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100 Greatest Cult Films

Christopher J Olson · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 386
Format: Hardcover

The term "cult film" is difficult to define, but one thing is certain: A cult film is any movie that has developed a rabid following for one reason or another. From highly influential works of pop art like Eraserhead and Faster,Pussycat! Kill! Kill! to trash masterpieces such...
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Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World

Mackenzi Lee · Abrams Image
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

Based on Mackenzi Lee's popular weekly Twitter series of the same name, Bygone Badass Broads features 52 remarkable and forgotten trailblazing women from all over the world. With tales of heroism and cunning, in-depth bios and witty storytelling, Bygone Badass Broads gives...
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Tango Lessons: A Memoir

MEGHAN FLAHERTY · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From a dazzling new literary voice, a debut memoir about a young woman learning to dance tango, becoming comfortable in her own skin and in the arms of others

Tango was an unlikely choice for Meghan Flaherty. A young woman living with the scars of past trauma, she was terrified...
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Teaching History with Science Fiction Films

A Bowdoin Van Riper · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 141
Format: Paperback

Popular media has become a common means by which students understand both the present and the past. Consequently, more teachers are using various forms of popular culture as pedagogical tools in the history classroom. Science fiction is one of the most popular genres of contemporary film,...
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The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers

MAXWELL KING · Abrams Press
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

Fred Rogers (1928-2003) was an enormously influential figure in the history of television and in the lives of tens of millions of children. As the creator and star of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, he was a champion of compassion, equality, and kindness. Rogers was fiercely devoted...
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Everything's Trash, But It's Okay

PHOEBE ROBINSON · Plume
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From New York Times bestselling author and star of 2 Dope Queens, Phoebe Robinson, comes a new, hilarious, and timely essay collection on gender, race, dating, and a world that seems to always be a self-starting Dumpster fire.

Wouldn't it be great if life came with...
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It Takes Two: Our Story

JONATHAN SCOTT · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times bestseller!

Jonathan and Drew Scott, known for their wildly popular HGTV shows including Property Brothers and Brother vs Brother, follow up their New York Times bestseller, Dream Home, with a highly anticipated memoir. It...

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Calypso

David Sedaris · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 273
Format: eBook

David Sedaris returns with his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious book.

If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris's cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting with Calypso. You'd be wrong.

When he buys a beach house...
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How to American: An Immigrant's Guide to Disappointing Your Parents

Jimmy O. Yang · Da Capo Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Standup comic, actor and fan favorite from the popular HBO series Silicon Valley shares his memoir of growing up as a Chinese immigrant in California and making it in Hollywood.

"I turned down a job in finance to pursue a career in stand-up comedy. My dad thought I was crazy....
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GAYBCs: A Queer Alphabet

Rae Congdon · Greystone Books
Pages: 64
Format: Hardcover

A cheeky, progressive adult alphabet book that celebrates and illuminates LGBTQ terminology.What would happen if someone picked up a classic ABC book, crossed out the words, and replaced them with LGBTQ terms?The result would be GAYBCs -- a playful, subversive alphabet book that aims to spread...
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