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  • American Flavor

    By Andrew Carmellini

    Our Price: $34.99
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780061963292
    • Publisher: Ecco
    • Published: October 2011
    Andrew Carmellini shares the lessons of his culinary life on the road in recipes and stories that get at the soul of how we eat today. Using the traditional regional foodways and the multicultural neighborhoods, global eateries, and ethnic groceries that dot the American landscape as his inspiration, he introduces delectable, enticing dishes that deliver maximum impact, yet are surprisingly simple to make. In this book, there’s cheese pierogies inspired by the Polish church ladies of Carmellini’s native Cleveland right next to his take on savory-sweet barbecued beef short ribs from L.A.’s Korea Town; seriously smoky southwestern mole alongside savory lamb stew that takes in flavors from Astoria, the historically Greek neighborhood in Queens, New York. Every recipe reflects Carmellini’s laid-back style, midwestern roots, big-city palate, and dedication to great ingredients and serious flavor. Along with the recipes are true-life tales of Carmellini’s crazy culinary travels across America, into Canada, and even to Europe. Index. Illus., color photographs. 323p.
  • Design: The Invention of Desire

    By Jessica Helfand

    Our Price: $26.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300205091
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: April 2016
    A compelling defense for the importance of design and how it shapes our behavior, our emotions, and our lives
  • Enchanted Islands: A Novel

    By Allison Amend

    Our Price: $26.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780385539067
    • Publisher: Nan A. Talese
    • Published: May 2016
    Inspired by the mid-century memoirs of Frances Conway, Enchanted Islandsis the dazzling story of an independent American woman whose path takes her far from her native Minnesota when she and her husband, an undercover intelligence officer, are sent to the Galápagos Islands on the brink of World War II.Born in Duluth, Minnesota, in 1882 to immigrant parents, Frances Frankowski covets the life of her best friend, Rosalie Mendel, who has everything Fanny could wish for—money, parents who value education, and an effervescent and winning personality. When, at age fifteen, Rosalie decides they should run away to Chicago, Fanny jumps at the chance to escape her unexceptional life. But within a year of living in the city, Rosalie commits an unforgiveable betrayal, provoking Frances to strike out on her own.     Decades later, the women reconnect in San Francisco and realize just how widely their lives have diverged. While Rosalie is a housewife and mother, Frances works as a secretary for the Office of Naval Intelligence. It is there she is introduced to Ainslie Conway, an intelligence operator ten years her junior. When it's arranged for Frances and Ainslie to marry and carry out a mission on the Galápagos Islands, the couple's identities—already hidden from each other—are further buried under their new cover stories. No longer a spinster living a lonely existence, Frances is about to begin the most fascinating and intrigue-filled years of her life. Amidst active volcanoes, inhospitable flora and wildlife, and unfriendly neighbors, Ainslie and Frances carve out a life for themselves. But the secrets they harbor from their enemies, and from each other, may be their undoing.     Drawing on the rich history of the early twentieth century and set against a large, colorful canvas,Enchanted Islands boldly examines the complexity of female friendship and how those whom history has neglected to record have been shaped by, and in turn helped form, modern America.
  • Fight Club 2 (Graphic Novel)

    By Chuck Palahniuk

    Our Price: $29.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781616559458
    • Publisher: Dark Horse Books
    • Published: June 2016
    Fight Club 2 is avaliable exclusively as a Graphic Novel!Some imaginary friends never go away . . .Ten years after starting Project Mayhem, he lives a mundane life. A kid, a wife. Pills to keep his destiny at bay. But it won't last long, the wife has seen to that. He's back where he started, but this go-round he's got more at stake than his own life.The time has arrived . . .Rize or Die.New York Tomes bestselling novelist Chuck Palahniuk and acclaimed artist Cameron Stewart have collaborated for one of the most highly anticipated comic book and literary events of 2015--the return of Tyler Durden. The first rule of Fight Club 2 might be not to talk about it, but Fight Club 2 is generating international headlines and will introduce a new generation of readers to Project Mayhem.Praise for the comics that comprise Fight Club 2: “At turns deeply poignant and very funny, Palahniuk’s freakish fables capture a twisted zeitgeist and add an oddly inspirational and subversive voice to the contemporary canon….In the post-9/11 present, a hyperactive, Internet-obsessed, war- and recession-weary America apparently needs Tyler again.”—THE ATLANTIC“The book is fantastic, my highest recommendation.... Excellent work by Cameron Stewart and David Mack, and by our awesome friends at Dark Horse Comics.”—Brian Michael Bendis“If Tyler Durden needed a resurgence, there’s no time like the present for his return…Fight Club 2 is a comic that taps back into everything great about the source material, and one that makes Tyler Durden’s warm nihilistic embrace a welcome draw back into a familiar world of cynicism, violence, and anarchy....“Tyler Lives,” and I couldn’t be happier by the prospect of more bedlam.”—NEWSARAMA“Palahniuk is delivering a worthy sequel to his most beloved story.”—THE NERDIST“Entertaining.”—COMIC BOOK RESOURCES“Excellent.”—THE BEAT“An amazing piece of work. You do not want to miss out on this.”—COMICVINE“Perfect.”—FORCES OF GEEK“We have a worthy sequel on our hands…. A must read.”—COMICOSITY“Cameron Stewart truly outdoes himself on every level in this book.”—BLOODY DISGUSTING“Clever and beautiful.”—COMICS ALLIANCE
  • Hot Dudes Reading

    By Hot Dudes Reading

    Our Price: $22.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781501127533
    • Publisher: Atria Books
    • Published: April 2016
    Humans of New York meets Porn for Women in this collection of candid photos, clever captions, and hilarious hashtags about one of the most important subjects of our time: hot dudes reading. Based on the viral Instagram account of the same name, Hot Dudes Reading takes its readers on a ride through all five boroughs of New York City, with each section covering a different subway line. Using their expert photography skills (covert iPhone shots) and journalistic ethics (#NoKindles), the authors capture the most beautiful bibliophiles in all of New York - and take a few detours to interview some of the most popular hot dudes from the early days of the Instagram account. Fun, irreverent, and wittily-observed, this book is tailor-made for book lovers in search of their own happy endings - and those who just want to get lost between the covers for a while. BIO: The creators of @hotdudesreading are a group of close-knit friends/marginally functional young professionals in New York City who never dreamed an inside joke about their borderline-inappropriate fantasies about studly bookworms would become an Instagram phenomenon. The account has racked up millions of views and has been covered by The New York Times, Daily Mail, Buzzfeed, Vogue, and many other fine publications. After almost blowing their entire advance on rosè, they’ve somehow managed to remain friends (and out of rehab) and can be seen snapping pics and chasing di-, er, dudes all over the city. #hotdudesreading
  • How to Ruin Everything: Essays

    By George Watsky

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780147515995
    • Publisher: Plume
    • Published: June 2016
    Offbeat, irreverent, and candid, How to Ruin Everything is a debut essay collection about embracing failure in all of life’s most absurd situations.   Are you a sensible, universally competent individual? Are you tired of the crushing monotony of leaping gracefully from one lily pad of success to the next? Are you sick of doing everything right? Ready to be inspired?In this brutally honest and humorous debut, musician and artist George Watsky chronicles the small triumphs over humiliation that make life bearable and how he has come to accept defeat as necessary to personal progress. The essays in How to Ruin Everything range from the absurd (how he became an international ivory smuggler) to the comical (his middle-school rap battle dominance) to the revelatory (his experiences with epilepsy), yet all are delivered with the type of linguistic dexterity and self-awareness that has won Watsky more than 765,000 YouTube subscribers. Alternately ribald and emotionally resonant, How to Ruin Everything announces a versatile writer with a promising career ahead.
  • In the Name of Gucci: A Memoir

    By Patricia Gucci

    Our Price: $28.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780804138932
    • Publisher: Crown Archetype
    • Published: May 2016
    Aldo Gucci's daughter chronicles the gripping family drama--and never-before-told love story--surrounding the rise and fall of her late father, the man responsible for making the legendary fashion label the powerhouse it is today.
  • Isaac Mizrahi

    By Isaac Mizrahi

    Our Price: $50.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300212143
    • Publisher: Jewish Museum
    • Published: March 2016
    A landmark survey of the work of Isaac Mizrahi, a trailblazing and influential American fashion designer, artist, and entrepreneur
  • Life as Sport: What Top Athletes Can Teach You about How to Win in Life

    By Jonathan Fader

    Our Price: $24.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780738218953
    • Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
    • Published: May 2016
    Why the key to success is enjoying what you do, with essential sports psychology techniques and their use in everyday life.
  • Megg & Mogg In Amsterdam (And Other Stories)

    By Simon Hanselmann

    Our Price: $19.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781606998793
    • Publisher: Fantagraphics
    • Published: April 2016
    Megg the witch, Mogg the cat, their friend Owl, and Werewolf Jones struggle unsuccessfully with their depression, drug use, sexuality, poverty, lack of ambition, and their complex feelings about each other. It’s a laff riot! Megg and Mogg decide to take a trip to Amsterdam for some quality couple time, although the trip gets off to a rocky start when they forget their antidepressants. They need Owl to come and help them save their relationship. But why does he have a suitcase full of glass dildos? And what will they do when they realize that the housesitting Werewolf Jones has turned their apartment into a “f#@k zone”? Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam collects all of Simon Hanselmann’s contributions to, the Ignatz Award-nominated short story “St. Owl’s Bay,” and other surprises that will add additional color and background for fans of Megahex.
  • Pit Bull: The Battle over an American Icon

    By Bronwen Dickey

    Our Price: $26.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780307961761
    • Publisher: Knopf
    • Published: May 2016
    The hugely illuminating story of how a popular breed of dog became the most demonized, and supposedly the most dangerous of dogs--and what role humans have played in the transformation.     When Bronwen Dickey brought her new dog home, she saw no traces of the infamous viciousness in her affectionate, timid pit bull. Which made her wonder: how had the breed--beloved by Teddy Roosevelt, Helen Keller, TV's "Little Rascals"--come to be known as a brutal fighter. Her search for answers takes her from nineteenth-century New York City dogfighting pits--the cruelty of which helped spark the founding of the ASPCA--to early twentieth-century movie sets where pit bulls cavorted with Fatty Arbuckle and Buster Keaton; from the battlefields of Gettysburg and the Marne, where pit bulls earned presidential medals, to desolate urban neighborhoods where the dogs were brutalized. Whether through love or fear, hatred or devotion, humans are bound to the history of the pit bull. With unfailing thoughtfulness, compassion, and a firm grasp of scientific fact, Dickey offers us a clear-eyed portrait of this extraordinary breed, and an insightful view of Americans' relationship with their dogs.
  • Please Make This Look Nice: The Graphic Design Process

    By Peter Ahlberg

    Our Price: $20.00 - $35.95
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780847848348
    • Publisher: Skira Rizzoli
    • Published: March 2016
    Equal parts design inspiration and manual, Please Make This Look Nicecombines interviews, writings, case studies, and personal ephemera from celebrated designers into a solid primer for designers and design enthusiasts alike.Please Make This Look Nice is a behind-the-scenes look at the graphic design process of more than fifty graphic designers, typographers, and studios from around the world. Hundreds of never-before-seen images mined from their archives are woven together with first-hand observations, resulting in a rich and diverse perspective on the nature of making. A must-have for students, devotees, and practicing designers, it expands the most basic understanding of graphic design—how it gets made and its effect on the modern world. Celebrated graphic design contributors including Maira Kalman, Milton Glaser, Michael Bierut, Experimental Jetset, Carin Goldberg, Ivan Chermayeff & Tom Geismar, Paul Sahre, and Stefan Sagmeister, as well as emerging design stars share their far-ranging insights and personal means of finding inspiration. Kalman advises on the importance of journals and walking; Sagmeister meditates on his desire to find, define, and create beauty in a world defined by efficiency; Bierut speaks to the existence of many possible solutions to a single design problem as well as how his own process developed in response to his mentor Massimo Vignelli; and Ed Fella encourages designers to experiment, innovate, and discover a personal methodology unique to their own criteria, interests, and values. Please Make This Look Niceis sure to appeal to type and graphic design professionals, students, and design fans alike.
  • Relationship

    By Zackary Drucker

    Our Price: $34.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783791382487
    • Publisher: Prestel
    • Published: June 2016
    Documenting a six-year relationship withphotos, video stills, letters and ephemera, thisbook is a stunning, intimate, and wholly originalvisual narrative by two rising artists who "put[s]queer consciousness on the front burner." Male becomes female. Female becomes male. Life becomesart. Private becomes public. A major feature of the 2014Whitney Biennial, this series of photographs that the NewYork Times called "extremely provocative" explores ideas oftransformation both physical and psychological. It's the story oftwo people in love, in a culture where the notion of gender hasbecome more fluid and at a time when trans people have neverbeen more accepted.
  • Seamus Mullen's Hero Food: How Cooking with Delicious Things Can Make Us Feel Better

    By Seamus Mullen

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781449407582
    • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
    • Published: April 2012
    A noted chef examines eighteen foods which he considers "heroes" because of their positive effects on health, from olive oil to high quality meat, and shares healthy seasonal recipes--many from Spanish cuisine--and cooking techniques.
  • Selldorf Architects: Portfolio and Projects

    By Annabelle Selldorf

    Our Price: $79.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780714871172
    • Publisher: Phaidon Press
    • Published: April 2016
    A comprehensive book on Selldorf Architects, with a detailed look at the museums, residences, and public buildings the firm has designed in the United States and abroad.Founding principal Annabelle Selldorf was born in Cologne, Germany and educated at the Pratt Institute and Syracuse University. The firm launched into international prominence with the opening of New York's Neue Galerie in 2001. Since, Selldorf Architects has become known for galleries, cultural projects, and as well as private homes. More recently, the firm has made its mark with Sims Municipal Recycling in Brooklyn in 2013. The design and construction won an Award for Excellence in Design from the Public Design Commission. In 2014, Selldorf Architects received the commission to build the expansion of the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego.This book begins with an extensive conversation between Tom Eccles and Annabelle Selldorf, as well as an essay by architecture critic Ian Volner. A newly-shot, full color portfolio by renowned photographer Todd Eberle is complimented by an in-depth look at the story behind 30 selected projects, including architectural plans and sketches.