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Unbored

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Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun By Joshua Glenn, Elizabeth Foy Larsen, Tony Leone (Illustrator), Mister Reusch (Illustrator), Heather Kasunick (Illustrator), Mark Frauenfelder (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Joshua Glenn, Elizabeth Foy Larsen, Tony Leone (Illustrator), Mister Reusch (Illustrator), Heather Kasunick (Illustrator), Mark Frauenfelder (Introduction by)
$29.00
ISBN: 9781608196418
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Bloomsbury USA - October 16th, 2012

Let’s face it: winter is far from over.  Beat the cold-weather doldrums with this ultimate reference book of fun.  Film your own LEGO movie.  Disgust your friends with gross facts about bedrooms.  Find the best ever books to read.  Make a hovering thingamajig.  In other words, get unbored.


Susannah B


Cockpit Confidential

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Cockpit Confidential: Everything You Need to Know about Air Travel: Questions, Answers, & Reflections By Patrick Smith Cover Image
$14.99
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ISBN: 9781402280917
Published: Sourcebooks - May 7th, 2013

Just leaf through it!  Whether you fly rarely or all the time,this book will change the experience. The insider's question/answer format covers it all, aerophobia to idle curiosity and everything in between. Should be in the seat pocket instead of the in-flight magazine (yeah, that'll happen...).


Gary


What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

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What I Talk About When I Talk About Running: A Memoir (Vintage International) By Haruki Murakami Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307389831
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Published: Vintage - August 11th, 2009

An unexpected gem of a meditation on writing, aging, running, and the intersection of the three. Read this book if you are a writer or a runner, both or neither.

Rebecca


Double Cross

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Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies By Ben Macintyre Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780307888778
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Published: Crown - May 14th, 2013

Ben Macintyre’s latest history of WW2 espionage might be his best. The story of the six double agents and the spymasters who helped launch the D-Day invasion is a fascinating, harrowing and often funny page-turner you won’t forget. If you loved Agent Zigzag, Double Cross is a must-read, an unbelievable true story written in Macintyre’s characteristic entertaining and addictive style, with romance, tragedy and farce all rolled up together.

Marie


Hyperbole and a Half

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Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened By Allie Brosh Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9781451666175
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Published: Gallery Books - October 29th, 2013

For fans of the wildly popular blog of the same name, this book needs no introduction. For ones that haven't heard of it, take notice! Alie Brosh combines naive art with an expert eye for perspective and expression, with hilarious, hyper-personal observations.  There may be many blogs-cum-books out there, but this is certainly the most successful this year.

Jill


Provence, 1970

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Provence, 1970: M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste By Luke Barr Cover Image
$26.00
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ISBN: 9780307718341
Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - October 22nd, 2013

Take Julia Child add Paul Child, M. F. K. Fisher, and Richard Olnay, mix in Simone Beck and James Beard and you have a recipe for a fascinating book on how these authors/cooks/chefs came together in Provence, 1970 and changed the American gastronomical world.  A perfect gift for the Foodie in the family. Nathan


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