Nonfiction

Rickey Diamond and Peaco Todd, Screwnomics

The personal is not only political, it's also economic and sexual: as a society, we're encouraged to view economics as objective science far removed from us--when in reality it has concrete and far-reaching effects on our everyday lives. 

Screwnomics: How Our Economy Works Against Women and Real Ways to Make Lasting Change Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781631523182
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Published: She Writes Press - April 3rd, 2018

Susan Napier, Miyazakiworld

A thirtieth‑century toxic jungle, a bathhouse for tired gods, a red‑haired fish girl, and a furry woodland spirit—what do these have in common? They all spring from the mind of Hayao Miyazaki, one of the greatest living animators, known worldwide for films such as My Neighbor TotoroPrincess MononokeSpirited AwayHowl’s Moving Castle, and The Wind Rises.

Miyazakiworld: A Life in Art Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780300226850
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Published: Yale University Press - September 4th, 2018

Yvonne Daley, Going Up the Country

Going Up the Country is part oral history, part nostalgia-tinged narrative, and part clear-eyed analysis of the multifaceted phenomena collectively referred to as the counterculture movement in Vermont.

Going Up the Country: When the Hippies, Dreamers, Freaks, and Radicals Moved to Vermont Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781512600315
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Published: University Press of New England - March 1st, 2018

James Geary, Wit's End

In this whimsical book, James Geary explores every facet of wittiness, from its role in innovation to why puns demonstrate the essence of creativity. Geary reasons that wit is both visual and verbal, physical and intellectual: there's the serendipitous wit of scientists, the crafty wit of inventors, the optical wit of artists, and the metaphysical wit of philosophers.

Wit's End: What Wit Is, How It Works, and Why We Need It Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9780393254945
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 13th, 2018

Julie Dobrow, After Emily

Julie Dobrow discusses her book with Tufts professor Diane O'Donoghue.

Emily Dickinson may be the most widely read and beloved of all American poets, but the story behind her work's initial, posthumous publication in 1890 and the mother-and-daughter team most responsible for her enduring legacy are barely known.

After Emily: Two Remarkable Women and the Legacy of America's Greatest Poet Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393249262
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 30th, 2018

Henry Horenstein, Make Better Pictures

Photographer and author Henry Horenstein presents his new book in an interactive event.

Henry Horenstein may be the world's bestselling photography teacher, with more than 700,000 copies of his photography manuals sold. Now, in this easily digestible book of wisdom, he distills a career's worth of instruction into one hundred memorable pieces of advice.

Make Better Pictures: Truth, Opinions, and Practical Advice Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316230889
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - November 6th, 2018

Susan Lanzoni, Empathy

Empathy: A History tells the fascinating and largely unknown story of the first appearance of “empathy” in 1908 and tracks its shifting meanings over the following century. Despite empathy’s ubiquity today, few realize that it began as a translation of Einfühlung or “in-feeling” in German psychological aesthetics that described how spectators projected their own feelings and movements into objects of art and nature.

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ISBN: 9780300222685
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Published: Yale University Press - September 25th, 2018

Jane Brox, Silence

Through her evocative intertwined histories of the penitentiary and the monastery, Jane Brox illuminates the many ways silence is far more complex than any absolute; how it has influenced ideas of the self, soul, and society. Brox traces its place as a transformative power in the monastic world from Medieval Europe to the very public life of twentieth century monk Thomas Merton, whose love for silence deepened even as he fac

Silence: A Social History of One of the Least Understood Elements of Our Lives Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780544702486
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - January 15th, 2019

Bill Cummings, Starting Small and Making It Big

Bill Cummings never aspired to be a billionaire—and never acknowledged he was one until long after it happened. That’s because it is not money that motivates him, but rather the immense enjoyment he gets from building and growing successful businesses. He thrives at being an opportunist and believes that this often-misunderstood trait is one of the key characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. They see opportunities where others overlook them.

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