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The Future of the Race

by Henry Louis Jr Gates & Cornel West

Almost one-hundred years ago, W.E.B. Du Bois proposed the notion of the "talented tenth," an African American elite that would serve as leaders and models for the larger black community. In this unprecedented...


AA to Z: An Addictionary of the 12-Step Culture

by Christopher Cavanaugh

What does a codependent say to his mate when he wakes up?  

"Good  morning, how am I?"

--Overheard at a Codependents Anonymous meeting

Throughout the world today, more than two million alcoholics and hundreds...


Cooking with Cannabis: The Most Effective Methods of Preparing Food and Drink with Marijuana, Hashish, and Hash Oil Third E

by Adam Gottlieb

Cooking with Cannabis includes everything from soup to nuts. The epicurean marijuana enthusiast combines altered consciousness with good taste. Includes tasty recipes for boiling, baking, sauteeing, jellying,...


Letters to Penthouse IV: They Stop at Nothing - and They Tell It All!

by Penthouse International

Fiction may be fun, but nowhere is fact more stimulating, satisfying, and real than in the letters to Penthouse magazine. Here, as told in their own uninhibited words, is the state of the union between men and...


Down to Earth Sociology: 14th Edition: Introductory Readings, Fourteenth Edition

by James M. Henslin

For thirty-five years and through thirteen editions, Jim Henslin's Down to Earth Sociology has opened new windows onto the social realities that shape our world. Now in its fourteenth edition, the most popular...


Eating the Dinosaur

by Chuck Klosterman

After a bestselling and acclaimed diversion into fiction, Chuck Klosterman, author of Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, returns to the form in which he’s been spectacularly successful with a collection of essays...


Black Pearls

by Eric V. Copage

Eric V. Copage's Black Pearls is an extraordinary book of inspirational thoughts and practical advice for African-Americans. The 365 quotes that begin each day's entry range from African proverbs to wisdom from...


Arrival City: How the Largest Migration in History Is Reshaping Our World

by Doug Saunders

Look around: the largest migration in human history is under way. For the first time ever, more people are living in cities than in rural areas. Between 2007 and 2050, the world’s cities will have absorbed...


Brave Journeys: Profiles in Gay and Lesbian Courage

by David Mixner & Dennis Bailey

In Stranger Among Friends, renowned activist, political adviser, and White House insider David Mixner offered a compelling account of his decades-long fight for human rights and the challenges he faced as a...


From The Heart: Voices of the American Indian

by Lee Miller

Lee Miller retrieves the voices of Indian people over five centuries and weaves them into an alternate history of the continent, while introducing us to the grandeur and diversity of the 500 nations who held...


Life on the Line: One Woman's Tale of Work, Sweat, and Survival

by Solange De Santis

"Engaging--. Terrific--. Takes us over the collar line with grace and authority."--The New York Times

As a veteran reporter throughout the "downsizing" years of the auto industry in the United States and Canada,...


Zami: A New Spelling of My Name: A Biomythography

by Geraldine Audre Lorde

“ZAMI is a fast-moving chronicle. From the author’s vivid childhood memories in Harlem to her coming of age in the late 1950s, the nature of Audre Lorde’s work is cyclical. It especially relates the linkage...


Life: The Movie: How Entertainment Conquered Reality

by Neal Gabler

"A thoughtful, in places chilling, account of the way entertainment values have hollowed out American life." --The New York Times Book Review

From one of America's most original cultural critics and the author...


Come to the Edge

My Parents Were Awesome: Before Fanny Packs and Minivans, They Were People Too

by Eliot Glazer

NEWSFLASH: Your mom and dad weren’t always parents.  They used to be people—and they were awesome

 

They bathed you. They fed you. They raised you to become the person you are today. Your parents are an...


Hidden in Plain View: A Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad

by Jacqueline L. Tobin & Raymond G. Dobard

"There are five square knots on the quilt every two inches apart. They escaped on the fifth knot on the tenth pattern and went to Ontario, Canada. The monkey wrench turns the wagon wheel toward Canada on a bear's...


Ethical Wisdom: The Search for a Moral Life

by Mark Matousek

Since the days of the first primitive tribes, we have tried to determine why one man is good and another evil. Mark Matousek arrives at the answer in Ethical Wisdom.

Contrary to what we've been taught in our...


Talk Dirty to Me

by Sallie Tisdale

We live in a world in which almost every public image—every interaction—carries an element of sexual desire. And yet it is nearly impossible for us to talk openly and honestly about sex. Talk Dirty to Me...


Sister to Sister

by Patricia Foster

Sister to Sister includes essays and stories by:

Meena Alexander

Robin Behn

Louise DeSalvo

Erika Duncan

Maria Flook

Patricia Foster

Bonnie Friedman

Donna Gordon

Lucy Grealy

Joy Harjo

Bell Hooks

Pam Houston

Jesse Lee Kercheval...


A Miracle Every Day

by Marita Golden

A Miracle Everyday takes an illuminating and intimate look at flourishing single-mother families. Single motherhood and the children of single mothers have been the subject of overwhelmingly negative statistical...