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Eating the Dinosaur
By Simon & Schuster Audio
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4.4 out of 5 stars with 129 reviews
Chuck Klosterman has chronicled rock music, film, and sports for almost 15 years. He's covered extreme metal, extreme nostalgia, disposable art, disposable heroes, life on the road, life through the television, urban uncertainty, and small-town weirdness. Through a variety of mediums and with a multitude of motives, he's written about everything he can think of (and a lot that he's forgotten). The world keeps accelerating, but the pop ideas keep coming. In Eating the Dinosaur, Klosterman is


The Beatles: Recording Sessions: The Official Abbey Road Studio Session Notes, 1962-1970
By Harmony Books: NY
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ean: 9780517581827, isbn: 0517581825,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 130 reviews
One of the most important and successful rock 'n' roll books ever published is now available in paperback. This is the definitive guide to every recording session done by the Beatles at EMI's Abbey Road recording studio. 150 full-color, 100 duotone, and 100 black-and-white photographs..


As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride
By Simon & Schuster Audio
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 44 reviews
From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner. The Princess Bride has been a family favorite for close to three


Sex and the City and Us
By Simon & Schuster Audio
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4.1 out of 5 stars with 86 reviews
By the best-selling author of Seinfeldia, a fascinating retrospective of the iconic and award-winning television series Sex and the City, to coincide with the show's 20th anniversary. When Candace Bushnell started writing her ''Sex and the City'' column for the New York Observer, she didn't think anyone beyond the Upper East Side would care about her adventures among the Hamptons-hopping media elite. But her struggles with singlehood struck a chord, making her a citywide - and soon nationwide


The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat, and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
By Unknown
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4.4 out of 5 stars with 57 reviews
Dish up the red meat, eggs, and whole milk! In this well-researched and captivating narrative, veteran food writer Nina Teicholz proves how everything we've been told about fat is wrong. For decades, Americans have cut back on red meat and dairy products full of ''bad'' saturated fats. We obediently complied with nutritional guidelines to eat ''heart healthy'' fats found in olive oil, fish, and nuts, and followed a Mediterranean diet heavy on fruits, vegetables, and grains. Yet the nation's


Tape Op: The Book About Creative Music Recording
By Brand: Feral House
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ean: 9780922915606, isbn: 0922915601,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 143 reviews
Selections from the well-regarded DIY recording magazine.Used Book in Good Condition.


The Revolution Generation: How Millennials Can Save America and the World (Before It's Too Late)
By Simon & Schuster Audio
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4.1 out of 5 stars with 127 reviews
From the activist and Sundance Award-winning filmmaker of Fuel and Kiss the Ground comes an ambitious audiobook showcasing the captivating stories of millennial changemakers in order to empower and motivate today's young adults to rise up to their potential for greatness. With eye-opening research and inspiring interviews, The Revolution Generation is the first in-depth exploration of the world-changing activism and potential of people born between 1980 and 2000. Labeled Generation Y or


The Hobbit: The Acclaimed Radio 4 Dramatisation (BBC Radio Collection)
By BBC Books
SKU: #2017407706
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sku: 2017407706, ean: 9780563528807, isbn: 056352880X,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 85 reviews
Dwarves, elves, goblins, trolls, dragons, and wizards—these are the ingredients of J. R. R. Tolkien's wonderful fantasy, the prelude to The Lord of The Rings, now the subject of a major feature film series. The hero of the tale is Bilbo Baggins, a home-loving unambitious hobbit who is suddenly thrust into what turns out to be the biggest adventure of his life. Guided by Gandalf the wizard, Bilbo and a company of dwarves set out to destroy Smaug the Magnificent, a ferocious dragon who guards a


Songs of the Doomed: More Notes on the Death of the American Dream
By Simon & Schuster Audio
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 20 reviews
In this third and most extraordinary volume of the Gonzo Papers, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson recalls high and hideous moments in his 30 years in the Passing Lane - and no one is safe from his hilarious, remarkably astute social commentary.   With Thompson's trademark insight and passion about the state of American politics and culture, Songs of the Doomed charts the long, strange trip from Kennedy to Quayle in Thompson's freewheeling, inimitable style. Spanning four decades - 1950 to 1990 -


Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History
By Unknown
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 53 reviews
A razor-sharp thinker offers a new understanding of our post-truth world and explains the American instinct to believe in make-believe, from the Pilgrims to P. T. Barnum to Disneyland to zealots of every stripe...to Donald Trump. In this sweeping, eloquent history of America, Kurt Andersen demonstrates that what's happening in our country today - this strange, post-factual, ''fake news'' moment we're all living through - is not something entirely new, but rather the ultimate expression of our


The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry
By Tantor Audio
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 61 reviews
The Psychopath Test is a fascinating journey through the minds of madness. Jon Ronson's exploration of a potential hoax being played on the world's top neurologists takes him, unexpectedly, into the heart of the madness industry. An influential psychologist who is convinced that many important CEOs and politicians are, in fact, psychopaths, teaches Ronson how to spot these high-flying individuals by looking out for little telltale verbal and nonverbal clues. And so Ronson, armed with his new


The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide: Safe, Therapeutic, and Sacred Journeys
By Tantor Audio
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4.1 out of 5 stars with 148 reviews
Called ''America's wisest and most respected authority on psychedelics and their use'', James Fadiman has been involved with psychedelic research since the 1960s. In this guide to the immediate and long-term effects of psychedelic use for spiritual (high dose), therapeutic (moderate dose), and problem-solving (low dose and microdose) purposes, Fadiman outlines best practices for safe, sacred entheogenic voyages learned through his more than 40 years of experience - from the benefits of having a


Fame: The Hijacking of Reality
By Brilliance Audio
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 144 reviews
Entertainment shows, magazines, websites, and other channels continuously report the latest sightings, heartbreaks, and triumphs of the famous to a seemingly insatiable public. Millions of people go to enormous lengths to achieve fame. Fame is woven into our lives in ways that may have been unimaginable in years past. And yet, is fame even real? Contrary to tangible realities, fame is one of those ''realities'' that we, as a society, have made. Why is that, and what is it about fame that drives


I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined)
By Simon & Schuster Audio
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4.1 out of 5 stars with 77 reviews
From New York Times best-selling author, ''one of America's top cultural critics'' (Entertainment Weekly), and ''The Ethicist'' for The New York Times Magazine, comes a new book of all original pieces on villains and villainy. Chuck Klosterman has walked into the darkness. As a boy, he related to the cultural figures who represented goodness - but as an adult, he found himself unconsciously aligning with their enemies. This was not because he necessarily liked what they were doing; it was


Audio Culture, Revised Edition: Readings in Modern Music
By Bloomsbury Academic
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ean: 9781501318351, isbn: 1501318357,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 107 reviews
The groundbreaking Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music (Continuum; September 2004; paperback original) maps the aural and discursive terrain of vanguard music today. Rather than offering a history of contemporary music, Audio Culture traces the genealogy of current musical practices and theoretical concerns, drawing lines of connection between recent musical production and earlier moments of sonic experimentation. It aims to foreground the various rewirings of musical composition and


Fast Food Nation
By Unknown
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 47 reviews
To a degree both engrossing and alarming, the story of fast food is the story of postwar America. Though created by a handful of mavericks, the fast food industry has triggered the homogenization of our society. Fast food has hastened the malling of our landscape, widened the chasm between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and propelled the juggernaut of American cultural imperialism abroad. That's a lengthy list of charges, but Eric Schlosser makes them stick with an artful mix of


Bit by Bit: How Video Games Transformed Our World
By Hachette Audio
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4.3 out of 5 stars with 110 reviews
An acclaimed novelist and critic argues that video games are the most vital art form of our time. Video games have seemingly taken over our lives. Whereas gamers once constituted a small and largely male subculture, today 67 percent of American households play video games. The average gamer is now 34 years old and spends eight hours each week playing - and there is a 40 percent chance this person is a woman. In Bit by Bit, Andrew Ervin sets out to understand the explosive popularity of


Keep It Pithy: Useful Observations in a Tough World
By Brand: Random House Audio
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ean: 9780804128971, isbn: 0804128979,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 71 reviews
From the bestselling author of Killing Lincoln and host of Fox News' top show The O'Reilly Factor, the best of Bill O’Reilly’s provocative writing—reflecting his ideas, wisdom, and core valuesBill O’Reilly is one of the most recognized and talked-about journalists of our time. With an unparalleled track record as an author and with the #1-rated Fox News show, The O’Reilly Factor, O’Reilly has become a veritable institution of political insight and keen advice. In Keep It Pithy,


What If This Were Enough?: Essays
By Random House Audio
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4.4 out of 5 stars with 35 reviews
By the acclaimed critic, memoirist, and advice columnist, an impassioned collection tackling our obsession with self-improvement and urging listeners to embrace the imperfections of the everyday. Heather Havrilesky's writing has been called ''whip-smart and profanely funny'' (Entertainment Weekly) and ''required reading for all humans'' (Celeste Ng). In her work for New York, The Baffler, The New York Times Magazine, and The Atlantic, as well as in ''Ask Polly'', her advice column for The Cut,


The Sky Is Falling: How Vampires, Zombies, Androids, and Superheroes Made America Great for Extremism
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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4.3 out of 5 stars with 40 reviews
Almost everything has been invoked to account for Trump's victory and the rise of alt-right, from job loss to racism to demography - everything, that is, except popular culture. In The Sky Is Falling best-selling cultural critic, Peter Biskind, dives headlong into two decades of popular culture - from superhero franchises such as the Dark Knight, X-Men, and the Avengers and series like The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones to thrillers like Homeland and 24 - and emerges to argue that these shows



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