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Going Natural: How to Fall in Love with Nappy Hair

by Mireille Liong-A-Kong

With 73 percent of African American women suffering from hair breakage due to the use of straightening chemicals, this guide is the perfect resource to help them on their endeavor to go natural. The book not...


Rainbow Pie: A Redneck Memoir

by Joe Bageant

Set between 1950 and 1963, this coming-of-age memoir discusses one of America’s most taboo subjects—social class. Combining recollection, accounts, and analysis, this book leans on Maw, Pap, Ony Mae, and...


The Seven Days of the Heart: Prayers for the Nights and Days of the Week

by Ibn 'Arabi, Pablo Beneito & Stephen Hirtenstein

Providing a precious glimpse into the real practice of the mystical life within the Sufi tradition, this volume marks the first time any of Ibn ‘Arabi's prayers have been translated into another language. The...


Gay Conversations with God: Straight Talk on Fanatics, Fags and the God Who Loves Us All

by James Alexander Alexander Langteaux

Representing a first in gay and Christian publishing, this provocative book presents a complete reversal of thought and action, contending that God loves homosexuals without attempting to refute scripture references....


Why You're Not Married . . . Yet: The Straight Talk You Need to Get the Relationship You Deserve

by Tracy McMillan

This paperback edition includes an exclusive conversation between Bill and Giuliana Rancic, hosts of NBC’s Ready for Love, and Tracy McMillan, one of its expert matchmakers. This new relationship show features...


Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue

by Nicholas Teich

Written by a social worker, popular educator, and transgender man, this well-rounded resource combines an accessible portrait of transgenderism with a rich history of transgender life and unique experiences...


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...


Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?: Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification, and the Desire to Conform

Apocalypse Culture

by Adam Parfrey

An unorthodox sociological approach to contemporary apocalyptic thought.


Social Protection as Development Policy

by Sarah Cook & Naila Kabeer

The Asian crisis of the late 1990s severely affected some of the most successful economies in the region, placing the issue of social protection high on the regional and international agenda. Subsequently, growth...


Surviving Twice

by Trin Yarborough

Inspiring and sometimes tragic personal stories of five Amerasian children left behind after the Vietnam War


Cultures of Femininity in Modern Fashion

by Ilya Parkins, Elizabeth M. Sheehan & Rita Felski

An interdisciplinary collection illuminating how fashion shaped concepts and practices of femininity and modernity


Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010

by Charles Murray

From the bestselling author of Losing Ground and The Bell Curve, this startling long-lens view shows how America is coming apart at the seams that historically have joined our classes.

In Coming Apart, Charles...


A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League

by Ron Suskind

It is 1993, and Cedric Jennings is a bright and ferociously determined honor student at Ballou, a high school in one of Washington D.C.’s most dangerous neighborhoods, where the dropout rate is well into double...


Come to the Edge: A Memoir

by Christina Haag

The Love Story of JFK Jr. and Christina Haag • New York Times bestseller

 

When Christina Haag was growing up on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, John F. Kennedy, Jr., was just one of the boys in her circle...


Jakarta Undercover II

by Moammar Emka

After the enormous success of Jakarta Undercover, Moammar Emka is back with more on the seedy nightlife and underground sex servics of modern, hip Jakarta. Delving deep into the city's karaoke clubs, massage...


Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave & Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

by Harriet Jacobs, Frederick Douglass & Kwame Anthony Appiah

Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah

Commentary by Jean Fagan Yellin and Margaret Fuller

 

This Modern Library edition combines two of the most important African American slave narratives—crucial works that...


Nimo's War, Emma's War: Making Feminist Sense of the Iraq War

by Cynthia Enloe

Nimo, Maha, Safah, Shatha, Emma, Danielle, Kim, Charlene. In a book that once again blends her distinctive flair for capturing the texture of everyday life with shrewd political insights, Cynthia Enloe looks...


Border Sexualities, Border Families in Schools

by Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli

The first book of its kind internationally, Border Sexualities, Border Families in Schools explores the experiences of bisexual students, mixed sexual orientation families, and polyamorous families in schools....


Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk About Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Freedom

by Ira Berlin & Marc Favreau

"A Best Book of the Year" —Library Journal and Booklist

Using excerpts from the thousands of interviews conducted with ex-slaves in the 1930s by researchers working with the Federal Writer's Project, this astonishing...