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Bad Feminist Bad Feminist (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.93 — 170,496 ratings — published 2014
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Me Talk Pretty One Day Me Talk Pretty One Day (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.97 — 815,968 ratings — published 2000
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Men Explain Things to Me Men Explain Things to Me (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.92 — 86,732 ratings — published 2014
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Slouching Towards Bethlehem Slouching Towards Bethlehem (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.24 — 60,225 ratings — published 1968
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Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.10 — 285,472 ratings — published 2004
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A Room of One's Own A Room of One's Own (Mass Market Paperback)
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avg rating 4.11 — 161,524 ratings — published 1929
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When You Are Engulfed in Flames When You Are Engulfed in Flames (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.05 — 238,192 ratings — published 2008
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Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.80 — 177,146 ratings — published 2013
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Naked Naked (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.09 — 309,773 ratings — published 1997
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The Empathy Exams: Essays The Empathy Exams: Essays (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.64 — 39,267 ratings — published 2014
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I Was Told There'd Be Cake I Was Told There'd Be Cake (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.45 — 65,727 ratings — published 2008
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Holidays on Ice Holidays on Ice (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.97 — 126,996 ratings — published 1997
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The White Album The White Album (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.21 — 24,643 ratings — published 1979
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The Fire Next Time The Fire Next Time (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.49 — 60,772 ratings — published 1963
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Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.83 — 15,099 ratings — published 2009
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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
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avg rating 3.84 — 604,739 ratings — published 2011
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We Are Never Meeting In Real Life We Are Never Meeting In Real Life (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.94 — 42,030 ratings — published 2017
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How to Be Alone How to Be Alone (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.61 — 19,991 ratings — published 2002
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This is the Story of a Happy Marriage This is the Story of a Happy Marriage (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.03 — 41,946 ratings — published 2011
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Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.79 — 65,619 ratings — published 1994
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Arguably: Selected Essays Arguably: Selected Essays (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.20 — 17,639 ratings — published 2010
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Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.21 — 65,434 ratings — published 2016
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The Partly Cloudy Patriot The Partly Cloudy Patriot (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.88 — 40,330 ratings — published 2002
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Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.46 — 32,548 ratings — published 1984
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Pulphead Pulphead (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.01 — 14,029 ratings — published 2011
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Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned" Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned" (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.31 — 186,469 ratings — published 2014
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The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.00 — 36,328 ratings — published 2016
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A Field Guide to Getting Lost A Field Guide to Getting Lost (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.05 — 26,923 ratings — published 2005
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Between the World and Me Between the World and Me (Kindle Edition)
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avg rating 4.39 — 233,184 ratings — published 2015
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The Complete Essays The Complete Essays (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.23 — 27,238 ratings — published 1572
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Why Not Me? Why Not Me? (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.93 — 83,851 ratings — published 2015
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Upstream: Selected Essays Upstream: Selected Essays (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.21 — 13,168 ratings — published 2016
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Notes of a Native Son Notes of a Native Son (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.35 — 24,799 ratings — published 1955
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A Man Without a Country A Man Without a Country (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.09 — 54,397 ratings — published 2005
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Both Flesh and Not: Essays Both Flesh and Not: Essays (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.86 — 10,005 ratings — published 2012
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Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar (ebook)
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avg rating 4.29 — 102,284 ratings — published 2012
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The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.35 — 19,527 ratings — published 2016
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Walden Walden (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.79 — 238,747 ratings — published 1854
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Bossypants Bossypants (Kindle Edition)
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avg rating 3.95 — 948,735 ratings — published 2011
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“Once upon a time, they say, there was a girl...there was a boy...there was a person who was in trouble. And this is what she did...and what he did...and how they learned to survive it. This is what they did...and why one failed...and why another triumphed in the end. And I know that it's true, because I danced at their wedding and drank their very best wine.”
Terri Windling

Christopher Hitchens
“Every article and review and book that I have ever published has constituted an appeal to the person or persons to whom I should have talked before I dared to write it. I never launch any little essay without the hope—and the fear, because the encounter may also be embarrassing—that I shall draw a letter that begins, 'Dear Mr. Hitchens, it seems that you are unaware that…' It is in this sense that authorship is collaborative with 'the reader.' And there's no help for it: you only find out what you ought to have known by pretending to know at least some of it already.

It doesn't matter how obscure or arcane or esoteric your place of publication may be: some sweet law ensures that the person who should be scrutinizing your work eventually does do so.”
Christopher Hitchens, Hitch 22: A Memoir

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