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Happy Anyway is a collection of short essays by current and past denizens of Flint, Michigan—the hometown of General Motors.

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Neil Leifer discovered "a camera could be my ticket to everywhere. A kind of magic carpet . . . to anyplace I wanted to go." That camera took him to fascinating places.

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If one picture is worth a thousand words then Night Flowers would be five complete sets of the Encyclopedia Britannica.

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This book addresses the issue of societal transformation “from male to female dominance” drawing on a range of statistical sources, publications, and anecdotal experiences, plus eight stories “from

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While academic readers interested in celebrity studies will want to pick up this slim volume, readers should be aware that the references made will be to primarily Indian culture and will be lost o

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A standup comic, according to Kliph Nesteroff’s interviewee Dick Curtis, was given its name by the mafia.

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“a fascinating source of material for those interested in visual anthropology and the impact of a developing urban art and social language.”

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Curvology purports to take us on “a scientific journey into the evolution of women’s bodies and what that means for their brains.” Engagingly, David Bainbridge attempts to diffuse the unea

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Without question Stoned is a book that can be absorbed or appreciated on many different levels.

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A rewarding collection whether read straight through or sampling here and there.”

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In the final minutes of Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas, Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) opens the door to his nondescript suburban home.

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It may not seem as if sonnets and pop songs would go together, but Didriksen proves quite well that they do.

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Every corner of the world is now seemingly explored, mapped, photographed, and available for visiting on the Internet.

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“The rest of us would likely do better to get our celebrity fix elsewhere.”

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“perfect for anyone who loves film, Turner Classic Movies, PBS, or show business.”

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“will her recipe that combines research, personal anecdotes, and social media feedback prove superior to existing advice, or will it fall like a failed soufflé?”  

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In picking up the subtitle All the Gossip Unfit to Print, the folks at Blood Moon Productions have, with their new volume Love Triangle: Ronald Reagan, Jane Wyman and Nancy Davis, 

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The book satisfies one’s appetite for a good story, salts and peppers it with scandal, and provides a tome’s worth of education . . .”

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“If you wear clogs, recycle diapers, and think it is fun to live in a hovel then this book is for you. Otherwise, the going is iffy.”

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“. . . for all of us who inevitably face the time when we will be making our own decisions regarding end-of-life issues and/or decisions for our loved ones.”

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If you’re facing a joint replacement, grieving the end of the printed newspaper, ever wondered why some metals bend and others don’t, why razor blades dull, or why the cub

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“Professor Fernandez is a delightfully quirky writer and his book Everyday Calculus is lighthearted and compelling, connecting mathematics to daily life.”

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“. . . in this lighthearted tale of love and market forces, Mr. Nicolson recounts how he used economics and game theory to attract women and then to form a partnership with one of them. .

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