Social Science Books - Popular Culture

Movies (And Other Things) Cover Image
By Shea Serrano, Arturo Torres (Illustrator)
$25.00
ISBN: 9781538730195
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Published: Twelve - October 8th, 2019

INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"It's like a textbook gone right; your mind couldn't wander if it tried." --New York Times


Pop Science: Serious Answers to Deep Questions Posed in Songs Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781984856265
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Published: Ten Speed Press - August 27th, 2019

A Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist uses data, facts, and science to deliver hilarious, fascinating answers to some of the most famous questions in pop music history.
 


The Peanuts Papers: Writers and Cartoonists on Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Gang, and the Meaning of Life: A Library of America Special Publication Cover Image
By Andrew Blauner (Editor)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781598536164
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Published: Library of America - October 22nd, 2019

A one-of-a-kind celebration of America's greatest comic strip--and the life lessons it can teach us--from a stellar array of writers and artists


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The Little Book of Lost Words: Collywobbles, Snollygosters, and 86 Other Surprisingly Useful Terms Worth Resurrecting Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780399582677
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Published: Ten Speed Press - September 3rd, 2019

The founder of History Hustle presents a handy guide for expressing yourself with history's best words.


The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735224919
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Published: Penguin Books - August 20th, 2019

A finalist for the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award in Nonfiction

A New York Times Notable Book 

Bloomberg Best Book of 2018

The New York Times bestseller!


Why Trust Science? Cover Image
By Naomi Oreskes, Stephen Macedo (Editor), Ottmar Edenhofer (Contribution by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780691179001
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Published: Princeton University Press - October 22nd, 2019

Why the social character of scientific knowledge makes it trustworthy


Letters to a Dead Friend about Zen Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781608686018
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Published: New World Library - October 8th, 2019

The night Brad Warner learns that his childhood friend Marky has died, Warner is about to speak to a group of Zen students in Hamburg, Germany. It's the last thing he feels like doing. What he wants to do instead is tell his friend everything he never said, to explain Zen and what he does for a living and why he spends his time "Sitting. Sitting. Sitting.


Why We're Wrong About Nearly Everything: A Theory of Human Misunderstanding Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781541618084
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Published: Basic Books - November 26th, 2019

A leading social researcher explains why humans so consistently misunderstand the outside world


The World According to Star Wars Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062484239
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Published: Dey Street Books - October 29th, 2019

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

FULLY REVISED & UPDATED, WITH A NEW EPILOGUE

"Delightful."The Economist


Guitar: The World’s Most Seductive Instrument Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781523507726
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - October 1st, 2019

Celebrate the significance, the magic, and the mojo of the world’s most seductive instrument.
 
An obsessive, full-color book presented in an irresistible slipcase, Guitar features 200 instruments in stunning detail.


What If This Were Enough? Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525434962
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Published: Anchor - October 8th, 2019

*A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2018*
*A Bustle Best Nonfiction Book of 2018*
*One of Chicago Tribune's Favorite Books by Women in 2018*
*A Self Best Book of 2018 to Buy for the Bookworm in Your Life*


White Negroes: When Cornrows Were in Vogue ... and Other Thoughts on Cultural Appropriation Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780807011805
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Published: Beacon Press - November 12th, 2019

Exposes the new generation of whiteness thriving at the expense and borrowed ingenuity of black people—and explores how this intensifies racial inequality.


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