A Penny for Your Thoughts: Essays & Deep Thinking

Four hundred years ago, Montaigne not only gave the essay form its name, he then went on to never cease refining this genre of writing. He asked of himself a thousand times, "What do I know?" But the answer never matters. It's the manner of the asking that does, and in turn, this is what makes essays so enjoyable to read. There are so many types of essays! Some tackle timely issues, others shed light on obscure topics. Most collections bebop from this to that and can be picked up and put down. The best collections have an invisible thread running through them that may be hard to pin down, but so are the writers themselves.  Some essentials we look for are wit, humor, and depth – and a true love of the subjects these authors are exploring. It is safe to say all of us on staff have certain favorite essayists; we can get very attached to the writers we like, anticipating their next release, savoring it when we get a chance to sit down with it.  

Essays

 

The Best of Me Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780316628242
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - November 3rd, 2020

Mantel Pieces: Royal Bodies and Other Writing from the London Review of Books Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780008429973
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Published: Fourth Estate - October 1st, 2020

Where I Come From: Stories from the Deep South Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780593317785
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Published: Knopf - October 27th, 2020

A Measure of Belonging: Twenty-One Writers of Color on the New American South Cover Image
By Cinelle Barnes (Editor)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781938235719
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Published: Hub City Press - October 6th, 2020

The Way of Imagination: Essays Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640093652
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - August 11th, 2020

I'm Telling the Truth, but I'm Lying: Essays Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062698346
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 20th, 2019

Intimations: Six Essays Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9780593297612
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Published: Penguin Books - July 28th, 2020

Brown Album: Essays on Exile and Identity Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525564713
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Published: Vintage - May 19th, 2020

Vesper Flights Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802128812
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Published: Grove Press - August 25th, 2020

Azadi: Freedom. Fascism. Fiction. Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781642592603
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Published: Haymarket Books - September 1st, 2020

Synthesizing Gravity: Selected Prose Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780802148186
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Published: Grove Press - April 14th, 2020

Just Us: An American Conversation Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781644450215
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 8th, 2020

Black in the Middle: An Anthology of the Black Midwest Cover Image
By Terrion L. Williamson (Editor)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781948742696
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Published: Belt Publishing - September 1st, 2020

White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781948226745
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Published: Catapult - October 6th, 2020

Make Change: How to Fight Injustice, Dismantle Systemic Oppression, and Own Our Future Cover Image
By Shaun King, Bernie Sanders (Foreword by)
$26.00
ISBN: 9780358048008
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - August 4th, 2020

Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984826558
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Published: Crown - August 11th, 2020

Avoid the Day: A New Nonfiction in Two Movements Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062356178
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Published: Harper Perennial - July 28th, 2020

Tomboy: The Surprising History and Future of Girls Who Dare to Be Different Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316458313
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Published: Hachette Go - August 11th, 2020

Trixie and Katya's Guide to Modern Womanhood Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593086704
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Published: Plume - July 14th, 2020

She Proclaims: Our Declaration of Independence from a Man's World Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781538750650
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - July 21st, 2020

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250800466
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Published: Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book - November 10th, 2020

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984820365
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Published: One World - February 25th, 2020

The Glorious American Essay: One Hundred Essays from Colonial Times to the Present Cover Image
By Phillip Lopate (Editor)
$40.00
ISBN: 9781524747268
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Published: Pantheon - November 17th, 2020

Little Weirds Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316485364
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Published: Back Bay Books - November 24th, 2020

Wild Thing: The Short, Spellbinding Life of Jimi Hendrix Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781631495892
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Published: Liveright - September 15th, 2020

Women Artists: The Linda Nochlin Reader Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780500295557
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Published: Thames & Hudson - November 24th, 2020