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    1. Omnivore's Dilemma
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    2. My Secret: A PostSecret Book
    $17.79
    3. PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions
    $47.25
    4. In Vogue: The Illustrated History
    $18.45
    5. Freakonomics Rev Ed: A Rogue Economist
    $23.10
    6. Greetings from E Street: The Story
    $24.54
    7. Wall and Piece
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    8. Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade
    $49.95
    9. The Ultimate Fake Book: C Edition
    $13.57
    10. The Secret Lives of Men and Women:
    $37.80
    11. Pet Shop Boys Catalogue
    $23.10
    12. Pink Box: Inside Japan's Sex Clubs
    $14.93
    13. 10 Conversations You Need to Have
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    14. The Paradox of Choice: Why More
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    15. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas:
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    16. Not Even Wrong: The Failure of
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    17. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A
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    18. Alberto Vargas: Works from the
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    19. Supply And Demand: The Art of
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    20. Mind Set!: Reset Your Thinking

    1. Omnivore's Dilemma
    by Penguin Press HC, The
    Hardcover (11 April, 2006)
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    Isbn: 1594200823
    Sales Rank: 68
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Pollan is my hero!
    I am a pharmacist who is also very interested in how diet and exercise maintain people's health.Michael Pollan's book was an incredible eye-opener.I first heard him interviewed on Science Friday on NPR news (podcast) and decided to read his book.It is an extremely well researched book with an entire source list in the back.It is also very entertaining and easy to read.It is obvious he has a great sense of humor.His book encompasses the economics, politics, biology, ecology, and physiology regarding our current american diet.His book has surely changed the way I think about food and I was fairly well versed before I read his book.Now, I am a member of a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and have been spreading the word! This is one of the best and most influential books I have ever read. Everyone should read it.Ignorance is not bliss.Just ask some of my pharmacy customers who have side effects from the medicines they take and have to spend hundreds to thousands of dollars on those same medications.

    5-0 out of 5 stars My response to Vegan/Vegetarian horn-tutors
    I'm about halfway through this book (I've been kind of skipping around to various parts--which is how I usually read non-fiction books). Modern agriculture, factory farming, and where our food comes from are all subjects near and dear to my heart. These are topics that only people in the industry or professionally trained chefs (which I am) usually know and care about. I don't think veganism/vegetarianism is a good response (and I don't think it will fix anything). Instead, we need to be voicing our displeasure with our dollars.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Must Read for the Health Conscious
    The Omnivore's Dilemma is an exploration into the foods that are on our plates and why. The answers he delivers are at times frightening.
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    Subjects:  1. Anthropology - General    2. Archaeology / Anthropology    3. Food Science    4. Food habits    5. Food preferences    6. History    7. Manners And Customs    8. Nutrition    9. Popular Culture - General    10. Social Science    11. Sociology    12. Health & Fitness / Nutrition   


    2. My Secret: A PostSecret Book
    by Regan Books
    Hardcover (24 October, 2006)
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    At the beginning of 2005, Frank Warren launched a new blog called PostSecret as an experiment in community art, inviting strangers to mail him anonymous postcards that made art out of their innermost secrets and then posting a selection of the cards every week on his blog. Within a year, his blog was one of the five most popular in the world, and his first book, Read more

    Subjects:  1. Art & Art Instruction    2. Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - Private    3. Motivational & Inspirational    4. Popular Culture - General    5. Self-Help    6. Self-Help / Motivational   


    3. PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives
    by Regan Books
    Hardcover (29 November, 2005)
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    Isbn: 0060899190
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Eye-opening and highly recommended!
    To say that this book will reveal you a lot about the inner lives of people would be an underestimation. It goes even beyond that and allows you to connect with the others, to feel their happiness, sadness, triumph and depression. "Postsecret" gave me so many aha experiences that may compare only with the secrets which I learnt from the bestseller "scientfically guaranteed male multiple orgasms and ultimate sex". People have secrets for very good reasons and once you learn some of them you get an (unfair) advantage over the others. It is hard to predict what will be your reaction to the secrets revealed in this book but I am sure that it will leave a lasting impression in you just as every bold and highly valuable book does. "Postsecret" is one of the few books that may change your life and I highly recommend it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Frank, You've Done Something Amazing.
    My dad bought me this book because I made him go to the PostSecret Exhibit in Reading, Pa. He didn't know what it was going into and after seeing the exhibit and reading the book, he left in complete tears. This book is wonderful because it's like re-visiting the exibit over and over again. There is something very powerful about how reading other peoples secrets makes you realize how you are not alone. This is a book of humanity. So worth it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The kind of book that reminds you what it's like to be human
    I love this book.I love this project.I've been a fan of the website for awhile, and am glad many of the postcards have been published in book form.This is the type of art project that reminds you of the pain and beauty in humanity.You're also glad that there are other people out there in the world going through some of the same things that you are.Amazing. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Art & Art Instruction    2. Art Media (Specific Aspects)    3. Art therapy    4. Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - Private    5. General    6. Motivational & Inspirational    7. Personal Guidance    8. Popular Culture - General    9. Postcards    10. Secrets    11. Self-Help    12. Self-Help / Motivational   


    4. In Vogue: The Illustrated History of the World's Most Famous Fashion Magazine
    by Rizzoli
    Hardcover (22 September, 2006)
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    Isbn: 0847828646
    Sales Rank: 1515
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    Subjects:  1. Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions    2. Photo Techniques    3. Photography    4. Subjects & Themes - Fashion    5. Photographs: collections    6. Photography / Fashion   


    5. Freakonomics Rev Ed: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
    by William Morrow
    Hardcover (17 October, 2006)
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    Isbn: 0061234001
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Economics is not widely considered to be one of the sexier sciences. The annual Nobel Prize winner in that field never receives as much publicity as his or her compatriots in peace, literature, or physics. But if such slights are based on the notion that economics is dull, or that economists are concerned only with finance itself, Steven D. Levitt will change some minds. In Read more

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    2-0 out of 5 stars Fluff and Nonsense
    The underlying theme of this book seems to be that if one can come up with enough provocative theses and find some support, however tenuous, for them, perhaps one can write a thin, light weight book which will attract attention and thereby gain one's 15 minutes of fame.
    3-0 out of 5 stars Compelling, but superficial arguments
    The storytelling and economic science are the backbone of this compelling book and the scattered topics aren't enough to minimize Levitt's or Dubner's effort.The superficiality of the ideas is, however, and the wild concepts that the self-proclaimed freakonomist advances are easily put to question by simple thought experiments.For instance, the most controversial proposition that Levitt makes is that the legalization of abortion in the '70s was the single most important factor in the steep decline of crime in the US in the '90s, and that can be scrutinized easily.Levitt says that the people who would have been born to those mothers in the '70s would have gone on to live lives of the unwanted and been more likely to commit crimes in their late teens and early twenties (the '90s).Since millions were aborted, they weren't there to commit those crimes later.This eerie idea may be hard to stomach, but that's not the reason it should be doubted.If the aborted children would have a higher chance of becoming criminals, they would, no doubt, also have a higher chance of becoming poor, but the poverty rates for people above 18 remained relatively stable through the '80s and since.
    4-0 out of 5 stars It's about time Statistician speak out
    I originaly bought this for my son (in college on the mainland) based on an article I read in the sunday paper. When I saw it in the library I decided to pick it up and see if the book was any good. Well I was pleasantly surprised to find out that this was a very worthy book. After all how many people would ever consider a Statistician's opinion, well this is one time where you should. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Business & Economics    2. Business / Economics / Finance    3. Business/Economics    4. Economics (Specific Aspects)    5. Economics - General    6. General    7. Popular Culture - General    8. Probability & Statistics - General    9. Business & Economics / General   


    6. Greetings from E Street: The Story of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
    by Chronicle Books
    Hardcover (28 September, 2006)
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    Isbn: 0811853489
    Sales Rank: 397
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars What AGreat Trip down E Street !
    This book is so much fun! It's sort of a "pop up" book for grown ups. The clever pull-outs, the repros of tickets & ephemera, the old newspaper clippings that show a YOUNG, YOUNG Bruce...it's all good!This is not only a very novel approach, but also an easy to read, informative scrapbook of Springsteen history.The wonderful, plentiful photos and out-takes include some superb shots (including the covers) by Frank Stefanko.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very unique book that i highly recommend if you're a Bruce fan
    i concur with the first reviewer - i too thought i had just about every book i could want on Bruce, but this one surpassed my expectations.Don't let the low page count deter you - this one is definitely worth the money.There are a ton of pictures i had never seen before (ones that very likely came from the band members themselves or members of their inner circle) and there are a lot of reproductions of interesting chachkies, clippings, documents, itineraries, setlists, etc. that are in little pockets throughout the book (akin to the inserts you got in the LP of The Who - Live at Leeds).The book begins with Bruce's first bands and goes all the way up to the latest reunion tours.The presentation is excellent - quality printing, binding, and beautiful thick stock slipcase.I paid around $24 for it and i'm extremely pleased - while not a narrative-heavy book like some others that run much longer, i'd rate this as one you'll want to add to your Bruce collection.Hats off to the author.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Stroll Down The Boardwalk in Asbury Park and E Street
    I'm going to try to make this as helpful as I can without going on excessively. I don't know about you, but I sometimes become belabored by long reviews.
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    Subjects:  1. Biography    2. Entertainment & Performing Arts - General    3. General    4. Genres & Styles - Pop Vocal    5. Genres & Styles - Rock    6. History & Criticism - General    7. Music    8. Music/Songbooks    9. Photography    10. Rock groups    11. Rock musicians    12. Springsteen, Bruce    13. United States    14. Music / Popular    15. Popular culture   


    7. Wall and Piece
    by Random House UK
    Hardcover (27 December, 2005)
    list price: $37.18 -- our price: $24.54
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    Sales Rank: 1238
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Comming from an art school dropout
    Most graffiti artists are of the same school of thought, that being; advertisements are everywhere - Shepard Fairey the OBEY guy, everywhere you look there’s someone visually shoving something down your throat and usually they want money for it.So why is it illegal to put some of your own art up just as much as they do?This is true and valid opinion for someone to have, but not when its coming from a guy who just sprayed his tag name on the side of the highway in 8 foot indiscernible lettering - that is what gives graffiti a bad name.In my opinion it should be against the law to sign your name on a train or a building - no matter how big it is or how many colors you used or how fast you had to run when the watchmen saw.It just misses the point of having a public exchange of ideas.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Art Crime Extraordinaire!
    No artist comes close to the emotional impact he makes in this work. Brilliant-Brilliant-Brilliant.
    5-0 out of 5 stars one of my favorite artists
    Banksy is an amazing artist, a lot of conceptual as well as visually appealing works. I knew that he is like a god father of stencil graffiti, but i never thought good he is with installations.
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    Subjects:  1. Art    2. Art & Art Instruction    3. Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - General    4. Criticism    5. Exhibition Catalogs    6. Popular Culture - Counter Culture    7. Popular Culture - General    8. Art / General    9. Individual artists    10. Painting & paintings    11. Social Science / Popular Culture   


    8. Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas
    by Scribner
    Hardcover (23 August, 2006)
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    Sales Rank: 1282
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Another gem
    I have loved Klosterman's work for a while now, and IV does not disappoint. Funny, sad, cynical, bitter, but a wonderful reading experience. I don't think I understand what anyone is talking about any more, but I come closer to understanding Chuck than anyone else.
    1-0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your time...
    Read all of Chuck's other books and this is the worst of the bunch.SD&CP was funny.This is just a bad collection of articles that he has written.If you want to read about femal cover bands, or the scene in Fargo ND when he was 23, go right ahead.It feels like you are reading the Village Voice cover to cover...one crappy article at a time.Torture.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Chuck's Common-Sense Is In Short Supply In the Culture
    The title of "Chuck Klosterman IV" hearkens back to Led Zeppelin's classic untitled, "Stairway to Heaven" album.It's typical of Chuck's approach, which is to examine our significant pop culture landmarks with ironic, self-deprecating wit.This book collects some of the highlights of Klosterman's journalism over the past decade.He has been hailed as the successor to Hunter Thompson, but I think he has a quality that Thompson lacked (as much as I admired the work of the Good Doctor).That quality is American common-sense, in abundance.Klosterman's method is to examine pop culture with the close reading usually reserved for so-called "high culture."And then he takes the contrarian view, which can yield some surprising insights.A lot of these icons have been only worshipped their whole careers, so the combination of Klosterman's ruthless scrutiny and heartland human sympathy produces strange and wonderful new wisdom.
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    Subjects:  1. American - General    2. Essays    3. Literary    4. Pop Arts / Pop Culture    5. Popular Culture    6. Popular Culture - General    7. Social Science    8. Sociology    9. Social Science / Popular Culture   


    9. The Ultimate Fake Book: C Edition (Fake Book Series)
    by Hal Leonard Corporation
    Plastic Comb (01 February, 1994)
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    Isbn: 0793529395
    Sales Rank: 26856
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Piano Man is two thirds of a page long
    In Billy Joel Complete Vol. I, Piano Man is five full pages long.In the Ultimate Fake Book, it's about two thirds of a page.Similarly, the sheet music for Webber's All I Ask of You is five full pages, but exactly one page in the Ultimate Fake Book.The Titanic Love Theme is one page in this fake book.I find the comb binding to be strong, and the print large enough and clear and everything is neat and accurate as far as I can tell.I am having SO MUCH FUN playing songs out of this fake book, I can't believe it!!! I'm almost giddy with delight -- I can't believe I'm playing some of these songs that I always wanted to be able to play!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great collection, lousy binding
    A "Fake Book" has just one staff, typically a synthesis between the melody and vocal line, so that you can play it on pretty much any instrument and get something recognizable as the song out.So you can play these songs on a piano, flute, harmonica - any C instrument really, which is most instruments (though not trombones or trumpets.)And the words are printed too, so you can sing it or at least know what would be sung.
    5-0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate Fake Book : C Edition (Fake Book Series)
    This book contains many of my favoriate songs.ANd I like the way it indexes the songs in several ways.Alphabetic, by era, and by artist.
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    Subjects:  1. Genres & Styles - Pop Vocal    2. Music    3. Music/Songbooks    4. Musical Instruments - General    5. Songbooks - General    6. Songbooks - Popular    7. Music / Songbooks   


    10. The Secret Lives of Men and Women: A PostSecret Book
    by Regan Books
    Hardcover (01 January, 2007)
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    Isbn: 0061198757
    Sales Rank: 523
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    Subjects:  1. Art & Art Instruction    2. Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - Private    3. Motivational & Inspirational    4. Popular Culture - General    5. Self-Help    6. Self-Help / Motivational   


    11. Pet Shop Boys Catalogue
    by Thames & Hudson
    Hardcover (30 October, 2006)
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    Sales Rank: 1761
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Incredibly lavish!
    Massive, beautiful and gorgeous.What a treat to finally have a such an incredibly awe-inspiring piece as this to finally compile all of the wonderful works of art that go into what is, was and remains Tennant/Lowe.I have honestly wanted something like this to be produced for decades now, and when I first saw it in the UK, I ordered it there and waited for it for weeks.Now you can have it here quickly and painlessly.Definitely pick up a copy today...if you are even the most casual of fan (and somehow, I sense that if you stumbled across this, you are, as I, far more than that), you are very much deserving of this.Get it and cherish/treasure it for years. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Alternative    2. Genres & Styles - Pop Vocal    3. History & Criticism - General    4. Music    5. Music History And Criticism +    6. Music/Songbooks    7. Graphic design    8. Music / Popular    9. Photographs: collections    10. Rock & pop   


    12. Pink Box: Inside Japan's Sex Clubs
    by "Harry N. Abrams, Inc."
    Paperback (01 October, 2006)
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    Sales Rank: 1430
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Creative, engaging and edgy
    This is a fascinating look into an aspect of Japanese culture I never knew existed.Joan Sinclair got incredible access -- access not only to the actual establishments, but access to the inner lives of some of these women and men whom she portrays with honesty and integrity.She has a fresh, exciting lens which comes through not without a revolutionary edge.This is an original.The intro by Farrer is also excellent. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Anthropology - General    2. Cultural And Social Anthropology    3. Human Sexuality    4. Japan    5. Nightclubs    6. Pictorial works    7. Psychology    8. Sex customs    9. Sex-oriented businesses    10. Social Science    11. Sociology    12. Art / Popular Culture    13. Erotic art    14. Photographs: collections    15. Pop Culture; sex; travel; Japan   


    13. 10 Conversations You Need to Have with Your Children
    by Regan Books
    Hardcover (04 April, 2006)
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    Sales Rank: 4305
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Best book ever
    This has been the only book I have ever read that hit a huge cord within me and stayed.The messages and insights will stay with you long after you've put the book down.We have stopped watching TV with our kids during the week and instead talk, play games, go on walks and enjoy each other's company.We have learned to destress our house and focus on happiness.My husband and I have reconnected and our family is happier as a whole.This book, if you allow it to, can teach you miraculous things.Shmuley Boteach is an incredible rabbi, teacher, husband and above all, father.This book is worth 10 times it's price.Thank you Shmuley Boteach!!

    4-0 out of 5 stars 10 BOOKS TO GIVE AWAY TO EVERYONE YOU CARE ABOUT
    I was so struck by this book I could not put it down.I talked to everyone I know about the concepts in the book and have already passed it along to my son who has two children.I need to purchase 2 more now, one for my nail technician and one for me to keep until the next time I give it away.
    5-0 out of 5 stars 10 conversations you need to have with your children
    It does not matter what faith you prescribe to - this book defines what we as parents should be focusing on in raising our children - "who" are children are not "what" they are! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Child Care/Parenting    2. Child Development And Rearing    3. Communication in the family    4. Conduct of life    5. Family & Relationships    6. Family / Parenting / Childbirth    7. Judaism - General    8. Parent and child    9. Parenting - General    10. Philosophy Of Judaism    11. Popular Culture - General    12. Family & Relationships / Parenting   


    14. The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less (P.S.)
    by Harper Perennial
    Paperback (18 January, 2005)
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    Isbn: 0060005696
    Sales Rank: 1135
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Good and bad choices in financial trading
    Having a choice in life is a good thing; a person without choices is often miserable.As the number of choices grows, our happiness grows with them, but then it begins to decline.Having too many choices creates stress.Schwartz describes his visit to a local supermarket: "...next to the crackers were 285 varieties of cookies.Among chocolate chip cookies there were 21 options. ... Across the isle were juices - 13 `sports drinks,' 65 `box drinks' for kids, 85 other flavors and brands of juices, and 75 iced teas and adult drinks.I could get these tea drinks sweetened (sugar or artificial sweetener), lemoned, and flavored. ... I found 61 varieties of suntan oil and sunblock, and 80 different pain relievers - aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen; 350 milligrams or 500 milligrams; caplets, capsules, and tablets; coated or uncoated.There were 40 options for toothpaste, 150 lipsticks, 75 eyeliners, and 90 colors of nail polish from one brand alone."
    5-0 out of 5 stars One of the most interesting, thought, provoking, and immediately useful books I've read.
    I read about 4 books per month and this is hands down one of the best ones I've read in the past year. Packed with information, yet enjoyable to read, I had a hard time putting this one down.
    5-0 out of 5 stars F yeah
    This book is one of the most interesting books I have ever read. The basic premise of this book is that the more choice we have, the more anxious we become about the decisions we have to make. Think for example, about how many different stores there are in a mall. You want to buy a dress shirt, but which store do you go into? Will the Gap have a better deal than Banana Republic? Or maybe Macy's or Lord & Taylor will have a better shirt. But then, which shirt do you pick once you decide what store to walk into? All these decisions prove to be quite exhausting, despite our unconscience ability to make such them on a constant basis.
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    Subjects:  1. Anthropology - Cultural    2. Decision Making & Problem Solving    3. General    4. Popular Culture - General    5. Psychology    6. Social Psychology    7. Popular psychology    8. Psychology & Psychiatry / Social Psychology   


    15. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream
    by Vintage
    Paperback (12 May, 1998)
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    Isbn: 0679785892
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Heralded as the "best book on the dope decade" by the Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars This is one heck of a fun book!
    Thompson's classic novel shows that quest literature (in this case the quest for the American Dream) is not at all dead. This is tale is wonderfully crafted and will entertain until the last page.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Sometimes you just have to give it another chance
    I have read this book about a dozen times, and I won't lie, the first few times were hard. I wasn't sure if I even understood this book, let alone liked it. My husband was a big fan, and convinced me to give the book another shot one day- and am I happy he did. I got it. It is funny, sad, crazy and weird. It's a journey that I am happy I took, and will take again. It is one of those book that each and every time you read it you will take away something new and fresh. Great read. Try it, you will like it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars hilarious!
    If you are looking for a good laugh and are not offended by drugs, lewd behavior, and hooliganism, then I would highly recommend this book.90% of the story takes place while the two main characters are doped up on various drugs or combinations of them, and the consequences are hilarious.I laughed most of the way through.
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    Subjects:  1. Biography    2. Biography & Autobiography    3. Biography/Autobiography    4. Journalism    5. Journalists    6. Literary    7. Pop Arts / Pop Culture    8. Popular Culture - General    9. Thompson, Hunter S    10. United States    11. United States - 20th Century/60s    12. American English    13. Biography & Autobiography / General    14. Modern fiction    15. True Stories   


    16. Not Even Wrong: The Failure of String Theory And the Search for Unity in Physical Law
    by Basic Books
    Hardcover (30 September, 2006)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars A well defended postion, but perhaps a bit too defensive
    I was at one time a research scientist, but not a physicist. I took a year of Quantum Mechanics, but certainly don't regard myself as very knowledgeable in this area or mathematics. Therefore, this review is coming from a space of being an educated layperson with a broad background and open mind. I think this is important to know before you read more of my review.
    4-0 out of 5 stars not trivial, not definitive
    First some background.I am not a physicist or involved in this field in any way so my review is aimed at the amateur who wants to know about the state of affairs in physics and specifically string theory.
    5-0 out of 5 stars A timely and honest critique
    I've been following the arguments made by Peter Woit against String Theory for quite some time, and it's a pleasure to be able to have them all in a single volume. His arguments are very persuasive, and his writing clear and to the point. This, however, is not a book that the general audience will find easy to follow. The earlier chapters recount the canonical story of the success of the particlephysics in the 20th century, and if you are familiar with that story you can safely skip these chapters. The later chapters are the really interesting ones, but unless you have at least some familiarity with theoretical particle physics and the modern mathematics, you might find yourself lost. Even with that caveat it is still possible to appreciate the central theme of this book: theoretical particle physics took a wrong turn somewhere in the late 70s and the early 80s, and has never been able to recover from this. Woit is appealing in this book to the practitioners in the field to be more honest with their assessments of the direction in which the theoretical particle physics is headed, and the lack of any meaningful progress.
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    17. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto
    by Scribner
    Paperback (22 June, 2004)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars I love Chuck!
    I love to read anything Chuck Klosterman writes, even if he can sometimes be inconsistent.That being said, this book is frickin' great and is not the reason I find his writings occassionally inconsistent.I always recommend this to people who enjoy anything about pop culture and or just generally funny reads.So far everyone I have recommended it to has become Chuck fans!

    5-0 out of 5 stars People in glass houses...
    When I read Chuck K., I feel like I'm coming home. It's like I'm having a deep, intense discussion with a college friend as Dark Side of the Moon is tripping in the background. I mean, I am a Gen X RAWKER about the same age, and with every page comes a new delight. When he mentioned "All For Leyna", a track on Billy Joel's Glass Houses I about Busted A Gut...it was my first vinyl at age 9.Chuck and I are soulmates.If you don't like his stuff, you just don't get it, and you weren't there.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Deep yet superficial?
    Although I have a penchant for fiction, this book is very high on my list of works to recommend to other avid readers. Nobody can make a point quite like Chuck Klosterman. Granted, he sometimes supports his opinion by saying (in essence), "I believe this, therefore it must be so" -- but even then, he's so damn believable. (More often than not, though, he provides more than enough evidence to support his claims and opinions.) Chuck's essays in this compilation are easy to read, thought-provoking, humorous, insightful, and just plain fun. I'm a sucker for pop culture, and this book helps me feel better about that, in a way. It gives me proof that my intellectual side can somehow coincide with my lighter, more bubble-gum (read: guilty-pleasure) side. Thanks for that, Chuck -- and also for making me laugh and think at the same time. In my experience, that's rare. ... Read more

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    18. Alberto Vargas: Works from the Max Vargas Collection
    by Bulfinch
    Hardcover (20 September, 2006)
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    Isbn: 0821257927
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    19. Supply And Demand: The Art of Shepard Fairey
    by Gingko Press
    Hardcover (01 July, 2006)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A True Masterpiece
    This exhaustive tome is all you will ever need to know all about Fairey's work to date. It's in a great format, the printing is superb, and many pieces of work / projects include insightful comments from a wide variety of sources as well as from Fairey himself. Really great reproductions of some epic work, loads of great site photographs, there's even some old camera-ready artwork here too. It's excellent value compared to other 'art' books that I know 'we' have already bought. Every designer / studio really ought to have this.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Buy it Now.
    Great book for graphic artists, artists, or anyone interested in the psychology behind advertising. A must read.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This is a really great book - the real deal
    Forget most of those other graphic art fools from this generation who have books out now, this guy is the real deal. Although his art has it's obvious roots in classic graphics of prior generations, Fairey takes his work seriously and takes it to another level. He seems to make perfect art when he communicates and presents his ideas and ideals to us. In this book, from his original "Manifesto" to it's last page is perfect evidence of this mans' artistic genius and sensibility. Just a really great book all around, NO WAY WILL YOU BE DISAPPOINTED, it's big, colorful, and put together WONDERFULLY.
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    20. Mind Set!: Reset Your Thinking and See the Future
    by Collins
    Hardcover (03 October, 2006)
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    Isbn: 0061136883
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    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Worth reading - interesting look at the future
    First read Naisbett on Megatrends and with that book he sure hit a home run with his insight. He I believe has done it again. He starts out with 11 mindsets of the future and talks you through them with stories that ring true. He then relates the 11 mind sets to five pictures of the future and in all but one I think I can 'get it' you might say. I think this is an important work if you want to understand the changing landscape of the future. Well worth the read. Actually the only thing I dont like about the book is the hokey cover, the book jacket is creative but half what they normally are and a real pain to have when you read it. The actual book cover is awful under the jacket ... strange thing to not like but I didnt. But loved the material.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Questioning what really drives the future...
    I just had the pleasure of reading an advance copy of John Naisbitt's Mind Set!: Reset Your Thinking and See the Future.There's a lot in this book that I'd like to recommend for those who think everything is "the next big thing"...It's really not.
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