The Incomplete Book of Running – Peter Sagal

Peter Sagal, the host of NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! and a popular columnist for Runner’s World, shares “commentary and reflection about running with a deeply felt personal story, this book is winning, smart, honest, and affecting. Whether you are a runner or not, it will move you” (Susan Orlean). On the verge of turning forty, Peter Sagal—brainiac Harvard grad, short bald Jew with a disposition towards heft, and a sedentary star of public radio—started running seriously. And much to his own surprise, he kept going, faster and further, running ...



Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? – Caitlin Doughty

Best-selling author and mortician Caitlin Doughty answers real questions from kids about death, dead bodies, and decomposition. Every day, funeral director Caitlin Doughty receives dozens of questions about death. The best questions come from kids. What would happen to an astronaut’s body if it were pushed out of a space shuttle? Do people poop when they die? Can Grandma have a Viking funeral? In Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?, Doughty blends her mortician’s knowledge of the body and the intriguing history behind common misconceptions about ...



Letters from an Astrophysicist – Neil deGrasse Tyson

A luminous companion to the phenomenal bestseller Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has attracted one of the world’s largest online followings with his fascinating, widely accessible insights into science and our universe. Now, Tyson invites us to go behind the scenes of his public fame by revealing his correspondence with people across the globe who have sought him out in search of answers. In this hand-picked collection of 101 letters, Tyson draws upon cosmic perspectives to address a vast array of ...



The Enemy of Ignorance – facts, trivia, & general knowledge – Elsmere Gracey

“The Enemy of Ignorance” is the third book in “The Smarty Pants Series” – a collection of facts, trivia, and general knowledge.This volume includes the life events of Keiko before and after starring in the Free Willy movies. It also delves into the racist and unethical medical experiments that were carried out for forty years on men who suffered from syphilis. •Why do fish float on their sides when they die?•Have you experienced highway hypnosis?•What happens when a crew member or passenger dies on a ...



Clever Knickers – facts and general knowledge – Elsmere Gracey

“Clever Knickers” is the first book in “The Smarty Pants Series” – a collection of facts, trivia, and general knowledge. Topics covered in this edition include famous people’s last words; ancient torture methods; brutal human and animal experiments; and the fascinating ability of echolocation. Other topics range from how modern-day inventions evolved; the Icelandic tradition of eating rotten shark, and the chilling story of Bernd Brandes who ate his victim. Major cities are examined, which includes Belfast, its unusual cemetery, and why Ireland is known ...



Downton Abbey: The Official Film Companion – Emma Marriott

The official tie-in book for Downton Abbey, the full-length feature film. Downton Abbey: The Official Film Companion is a stunning memento, bringing the world and the characters of our favorite fictional country house to life. Featuring spectacular photographs from the production, interviews with the cast and crew, and a look into the historical and geographical backdrop of the film, this official guide to the Downton Abbey film is made to be treasured and loved by fans across the globe. The film revolves around the King and Queen ...



How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy – Jenny Odell

A galvanizing critique of the forces vying for our attention—and our personal information—that redefines what we think of as productivity, reconnects us with the environment, and reveals all that we’ve been too distracted to see about ourselves and our world Nothing is harder to do these days than nothing. But in a world where our value is determined by our 24/7 data productivity . . . doing nothing may be our most important form of resistance. So argues artist and critic Jenny Odell in this ...



The Girls Of Summer: The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team and How It Changed the World – Jere Longman

Now with a new afterword, The Girls of Summer, by the award- winning New York Times sportswriter Jere Longman, takes a serious, compelling look at the women who won the 1999 World Cup and brings to life the skills and victories of the American team. Longman explores the issues this unprecedented achievement has raised: the importance of the players as role models; the significance of race and class; the sexualization of the team members; and the differences between men and women’s sports. Provocative and insightful, this book reminds ...