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City Life

by Witold Rybczynski Scribner (September 23, 2014)

In City Life, Witold Rybczynski, bestselling author of Now I Sit Me Down, looks at what we want from cities, how they have evolved, and what accounts for their unique identities. In this vivid description of...


The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest 2014

by Jeff Hobbs Scribner (September 23, 2014)

An instant New York Times bestseller, named a best book of the year by The New York Times Book Review, Amazon, and Entertainment Weekly, among others, this celebrated account of a young African-American man...


The Reckoning

by Andrew Solomon Scribner (May 26, 2014)

First published in The New Yorker, “Solomon tells the story of Peter Lanza, the father of Adam Lanza, the Sandy Hook Elementary shooter. Read it—it’s moving, brave and just profoundly human and sad....There...


Zombie Spaceship Wasteland

by Patton Oswalt Scribner (January 04, 2011)

Prepare yourself for a journey through the world of Patton Oswalt, one of the most creative, insightful, and hysterical voices on the entertain­ment scene today. Widely known for his roles in the films Big...


For colored girls who have considered suicide/When the rainbow is enuf

by Ntozake Shange Scribner (November 02, 2010)

From its inception in California in 1974 to its highly acclaimed critical success at Joseph Papp’s Public Theater and on Broadway, the Obie Award–winning for colored girls who have considered suicide/when...


Shock of Gray: The Aging of the World's Population and How it Pits Young Against Old, Child Against Parent, Worker Against Boss, Company Against Rival

by Ted Fishman Scribner (October 19, 2010)

The New York Times bestselling author of China, Inc. reports on the astounding economic and political ramifications of an aging world.

The world’s population is rapidly aging—by the year 2030, one billion...


Manchild in the Promised Land

by Claude Brown Scribner (September 28, 2010)

With more than two million copies in print, Manchild in the Promised Land is one of the most remarkable autobiographies of our time—the definitive account of African-American youth in Harlem of the 1940s and...


The Advanced Genius Theory

by Jason Hartley & Chuck Klosterman Scribner (May 18, 2010)

Let the debate begin...

 

The Advanced Genius Theory, hatched by Jason Hartley and Britt Bergman over pizza, began as a means to explain why icons such as Lou Reed, David Bowie, and Sting seem to go from artistic...


Brooklyn Bounce

by Jake Appleman Scribner (February 04, 2014)

“A breezy, cautionary tale for modern sports fans” (Booklist) of the Brooklyn Nets’ inaugural season, which brought back pro sports to the borough of Brooklyn—now updated to include the 2013-2014 season....


Demon Camp

by Jennifer Percy Scribner (January 14, 2014)

A “chilling” (O, The Oprah Magazine), “darkly brilliant” (Bookforum) account of “the effects of war on the psyches of the soldiers who fight” (Esquire).

In 2005 a Chinook helicopter carrying sixteen...


Zebratown

by Greg Donaldson Scribner (August 24, 2010)

Eight years in the making, this edgy, in-depth account follows a black felon’s attempt to find a new life for himself with a white woman in a small-town neighborhood where—as the book’s title implies—such...


Turning the Wheel

by Charles Johnson Scribner (June 15, 2010)

"Were it not for the Buddhadharma, says Charles Johnson in his preface to Turning the Wheel, "I'm convinced that, as a black American and an artist, I would not have been able to successfully negotiate my last...


The Tyranny of E-mail

by John Freeman Scribner (October 20, 2009)

The award-winning president of the National Book Critics Circle examines the astonishing growth of email—and how it is changing our lives, not always for the better.

John  Freeman  is  one  of  America’s ...


Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues

by Loren Rhoads Scribner (September 29, 2009)

For ten years, Morbid Curiosity was a one-of-a-kind underground magazine that gained a devoted following for its celebration of absurd, grotesque, and unusual tales -- all true -- submitted from contributors...


Being and Race

by Charles Johnson Scribner (September 10, 2013)

For the first time in ebook, renowned scholar Charles Johnson’s exploration of contemporary black literature and the meaning of the black experience as expressed through the writers Richard Wright, Jean Toomer,...


Fire in a Canebrake: The Last Mass Lynching in America

by Laura Wexler Scribner (August 13, 2013)

On that July evening in 1946, the leader counted aloud and the mob of white men fired. Seconds later, the leader counted again, "One, two, three," and the mob fired once more. After the third and final volley...


Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx

by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc Scribner (October 23, 2012)

Random Family tells the American outlaw saga lurking behind the headlines of gangsta glamour, gold-drenched drug dealers, and street-corner society. With an immediacy made possible only after ten years of reporting,...


The Science of Monsters: The Origins of the Creatures We Love to Fear

by Matt Kaplan Scribner (October 23, 2012)

We all know “there’s no such thing as monsters,” but our imaginations tell us otherwise. From the mythical beasts of ancient Greece to the hormonal vampires of the Twilight saga, monsters have captivated...


Heartland

by Sarah Smarsh Scribner (September 18, 2018)

*Finalist for the National Book Award*

*Finalist for the Kirkus Prize*

*Instant New York Times Bestseller*

*Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, New York Post, BuzzFeed, Shelf Awareness, Bustle, and Publishers...


Survival Math

by Mitchell Jackson Scribner (March 05, 2019)

An electrifying, dazzlingly written reckoning and an essential addition to the national conversation about race and class, Survival Math takes its name from the calculations award-winning author Mitchell S....


Amateur

by Thomas Page McBee Scribner (August 14, 2018)

*Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Nonfiction

*Shortlisted for the Lambda Literary Award

*Shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize

One of The Times UK’s Best Memoirs of 2018, BuzzFeed’s Best...


Taco USA

by Gustavo Arellano Scribner (April 10, 2012)

Nationally syndicated columnist and bestselling author of ¡Ask a Mexican! Gustavo Arellano presents an entertaining, tasty trip through the history and culture of Mexican food in this country, uncovering great...


Maxed Out

by James D. Scurlock Scribner (March 06, 2007)

Foreclosures are hitting record highs; Americans are declaring bankruptcy at rates ten times that during the great Depression; more college students drop out because of debts than due to poor grades; reports...


Last Harvest

by Witold Rybczynski Scribner (April 17, 2007)

In Last Harvest, the award-winning author of Home and A Clearing in the Distance tells the compelling story of New Daleville, a brand-new residential subdivision in rural Pennsylvania. When Witold Rybczynski...


You Will Make Money in Your Sleep

by Emily White Scribner (June 19, 2007)

...I was enthralled with Giacchetto. "You must meet him, he is inspired," I told a successful friend. "Oh, if you have any money you should invest it with him." Now this friend says to me, "Emily, I'm glad I...


The Sexual Paradox

by Susan Pinker Scribner (March 11, 2008)

Susan Pinker, psychologist and award-winning columnist, has written a groundbreaking and controversial book that reveals why learning and behavioral gaps between boys and girls in the classroom are reversed...


Inventing Herself

by Elaine Showalter Scribner (March 20, 2001)

Sure to take its place alongside the literary landmarks of modern feminism, Elaine Showalter's brilliant, provocative work chronicles the roles of feminist intellectuals from the eighteenth century to the present....


The Secret Life of Cowboys

by Tom Groneberg Scribner (November 01, 2007)

"One of the stories I tell myself when I am trying to fall asleep is that I have tried. I've tagged along after myself in the pages of my own modern Western, and every few years is another chapter to the story....


Killing Yourself to Live

by Chuck Klosterman Scribner (July 19, 2005)

Building on the national bestselling success of Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, preeminent pop culture writer Chuck Klosterman unleashes his best book yet—the story of his cross-country tour of sites where rock...


Going Mutant: The Bat Boy Exposed!

by Neil McGinness, Weekly World News & Bat Boy LLC Scribner (September 14, 2010)

The Weekly World News team uncovers the definitive and faux-tastic story of Bat Boy, from his hardscrabble origins in the caves of West Virginia to his global influence in the twenty-first century. Going Mutant...


The Lady Matador's Hotel

by Cristina Garcia Scribner (September 07, 2010)

National Book Award finalist Cristina García delivers a powerful and gorgeous novel about the intertwining lives of the denizens of a luxurious hotel in an unnamed Central American capital in the midst of political...


Interstate 69

by Matt Dellinger Scribner (August 24, 2010)

Interstate 69 is an enlightening journey through the heart of America. With this epic tale of one vast and controversial road project, Matt Dellinger brings to life the country’s complex political, social,...


Chuck Klosterman on Living and Society

by Chuck Klosterman Scribner (September 14, 2010)

From Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs; Chuck Klosterman IV; and Eating the Dinosaur, these essays are now available in this ebook collection for fans of Klosterman’s writing on living and society.


FAIL

by Chuck Klosterman Scribner (September 14, 2010)

Originally collected in Eating the Dinosaur and now available both as a stand-alone essay and in the ebook collection Chuck Klosterman on Media and Culture, this essay is about Ted Kaczynski.


Makeshift Metropolis

by Witold Rybczynski Scribner (November 09, 2010)

In this new work, prizewinning author, professor, and Slate architecture critic Witold Rybczynski returns to the territory he knows best: writing about the way people live, just as he did in the acclaimed bestsellers...


Chuck Klosterman IV

by Chuck Klosterman Scribner (September 05, 2006)

Coming off the breakthrough success of Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs and Killing Yourself to Live, bestselling pop culture guru Chuck Klosterman assembles his best work previously unavailable in book form—including...


American Nerd

by Benjamin Nugent Scribner (May 13, 2007)

Most people know a nerd when they see one but can't define just what a nerd is. American Nerd: The Story of My People gives us the history of the concept of nerdiness and of the subcultures we consider nerdy....


I, California

by Stacey Grenrock Woods Scribner (July 17, 2007)

Hilarious. Smart. Bitter. Sweet. Self-deprecating. Stacey Grenrock Woods. Experience with her the stirring joys of receiving a Peter Frampton poster for Hanukkah, sitting for a head-shot photo session as a child...


A Man's Journey to Simple Abundance

by Friends, Sarah Ban Breathnach & Michael Segell Scribner (February 21, 2001)

The Authentic Journey Continues -- for Women to Understand Men, and for Men to Understand Themselves.


Project Renewment

by Bernice Bratter, Helen Dennis & Lahni Baruck Scribner (March 11, 2008)

For the first time in history, career women -- women who have worked outside the home for most of their lives -- are retiring. Without role models, they look to one another to face the changes this life transition...


Tall Man

by Chloe Hooper Scribner (April 07, 2009)

In 2004 on Palm Island, an Aboriginal settlement in the "Deep North" of Australia, a thirty-six-year-old man named Cameron Doomadgee was arrested for swearing at a white police officer. Forty minutes later he...


Black Pain

by Terrie M. Williams Scribner (January 08, 2008)

Terrie Williams knows that Black people are hurting. She knows because she's one of them.

Terrie had made it: she had launched her own public relations company with such clients as Eddie Murphy and Johnnie...


The Big Rewind

by Nathan Rabin Scribner (July 07, 2009)

Nathan Rabin viewed pop culture as a life-affirming form of escape throughout his childhood and adolescence. As an adult, pop culture became his life. Head writer for A.V. Club for more than a decade, Rabin...


Down and Delirious in Mexico City

by Daniel Hernandez Scribner (February 08, 2011)

MEXICO CITY, with some 20 million inhabitants, is the largest city in the Western Hemisphere. Enormous growth, raging crime, and tumultuous politics have also made it one of the most feared and misunderstood....


My Year of Flops

by Nathan Rabin & A.V. Club Scribner (October 19, 2010)

In 2007, Nathan Rabin set out to provide a revisionist look at the history of cinematic failure on a weekly basis. What began as a solitary ramble through the nooks and crannies of pop culture evolved into a...


Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs

by Chuck Klosterman Scribner (July 22, 2003)

Over half a million copies sold!

From the author of the highly acclaimed heavy metal memoir, Fargo Rock City, comes another hilarious and discerning take on massively popular culture—set in Chuck Klosterman’s...


The Death of Cool

by Gavin McInnes Scribner (March 20, 2012)

 Though technically a memoir, this is more a compendium of hair-whitening bar stories that punch you in the throat until your eyes explode. Many people have watched their friends die and some have been to jail....


Orange County

by Gustavo Arellano Scribner (September 16, 2008)

The story began in 1918, when Gustavo Arellano's great-grandfather and grandfather arrived in the United States, only to be met with flying potatoes. They ran, and hid, and then went to work in Orange County's...


New York Night

by Mark Caldwell Scribner (September 13, 2005)

Who among us cannot testify to the possibilities of the night? To the mysterious, shadowed intersections of music, smoke, money, alcohol, desire, and dream? The hours between dusk and dawn are when we are most...


Zero Decibels

by George Michelsen Foy Scribner (May 18, 2010)

Have our noise-soaked lives driven us mad? And is absolute silence an impossible goal—or the one thing that can save us? A lively tale of one man’s quest to find the grail of total quiet.---

“ I don’t...