July 2018 Non-Fiction

July's non-fiction list contains many store favorites. Roy Scranton returned for an event in support of his latest book We're Doomed, Now What? Nearly the entirety of the rest of the list appears on various bookseller recommendation shelves.

We're Doomed. Now What?: Essays on War and Climate Change Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616959364
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Published: Soho Press - July 17th, 2018

An American Orwell for the age of Trump, Roy Scranton faces the unpleasant facts of our day with fierce insight and honesty. We’re Doomed. Now What? penetrates to the very heart of our time.


New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2018

A New York Times Notable Book 

The #1 New York Times bestseller.


Calypso Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316392389
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 29th, 2018

David Sedaris returns with his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious book.

If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris's cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting with Calypso. You'd be wrong.


Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780061859373
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Published: Ecco - February 28th, 2012

Fire Season both evokes and honors the great hermit celebrants of nature, from Dillard to Kerouac to Thoreau—and I loved it.”
—J.R. Moehringer, author of The Tender Bar


Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060097950
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Published: HarperOne - September 7th, 2004

In the tradition of grand sweeping histories such as From Dawn To Decadence, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, and A History of God, Hecht champions doubt and questioning as one of the great and noble, if unheralded, intellectual traditions that distinguish the Western mind especially-from Socrates to Galileo and Darwin to Wittgenstein and Hawking.


The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780679723004
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Published: Vintage - August 28th, 1989

In The Book, Alan Watts provides us with a much-needed answer to the problem of personal identity, distilling and adapting the Hindu philosophy of Vedanta.


Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization (City Lights Open Media) Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9780872866690
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Published: City Lights Books - October 6th, 2015

"In Learning to Die in the Anthropocene, Roy Scranton draws on his experiences in Iraq to confront the grim realities of climate change. The result is a fierce and provocative book."--Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History


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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780062316110
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 15th, 2018

Official U.S. edition with full color illustrations throughout.

#1 New York Times Bestseller

The Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg,  now available as a beautifully packaged paperback


You Are a Badass®: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780762447695
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Published: Running Press Adult - April 23rd, 2013

YOU ARE A BADASS IS THE SELF-HELP BOOK FOR PEOPLE WHO DESPERATELY WANT TO IMPROVE THEIR LIVES BUT DON'T WANT TO GET BUSTED DOING IT.


On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780804190114
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Published: Tim Duggan Books - February 28th, 2017

#1 New York Times Bestseller