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Shall I File That Under "P" for Pompous Twist Magnet
Anne Taintor.
Publisher: Anne Taintor.   Format: .
UPC: 823398018613.  Daedalus Item Code: 36107
 
While a self-satisfied joker with a cravat and pipe laughs it up, his slim brunette secretary wonders, "umm ... shall I file that under 'P' for 'pompous' or 'J' for 'jackass'?" The snarky, ironic wit ... (Read More)
 
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Two Caravans
Marina Lewycka.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780141026992.  Daedalus Item Code: 22340
 
(shortlisted for the 2008 Orwell Prize; Book Sense Pick) The author of the Orange and the Man Booker Prize–nominated A Short History of Tractors in the Ukraine returns with this ... (Read More)
 
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Two Lives: Gertrude and Alice
Janet Malcolm.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300125511.  Daedalus Item Code: 32362
 
"How had the pair of elderly Jewish lesbians survived the Nazis?" Janet Malcolm asks at the beginning of this extraordinary work of literary biography and investigative journalism. The pair, of ... (Read More)
 
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Two Times Intro: On the Road with Patti Smith
Michael Stipe.
Publisher: Akashic.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781617750236.  Daedalus Item Code: 32931
 
A photographer, film producer, and activist, as well as the frontman for R.E.M., Michael Stipe had been a longtime fan of performer and songwriter Patti Smith when he finally introduced himself to ... (Read More)
 
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The Ultimate, Illustrated Beats Chronology
Robert Niemi.
Publisher: Soft Skull.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781593764111.  Daedalus Item Code: 32402
 
Did you know that just a few weeks after the German 6th Army surrendered at Stalingrad, Jack Kerouac reported to the Newport, Rhode Island, U.S. Naval Training Station, served only eight days on ... (Read More)
 
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Ulysses and Us: The Art of Everyday Life in Joyce's Masterpiece
Declan Kiberd.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393070996.  Daedalus Item Code: 21117
 
A professor of Anglo-Irish literature at University College Dublin and Ireland's premier literary historian, Declan Kiberd offers this audacious new take on James Joyce's modernist masterpiece. ... (Read More)
 
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The Uncommon Life of Common Objects: Essays on Design and the Everyday
Akiko Busch. George Skelcher, illus.
Publisher: Metropolis Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781933045061.  Daedalus Item Code: 32355
 
What makes us love our things? Why do we attach sentiments to certain items? And how is it that sometimes objects can tell stories more eloquently than people? In these 12 essays on common objects—a ... (Read More)
 
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Under the Sun: The Letters of Bruce Chatwin
Bruce Chatwin. Elizabeth Chatwin & Nicholas Shakespeare, eds.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670022465.  Daedalus Item Code: 31232
 
The author of such brilliant travel-themed works as In Patagonia and The Songlines, Bruce Chatwin was a nomad whose restless desire for adventure and enlightenment was wholly evident in ... (Read More)
 
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The Unexpected Evolution of Language: Discover the Surprising Etymology of Everyday Words
Justin Cord Hayes.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440542787.  Daedalus Item Code: 33064
 
You could call this book awful and the author wouldn't even mind. In fact, as Justin Cord Hayes tells us, "awful" once meant something worthy of respect or fear, inspiring awe, just as "bully" was ... (Read More)
 
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An Unexpected Light: Travels in Afghanistan
Jason Elliot.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780312622053.  Daedalus Item Code: 33138
 
Before his superb Mirrors of the Unseen: Journeys in Iran, Jason Elliot gave us this remarkable debut, describing two trips he made to Afghanistan—as an idealistic teenager hoping to join the ... (Read More)
 
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Unholy Awakening
Michael Gregorio.
Publisher: Minotaur.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780312625023.  Daedalus Item Code: 20635
 
A woman's body has been found at the bottom of a well, in this fourth historical mystery starring Hanno Stiffeniis, a magistrate in Napoleonic Prussia—but what is most startling is her death wound: ... (Read More)
 
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Unlearning the Basics: A New Way of Understanding Yourself and the World
Rishi Sativihari. Mu Soeng, foreword.
Publisher: Wisdom.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780861715725.  Daedalus Item Code: 23314
 
In fresh and engaging language, with visualization diagrams and illustrations, this book challenges many commonsense understandings of who we are, what the mind is, and the relationship of the self ... (Read More)
 
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