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Feel Free: Essays Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143110255
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Published: Penguin Books - February 5th, 2019

Winner of the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism 

A New York Times Notable Book

From Zadie Smith, one of the most beloved authors of her generation, a new collection of essays

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The Birth of Loud: Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the Guitar-Pioneering Rivalry That Shaped Rock 'n' Roll Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501141737
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Published: Scribner - November 19th, 2019

“A hot-rod joy ride through mid-20th-century American history” (The New York Times Book Review), this one-of-a-kind narrative masterfully recreates the rivalry between the two men who innovated the electric guitar’s amplified sound—Leo Fender and Les Paul—and their intense competition to convince rock stars like the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Cla

Getting Gamers: The Psychology of Video Games and Their Impact on the People Who Play Them Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538121337
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Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - February 8th, 2019

Badass Affirmations: The Wit and Wisdom of Wild Women (Inspirational Quotes and Daily Affirmations for Women) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781633537521
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Published: Mango - May 15th, 2018

#1 Best Seller in Popular Culture, Feminist Theory, Quotations, and Social Science ─ Positive Affirmations for a Badass

Fans of Rachel Hollis and Girl, Wash Your Face will love Becca Anderson's Badass Affirmations

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The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312427597
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Published: Picador - August 19th, 2008

Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test ushered in an era of New Journalism, "An American classic" (Newsweek) that defined a generation. "An astonishing book" (The New York Times Book Review) and an unflinching portrait of Ken Kesey, his Merry Pranksters, LSD, and the 1960s.

Zizek's Jokes: (did You Hear the One about Hegel and Negation?) Cover Image
By Slavoj Zizek, Audun Mortensen (Editor), Momus (Afterword by)
ISBN: 9780262535304
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Published: MIT Press - February 23rd, 2018

Zizek as comedian: jokes in the service of philosophy.

"A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes."--Ludwig Wittgenstein

Caribbean Currents:: Caribbean Music from Rumba to Reggae (Studies In Latin America & Car) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781439914007
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Published: Temple University Press - October 21st, 2016

First published in 1995, Caribbean Currents has become the definitive guide to the distinctive musics of this region of the world.

Beyond Buds, Next Generation: Marijuana Concentrates and Cannabis Infusions Cover Image
By Ed Rosenthal, Greg Zeman (Various Artists (VMI))
ISBN: 9781936807383
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Published: Quick American Archives - September 25th, 2018

Beyond Buds Next Generation: Marijuana Extracts and Cannabis Infusions is here Are you interested in exploring the world of marijuana beyond the bud?

The 50th Law Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061774607
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Published: Amistad - September 8th, 2009

In The 50th Law, hip hop and pop culture icon 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson) joins forces with Robert Greene, bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power, to write a “bible” for success in life and work based on a single principle: fear nothing.

Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062390868
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Published: Dey Street Books - February 20th, 2018

Be prepared for next semester and get set for back to school!

Foreword by Steven Pinker

What Algorithms Want: Imagination in the Age of Computing Cover Image
By Ed Finn
ISBN: 9780262536042
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Published: MIT Press - October 9th, 2018

The gap between theoretical ideas and messy reality, as seen in Neal Stephenson, Adam Smith, and Star Trek.

We depend on--we believe in--algorithms to help us get a ride, choose which book to buy, execute a mathematical proof. It's as if we think of code as a magic spell, an incantation to reveal what we need to know and even what we want.

The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544002340
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Published: Mariner Books - April 23rd, 2013

A Editor's Choice
A Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Finalist
“A jaunty, insightful new book . . .

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