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1.
Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World
by Mark Pendergrast, Pendergast Mark


Basic Books
Hardcover - 525 pages
(June 1999)




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4 out of 5 stars
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Since its discovery in an Ethiopian rainforest centuries ago, coffee has brewed up a rich and troubled history, according to Uncommon Grounds, a sweeping book by business writer Mark Pendergrast. Over the years, the beverage has fomented revolution, spurred deforestation, enriched a few while... Read more

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas : A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream
by Hunter S. Thompson, Ralph Steadman (Illustrator)


Vintage Books
Paperback - 204 pages
2nd edition
$11.00
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Heralded as the "best book on the dope decade" by the New York Times Book Review, Hunter S. Thompson's documented drug orgy through Las Vegas would no doubt leave Nancy Reagan blushing and D.A.R.E. founders rethinking their motto. Under the pseudonym of Raoul Duke, Thompson travels with... Read more

3.   Fun With Hypnosis : The Complete How-To Guide
by Svengali


Phat Pub
Paperback - 114 pages
(May 1998)

$15.96


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5 out of 5 stars
The author, Professor Svengali, AKA David Geliebter, e-mail:dgeliebter@carsongroup.com , February 3, 1999
In under an hour, this book can teach you hypnosis
Fun With Hypnosis is fresh, fun, and it's educational. Imagine, a book that teaches people how to be a hypnotist in an hour or less! Really. If you've ever seen a hypnotist perform and thought, "Boy, if I could only learn to do that," then you'll understand why people will love Fun With Hypnosis.... Read more

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Too Good to Be True: The Colossal Book of Urban Legends
by Jan Harold Brunvand


W.W. Norton & Company
Hardcover - 480 pages
illustrate edition (May 2000)

$20.96


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4.5 out of 5 stars
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Have you heard the one about the new computer owner who mistook the CD-ROM player for a cup holder? Or the woman who thought her brains were oozing out of a gunshot wound, when the "truth" was that when her Pillsbury Poppin' Fresh® can exploded, striking her on the head with the lid, the goo she... Read more

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Coercion : Why We Listen to What 'They' Say
by Douglas Rushkoff


Riverhead Books
Hardcover - 321 pages
(August 1999)

$17.46
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In 1994's Cyberia: Life in the Trenches of Hyperspace, Douglas Rushkoff extolled the democratic promise of the then-emergent Internet, but the once optimistic author has grown a bit disillusioned with what the Net--and the rest of the world--has become. His exuberantly written, disturbing Coercion... Read more

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The Culture of Fear : Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things
by Barry Glassner


Basic Books
Hardcover - 276 pages
1 Ed edition (April 1, 1999)


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4 out of 5 stars
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Americans are afraid of many things that shouldn't frighten them, writes Barry Glassner in this book devoted to exploding conventional wisdom. Thanks to opportunistic politicians, single-minded advocacy groups, and unscrupulous TV "newsmagazines," people must unlearn their many misperceptions about... Read more

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Growing Up Digital : The Rise of the Net Generation
by Don Tapscott


McGraw-Hill
Paperback - 256 pages
(June 1999)

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4 out of 5 stars
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Don Tapscott, author of The Digital Economy, turns his attention to the way young people--surrounded by high-tech toys and tools from birth--will likely affect the future. In Growing Up Digital: The Rise of the Net Generation, Tapscott parlays some 300 interviews into predictions on how today's 2-... Read more

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The Bust Guide to the New Girl Order
by Marcelle Karp, et al


Penguin USA (paper)
Paperback - 376 pages
(August 1999)

$12.76
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4.5 out of 5 stars
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"In BUST we've captured the voice of a brave new girl: one that is raw and real, straightforward and sarcastic, smart and silly, and liberally sprinkled with references to our own Girl Culture." So say Marcelle Karp and Debbie Stoller, smart, sassy founders of BUST ("the magazine for women with... Read more

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24/7 : Living It Up and Doubling Down in the New Las Vegas
by Andres Martinez


Villard Books
Hardcover - 352 pages
1 Ed edition (November 1999)




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Perhaps the most fun of a bushel of books about the "new" Las Vegas, 24/7 is as surreal and addictive as a hot game of blackjack at 4 a.m. In this first-person chronicle of a month in Las Vegas, Andrés Martinez whirls through casinos and hotels with his $50,000 book advance, taking notes on... Read more

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The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
by Tom Wolfe


Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub (Trd Pap)
Paperback - 496 pages
Reprint edition (October 5, 1999)

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They say if you remember the '60s, you weren't there. But, fortunately, Tom Wolfe was there, notebook in hand, politely declining LSD while Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters fomented revolution, turning America on to a dangerously playful way of thinking as their Day-Glo conveyance, Further, made... Read more

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Fractured Fairy Tales
by A. J. Jacobs


Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub (Trd Pap)
Paperback - 181 pages
(January 1999)




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3 out of 5 stars
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Long before Politically Correct Bedtime Stories invaded bookstores, Americans were getting their giggles from Fractured Fairy Tales, those delightfully twisted parables brought to us between the cliffhanger adventures of our favorite cartoon heroes, Rocky & Bullwinkle. This collection, illustrated... Read more

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The Book of the Penis
by Maggie Paley


Grove Press
Hardcover - 256 pages
(June 1999)




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5 out of 5 stars
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Penis. Penis, penis, penis. Say the word penis often enough and not only will you no longer choke on it, but you may even be able to write a report about the male member that gets straight to the point. Novelist Paley (Bad Manners, 1985) is right: Once the subject becomes the male sexual organ,... Read more

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100 Best TV Commercials : And Why They Worked
by Bernice Kanner(Introduction), Michael Conrad


Times Books
Hardcover - 252 pages
(June 1999)

$20.96


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For better or worse, television advertising occasionally becomes a touchstone in our lives. Chevrolet's "Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie," Alka-Seltzer's spicy meatball, the Federal Express fast talker, the Energizer Bunny, "Bo Knows" Nike, Quaker Oats' Mikey--these and a select group of other video... Read more

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Mental Hygiene : Classroom Films 1945-1970
by Ken Smith


Blast Books
Paperback - 240 pages
(December 1999)

$19.96


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In Mental Hygiene, Ken Smith takes a look at the endearingly gooney safety and "social guidance" films produced for classroom use between World War II and the early 1970s. Everything from dating to drugs to auto safety is covered in this lovingly compiled book. Smith even takes the time to discuss... Read more

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Monty Python Speaks
by David Morgan(Editor)


Avon/Eos
Paperback - 335 pages
(June 8, 1999)

$10.80
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4 out of 5 stars
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Sensibly eschewing any attempt to emulate the inspired lunacy of Monty Python's Flying Circus, this excellent oral history offers instead a straightforward but fascinating peek behind the scenes. Extensive interviews with the team of madmen who created the legendary British television series and... Read more

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The Star Trek Encyclopedia
by Michael Okuda, et al


Pocket Books
Paperback - 745 pages
Exp&update edition (October 1999)

$22.36
$5.59

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5 out of 5 stars
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With a delightfully obsessive hand, Michael and Denise Okuda present the minutiae of every moment from the four Star Trek series and eight films. Every planet ever visited, every food ingested, every outfit worn, and every featured character appears in The Star Trek Encyclopedia, on glossy pages... Read more

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Peyton Place
by Grace Metalious, Ardis Cameron (Introduction)


Northeastern Univ Pr
Paperback - 384 pages
(May 1999)




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4.5 out of 5 stars
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Heres an unexpected publication: a new edition, complete with scholarly introduction, of the 1956 succs de scandale that was in its time the single bestselling American novel, inspiring both a nighttime ``television novel'' (i.e., soap opera) and an only slightly less soapy (1958) feature film.... Read more

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The Three Stooges : An Illustrated History
by Michael Fleming, Mel Gibson


Doubleday
Hardcover - 299 pages
illustrate edition (November 9, 1999)

$20.96


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The Three Stooges are admittedly an acquired taste. To fully appreciate them, as with NASCAR racing, practical jokes, and Steely Dan, it helps to be a guy. But there's no denying the durability of the Stooges' fearless physical performances. Every eye poke, noggin crack, face slap, and... Read more

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Resist or Serve : The Official Guide to the X-Files (The Official Guide to the X-Files, V. 4)
by Andy Meisler, et al


Harpercollins
Paperback - 288 pages
(January 1999)

$12.80
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5 out of 5 stars
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For five seasons, The X-Filers has captivated viewers with its fascinating storylines, visual creativity, and superb characterizations. Now fans of the acclaimed dramatic series created by Chris Carter and staring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson can find out all the behind-the-scenes details of... Read more

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Steal This Book : Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Facsimile Edition
by Abbie Hoffman, et al


Four Walls Eight Windows
Paperback - 308 pages
25th Anv f edition (September 1995)

$7.96
$1.99

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In 1970, Abbie Hoffman conceived the idea for his most ambitious book project yet. He had begun criss-crossing the country, ferreting out alternative ways of getting along in America--some illegal, but most of them having to do with survival techniques. Steal This Book captures the spirit of those... Read more

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Spam: A Biography
by Carolyn Wyman


Harvest Books
Paperback - 134 pages
(July 1999)




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The Cadillac of canned meat food products finally gets its due with Spam: A Biography. The book traces the meat's story from its distant Hormel ancestry through its history-changing 1937 birth, right up to the present day. Along the way we discover that its ingredients are not nearly so revolting as... Read more

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Nobrow : The Culture of Marketing-The Marketing of Culture
by John Seabrook


Knopf
Hardcover - 213 pages
1 Ed edition (February 15, 2000)

$16.10
$6.90

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3.5 out of 5 stars
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John Seabrook, The New Yorker's "Buzz Studies" writer, deftly conveys the hubbub of modern pop culture, the blending of highbrow and lowbrow tastes, into a new sensibility he dubs "Nobrow." In Nobrowland, nobody can sell out, because art and commerce have fused like colliding electrons. America used... Read more

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Get a Life!
by William Shatner, Chris Kreski (Contributor)


Pocket Books
Hardcover - 320 pages
(May 1999)

$16.80
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For years, William Shatner's attitude toward Star Trek conventions was strictly professional: he'd typically fly in the day of his appearance, go straight from the airport to the stage, and then leave as quickly as possible. But when he went on an extensive tour to promote Generations, he became... Read more

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Other American Stories, Tie-In Edition (Modern Library)
by Hunter S. Thompson, Ralph Steadman (Illustrator)


Modern Library
Hardcover - 283 pages
(May 1998)


$4.80

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5 out of 5 stars
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Dr. Thompson made the list of inspirational scribes when I polled in a recent writing workshop, and why not? Back in a spiffy Modern Library edition, replete with additional essays, I find in this iconographic work that HST both invoked--and provoked--an era that was not so much the '60s proper, but... Read more

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Culture Jam : The Uncooling of America
by Kalle Lasn


Eagle Brook
Hardcover - 320 pages
1 Ed edition (November 1999)




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4 out of 5 stars
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Adbusters is a magazine that attacks the culture of consumerism by turning its own tactics against it--employing the glossy tactics of advertising to encourage people to take part in "Buy Nothing Day" and "TV Turnoff Week." Culture Jam takes the revolution to another level, as the magazine's... Read more

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