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A Cordon Bleu trained chef, Booth seeks to explore and demystify the Japanese culinary tradition, one of the most refined, fascinating and delectable of the world’s cuisines. For anyone who has eaten mediocre supermarket sushi, tempura that resembles a corn dog, or instant ramen in a foam cup, and wonders what all the fuss over Japanese food is about, this book will be a revelation. For those who have been lucky enough to eat sushi in the motherland, it will be both a nostalgia tour and an education, likely to result in a gluttonous meal at a favorite Japanese restaurant.

Super Sushi Ramen Express: One Family's Journey Through the Belly of Japan Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781250099808
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Published: Picador - September 6th, 2016

Super Sushi Ramen Express: A Culinary Adventure Through Japan Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250145680
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Published: Picador - September 5th, 2017

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Geoff Dyer applied to be a writer in residence on board an American aircraft carrier in 2011, his carrier of destination the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush stationed off the coast of Bahrain. In two weeks on the carrier, Dyer interviews the occupants, observes daily life on board and muses on the unique qualities of the American military and indeed the American way of life, which Dyer reflects on with delight and a kind of humorous appreciation, (see: "there was something  very American about this ability to dwell constantly in the realm of the improvable superlative"). This is a witty, insightful and sometimes quite beautifully observed journey to a strange, industrial, military landscape.

Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H.W. Bush Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780804170208
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Published: Vintage - April 7th, 2015

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It says it right there on the cover: “penis thievery.” It might sound ridiculous, and it might sound frivolous, but no, this can be life or death. Frank Bures goes continent to continent to figure out what experiencing such a condition could mean. Its incomprehensibility thrusts him back upon himself and his own culture’s quirky handicaps, not the least of which are his own insecurities about writing. Ultimately a book whose subject tempts you to gawk is about approaching even the most anachronistic psychological beliefs with good faith, which I found a gently enlightening perspective.

The Geography of Madness: Penis Thieves, Voodoo Death, and the Search for the Meaning of the World's Strangest Syndromes Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781612193724
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Published: Melville House - April 26th, 2016

The Geography of Madness: Penis Thieves, Voodoo Death, and the Search for the Meaning of the World's Strangest Syndromes Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781612195568
Availability: Backordered
Published: Melville House - April 18th, 2017

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