Tuesday, November 29, 2005

The Gift Edition

Your son is an anarchist. Your uncle is an academic. Your sister is a feminist and vegetarian. Your best friend loves graphic novels. Your significant other is a military buff. Your mom only reads literary fiction. What, you may be asking yourself, do I get these people? At Changing Hands, we have books for every interest and personality type. Here, for your shopping convenience, are some of the best books in a variety of categories. We may run out of some titles, due to demand; if this is the case, we can always order you a copy for no extra charge. Select books are linked to our website, where you can view more information. The list, by category:

Academia:
Culture of Make-Believe, Jensen; Rising Up and Rising Down, Vollman; On Language, Chomsky

Activism:
Design of Dissent, Glaser; Cultural Resistance Reader, Duncombe; Ya Basta!: Ten Years of the Zapatista Uprising, Subcomandante Marcos

African American:
Rosa Parks: a Life, Brinkley; Giovanni's Room, Baldwin; Fiction of Leroi Jones/Amiri Baraka, Jones/Baraka

Anarchy:
Anarchism, Graham; On Anarchy, Chomsky; Anarcho-Syndicalism: Theory and Practice, Rocker

Arizona:
Arizona Then and Now, Dutton; Arizona Moon Handbook, Weir; 50 Hikes in Arizona, Tessmer

Art:
Artists in Time of War, Zinn; Henry Darger: Disasters of War, Darger; Maniac Eyeball, Dali; Chip Kidd Book One, Kidd

Biography:
Speak, Memory, Nabokov; Mao, Chang; Che Guevara, a Revolutionary Life, Anderson

Buddhism:
No Time to Lose, Chodron; Buddhist Inspirations, Lowenstein; Being Peace, Nhat Hanh

Children's Literature:
Eldest, Paolini; Chronicles of Narnia, Lewis; Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Twain

Christianity:
Peace in the Post-Christian Era, Merton; Blessed Among All Women, Ellsberg; The Purpose Driven Life, Warren

Community Planning:
Field Guide to Sprawl, Hayden; Native to Nowhere, Beatley; How Wal-Mart is Destroying America, Quinn

Cooking:
The Best Recipes in the World, Bittman; The New Best Recipe, Cook's Illustrated; Joy of Cooking, Rombauer

Economy:
Freakonomics, Levitt; Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, Perkins; The Challenge to Power, Harrington

Environment:
Crimes Against Nature, Kennedy, Jr.; Blue Gold: the Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World's Water, Barlow; Forcing the Spring, Gottlieb

Erotica:
Satisfaction: the Art of the Female Orgasm, Cattrall; Blow Him Away, Michaels; Every Day in Every Way (2006 Calendar)

Feminism:
Grassroots: a Field Guide for Feminist Activism, Baumgardner; Manifesta, Baumgardner; War on Choice, Feldt

Gardening:
Arizona Gardener's Guide, Irish; Garden Guy, Owens

Gay and Lesbian:
The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians, Pepper; How Homosexuals Saved Civilization, Crimmins; The Nature of Homosexuality, Holland

Graphic Novels:
Bone, Smith; Chris Ware, Raeburn; R. Crumb Handbook, Crumb; Pyongyang: a Journey in North Korea, Delisle

Health:
Natural Cures They Don't Want You to Know About, Trudeau; Healthy Aging, Weil; You: the Owner's Manual, Roizen

Hinduism:
Cradle Tales of Hinduism, Noble; Female Ascetics in Hinduism, Denton

History:
A People's History of the United States, Zinn; The Secret Histories, Friedman; Freethinkers, Jacoby; Cities of the World: A History in Maps, Whitfield

Humor:
A Right to be Hostile, McGruder; Future Dictionary of America, Foer; America, Stewart

International Politics:
The Battle of Venezuela, McCaughan; Hugo Chavez, Gott; Nuclear North Korea, Cha; Profit Over People, Chomsky; Africa Unchained, Ayittey

Islam:
Understanding the Hadith, Swarup; A Brief History of Islam, Sonn; The Position of Women in Islam: A Progressive View, Ali Syed

Journalism:
Manufacturing Consent, Herman and Chomsky; Speaking Freely, Abrams; Censored 2006, Phillips

Judaism:
Be Still and Get Going, Lew; After the Apple, Rosenblatt; The Five Books of Moses, Alter

Latin American:
The Mexican Revolution, Gilly; Memories of my Melancholy Whores, Garcia Marquez; Hugo Chavez: The Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela, Gott

Law Enforcement:
Cops, Teachers, Counselors, Musheno; Law and Your Legal Rights, Araujo; Law 101: Everything You Need to Know, Feinman

Linguistics:
On Language, Chomsky; Eats, Shoots & Leaves, Truss; New Oxford American Dictionary

Literary Fiction:
The People of Paper, Plascencia; Stepmother, Coover; Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Joyce; Pale Fire, Nabokov; Confederacy of Dunces, Toole

Martial Arts:
Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai, Tsunetomo; Illustrated Art of War, Tzu; Art of Shaolin Kung Fu, Kiew Kit

Memoir:
Reading Lolita in Tehran, Nafisi; A Million Little Pieces, Frey; Year of Magical Thinking, Didion

Military:
Fall of Baghdad, Anderson; Conduct Under Fire, Glusman; To Ruhleben -- and Back, Pyke

Music:
American Music, Leibovitz; Wu Tang Manual, RZA; Bob Dylan Lyrics 1962-2002, Dylan

Mystery:
The Da Vinci Code, Special Illustrated Edition, Brown; Skinny Dip, Hiassen; The Erasers, Robbe-Grillet

Mythology:
A Short History of Myth, Armstrong; The Penelopiad, Atwood; Egyptian Book of the Dead, Budge

Native American:

Blood Struggle, Wilkinson; Animal Wise, Andrews; A Little Matter of Genocide, Churchhill

Nature:
Silent Spring, Carson; Why We Run, Heinrich; Treehouses of the World, Nelson

Pets:
The New Complete Dog Training Manual, Fogle; Bad Cat, Edgar; Horse Owner's Survival Guide, Henderson

Philosophy:
I and Thou, Buber; Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals, Murdoch; Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, Wittgenstein

Photography:
Woman in the Mirror, Avedon; My So Called Digital Life, Pletka; Better Photo Guide to Digital Photography, Miotke

Picture Books:
Magic Beach, Johnson; Where the Wild Things Are, Sendak; The Other Side, Banyai

Poetry:
Migration, Merwin; Dream Songs, Berryman; Five Decades, Neruda

Political Issues:
Understanding Power, Chomsky; The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq, Packer; Moral Politics, Lakoff

Popular Fiction:
Son of a Witch, Maguire; Christ the Lord, Rice; The Sea, Banville

Psychology:
Blink, Gladwell; Power vs. Force, Hawkins; Psychobox, Gooding

Science:
Explore Your Mind (DVD set); Fabric of the Cosmos, Greene; Galileo's Daughter, Sobel

Science Fiction:
Anansi Boys, Gaiman; Valis, Dick; Schrodinger's Cat Trilogy, Wilson

Spirituality:
Where God Was Born, Feiler; Goddesses and Angels, Virtue

Sports:
Grand Old Game (baseball), Wallace; Driven From Within (basketball), Jordan; Greatest Game Ever Played (golf), Frost

Tarot:
Tarot Handbook, Arrien; Druid Craft Tarot Deck; Faeries Oracle Deck

Teen:
Twilight, Meyer; The Chosen, Potok; Stepmother, Coover; Perks of Being a Wallflower, Chbosky

Travel:
1000 Places to See Before You Die, Schultz; Europe Through the Back Door, Steve; USA on a Budget, Let's Go Series

Vegetarian:
The Crazy Makers, Simontacchi; Dying for a Hamburger, Waldman; Chicken, Striffler

Wicca:
Paganism, Higginbotham; Drawing Down the Moon, Adler

Writing:
2006 Writer's Market; Nonconformity, Algren; Elements of Style, Strunk

Yoga:
Step by Step, Yoga Journal; The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga, Chopra; Yoga Deck, Miller



If you would like us to save or order one or more of these books for you, don't hesitate to call Changing Hands at (480)730-0205.


For those who want to know (I know there's at least one of you out there), I will post my book of the month sometime in the next week, as well as my short commentaries on the other books I've read in the past month. In the meantime, if you're looking for something literary to read, I suggest anything by Vladimir Nabokov, Robert Coover, Richard Powers.