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Luzzi, Joseph.

Summary: "A charming, informative personal history that blends the anecdotal, historical, and downright unusual The child of Italian immigrants and an award-winning scholar of Italian literature, in My Two Italies Joseph Luzzi straddles these two perspectives tolink his family's dramatic story to Italy's north-south divide, its quest for a unifying language, and its passion for art, food, and family. ...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus & Giroux 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LUZZI, JOSEPH LUZ

Martin, Alyson.

Summary: "In November 2012, voters in Colorado and Washington passed landmark measures to legalize the production and sale of cannabis for social use-a first not only in the United States but also the world. Medical cannabis is now legal in eighteen states and Washington, D.C., and more than one million Americans have turned to it in place of conventional pharmaceuticals. Yet the federal government...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Distribution Services 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.45 MAR

Aiden, Erez.

Summary: " "One of the most exciting developments from the world of ideas in decades, presented with panache by two frighteningly brilliant, endearingly unpretentious, and endlessly creative young scientists." - Steven Pinker, author of The Better Angels of Our Nature Our society has gone from writing snippets of information by hand to generating a vast flood of 1s and 0s that record almost every...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 302.23 AID

Pomerantsev, Peter.

Summary: A British television producer reveals the corruption involved in every social and political aspect of Russian life, from propaganda gurus running the Russian media to Siberian mafia-towns and the international cabal of the super-rich.

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Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306 POM

Hills, Rachel

Summary: "Fifty years after the sexual revolution, we are told that we live in a time of unprecedented sexual freedom. But beneath the veneer of glossy hedonism, millennial journalist Rachel Hills argues that we are in the grip of a new brand of sexual control. Cosmopolitan meets Foucault in this full-scale investigation of the role that sex plays in today's culture. Coming of age in the early 2000s,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.7 Hills

Moe, John

Summary: "Inspired by the author's wildly popular, long-running McSweeney's column, Pop Culture Correspondences is a hilarious deconstruction of the most iconic pop culture moments of our lifetimes"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.48 MOE

Bissell, Tom.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 791.43 Bis

Price, Catherine

Summary: "The startling story of America's devotion to vitamins-and how it keeps us from good health. Health-conscious Americans seek out vitamins any way they can, whether in a morning glass of orange juice, a piece of vitamin-enriched bread, or a daily multivitamin. We believe that vitamins are always beneficial and that the more we can get, the better-and yet despite this familiarity, few of us could...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 615.328 PRI

Stadiem, William.

Summary: "In October 1958, Pan American World Airways began making regularly scheduled flights between New York and Paris, courtesy of its newly minted wonder jet, the Boeing 707. Almost overnight, the moneyed celebrities of the era made Europe their playground. At the same time, the dream of international travel came true for thousands of ordinary Americans who longed to emulate the "jet set"...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 387.742 STA

Bingham, Clara

Summary: "As the 1960s drew to a close, the United States was coming apart at the seams. From August 1969 to August 1970, the nation witnessed nine thousand protests and eighty-four acts of arson or bombings at schools across the country. It was the year of the My Lai massacre investigation, the Cambodia invasion, Woodstock, and the Moratorium to End the War. The American death toll in Vietnam was...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303 BIN

DePaulo, Bella M.

Summary: "A close-up examination and exploration, How We Live Now challenges our old concepts of what it means to be a family and have a home, opening the door to the many diverse and thriving experiments of living in twenty-first century America. Across America and around the world, in cities and suburbs and small towns, people from all walks of life are redefining our "lifespaces"--the way we live and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books/Beyond Words 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.8 DEP

Adler, Renata.

Summary: "For decades, Renata Adler's writing has upheld and defined the highest standards of investigative journalism. A staff writer at The New Yorker from 1963 to 2001, Adler has reported on civil rights from Selma, Alabama; on the war in Biafra, the Six-Day War, and the Vietnam War; on the Nixon impeachment inquiry and Congress. She has also written about cultural matters, films (as chief film...

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Publisher / Publication Date: New York Review Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818 ADL

Lamb-Shapiro, Jessica.

Summary: "Raised by a child psychologist who was himself the author of numerous self-help books, as an adult Jessica Lamb-Shapiro found herself both repelled and fascinated by the industry: did all of these books, tapes, weekend seminars, groups, posters, t-shirts and trinkets really help anybody? Why do some people swear by the power of positive thinking, while others dismiss it as so many empty...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LAMB-SHAPIRO, JESSICA LAM

Abrams, Jonathan P. D.

Summary: "The definitive oral history of the iconic and beloved TV show The Wire, as told by the actors, writers, directors, and others involved in its creation Since its final episode aired in 2008, HBO's acclaimed crime drama The Wire has only become more popular and influential. The issues it tackled, from the failures of the drug war and criminal justice system to systemic bias in law enforcement...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Archetype 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.45 ABR

Hanley, Tim.

Summary: "With her golden lasso and her bullet-deflecting bracelets, Wonder Woman is a beloved icon of female strength in a world of male superheroes. But this close look at her history portrays a complicated heroine who is more than just a female Superman. The original Wonder Woman was ahead of her time, advocating female superiority and the benefits of matriarchy in the 1940s. At the same time, her...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Independent Pub Group 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 HAN

Petras, Kathryn

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Summary: "An entertaining and informative guide to the most common 150 words even smart people use incorrectly, along with pithy forays into their fascinating etymologies and tangled histories of use and misuse"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ten Speed Press 2018

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Goodyear, Dana.

Summary: "New Yorker writer Dana Goodyear combines the style of Mary Roach with the on-the-ground food savvy of Anthony Bourdain in a rollicking narrative look at the shocking extremes of the contemporary American food world. A new American cuisine is forming. Animals never before considered or long since forgotten are emerging as delicacies. Parts that used to be for scrap are centerpieces. Ash and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 394.12 GOO

Safran, John.

Summary: "An unlikely journalist, a murder case in Mississippi, and a fascinating literary true crime story in the style of Jon Ronson. A notorious white supremacist named Richard Barrett was brutally murdered in Mississippi in 2010 by a young black man named Vincent McGee. At first the murder seemed a twist on old Deep South race crimes. But then new revelations and complications came to light. Maybe...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Hardcover 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.152 SAF

Strycker, Noah K.

Summary: "The Thing with Feathers by Noah Strycker is a fun and profound look at the lives of birds, illuminating their surprising world--and deep connection with humanity"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 598.072 STR

Ronson, Jon

Summary: For the past three years, Jon Ronson has traveled the world meeting recipients of famous public shamings, often while their shamings are in full force. These are people like us--people who, say, made a joke on social media that came out badly, or made a mistake at work. Once a transgression is revealed, collective outrage circles with the force of a hurricane, and the next thing they know,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 152 RON

McCulloch, Gretchen

Summary: "A linguistically informed look at how our digital world is transforming the English language. Language is humanity's most spectacular open-source project, and the internet is making our language change faster and in more interesting ways than ever before. Internet conversations are structured by the shape of our apps and platforms, from the grammar of status updates to the protocols of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 302.23 McCulloch 2019

Jones, Brian Jay.

Summary: "For the first time ever--a comprehensive biography of one of the twentieth century's most innovative creative artists: the incomparable, irreplaceable Jim Henson. He was a gentle dreamer whose genial bearded visage was recognized around the world, but most people got to know him only through the iconic characters he created: Kermit the Frog, Bert and Ernie, Miss Piggy, Big Bird. The Muppets...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HENSON, JIM JON

Fitzgerald, Isaac.

Summary: "Why did you get that tattoo? Every tattoo tells a story, whether the ink is meaningful or the result of a misguided decision made at the age of fourteen, representative of the wearer's true self or the accidental consequence of a bender. These most permanent of body adornments are hidden by pants legs and shirt tails, emblazoned on knuckles, or tucked inside mouths. They are battle scars and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury USA 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 391.6 FIT

Santoro, Matthew

Summary: "Matthew Santoro's originality and humor has attracted millions of fans, making him a beloved YouTube star. His weekly videos on amazing and little-known facts are eagerly anticipated by his many subscribers and followers around the world. In his first-ever book, Matthew's love of weird and wacky knowledge explodes with new facts and stories from around the planet, and beyond. Surprising, and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: TarcherPerigee 2016

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