Best Popular Culture in Social Sciences Books
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1. The Comfort Book
Author: by Matt Haig
The new uplifting book from Matt Haig, the New York Times bestselling author of The Midnight Library, for anyone in search of hope, looking for a path to a more meaningful life, or in need of a little encouragement. It is a strange paradox, that many of the clearest, most comforting life lessons are learnt while we are at our lowest.
But then we never think about food more than when we are hungry and we never think about life rafts more than when we are thrown overboard. THE COMFORT BOOK is Haig’s life raft: it’s a collection of notes, lists, and stories written over a span of several years that originally served as gentle reminders to Haig’s future self that things are not always as dark as they may seem.
Incorporating a diverse array of sources from across the world, history, science, and his own experiences, Haig offers warmth and reassurance, reminding us to slow down and appreciate the beauty and unpredictability of existence.
2. Life Mastery
Author: by Sherry Stirling Fernandez
April 14, 2021
The why, what and how of a happy life. We are designed for and motivated to seek happiness. However, to be motivated but not trained can be frustrating. Sherry Fernandez Stirling uses a unique blend of memoir, sound principles and practical tools to help you make progress toward your infinite potential-and with it, happiness.
Life Mastery includes training and systems necessary to reach goals and develop habits needed for success in every area of life, including:Better RelationshipsA Healthier BodySounder FinancesSpiritual PeaceFun and PassionThis book empowers you to break free from your limiting beliefs and behaviors to truly gain Life Mastery.
3. The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure
Author: by Greg Lukianoff
New York Times Bestseller Finalist for the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award in Nonfiction A New York Times Notable Book Bloomberg Best Book of 2018Their distinctive contribution to the higher-education debate is to meet safetyism on its own, psychological turf …
Lukianoff and Haidt tell us that safetyism undermines the freedom of inquiry and speech that are indispensable to universities. Jonathan Marks, CommentaryThe remedies the book outlines should be considered on college campuses, among parents of current and future students, and by anyone longing for a more sane society.
Pittsburgh Post-GazetteSomething has been going wrong on many college campuses in the last few years. Speakers are shouted down. Students and professors say they are walking on eggshells and are afraid to speak honestly. Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are risingon campus as well as nationally.
How did this happen? First Amendment expert Greg Lukianoff and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt show how the new problems on campus have their origins in three terrible ideas that have become increasingly woven into American childhood and education: What doesn’t kill you makes you weaker; always trust your feelings; and life is a battle between good people and evil people.
4. Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity―and Why This Harms Everybody
Author: by Helen Pluckrose
Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly Bestseller! Times, Sunday Times, and Financial Times Book-of-the-Year Selection! Have you heard that language is violence and that science is sexist? Have you read that certain people shouldn’t practice yoga or cook Chinese food?
Or been told that being obese is healthy, that there is no such thing as biological sex, or that only white people can be racist? Are you confused by these ideas, and do you wonder how they have managed so quickly to challenge the very logic of Western society?
In this probing and intrepid volume, Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay document the evolution of the dogma that informs these ideas, from its coarse origins in French postmodernism to its refinement within activist academic fields. Today this dogma is recognizable as much by its effects, such as cancel culture and social-media dogpiles, as by its tenets, which are all too often embraced as axiomatic in mainstream media: knowledge is a social construct; science and reason are tools of oppression; all human interactions are sites of oppressive power play; and language is dangerous.
5. Press Reset: Ruin and Recovery in the Video Game Industry
Author: by Jason Schreier
May 11, 2021
From the bestselling author of Blood, Sweat, and Pixels comes the next definitive, behind-the-scenes account of the video game industry: how some of the past decade’s most renowned studios fell apartand the stories, both triumphant and tragic, of what happened next.
Jason Schreier’s groundbreaking reporting has earned him a place among the preeminent investigative journalists covering the world of video games. In his eagerly anticipated, deeply researched new book, Schreier trains his investigative eye on the volatility of the video game industry and the resilience of the people who work in it.
The business of videogames is both a prestige industry and an opaque one. Based on dozens of first-hand interviews that cover the development of landmark gamesBioshock Infinite, Epic Mickey, Dead Space, and moreon to the shocking closures of the studios that made them, Press Reset tells the stories of how real people are affected by game studio shutdowns, and how they recover, move on, or escape the industry entirely.
6. The Unbroken Thread: Discovering the Wisdom of Tradition in an Age of Chaos
Author: by Sohrab Ahmari
We’ve pursued and achieved the modern dream of defining ourselvesbut at what cost? The New York Post op-ed editor makes a compelling case for seeking the inherited traditions and ideals that give our lives meaning. Ahmari’s tour de force makes tradition astonishingly vivid and relevant for the here and now.
Rod Dreher, bestselling author of Live Not by Lies and The Benedict OptionAs a young father and a self-proclaimed radically assimilated immigrant, opinion editor Sohrab Ahmari realized that when it comes to shaping his young son’s moral fiber, today’s America comes up short.
For millennia, the world’s great ethical and religious traditions taught that true happiness lies in pursuing virtue and accepting limits. But now, unbound from these stubborn traditions, we are free to choose whichever way of life we think is most optimalor, more often than not, merely the easiest.
All that remains are the fickle desires that a wealthy, technologically advanced society is equipped to fulfill. The result is a society riven by deep conflict and individual lives that, for all their apparent freedom, are marked by alienation and stark unhappiness.
8. The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War
Author: by Louis Menand
“An engrossing and impossibly wide-ranging project … In The Free World, every seat is a good one.” Carlos Lozada, The Washington Post”The Free World sparkles. Fully original, beautifully written … One hopes Menand has a sequel in mind. The bar is set very high.” David Oshinsky, The New York Times Book Review | Editors’ ChoiceNamed a most anticipated book of April by The New York Times | The Washington Post | Oprah DailyIn his follow-up to the Pulitzer Prizewinning The Metaphysical Club, Louis Menand offers a new intellectual and cultural history of the postwar yearsThe Cold War was not just a contest of power.
It was also about ideas, in the broadest senseeconomic and political, artistic and personal. In The Free World, the acclaimed Pulitzer Prizewinning scholar and critic Louis Menand tells the story of American culture in the pivotal years from the end of World War II to Vietnam and shows how changing economic, technological, and social forces put their mark on creations of the mind.
9. The Psilocybin Mushroom Bible: The Definitive Guide to Growing and Using Magic Mushrooms
Author: by Dr. K Mandrake PhD
Green Candy Press
The Psilocybin Mushroom Bible details every step of the complex mushroom cultivation process, making it hands down the largest and most comprehensive book ever written on the subject. Readers will learn how to produce their own magic mushrooms quickly, safely, and effectively.
The book features over 40 step-by-step photographic instruction guides to each step of the process, including: sterilizing the equipment to produce mushrooms; how to build the containers used during home mushroom cultivation; safety measures for preventing contamination of the mushroom cultures; and a guide to consuming magic mushrooms safely and enjoyably.
Dr. Mandrake uses his doctoral studies in mycology to detail the history and botany of psilocybin mushrooms to give readers an idea of their prevalence throughout human history. The book is highly detailed and comprehensive, allowing readers to learn the entire process required to produce perfect magic mushrooms every time.
10. Unfuck Your Brain: Getting Over Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Freak-Outs, and Triggers with science (5-Minute Therapy)
Author: by Faith Harper PhD LPC-S ACS ACN
A no-nonsense and helpful guide on how to cope with a slew of mental-health issues that are hellbent on ruining the lives of millions of people worldwide. Our brains do their best to help us out, but every so often they can be real assholeshaving melt downs, getting addicted to things, or shutting down completely at the worst possible moments.
Your brain knows it’s not good to do these things, but it can’t help it sometimesespecially if it’s obsessing about trauma it can’t overcome. That’s where this life-changing book comes in. With humor, patience, science, and lots of good-ole swearing, Dr. Faith explains what’s going on in your skull, and talks you through the process of retraining your brain to respond appropriately to the non-emergencies of everyday life, and to deal effectively with old, or newly acquired, traumas (particularly post-traumatic stress disorder).
11. Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor/Outdoor Medical Grower's Bible
Author: by Jorge Cervantes
Van Patten Publishing
With 512 full color pages and 1120 full color photographs and illustrations, Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor/Outdoor Medical Grower’s Bible is the most complete cultivation book available. The Fifth Edition of the former Indoor Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor Bible was originally published in 1983, when it immediately became a best seller.
More than 500,000 copies of the Indoor Bible are in print in Dutch, English, French, German and Spanish. New greenhouse and outdoor growing chapters make this a book both indoor and outdoor growers will keep under thumb. The other 15 chapters (17 total) are all updated with the most current information, completely rewritten and significantly expanded.
For example, Dr. John McPartland contributed an all new medical section – The books credits list more than 300 contributors and reads like a who’s who in the world of cannabis cultivation.
12. Badass Affirmations: The Wit and Wisdom of Wild Women (Inspirational Quotes for Women, Daily Affirmations Book)
Author: by Becca Anderson
Positive Affirmations and Motivational Quotes for a BadassNo matter how you use it, there can be benefits for you and your daily life. Nerdy Girl Express#1 Best Seller in Popular Culture, Quotations, Women’s Studies, Love & Marriage Humor, Self-Esteem, LGBT, and TriviaBadass Affirmations is full of positive affirmations, profiles of powerful real-life heroines, and inspirational quotes for women.
Packed with just the right amount of sass, this book is the perfect women empowerment gift for you and all your fabulous BFFs. Even a badass needs positive affirmations. No one leaps out of bed knowing they’re amazing and about to have an incredible day.
We find ourselves rushing around, working hard to please othersand often we find ourselves making everyone happy but our own damn selves. Badass Affirmations is here to stop the negativity with positive quotes and affirmations from powerful women. Discover strong women quotes and encouraging self-affirmations.
In Badass Affirmations, positive living and affirmation queen Becca Anderson reminds you that you are pretty darn great. Inside this motivational quotes and affirmations book, you’ll be fired up by inspirational quotes for women, by women. Alongside these women empowerment quotes, you’ll gain new knowledge of the badass ladies who have left their mark on the world with a mix of short bios and longer profiles.
13. Greek Mythology: The Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes Handbook: From Aphrodite to Zeus, a Profile of Who's Who in Greek Mythology
Author: by Liv Albert
Finally sort out who’s who in Greek mythologyfrom gods, goddesses, heroes, monsters, and everyone in between! Greek mythology continues to appear in popular movies and books today but have you ever wondered about where these characters started out? Discover the origins of your favorite characters from Greek mythology with this collection of profiles to tell you who’s who in classical lore!
In Greek Mythology, you will discover the backstories of the heroes, villains, gods, and goddesses that enjoy popularity in today’s shows and films. With comprehensive entries that outline each character’s name, roles, related symbols, and foundational myths, you can get to know the roots of these personas and better understand the stories they inspire today.
With this character-focused, handy reference, you will never be confused about Ancient Greece!
14. Position of the Day: Sex Every Day in Every Way (Adult Humor Books, Books for Couples, Bachelorette Gifts)
Author: by Nerve.com
A position a day keeps the love doctor awayFrom the perpetrators of Nerve. Com’s wildly popular Position of the Day: After all these years of thinking 69 was our lucky number, here comes 366 hand-picked erotic scenarios from Nerve. Com’s treasure trove into one gloriously chunky, deeply inspiring, and hilarious compendium.
Yes, that’s 366 one for each day of the year plus a little something special for leap year! Illustrated with anatomically correct drawn figures, the positions run the lusty gamut from plausible to creative to Honey, get my weight belt, this is going to require some heavy lifting!
Position of the Day is about not becoming a creature of habit, because even the Excuse Me, Do I Know You? Can get boring if that’s the only position in your repertoire. For beginners and the acrobatically challenged, there are accessible suggestions such as the Corporate Merger, the Wet Blanket, and the TV Dinner The adept and adventurous can try their hand at The Snow Blower, The Papoose, and the Quasimodo, which field-testing suggests is best attempted only after a vigorous round of stretching and a can of Red Bull Em & Lo (Emma Taylor and Lorelei Sharkey) pen Nerve.
15. Marijuana Grower's Handbook: Your Complete Guide for Medical and Personal Marijuana Cultivation
Author: by Ed Rosenthal
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This book will change the way you grow. Marijuana Grower’s Handbook shows both beginners and advanced growers how to grow the biggest most resinous, potent buds! This book contains the latest knowledge, tools, and methods to grow great marijuanaindoors and out.
Use the most efficient technology and save time, labor, and energy. Ed Rosenthal has been teaching people how to grow marijuana for more than 30 years. Let him help you cultivate bountiful buds and lots of them. With 500 pages of full-color photos and illustrations, the book delivers all the basics that a novice grower needs, as well as scientific research for the experienced gardener.
All aspects of cultivation are covered, from the selection of varieties, setting up of the garden, and through each stage of plant growth all the way to harvesting. Readers can link to Ed’s research for additional information, photos, and equipment updates.
Full-color photographs throughout clarify instructions and show the stunning results possible with Ed’s growing tips. “Marijuana may not be addictive, but growing it is.” Ed Rosenthal