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Working Sex: Sex Workers Write About a Changing Industry

by Annie Oakley

Being a sex worker isn’t something to write home about for most women (and men) in the $12 billion-a-year sex industry.

Prostitutes, strippers, and adult film stars put themselves, and what they do for a living,...


Women Behind Bars: The Crisis of Women in the U.S. Prison System

by Silja Talvi

More and more women—mothers, grandmothers, wives, daughters, and sisters—are doing hard prison time all across the United States. Many of them are facing the prospect of years, decades, even lifetimes behind...


A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power

by Jimmy Carter

The world’s discrimination and violence against women and girls is the most serious, pervasive, and ignored violation of basic human rights: This is President Jimmy Carter’s call to action.

President Carter...


The Googlization of Everything: (And Why We Should Worry)

by Siva Vaidhyanathan

In the beginning, the World Wide Web was exciting and open to the point of anarchy, a vast and intimidating repository of unindexed confusion. Into this creative chaos came Google with its dazzling mission-"To...


Hung: A Meditation on the Measure of Black Men in America

by Scott Poulson-Bryant

Following in the footsteps of such bestselling, taboo-breaking books as Randall Kennedy’s Nigger and J. L. King’s On the Down Low, Hung brings a topic previously discussed only in intimate settings out into...


Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion

by Gregory Boyle

“Destined to become a classic of both urban reportage and contemporary spirituality” ( Los Angeles Times )—Tattoos on the Heart is a series of parables about kinship and redemption from pastor, activist,...


Straight Jobs Gay Lives

by Annette Friskopp & Sharon Silverstein

"The workplace has become the next frontier for gay rights, " stated a Fortune magazine cover story, and this book -- based on a series of groundbreaking interviews with more than 100 gay and lesbian alumni...


The Envy of the World: On Being a Black Man in America

by Ellis Cose

With an eloquence and compassion reminiscent of James Baldwin's Letter to My Nephew, Ellis Cose presents a frank and realistic examination of the daunting challenges facing black men in twenty-first-century...


Same Sex in the City: (So Your Prince Charming Is Really a Cinderella)

by Lauren Levin, Lauren Blitzer & Sam Bassett

At last, a relationship book for lesbians that tells it like it is . . .

The journey from sexual curiosity to finally coming out can be confusing without proper guidance and empowering role models. In Same...


The Daughters of Juarez: A True Story of Serial Murder South of the Border

by Teresa Rodriguez, Montan & Lisa Pulitzer

Despite the fact that Juarez is a Mexican border city just across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas, most Americans are unaware that for more than twelve years this city has been the center of an epidemic of...


The Tattoo Encyclopedia: A Guide to Choosing Your Tattoo

by Terisa Green

A unique illustrated reference on the origins and meanings of nearly one thousand tattoo symbols that serves as a guide for choosing a personal image and provides a fascinating look at the tattoo as a work of...


The Resonance of Emptiness: A Buddhist Inspiration for Contemporary Psychotherapy

by Gay Watson

This work presents an exploration of Buddhist philosophy and practice as a potential resource for an approach to psychotherapy which is responsive to the needs of its time and context, and attempts to open up...


Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier

by Edward Glaeser

A pioneering urban economist presents a myth-shattering look at the majesty and greatness of cities.

America is an urban nation, yet cities get a bad rap: they're dirty, poor, unhealthy, environmentally unfriendly...


Wanderlust: A History of Walking

by Rebecca Solnit

Drawing together many histories-of anatomical evolution and city design, of treadmills and labyrinths, of walking clubs and sexual mores-Rebecca Solnit creates a fascinating portrait of the range of possibilities...


AN Organizer's Tale: Speeches

by Cesar Chavez & Ilan Stavans

The first major collection of writings by civil rights leader Cesar Chavez

One of the most important civil rights leaders in American history, Cesar Chavez was a firm believer in the principles of nonviolence,...


Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood

by Koren Zailckas

Garnering a vast amount of attention from young people and parents, and from book buyers across the country, Smashed became a media sensation and a New York Times bestseller. Eye-opening and utterly gripping,...


An American Bride in Kabul

by Phyllis Chesler

Few westerners will ever be able to understand Muslim or Afghan society unless they are part of a Muslim family. Twenty years old and in love, Phyllis Chesler, a Jewish-American girl from Brooklyn, embarked...


Meatonomics: How the Rigged Economics of Meat and Dairy Make You Consume Too Much-And How to Eat Better, Live Longer, and Spend Sma

by David Robinson Simon

Few consumers are aware of the economic forces behind the production of meat, fish, eggs, and dairy. Yet omnivore and herbivore alike, the forces of meatonomics affect us in many ways.

Most importantly, we’ve...


Dispatches from Juvenile Hall: Fixing a Failing System

by John Aarons

A revolutionary book that offers a fresh, bold approach to confronting the juvenile crime epidemic With the rise of violent crimes committed by teenagers in recent years, heated discussion has arisen over the...


The Culture of Narcissism: American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations

by Christopher Lasch

When The Culture of Narcissism was first published, it was clear that Christopher Lasch had identified something important: what was happening to American society in the wake of the decline of the family over...