Thursday, December 20, 2007

New Books to the Store

Since it's getting to the end of the year, I've been trying to tie up as many loose ends in the store that I can. One of the loose ends, as you can image, are books. Or rather the books that I neglected to put into the store until now. Here they are:

Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography by David Michaelis -- This bio received some mixed reviews when it came out a few months ago, but it still seems to be an insightful view into the mind of one of cartooning's most important figures.

My Boring-Ass Life: The Uncomfortably Candid Diary of Kevin Smith by Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith pulls no punches in this hard-hitting, in-your-face expose of, er, his rather dull and uneventful life... well, not always dull. In between watching his TiVo, he manages to make and release "Clerks II," relate the story of his partner-in-crime Jason Mewes heroin addiction, get a tattoo, serve on a jury... and get caught stealing donuts from Burt Reynolds ...

Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House by Valerie Plame Wilson

On July 6, 2003, four months after the United States invaded Iraq, former ambassador Joseph Wilson's now historic op-ed, "What I Didn't Find in Africa," appeared in "The New York Times," A week later, conservative pundit Robert Novak revealed in his newspaper column that Ambassador Wilson's wife, Valerie Plame Wilson, was a CIA operative...

The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon

The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin

Dr. Seuss Goes to War: The World War II Editorial Cartoons of Theodor Seuss Geisel by Richard H. Minear & Dr. Seuss

Democracy in America
by Alexis de Tocqueville
--- This is one of those books that you just assume you have in your collection and you don't. It's a classic. The observations of Alexis de Tocqueville are quoted by historians and Thom Hartmann on a regular basis. It is a powerful look at the American democracy in it's very early stages of development.


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