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Spirits of the Earth: A Guide to Native American Nature Symbols, Stories, and Ceremonies

by Robert Lake-Thom

"There are ancient secrets and lessons hidden in nature. If you seek for guidance, you will discover truth." -Bobby Lake-Thom Much of the ancient knowledge that has been passed down from Native American medicine...


Is Marriage for White People?: How the African American Marriage Decline Affects Everyone

by Ralph Richard Banks

A distinguished Stanford law professor examines the steep decline in marriage rates among the African American middle class, and offers a paradoxical-nearly incendiary-solution.

Black women are three times...


Threshold: The Progressive Plan to Pull America Back from the Brink

by Thom Hartmann

From America's #1 progressive radio host, the idealogical heir to his influential The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight

More than three million listeners tune in every weekday to hear what Thom Hartmann has to...


Ophelia Joined the Group Maidens Who Don't Float: Classic Lit Signs on to Facebook

by Sarah Schmelling

Read Sarah Schmelling's posts on the Penguin Blog.

When humorist Sarah Schmelling transformed Hamlet into a Facebook news feed on McSweeney’s, it launched the next big humor trend—Facebook lit. In this...


Rush: Why We Thrive in the Rat Race

by Todd G. Buchholz

Relaxation makes us stupid

You think that downtime will make you happy. You may even dream about getting out of the rat race for good. But Todd Buchholz—a former White House director of economic policy, award-winning...


Price of Honor: Muslim Women Lift the Veil of Silence on the Islamic World

by Jan Goodwin

In recent years, the expanding movement of militant Islam has changed the way millions think, behave, dress, and live, but nowhere has its impact been more powerfully felt than in its dramatic, often devastating...


Through the Dark Forest: Transforming Your Life in the Face of Death

by Carolyn Conger

It's never too late to transform your life.

A practical and deeply healing guide to becoming whole and finding peace during the most difficult time of life

When we are confronted with the end of life, we must...


Armed Madhouse: From Baghdad to New Orleans--Sordid Secrets and Strange Tales of a White House Gone Wild

by Greg Palast

In his most provocative and caustically funny book yet, Greg Palast, author of the national bestseller The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, once again gives us the straight scoop on the stories that Big Media won?t...


Everyone Helps, Everyone Wins: How Absolutely Anyone Can Pitch in, Help Out, Give Back, and Make the World a Better Place

by David T. Levinson

The director of one of the largest grassroots volunteer programs in the country shows how everyone can give back.

Just in time for the season of giving, Everyone Helps, Everyone Wins will change how Americans...


The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

by Greg Palast

"Palast is astonishing, he gets the real evidence no one else has the guts to dig up." Vincent Bugliosi, author of None Dare Call it Treason and Helter Skelter

Award-winning investigative journalist Greg Palast...


Dangerous Waters

by John Burnett

While sailing alone one night in the shipping lanes across one of the busiest waterways in the world, John Burnett was attacked by pirates. Through sheer ingenuity and a little bit of luck, he survived, and...


Savage Love: Straight Answers from America's Most Popular Sex Columnist

by Dan Savage

Welcome to the hot new wave of writing about sex: Savage Love. Columnist Dan Savage has hand-picked over 300 letters from six years worth of "Savage Love," a no-holds-barred syndicated sex-advice column which...


Was Superman a Spy?: And Other Comic Book Legends Revealed

by Brian Cronin

Fascinating and often bizarre true stories behind more than 130 urban legends about comic book culture

Was Superman a Spy? demystifies all of the interesting stories, unbelievable anecdotes, wacky rumors, and...


Skipping Towards Gomorrah

by Dan Savage

In Skipping Towards Gomorrah, Dan Savage eviscerates the right-wing conservatives as he commits each of the Seven Deadly Sins himself (or tries to) and finds those everyday Americans who take particular delight...


What Every American Should Know About the Rest of the World

by Melissa Rossi

Confused about the news? Slip out of the room when friends talk current events? Now you can keep up with ease and learn to talk like a diplomat.

Among the things you’ll soon be able to slip into everyday conversation:...


The Reckoning

by Randall Robinson

In The Reckoning, Randall Robinson examines the crime and poverty that grips much of urban America and urges black Americans to speak out and reach back to ensure their social and economic success in this country....


Texas Death Row

by Bill Crawford

A chilling catalog of the men and women who have paid the ultimate price for their crimes

The death penalty is one of the most hotly contested and longest-standing issues in American politics, and no place...


Twinkie, Deconstructed: My Journey to Discover How the Ingredients Found in Processed Foods Are Grown, Mined (Yes, Mined), and Manipulated into What A

by Steve Ettlinger

A pop-science journey into the surprising ingredients found in most common packaged foods

Like most Americans, Steve Ettlinger eats processed foods. And, like most consumers, he didn't have a clue as to what...


Revolution of Hope: The Life, Faith, and Dreams of a Mexican President

by Vicente; Rob Allyn Fox

The charismatic former president of Mexico offers a candid and provocative perspective on the state of world affairs.

As president of Mexico, Vicente Fox brought true democracy to the country after seven decades...


The Return of the Primitive: The Anti-Industrial Revolution

by Ayn Rand

In the tumultuous late 60s and early 70s, a social movement known as the "New Left" emerged as a major cultural influence, especially on the youth of America. It was a movement that embraced "flower-power" and...