The Chapo Guide to Revolution - Chapo Trap House

Staff Pick

First thing's first - if you know any internet-addicted young men who you think are prone to being scooped up by the alt-right: here's the antidote.  The quickest and easiest way to describe The Chapo Guide to Revolution - the first book to come out of the leftist comedy podcast Chapo Trap House - is to imagine MAD Magazine if it was edited by Noam Chomsky. Part of the broadly-defined ascendant left, which includes publications like Jacobin and candidates such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Chapo's gleefully nihilistic humor offers barbs in the direction of the monstrous right-wingers who control our government and the paltry technocratic liberalism being offered as an alternative. Beneath the internet humor, however, lies a genuinely thoughtful meditation on the role of social welfare amidst the current crisis of late-stage capitalism and looming environmental disaster.

The Chapo Guide to Revolution: A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, and Reason By Chapo Trap House, Felix Biederman, Matt Christman, Brendan James, Will Menaker, Virgil Texas Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501187285
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Atria Books - August 21st, 2018

I Can't Date Jesus - Michael Arceneaux

Staff Pick

In his first essay collection, Michael Arceneaux explains why Beyoncé is his “Lord and Gyrator” while identifying as a gay black man. Many of his struggles came from growing up in a Catholic household in the south where homosexuality was not accepted and openly said to be a sin. He uses humor and pop culture to discuss his dating life and reminding us that the best thing you can do for yourself is be true to yourself. 

I Can't Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Family, Race, and Other Reasons I've Put My Faith in Beyoncé By Michael Arceneaux Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501178856
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atria Books - July 24th, 2018

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life - Samantha Irby

Staff Pick

We Are Never Meeting In Real Life is the book to read any time you need a laugh, or a cry, or, more importantly, when you need to hear someone tackle topics like body image, chronic illness, disability, and race with honesty and humor. If you think you can’t possibly relate, read it and be surprised. Samantha Irby is the hero and friend everyone needs right now.

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.: Essays By Samantha Irby Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101912195
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Vintage - May 30th, 2017