Gift Guide: For the Deep Thinker

"You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” -Marcus Aurelius (and the tattoo on this person's bicep, probably).

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Philosophy for Polar Explorers Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781524749118
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Published: Pantheon - November 17th, 2020

In Philosophy for Polar Explorers, Erling Kagge, renowned explorer and acclaimed author of Silence and Walking, provides a thoughtful and eloquent meditation on adventure and discovery.


Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525510567
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - July 14th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “From The New Yorker’s beloved cultural critic comes a bold, unflinching collection of essays about self-deception, examining everything from scammer culture to reality television.”—Esquire
 


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Everybody: A Book about Freedom Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393608779
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 4th, 2021

"Astute and consistently surprising critic" (NPR) Olivia Laing investigates the body and its discontents through the great freedom movements of the twentieth century.


Braiding Sweetgrass Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781571313560
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 1st, 2014

A New York Times Bestseller
A Washington Post Bestseller
Named a Best Essay Collection of the Decade by Literary Hub


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Intimations: Six Essays Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9780593297612
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Published: Penguin Books - July 28th, 2020

“[Smith’s] slim collection of essays captures this peculiar moment with startling clarity. . . . The personal and political intermingle for a powerful indictment of America’s social systems.” —TIME, The 100 Must-Read Books of 2020


The Right to Sex: Feminism in the Twenty-First Century Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374248529
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 21st, 2021

“Laser-cut writing and a stunning intellect. If only every writer made this much beautiful sense.”
—Lisa Taddeo, author of Three Women


Fathoms: The World in the Whale Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982120696
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 28th, 2020

Winner of the 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction * Finalist for the 2020 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction * Finalist for the PEN/E.O.


The Ethics of Ambiguity Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781504054225
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Published: Open Road Media - May 8th, 2018

From the groundbreaking author of The Second Sex comes a radical argument for ethical responsibility and freedom.


Having and Being Had Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525537465
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 31st, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS CHOICE

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY TIME , NPR, INSTYLE, AND GOOD HOUSEKEEPING


Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good Cover Image
By Adrienne Maree Brown (Editor)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781849353267
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Published: AK Press - March 19th, 2019

How do we make social justice the most pleasurable human experience? How can we awaken within ourselves desires that make it impossible to settle for anything less than a fulfilling life?


The Conspiracy against the Human Race: A Contrivance of Horror Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143133148
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Published: Penguin Books - October 2nd, 2018

In Thomas Ligotti's first nonfiction outing, an examination of the meaning (or meaninglessness) of life through an insightful, unsparing argument that proves the greatest horrors are not the products of our imagination but instead are found in reality.


Breaking Bread with the Dead: A Reader's Guide to a More Tranquil Mind Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781984878403
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Published: Penguin Press - September 8th, 2020

“At a time when many Americans . . . are engaged in deep reflection about the meaning of the nation's history [this] is an exceptionally useful companion for those who want to do so with honesty and integrity.” Shelf Awareness


Work Won't Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781568589398
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Published: Bold Type Books - January 26th, 2021

A deeply-reported examination of why "doing what you love" is a recipe for exploitation, creating a new tyranny of work in which we cheerily acquiesce to doing jobs that take over our lives.

You're told that if you "do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life." Whether it's working for "exposure" and "experience,&qu


Philosopher of the Heart: The Restless Life of Søren Kierkegaard Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250798428
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Published: Picador - May 4th, 2021

Philosopher of the Heart is the groundbreaking biography of renowned existentialist Søren Kierkegaard’s life and creativity, and a searching exploration of how to be a human being in the world.


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The Nicomachean Ethics Cover Image
By Aristotle, Adam Beresford (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780140455472
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Published: Penguin Classics - August 11th, 2020

A new translation of one of the most important philosophical works of all time

A Penguin Classic


12 Bytes: How We Got Here. Where We Might Go Next Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802159250
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Published: Grove Press - October 12th, 2021

Twelve eye-opening, mind-expanding, funny and provocative essays on the implications of artificial intelligence for the way we live and the way we love from New York Times bestselling author Jeanette Winterson