Staff Pick

First thing's first - if you know any internet-addicted young men who you think are prone to being scooped up by the alt-right: here's the antidote.  The quickest and easiest way to describe The Chapo Guide to Revolution - the first book to come out of the leftist comedy podcast Chapo Trap House - is to imagine MAD Magazine if it was edited by Noam Chomsky. Part of the broadly-defined ascendant left, which includes publications like Jacobin and candidates such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Chapo's gleefully nihilistic humor offers barbs in the direction of the monstrous right-wingers who control our government and the paltry technocratic liberalism being offered as an alternative. Beneath the internet humor, however, lies a genuinely thoughtful meditation on the role of social welfare amidst the current crisis of late-stage capitalism and looming environmental disaster.

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ISBN: 9781501187285
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Published: Atria Books - August 21st, 2018

Staff Pick

Like many other former 7-year-olds, I was once a dinosaur obsessive. With Jurassic Park roosting in the VCR, I would give any grown-up in earshot a rundown of my favorite dinosaurs (this changed daily) and what periods they lived in. If you're anything like me, a page or two into Steve Brusatte's prehistoric masterpiece will be enough to bring back the kid in you. Brusatte presents the Mesozoic in vivid detail and with an immediacy not often reserved for a period that ended 65 million years ago. From spindly, cat-sized lizards at the beginning of the Triassic to thundering giants at the end of the Cretaceous, dinosaurs were a highly diverse, sophisticated species whose millions of years of earthly dominance help put our world and lives in far greater perspective.

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ISBN: 9780062490421
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Published: William Morrow - April 24th, 2018

Staff Pick

All you merchants of doom and gloom out there, a forewarning: here's a book that leaves you no choice but to have a big, stupid grin plastered to your face for the duration of the read - and for the days and weeks that follow.  In this smart and richly entertaining tribute to the young, dumb, and broke, we follow Mike Munoz, a 22-year-old underemployed landscaper who can barely navigate his chaotic home life, dwindling finances, and dismal luck with members of the opposite sex. Life events conspire to take him on an unexpected journey of self discovery. A moving and necessary portrayal of the working poor, this hilarious, heartfelt read is impossible to put down.

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ISBN: 9781616202620
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 3rd, 2018