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HELLO, CUTIE!: ADVENTURES IN CUTE CULTURE

By: Klaffke, Pamela

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press: 2012

Seller ID: RWARE0000023452

ISBN: 1551524724

Condition: Very Good+


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: A doe-eyed doll, a smiley-faced cupcake, a sweet plush kitten: they're cute ?and cute is at the heart of a growing legion of adult collectors and enthu siasts who live and breathe all things cuddly and adorable. Journalist and writer Pamela Klaffke, author of Spree: A Cultural History o f Shopping and herself an avid collector of cute since she was a child, tak es readers on a rainbow-and-unicorn-filled journey through cute culture, fr om its origins in Japan where teenaged girls help drive the "cute" economy, to its modern-day manifest... View more info

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NO LOGO: TAKING AIM AT THE BRAND BULLIES

By: Klein, Naomi

Price: ¥1,300.00

Publisher: Knopf Canada: 2000

Seller ID: RWARE0000010647

ISBN: 0676972829

Condition: Very Good+


The hotly debated report from the frontlines of mounting backlash against m ultinational corporations. A national bestseller, No Logo took Canadians by storm when it was publishe d last year in hardcover. Equal parts cultural analysis, political manifest o, mall-rat memoir, and journalistic expose, it is the first book to uncove r a betrayal of the central promises of the information age: choice, intera ctivity, and increased freedom. No Logo takes apart our packaged and brande d world and puts the pieces into clear pop-historical and economic perspect ive. Naomi Klein tracks the resistance a... View more info

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THE SHOCK DOCTRINE: THE RISE OF DISASTER CAPITALISM (NO DUSTJACKET)

By: Klein, Naomi

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Knopf: 2007

Seller ID: RWARE0000040178

ISBN: 0676978002

Condition: Very Good


Winner of the 2009 Warwick Prize for Writing "Only a crisis - actual or perceived - produces real change. When that cris is occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying ar ound." -Milton Friedman The shock doctrine is the unofficial story of how the "free market" came to dominate the world, from Chile to Russia, China to Iraq, South Africa to C anada. But it is a story radically different from the one usually told. It is a story about violence and shock perpetrated on people, on countries, on economies. About a program of social and economic engineeri... View more info

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SMALL WARS PERMITTING

By: Lamb, Christina

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Harperpress: 2008

Seller ID: RWARE0000025671

ISBN: 0007256892

Condition: Good


An extraordinary collection of reportage that tells the story of some of th e most important world events of the past 16 years, from one of the most ta lented and intrepid female journalists at work today. Since leaving England aged 21 with an invitation to a Karachi wedding and a yearning for adventure, Christina Lamb has spent 20 years living out of su itcases, reporting from around the world and becoming one of Britain's most highly regarded journalists. She has won numerous awards, including being named Foreign Correspondent of the Year a remarkable four times. 'Small Wars Permitting' is... View more info

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OUTWITTING HISTORY: THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF A MAN WHO RESCUED A MILLION Y IDDISH BOOKS

By: Lansky, Aaron

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books: 2005

Seller ID: RWARE0000045323

ISBN: 1565125134

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. "Incredible . . . Inspiring . . . Important." --Library Journal, starred review "A marvelous yarn, loaded with near-calamitous adventures and characters as memorable as Singer creations." --The New York Post "What began as a quixotic journey was also a picaresque romp, a detective story, a profound history lesson, and a poignant evocation of a bygone world." --The Boston Globe "Every now and again a book with near-universal... View more info

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CITY OF JOY

By: Lapierre, Dominique

Price: ¥1,300.00

Publisher: Century: 1991

Seller ID: RWARE0000019165

ISBN: 0712653643

Condition: Fine/Near Fine


A crisp clean hardcover, no markings throughout: Living in the seeming hell of one of the poorest and most crowded quarters of Calcutta are the saints of today: saints such as Mother Teresa, saints such as Stephen Kovalski, an unkown Polish Catholic priest who made his home there to care for the poorest of the poor. And Max Loeb, an American physician dedicated to fighting disease in this dirty hellhole. City of Joy, the story of these saints, is a testament to the human spirit unbowed by the most wretched of circumstances. View more info

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THE CITY OF JOY

By: Lapierre, Dominique

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Not Avail: 1986

Seller ID: RWARE0000041932

ISBN: 0446323861

Condition: Good


This is the story of living saints and heroes-- those who abandoned affluen t and middle-class lives to dedicate themselves to the poor. And it is a te stament to the people of the City of Joy. Their tragedies will move you, bu t their faith, generosity, and most of all, boundless love will lift you, b less you, and possibly change your life. View more info

THE END OF THE CHINESE DREAM: WHY CHINESE PEOPLE FEAR THE FUTURE

By: Lemos, Gerard

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Yale University Press: 2015

Seller ID: RWARE0000044080

ISBN: 0300197217

Condition: Fine


Glossy television images of happy, industrious, and increasingly prosperous workers show a bright view of life in twenty-first-century China. But behi nd the officially approved story is a different reality. Preparing this boo k Gerard Lemos asked hundreds of Chinese men and women living in Chongqing, an industrial mega-city, about their wishes and fears. The lives they desc ribe expose the myth of China's harmonious society. Hundreds of millions of everyday people in China are beleaguered by immense social and health prob lems as well as personal, family, and financial anxieties-while they wa... View more info

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FREE CULTURE: THE NATURE AND FUTURE OF CREATIVITY

By: Lessig, Lawrence

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 2005

Seller ID: RWARE0000038198

ISBN: 0143034650

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Lawrence Lessig, "the most important thinker on intellectual property in the Internet era" (The New Yorker), masterfully argues that never before in human history has the power to control creative progress been so concentrated in the hands of the powerful few, the so-called Big Media. Never before have the cultural powers- that-be been able to exert such control over what we can and can't do with the culture around us. Our society defends free... View more info

FREAKONOMICS-OM

By: Levitt, Steven D.

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Imprint unknown: 2006

Seller ID: RWARE0000043626

ISBN: 0141025808

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Steven Levitt, the man with 'the most interesting mind in America' (Malcolm Gladwell), is the rogue economist whose controversial ideas have caused a sensation on both sides of the Atlantic. In Freakonomics he joins forces with Stephen Dubner, New York Times and New Yorker journalist and bestselling author of Turbulent Souls and Confessions of a Hero Worshipper, to create a gripping, revolutionary new take on the world. View more info

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FREAKONOMICS

By: Levitt, Steven D.

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 2006

Seller ID: RWARE0000044644

ISBN: 0061242705

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. View more info

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THE BIG SHORT: INSIDE THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE

By: Lewis, Michael

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company: 2010

Seller ID: RWARE0000044968

ISBN: 0393338827

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The #1 New York Times bestseller: "It is the work of our greatest financial journalist, at the top of his game. And it's essential reading."-Graydon C arter, Vanity Fair The real story of the crash began in bizarre feeder markets where the sun d oesn't shine and the SEC doesn't dare, or bother, to tread: the bond and re al estate derivative markets where geeks invent impenetrable securities to profit from the misery of lower- and middle-class ... View more info

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ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS: AN INSIDER'S ACCOUNT

By: Lewis, Roy Harley

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Arco Pub. Co: 1978

Seller ID: RWARE0000045315

ISBN: 0668045876

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


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HOLY TERRORS: THINKING ABOUT RELIGION AFTER SEPTEMBER 11

By: Lincoln, Bruce

Price: ¥900.00

Publisher: University Of Chicago Press: 2002

Seller ID: RWARE0000030932

ISBN: 0226481921

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. In the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks, it is tempting to regard their perpetrators as evil incarnate. But their motives, as Bruce Lincoln shows in this timely offering, were profoundly and intensely religious. Wha t we need, then, after September 11 is greater clarity about what we take r eligion to be. With rigor and incisiveness, Holy Terrors examines the impli cations of September 11 for our understanding of religion and how it interr e... View more info

THE BATTERSEA PARK ROAD TO ENLIGHTENMENT

By: Losada, Isabel

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Bloomsbury: 2001

Seller ID: RWARE0000000300

ISBN: 0747553181

Condition: Near Fine


Isabel Losada leaves no stone unturned--literally--on her trip down The Bat tersea Park Road to Enlightenment. Wishing to live her life "completely, ab undantly, joyfully and stupidly" she makes an entertaining travelling compa nion as she describes her efforts to move away from her in-a-rut life where "nothing was changing". And she takes us everywhere with her: a life-skill s course in North London; a convent retreat in Oxford; T'ai chi in France; a massage in Bath--even the past as she explores her previous incarnations. The journey is invigorating and exhausting and enriche... View more info

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USER: THE TRUTH ABOUT DRUGS, WHAT THEY DO, HOW THEY FEEL, AND WHY PEOPLE TA KE THEM

By: Macfarlane, Aidan

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1996

Seller ID: RWARE0000036582

ISBN: 0192861794

Condition: Very Good


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REINVENTING AUSTRALIA

By: MacKay, Hugh

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS: 1993

Seller ID: RWARE0000021960

ISBN: 0207183147

Condition: Very Good


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout. View more info

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FREAKS: WE WHO ARE NOT AS OTHERS

By: Mannix, Daniel P.

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: RE/Search Publications: 1976

Seller ID: RWARE0000031819

ISBN: 0940642204

Condition: Very Good


History. Cultural studies. Another long out-of-print classic book based on Mannix's personal acquaintence with sideshow stars such as the Alligator Ma n and the Monkey Woman, etc. Read all about the notorious love affairs of m idgets; the amazing story of the elephant boy; the unusual amours of Jolly Daisy, the fat woman; the famous pinhead who inspired Verdi's RIGOLETTO; th e tragedy of Betty Lou Williams and her parasitic twin; the black midget, o nly 34 inches tall, who was happily married to a 264-pound wife; the human torso who could sew, crochet and type; and bizarre accounts of normal h... View more info

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MINDING THE STORE

By: Marcus, Stanley

Price: ¥300.00

Publisher: Signet Books: 1975

Seller ID: RWARE0000005814

ISBN: 0451141482

Condition: Good


New York Times "An opulent story that only an insider could tell!" Cincinnati Post "Fascinating....A success story that has become the stuff of legend!" View more info

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HOW TO SAVE THE WORLD IN YOUR SPARE TIME

By: May, Elizabeth

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Key Porter Books: 2007

Seller ID: RWARE0000017152

ISBN: 1552637816

Condition: As New


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout. If you have ever tried to save a local hospital, keep a neighborhood school open, or stop logging in a nearby forest, you will immediately recognize t he benefits of this accessible handbook. Topics include: How to get your issue in the news How to organize How to lobby How to mount a successful campaign A veteran environmental organizer and activist, Elizabeth May has put decad es of experience and advice into this entertaining read. Sprinkled througho ut are stories of her career in activism: from adventures in the Amazon wit h Sting and Gor... View more info