New York Times bestseller list and more than a million copies sold.

The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist.


Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544668256
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Published: Mariner Books - November 24th, 2015

Have you ever tried to learn more about some incredible thing, only to be frustrated by incomprehensible jargon? Randall Munroe is here to help.


Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312626686
Published: Picador - August 2nd, 2011

In this now classic work, Barbara Ehrenreich, our sharpest and most original social critic, goes "undercover" as an unskilled worker to reveal the dark side of American prosperity.


Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening Cover Image
By Robert Frost, Susan Jeffers (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780525467342
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - September 24th, 2001

Ever since it was published in 1978, the picture-book presentation of Robert Frost's poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" has been an enduring favorite. For this special edition with a new design, trim size, and three new spreads, Susan Jeffers has added more detail and subtle color to her sweeping backgrounds of frosty New England scenes.


The Painted Bed: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780618340750
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Published: Mariner Books - May 7th, 2003

Donald Hall's fourteenth collection opens with an epigraph from the Urdu poet Faiz: "The true subject of poetry is the loss of the beloved." In that poetic tradition, as in THE PAINTED BED, the beloved might be a person or something else - life itself, or the disappearing countryside.


Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250239082
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Published: Picador - August 27th, 2019

AS SEEN IN THE NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY THE SOCIAL DILEMMA
A WIRED "ALL-TIME FAVORITE BOOK"
A FINANCIAL TIMES BEST BOOK
"THE CONSCIENCE OF SILICON VALLEY"- GQ


You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307389978
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Published: Vintage - February 8th, 2011

A NATIONAL BESTSELLER


24/6: Giving up Screens One Day a Week to Get More Time, Creativity, and Connection Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982116873
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Published: Gallery Books - October 20th, 2020

Winner of the Marshall McLuhan Outstanding Book Award
Peoples New Book Worth Reading
Real Simple’s Great Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down
Entrepreneur’s 12 Productivity and Time-Management Books to Read

“I’m won over to a day with people, not screens….I tried Shlain’s idea.


Zed: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984898340
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Published: Anchor - December 8th, 2020

From the winner of the 2008 Orange Award for New Writing comes a blistering, satirical novel about life under a global media and tech corporation that knows exactly what we think, what we want, and what we will do--before we do.

One corporation has made a perfect world based on a perfect algorithm. Now, what to do with all these messy people?


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The Circle Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345807298
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Published: Vintage - April 22nd, 2014

A bestselling dystopian novel that tackles surveillance, privacy and the frightening intrusions of technology in our lives—a “compulsively readable parable for the 21st century” (Vanity Fair). 


The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101911532
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Published: Vintage - January 30th, 2018

A National Geographic Best Book of the Year 

National Bestseller


Lafayette in the Somewhat United States Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399573101
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 4th, 2016


From the bestselling author of Assassination Vacation and The Partly Cloudy Patriot, an insightful and unconventional account of George Washington’s trusted officer and friend, that swashbuckling teenage French aristocrat the Marquis de Lafayette.  


You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735224117
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Published: Penguin Books - February 2nd, 2021

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
AN NPR CONCIERGE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

“In her form-shattering and myth-crushing book….Coe examines myths with mirth, and writes history with humor… [You Never Forget Your First] is an accessible look at a president who always finishes in the first ranks of our leaders.” —Boston Globe


Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062233103
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Published: Dey Street Books - November 13th, 2018

Joining the ranks of the classics Please Kill Me, Our Band Could Be Your Life, and Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, an intriguing oral history of the post-9/11 decline of the old-guard music industry and rebirth of the New York rock scene, led by a group of iconoclastic rock bands.


Wonderworks: The 25 Most Powerful Inventions in the History of Literature Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982135973
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 9th, 2021

This “fascinating” (Malcolm Gladwell, New York Times bestselling author of Outliers) examination of literary inventions through the ages, from ancient Mesopotamia to Elena Ferrante, shows how writers have created technical breakthroughs—rivaling scientific inventions—and engineering enhancements to the human heart and mind.

Literature is a techno


The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country Cover Image
By Amanda Gorman, Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780593465271
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Published: Viking Books - March 30th, 2021

The instant #1 New York Times bestseller and #1 USA Today bestseller

Amanda Gorman’s electrifying and historic poem “The Hill We Climb,” read at President Joe Biden’s inauguration, is now available as a collectible gift edition.

“Stunning.” —CNN
“Dynamic.” —NPR


The Cycles of Constitutional Time Cover Image
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - September 1st, 2020

What will happen to American democracy? The nation's past holds vital clues for understanding where we are now and where we are headed.


The Plague Cycle: The Unending War Between Humanity and Infectious Disease Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982165338
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Published: Scribner - January 19th, 2021

A vivid, sweeping history of mankind’s battles with infectious disease, for readers of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Yuval Harari’s Sapiens and John Barry’s The Great Influenza.

For four thousand years, the size and vitality of cities, economies, and empires were heavily determined by infection.


Adventures in Eden: An Intimate Tour of the Private Gardens of Europe Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781604698466
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Published: Timber Press - December 8th, 2020

A bucket list tour of Europe’s private gardens

Acres of white-blooming garden rooms on the island of Mallorca. A seven-tiered wonder of stone, plants, and water above Germany’s Rhine River. The Garden of Cosmic Speculation in a quiet Scottish valley.


Murder Maps: Crime Scenes Revisited. Phrenology to Fingerprint. 1811-1911 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780500252451
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Published: Thames & Hudson - October 27th, 2020

Vivid and intriguing, Murder Maps plots the nineteenth century’s most dramatic murders from around the world onto meticulous diagrams and period maps, and recounts the brilliant detective work that solved the cases.


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Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062938336
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Published: Harper - January 19th, 2021

“In many ways, Land combines bits and pieces of many of Winchester’s previous books into a satisfying, globe-trotting whole. . . . Winchester is, once again, a consummate guide.”—Boston Globe


A Good War Is Hard to Find: The Art of Violence in America Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781933368122
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Published: Soft Skull - August 4th, 2006

In the wake of Abu Ghraib, Americans have struggled to understand what happened in the notorious prison and why. In this elegant series of essays, inflected with a radical Catholic philosophy, David Griffith contends that society's shift from language to image has changed the way people think about violence and cruelty, and that a disconnect exists between images and reality.