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The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter--And How to Make the Most of Them Now By Meg Jay Cover Image
By Meg Jay
$19.99
ISBN: 9781538754238
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Published: Twelve - March 16th, 2021

The Defining Decade has changed the way millions of twentysomethings think about their twenties—and themselves. Revised and reissued for a new generation, let it change how you think about you and yours.

Our "thirty-is-the-new-twenty" culture tells us the twentysomething years don't matter. Some say they are an extended adolescence.


The Fourth Turning: What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America's Next Rendezvous with Destiny By William Strauss, Neil Howe Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780767900461
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Published: Crown - December 29th, 1997

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Discover the game-changing theory of the cycles of history and what past generations can teach us about living through times of upheaval—with deep insights into the roles that Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials have to play.
 


Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison By Michel Foucault Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780679752554
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Published: Vintage - April 25th, 1995

A brilliant work from the most influential philosopher since Sartre.

In this indispensable work, a brilliant thinker suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul.


The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life By David Brooks Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780812983425
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 26th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Everybody tells you to live for a cause larger than yourself, but how exactly do you do it? The author of The Road to Character explores what it takes to lead a meaningful life in a self-centered world.

“Deeply moving, frequently eloquent and extraordinarily incisive.”—The Washington Post


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David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants By Malcolm Gladwell Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316204378
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 7th, 2015

Explore the power of the underdog in Malcolm Gladwell's dazzling examination of success, motivation, and the role of adversity in shaping our lives, from the bestselling author of The Bomber Mafia.

Three thousand years ago on a battlefield in ancient Palestine, a shepherd boy felled a mighty warrior with nothing more than a stone and a sling, and ever since then t


The Human Condition: Second Edition By Hannah Arendt, Margaret Canovan (Introduction by), Danielle Allen (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Hannah Arendt, Margaret Canovan (Introduction by), Danielle Allen (Foreword by)
$22.50
ISBN: 9780226586601
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Published: University of Chicago Press - October 18th, 2018

The past year has seen a resurgence of interest in the political thinker Hannah Arendt, “the theorist of beginnings,” whose work probes the logics underlying unexpected transformations—from totalitarianism to revolution.

A work of striking originality, The Human Condition is in many respects more relevant now than when it first appeared in 1958.


Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone By Brené Brown Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812985818
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - August 27th, 2019

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK • A timely and important book that challenges everything we think we know about cultivating true belonging in our communities, organizations, and culture, from the #1 bestselling author of Rising Strong, Daring Greatly, and The Gifts of Imperfection


Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers By Tom Wolfe Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780312429133
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Published: Picador - July 21st, 2009

Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers is classic Tom Wolfe, a funny, irreverent, and "delicious" (The Wall Street Journal) dissection of class and status by the master of New Journalism


Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Riotous Black Girls, Troublesome Women, and Queer Radicals By Saidiya Hartman Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393357622
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 14th, 2020

Winner of the 2019 National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism
Winner of the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction
Winner of the 2020 Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction
Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir/Biography

"Exhilarating…A rich resurrection of a forgotten history." —Parul Sehgal, New York Times


Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys (New Perspectives in Crime #7) By Victor M. Rios Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780814776384
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Published: New York University Press - June 27th, 2011

Honorable Mention, 2014 Eduardo Bonilla-Silva Outstanding Book Award presented by the Society for the Study of Social Problems

2012 Best Book Award, Latino/a Sociology Section, presented by the American Sociological Association

2012 Finalist, C. Wright Mills Book Award presented by the Study of Social Problems


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Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business By Neil Postman, Andrew Postman (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Neil Postman, Andrew Postman (Introduction by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143036531
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Published: Penguin Books - December 27th, 2005

What happens when media and politics become forms of entertainment? As our world begins to look more and more like Orwell's 1984, Neil's Postman's essential guide to the modern media is more relevant than ever.

"It's unlikely that Trump has ever read Amusing Ourselves to Death, but his ascent would not have surprised Postman.” -CNN


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Humankind: A Hopeful History By Rutger Bregman, Erica Moore (Translated by), Elizabeth Manton (Translated by) Cover Image
By Rutger Bregman, Erica Moore (Translated by), Elizabeth Manton (Translated by)
$21.99
ISBN: 9780316418522
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - November 16th, 2021

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The “lively” (The New Yorker), “convincing” (Forbes), and “riveting pick-me-up we all need right now” (People) that proves humanity thrives in a crisis and that our innate kindness and cooperation have been the greatest factors in our long-term success as a species