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MOLLY IVINS CAN'T SAY THAT, CAN SHE

By: IVINS, MOLLY

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Vintage: 1992

Seller ID: RWARE0000000871

ISBN: 0679741836

Condition: Very Good


Ivins, past or present columnist for The Nation , Mother Jones , The Progre ssive , Ms. , and other unabashedly liberal publications, combines politica l savvy with a wicked sense of humor. Her primary target is Texas politics and "bidness," but she also discusses Ronald Reagan (including her classic look back on the Cowboy Ronnie Show, "Don't Worry, They're Happy"), George Bush (in a section titled, "The Discreet Smarm of the Bushwazee"), journali sm ("Coppeeeee!" a eulogy on the Copy Boy), feminism ("The Women Who Run Te xas"), and others. Ivins conclu... View more info

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BUSHWHACKED: LIFE IN GEORGE W. BUSH'S AMERICA (NO DUSTJACKET)

By: IVINS, MOLLY

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Random House: 2003

Seller ID: RWARE0000026914

ISBN: 0375507523

Condition: Very Good


From Molly Ivins and Lou Dubose, authors of Shrub, Bushwhacked is a hilario us, no-holds-barred look at George W. Bush and his administration, and an e ssential book for understanding the full, destructive impact of his preside ncy. For years, bestselling political commentator Molly Ivins has been sounding the alarm about George W. Bush. In Shrub, her 2000 skewering of presidentia l candidate Bush, the inimitable Ivins, with co-author Lou Dubose, offered a devastating exposé of Dubya's career and abysmal record as governor of Te xas. Now, in their second book on our current White House occup... View more info

THE ART OF CHOOSING

By: Iyengar, Sheena

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Twelve: 2011

Seller ID: RWARE0000047651

ISBN: 0446504114

Condition: Very Good


Every day we make choices. Coke or Pepsi? Save or spend? Stay or go? Whether mundane or life-altering, these choices define us and shape our lives. Sheena Iyengar asks the difficult questions about how and why we choose: Is the desire for choice innate or bound by culture? Why do we sometimes choose against our best interests? How much control do we really have over what we choose? Sheena Iyengar's award-winning research reveals that the answers are surprising and profound. In our world of shifting political and cultural forces, technological revolution, and interconnected commerce, our decisi... View more info

THE GUINEA PIG DIARIES: MY LIFE AS AN EXPERIMENT

By: Jacobs, A. J.

Price: ¥750.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2009

Seller ID: RWARE0000042244

ISBN: 1416599061

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


The Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life as an Experiment by A. J. Jacobs The uproarious New York Times bestselling author of The Year of Living Bibl ically and The Know-It-All gathers his adventures as a human guinea pig int o one of the funniest and most enlightening books of the year. • An irresistible page-turner filled with surprising wisdom: For his first hit book, Jacobs read the Encyclopedia Britannica. For his second, he followed every single rule in the Bible. Now comes a collection of his mos t outrageous and thought-provoking experiments yet. In The Guinea Pig Diari es, Jacobs goes u... View more info

THIS BOOK IS OVERDUE!: HOW LIBRARIANS AND CYBRARIANS CAN SAVE US ALL

By: Johnson, Marilyn

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS: 2013

Seller ID: RWARE0000044425

ISBN: 0061431613

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. Buried in info? Cross-eyed over technology? From the bottom of a pile of pa per, disks, books, e-books, and scattered thumb drives comes a cry of hope: Make way for the librarians-they can help! Those who predicted the death of libraries forgot to consider that, in the automated maze of contemporary life, none of us-expert and hopelessly baffled alike-can get along without human help. And not just any help: we need librarians, the only ones who can s... View more info

SOLDIERS OF GOD: WITH ISLAMIC WARRIORS IN AFGHANISTAN AND PAKISTAN

By: Kaplan, Robert D.

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Vintage: 2001

Seller ID: RWARE0000038924

ISBN: 1400030250

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 "Robert Kaplan [is] a scholarly and adventurous journalist. . . . He draws attention to long-term trends that other writers have little noted." -The N ew York Times "Soldiers of God is a thoughtful, insightful, highly readable book. Battlef ield smart, rock solid." -Dan Rather "Affecting and informative. . . . [Kaplan] answer[s] a number of important political questions." -The New Yorker "[A] first-rate account. . . . [... View more info

I FOUGHT THE LAW: A RIOTOUS ROMP IN SEARCH OF BRITISH DEMOCRACY

By: Kieran, Dan

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Bantam Press: 2008

Seller ID: RWARE0000046732

ISBN: 0553817701

Condition: Good


In an attempt to raise a dormant spirit lying somewhere between Fred Dibnah and Bonnie and Clyde, Dan Kieran has been on a journey to discover why lif e in modern Britain is so absurd and unfulfilling, and he has realized that everything comes down to just one thing: British law. And these very laws are becoming as eccentric as moustache clubs, shin-kicking championships, a nd even, God bless her, the Queen. And on his travels, Dan finds he's not a lone, for there are multitudes of people battling against the tedium. And s o begins a satirical, fun-packed crime spree as Dan joins a group of pr... View more info

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WALTZING MATERIALISM

By: King, Jonathan

Price: ¥1,400.00

Publisher: Longman: 1977

Seller ID: RWARE0000025284

ISBN: 0063120038

Condition: Very Good


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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

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

THE SHOCK DOCTRINE: THE RISE OF DISASTER CAPITALISM

By: Klein, Naomi

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Macmillan Audio: 2010

Seller ID: RWARE0000047857

ISBN: 0141024534

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. In her ground-breaking reporting, Naomi Klein introduced the term "disaster capitalism". Whether covering Baghdad after the U.S. occupation, Sri Lanka in the wake of the tsunami, or New Orleans post-Katrina, she witnessed som ething remarkably similar. People still reeling from catastrophe were being hit again, this time with economic "shock treatment": losing their land an d homes to rapid-fire corporate makeovers. The Shock Doctrine... 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

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

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

FURIOUSLY HAPPY: A FUNNY BOOK ABOUT HORRIBLE THINGS

By: Lawson,Jenny

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Macmillan Audio: 2016

Seller ID: RWARE0000047747

ISBN: 1447238346

Condition: Very Good


In Furiously Happy, number-one New York Times best-selling author Jenny Law son explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridicul ous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terribl e idea. But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best. As Jenny says: "Some people might think that being 'furiously happy' is just an excuse to be stupid and irresponsible and invite a herd of kangaroos over to your hou se without telling your husband first because you suspect he would say no s ince he's never particularly liked kangaroos. And that would be ridicu... View more info

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

By: Lemos, Gerard

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Yale University Press: 2013

Seller ID: RWARE0000047157

ISBN: 0300197217

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. A path-breaking study of ordinary Chinese people and how they perceive thei r lives and opportunities in modern China 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 th... View more info

NEWS JUNKIE

By: Leopold, Jason

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Rare Bird Books, A Vireo Boo: 2014

Seller ID: RWARE0000047044

ISBN: 1940207231

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. In News Junkie, the cutthroat worlds of journalism, politics, and high finance are laid bare by Jason Leopold, whose addictive tendencies led him from a life of drug abuse and petty crime to become an award-winning investigative journalist who exposed some of the biggest corporate and political scandals in recent American history. Leopold broke key stories about the California energy crisis and Enron Corporation's infamous phony trading floor as a rep... View more info

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