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Ben Hecht

Fighting Words, Moving Pictures

Adina Hoffman

A vibrant portrait of one of the most accomplished and prolific American screenwriters, by an award-winning biographer and essayistHe was, according to Pauline Kael, “the greatest American screenwriter.” Jean...

February 18, 2020, Paper, $15.00

A Little History of Philosophy

Nigel Warburton

For readers of E. H. Gombrich's A Little History of the World, an equally irresistible volume that brings history's greatest philosophers to life Philosophy begins with questions about the nature...

October 30, 2012, PB-with Flaps, $15.00

Louis D. Brandeis

American Prophet

Jeffrey Rosen

A riveting new examination of the leading progressive justice of his era, published in the centennial year of his confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court According to Jeffrey Rosen, Louis D. Brandeis was ...

September 12, 2017, Paper, $15.00

A World Out of Reach

Dispatches from Life under Lockdown

Edited and with an Introduction by Meghan O'Rourke

In beautifully written and powerfully thought prose, A World Out of Reach offers a crucial record of the cataclysmic spring of 2020—a record for us to share with one another, and for posterity, in the voices of writers...

November 24, 2020, Paper, $15.00

Fred Astaire

Joseph Epstein

A portrait of America’s most graceful and elegant male dancer and how he came to represent the essence of style, suavity, and charm Joseph Epstein’s Fred Astaire investigates the great dancer...

October 6, 2009, Paper, $15.00


Philosophy and Practice

Ivan Brunetti

From the editor of Yale's Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, and True Stories, a smart and charming guide to the art of cartooning The best cartooning is efficient visual storytelling—it is...

March 29, 2011, Paper, $15.00

The Golden Ass

Apuleius; Translated by Sarah Ruden

Acclaimed poet and translator Sarah Ruden brilliantly brings Apuleius's comic tale to life With accuracy, wit, and intelligence, this remarkable new translation of The Golden Ass breathes new life...

September 10, 2013, Paper, $15.00

It's Complicated

The Social Lives of Networked Teens

danah boyd

“boyd’s new book is layered and smart . . . It’s Complicated will update your mind.”—Alissa Quart, New York Times Book Review  “A fascinating, well-researched and (mostly) reassuring look...

February 24, 2015, Paper, $15.00

What Art Is

Arthur C. Danto

A lively meditation on the nature of art by one of America's most celebrated art critics What is it to be a work of art? Renowned author and critic Arthur C. Danto addresses this fundamental, complex...

March 11, 2014, Paper, $15.00
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The Craving Mind

From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love – Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits

Judson Brewer; Foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn

A leading neuroscientist and pioneer in the study of mindfulness explains why addictions are so tenacious and how we can learn to conquer them We are all vulnerable to addiction. Whether it’s a compulsion...

February 6, 2018, Paper, $15.00