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Weird Like Us

Author : Ann Powers
ISBN : 9780684838083
Genre : Social Science
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Describes the various subcultures trying to reshape America today, and includes interviews with modern bohemians, who share their views on life
Category: Social Science

Weird Like Us

Author : Ann Powers
ISBN : UOM:39015052313296
Genre : Social Science
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First time in paperback: "Part cultural history, part personal memoir, Weird Like Us is a rebuff to anyone who thinks bohemia is over." -New York Times
Category: Social Science

Friends Like Us

Author : Lauren Fox
ISBN : 9780307388254
Genre : Fiction
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Sharing a relationship that causes many to mistake them for sisters, best friends Willa and Jane work freelance jobs and enjoy each other's company until an old high school buddy from Willa's past unexpectedly falls in love with Jane.
Category: Fiction

Freaks Like Us

Author : Susan Vaught
ISBN : 9781619631632
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A mentally ill teenager who rides the "short bus" to school investigates the sudden disappearance of his best friend.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Tramps Like Us

Author : Joe Westmoreland
ISBN : 0299194345
Genre : Fiction
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Tramps Like Us is a modern-day Huckleberry Finn. It's an all-American story about the search for home, for a better life, feeling like a refugee in one's own country. It's about creating a family from a group of misfits. It tells what it was like to come of age in the era between gay liberation and the beginning of the AIDS crisis.
Category: Fiction

Eccentric America

Author : Jan Friedman
ISBN : 1841620904
Genre : Reference
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Winner of the coveted Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Gold Award for Guidebooks 2002 and voted Best Travel Book of 2001 by the North American Travel Journalists Association, the first edition of this book was a runaway success. Encouraged and inspired by the response from readers, author Jan Friedman is back with more madcap mayhem including the nude Olympics, topless automobile racing, the treehouse bed-and-breakfast resort, and the California community that has its own fashion police. This is the definitive guide for those with a taste for the extreme or a desire to add something just a little bit different to their tour of the United States. This guide features: *The biggest, the best, the wackiest, and the weirdest of America's people and places *Almost a thousand festivals, attractions, tours, shopping, restaurants, hotels, and eccentric environments *Region-by-region events, places to visit, and quirky places to sleep and eat *Peculiar pastimes, eccentric inventors, and collectors of curiosities *The nuts and bolts on contacts, transportation, Web sites, and regional maps
Category: Reference

The Ultimate Guide To Strange Cinema

Author : Michael Vaughn
ISBN : 0764354280
Genre : Performing Arts
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It isn't every film that features man-eating zombie sushi. But for those searching for just that and more strange things in their viewing queue, this film guide is for you. Organized by genre, including comedy, horror, action, drama, fantasy, and sci-fi, this title offers 300 reviews of genre films from all over the world, 160 photos, and exclusive interviews and quotes from the people behind some of the most offbeat films ever made. Alongside this curated list of viewing recommendations, longtime fans and new comers to strange cinema gain bits of fun and informative trivia. For example, David Caruso's film debut was Without Warning (1980), a carefree trip into the woods thwarted by killer flying alien discs. Lurking in these so-bad-they're-good-films, you'll find other familiar actors like David Carradine, James Brolin, Martin Landau, and Ryan Gosling in films like Death Race 2,000 (1975), The Car (1977), The Being (1983), and Lost River (2014). The zombie sushi, by the way, is from Dead Sushi (2012).
Category: Performing Arts

My New Teacher And Me

Author : Al Yankovic
ISBN : 0062192035
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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"Weird Al" Yankovic's new tale of Billy, the irrepressible star of the New York Times bestselling When I Grow Up, is an uproarious back-to-school delight. Dazzling wordplay and sparkling rhyme combine in a unique appreciation of the rewards of unabashed originality and the special joy of viewing the world gently askew.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Weird Sea Creatures

Author : Erich Hoyt
ISBN : 9781770856493
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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An illustrated look at the weird and wonderful creatures that live in the very deepest parts of the sea. Humans have always wondered, with a mixture of fear and fascination, what lurks beneath the surface in the depths of the ocean. In this book, Erich Hoyt introduces 50 of the oddest creatures you will ever meet in the sea. From the carnivorous comb jelly to the lantern-carrying deep-sea dragonfish, from a vampire squid with giant eyes to dancing jellyfish, Hoyt explores these peculiar conditions and their equally peculiar environment. These creatures have adapted to lack of light and, using sound pulses (echolocation) or light-producing organs and pigment cells (emitting light via bioluminescence), they are able to communicate without giving their location away to predators. These stunning, captivating photographs weren't taken from the portholes of submarines. Photographers David Shale, Solvin Zanki and Jeff Rotman worked with oceanography institutes, museums and the BBC Natural History Unit, taking long cruises across the ocean to record and try to understand these little-studied residents of the deep sea. To capture the creatures for observation, a net was lowered far beneath the surface. As soon as the trawl was hauled aboard, the photographers would race to transfer the most unusual animals to fresh seawater aquariums in a chilled laboratory on board. These pages let readers gaze into strange, wild eyes and study faces with toothless or crooked smiles that witness the fruits of deep-sea evolution. Informative captions explain what the patterns of lights on their bodies are "saying" to others in their absolutely dark world. The wonder and extraordinary weirdness of what lives in the deep seas, so far away from us and yet so close, will become more familiar with this book.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Republican Like Me

Author : Ken Stern
ISBN : 9780062460868
Genre : Political Science
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The former CEO of NPR set out for conservative America to find out why these people are so wrong about everything. It turns out, they weren’t. Ken Stern watched the increasing polarization of our country with growing concern. As a longtime partisan Democrat himself, he felt forced to acknowledge that his own views were too parochial, too absent of any exposure to the “other side.” In fact, his urban neighborhood is so liberal, he couldn’t find a single Republican--even by asking around. So for one year, he crossed the aisle to spend time listening, talking, and praying with Republicans of all stripes. With his mind open and his dial tuned to the right, he went to evangelical churches, shot a hog in Texas, stood in pit row at a NASCAR race, hung out at Tea Party meetings and sat in on Steve Bannon’s radio show. He also read up on conservative wonkery and consulted with the smartest people the right has to offer. What happens when a liberal sets out to look at issues from a conservative perspective? Some of his dearly cherished assumptions about the right slipped away. Republican Like Me reveals what lead him to change his mind, and his view of an increasingly polarized America.
Category: Political Science