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Not In Kansas Anymore: Dark Arts, Sex Spells, Money Magic, and Other Things Your Neighbors Aren't Telling You Not In Kansas Anymore: Dark Arts, Sex Spells, Money Magic, and Other Things Your Neighbors Aren't Telling You
by Christine Wicker

Magic has stepped out of the movies, morphed from the pages of fairy tales, and is more present in America today than you might expect. Soccer moms get voodoo head washings in their backyards, young American soldiers send chants toward pagan gods of war, and a seemingly normal family determines that they are in fact elves.



The United States of Arugula: How We Became a Gourmet Nation The United States of Arugula: How We Became a Gourmet Nation
by David Kamp

The United States of Arugula is the wickedly entertaining, hunger-inducing, behind-the-scenes story of the American food revolution that has made celebrity chefs, baby greens, fancy fridges, and destination restaurants familiar aspects of our everyday lives.



How to Spend $50 Billion to Make the World a Better Place How to Spend $50 Billion to Make the World a Better Place
by Bjorn Lomborg

In a world fraught with problems and challenges, we need to gauge how to achieve the greatest good with our money.



The Culture Code: An Ingenious Way to Understand Why People Around the World Live and Buy as They Do The Culture Code: An Ingenious Way to Understand Why People Around the World Live and Buy as They Do
by Clotaire Rapaille

In The Culture Code, internationally revered cultural anthropologist and marketing expert Clotaire Rapaille reveals for the first time the techniques he has used to improve profitability and practices for dozens of Fortune 100 companies.



The Right Words at the Right Time: Volume 2: Your Turn! The Right Words at the Right Time: Volume 2: Your Turn!
by Marlo Thomas and New Friends

From big cities to farm communities, from office cubicles to hospital wards, from Normandy Beach to Boston's Fenway Park, the contributors to this remarkable volume -- selected from among thousands in a nationwide search -- tell riveting stories about the words that changed their lives forever.



Hippo Eats Dwarf: A Field Guide to Hoaxes and Other B.S. Hippo Eats Dwarf: A Field Guide to Hoaxes and Other B.S.
by Alex Boese

Don't be a victim of today's Misinformation Age! Read Hippo Eats Dwarf, the essential guide to navigating reality -- from birth to death to eBay and beyond.



Imagining Ourselves: Global Voices from a New Generation of Women Imagining Ourselves: Global Voices from a New Generation of Women
by Paula Goldman

The works in these pages are inspiring, challenging, enlightening, funny, and sometimes shocking. The contributors emphasize that the world they inhabit is different from the world of their mothers and grandmothers.



Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights
by Kenji Yoshino

Everyone covers. To cover is to downplay a disfavored trait so as to blend into the mainstream. Because all of us possess stigmatized attributes, we all encounter pressure to cover in our daily lives. Given its pervasiveness, we may experience this pressure to be a simple fact of social life.



Bat Boy Lives! The Weekly World News Guide to Politics, Culture, Celebrities, Alien Abductions, and the Mutant Freaks That Shape Our World Bat Boy Lives! The Weekly World News Guide to Politics, Culture, Celebrities, Alien Abductions, and the Mutant Freaks That Shape Our World
by David Perel and the Editors of the Weekly World News

All serious newshounds know that there are many important stories that are simply too scandalous, too risque, or too dangerous for so-called reputable news sources to print. Devoted truth-seekers have always been able to turn to the Weekly World News.



God vs. the Gavel: Religion and the Rule of Law God vs. the Gavel: Religion and the Rule of Law
by Marci A. Hamilton

God vs. the Gavel: Religion and the Rule of Law challenges the pervasive assumption that all religious conduct deserves constitutional protection. While religious conduct provides many benefits to society, it is not always benign.



The Road to Whatever: Middle-Class Culture and the Crisis of Adolescence The Road to Whatever: Middle-Class Culture and the Crisis of Adolescence
by Elliott Currie

In the past few years, it has become painfully clear that all is not well with the children of middle-class America. Hardly a day goes by without stories of drug use, binge drinking, destructive violence, and senseless suicides among middle-class adolescents. But the "why" of these tragedies has eluded us, until now.