Jeff's Staff Picks

ISBN: 9780156364652
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Published: Mariner Books - August 23rd, 1977

Whatta me and Harold Bloom have in common? Nothin', I thought. I was wrong! We both love Flannery O'Connor. A Good Man is Hard To Find hilights her amazing talents -- for dialogue and dialect, for propriety contrasted with the ghastly, and a rather dark sense of humor.

ISBN: 9781416552741
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Published: Scribner Book Company - May 8th, 2012

The man who revolutionized the way we think about baseball examines our cultural obsession with murder—delivering a unique, engrossing, brilliant history of tabloid crime in America.

ISBN: 9780307389046
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Published: Vintage Departures - May 3rd, 2011

My favorite book in 2010. {Editor's note: Jeff's original shelf-talker for this book also includes a frightening drawing of a tiger claw.}

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ISBN: 9780547247991
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Published: Mariner Books - January 1st, 2010

This look at the role of emotions in decision making has been a hit with everyone I've recommended it to. For such a young guy, Mr. Lehrer is a master at communicating the intricacies of neuroscience to lay-folks like me. Filled with rad and relevant examples, this title's a winner.
He also says signs sell items, no matter what the sign says. Right on!

By Voltaire, Theo Cuffe (Translator), Michael Wood (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780143039426
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Published: Penguin Books - October 25th, 2005

My favorite novel from before the age of television. A classic of French literature, which unlike the rest of it held my attention, this novel is fast-paced, wise, and hilarious. This edition is beautiful! Take that, Leibniz!

ISBN: 9780385490818
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Published: Anchor Books - March 13th, 1998

In the world of the near future, who will control women's bodies?

ISBN: 9780062089397
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Published: Harper Perennial - November 29th, 2011

Zelda Sayre started out as a Southern beauty, became an international wonder, and died by fire in a madhouse. With her husband, F. Scott Fitzgerald, she moved in a golden aura of excitement, romance, and promise. The epitome of the Jazz Age, they rode the crest of the era to its collapse and their own.

ISBN: 9780231153201
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Published: Columbia University Press - August 6th, 2013

Though a scientist, Daniel Loxton is clearly a sympathizer to the cryptozoological quest. In Abominable Science, Loxton and his co-author Donald Prothero examine the evidence, or lack thereof, for the existence of some familiar beasts (Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster). In the process, the pair reveal the vagaries of human perception, including the influence of larger forces such as monster movies and dinosaur exhibits -- as well as A LOT of fakery. 

Get to the root of your favorite cryptid!