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Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame

Franklin Foer · Twelve; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

2012 National Jewish Book Award WinnerJEWISH JOCKS AN UNORTHODOX HALL OF FAME is a timeless collection of biographical musings, sociological riffs about assimilation, first-person reflections, and, above all, great writing on some of the most influential and unexpected pioneers in the world...
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Based on a True Story: Fact and Fantasy in 100 Favorite Movies

Jonathan Vankin · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 512
Format: Paperback

Exposing the real stories behind 100 hit reality-based movies, this captivating resource offers interesting facts about some of the most well-respected and much-loved films. For both film buffs and casual moviegoers, this invaluable guide explores Hollywood's ardent and often uncomfortable...
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Mr. Toppit

Charles Elton · Other Press; 1 edition
Format: Paperback

When Arthur Hayman, an unsuccessful screenwriter turned children’s book author, is accidentally hit by a cement truck in London, his dying moments are spent with a passing American tourist, Laurie Clow, who is fated to bring posthumous fame to his obscure series,  The Hayseed...
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A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments

David Foster Wallace · Little
Pages: 353
Format: Book

In this exuberantly praised book - a collection of seven pieces on subjects ranging from television to tennis, from the Illinois State Fair to the films of David Lynch, from postmodern literary theory to the supposed fun of traveling aboard a Caribbean luxury cruiseliner - David Foster...
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Blueprints of the Afterlife

Ryan Boudinot · Grove Press, Black Cat; Original edition
Format: Paperback

From the “wickedly talented” (Boston Globe) and “darkly funny” (New York Times Book Review) Ryan Boudinot, Blueprints of the Afterlife is a tour de force.It is the Afterlife. The end of the world is a distant, distorted memory called “the Age of F***ed Up Shit.”...
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My Extraordinary Ordinary Life

Sissy Spacek · Hyperion; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

In her delightful and moving memoir, Sissy Spacek writes about her idyllic, barefoot childhood in a small East Texas town, with the clarity and wisdom that comes from never losing sight of her roots. Descended from industrious Czech immigrants and threadbare southern gentility, she grew...
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Wishful Drinking

Carrie Fisher · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 163
Format: Print book

In WISHFUL DRINKING, Carrie Fisher tells the true and intoxicating story of her life with inimitable wit. Born to celebrity parents, she was picked to play a princess in a little movie called Star Wars when only 19 years old. "But it isn't all sweetness and light sabres."...
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American Freak Show: The Completely Fabricated Stories of Our New National Treasures

Willie Geist · Hyperion; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

This is not the first book written about quantum mechanics, but it just might be the last. The theory presented inside these pages is so revolutionary that it has stunned the scientific community into reconsidering centuries of thought about the behavior of energy and matter. Prepare to have...
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Beastie Boys Book

Adam Horovitz · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 590
Format: Hardcover

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys, a book as unique as the band itself - by band members ADROCK and Mike D, with contributions from Amy Poehler, Colson Whitehead, Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, Luc Sante, and more.

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