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Golden Days: West's Lakers, Steph's Warriors, and the California Dreamers Who Reinvented Basketball
4.0 out of 5 stars with 40 reviews
The best-selling author of Dream Team tells the interconnected stories of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors and the early 1970s Los Angeles Lakers, two extraordinary teams playing in extraordinary times and linked by one extraordinary man: Jerry West.
During their 1971-72 championship season, the LA Lakers won 33 games in a row, a streak that still stands as the longest and greatest in the history of American professional sports. It was a run of uninterrupted dominance that predated by
Text Me When You Get Home: The Evolution and Triumph of Modern Female Friendship
4.5 out of 5 stars with 82 reviews
From Girls to Parks and Recreation to Bridesmaids, the female friendship has taken an undeniable front seat in pop culture. Text Me When You Get Home is a personal and sociological perspective - and ultimately a celebration - of the evolution of the modern female friendship.
Kayleen Schaefer has experienced (and occasionally, narrowly survived) most every iteration of the modern female friendship. First there was the mean girl cliques of the '90s; then the teenage friendships that revolved
American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics
4.0 out of 5 stars with 120 reviews
On the heels of his Emmy-winning It Gets Better campaign, columnist and provocateur Dan Savage weighs in on such diverse issues as healthcare, gun control, and marriage equality with characteristic straight talk and humor.
Dan Savage has always had a loyal audience, thanks to his syndicated sex-advice column Savage Love but since the incredible global success of his It Gets Better project - his book of the same name was a New York Times best seller - his profile has skyrocketed. In addition,
The Sex Myth: The Gap Between Our Fantasies and Reality
4.5 out of 5 stars with 28 reviews
Fifty years after the sexual revolution, we are told that we live in a time of unprecedented sexual freedom: that if anything, we are too free now. But beneath the veneer of glossy hedonism, millennial journalist Rachel Hills argues, we are controlled by a new brand of sexual convention: one that influences all of us - woman or man, straight or gay, liberal or conservative. At the root of this silent code lies the sex myth - the defining significance we invest in sexuality that once meant we
Superfans: Into the Heart of Obsessive Sports Fandom
4.1 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist pulls back the curtain on the extraordinary inner lives of America's most obsessive sports fans.
There are fans, and then there are fanatics. In this wondrously immersive look at American sports fandom, George Dohrmann travels the country to find out what distinguishes an ordinary, everyday enthusiast from that special breed of supporter known as the superfan. In Minnesota, Dohrmann meets newly minted generals of the Viking World Order, a Minnesota Vikings
Bop Apocalypse: Jazz, Race, the Beats, and Drugs
4.0 out of 5 stars with 93 reviews
Bop Apocalypse, a narrative history from master storyteller Martin Torgoff, details the rise of early drug culture in America by weaving together the disparate elements that formed this new segment of the American fabric. Channeling his decades of writing experience, Torgoff connects the birth of jazz in New Orleans, the first drug laws, Louis Armstrong, the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, swing, Lester Young, Billie Holiday, the Savoy Ballroom, Reefer Madness, Charlie Parker, the birth of bebop,
Fear and Loathing in America: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist, 1968-1976
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
4.4 out of 5 stars with 121 reviews
This astonishing volume of private correspondence, a critically acclaimed follow-up to The Proud Highway, shows Hunter S. Thompson as brazen, incisive, and outrageous as ever. When that first book of letters appeared in 1997, Time pronounced it ''deliriously entertaining'', Rolling Stone called it ''brilliant beyond description'', and the New York Times celebrated its ''wicked humor and bracing political conviction''.
Spanning the years between 1968 and 1976, these never-before-published
Just When I Thought I'd Dropped My Last Egg: Life and Other Calamities
4.8 out of 5 stars with 99 reviews
From Kathie Lee Gifford, beloved television host and best-selling author of
I Can't Believe I Said That, comes a funny, candid, and personal collection of essays.
This smart and witty collection of opinions, observations, and anecdotes covers a broad range of personal topics. Kathie Lee Gifford's stories are often funny, sometimes heartfelt, and always compelling - think Nora Ephron's I Feel Bad About My Neck meets Carol Burnett.
No subject is off-limits: talking to her kids about sex, being
Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
By Simon & Schuster Audio
4.3 out of 5 stars with 43 reviews
This no-holds-barred autobiography chronicles the remarkable life of Phil Robertson, the original Duck Commander and Duck Dynasty star, from early childhood through the founding of a family business.
Life was always getting in the way of Phil Robertson's passion for duck hunting.
An NFL-bound quarterback, Phil made his mark on Louisiana Tech University in the 1960s by playing football and completing his college career with a master's degree in English. But Phil's eyes were not always on the
The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don't Trust Anyone Under 30)
4.5 out of 5 stars with 72 reviews
Let's take stock of young America. Compared to previous generations, American youth have more schooling (college enrollments have never been higher); more money ($100 a week in disposable income); more leisure time (five hours a day); and more news and information (Internet, The Daily Show, RSS feeds). What do they do with all that time and money? They download, upload, IM, post, chat, and network. (Nine of their top ten sites are for social networking.) They watch television and play video