Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

02 Jan 2003, 20:40 p.m.

Cody's Deals & Cody's Big Deals

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2003 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

I wandered the remainders piles today, which feel much more civilised today than they did in December.

  • Michael Rogin: Blackface, White Noise, $5.98
  • Lloyd, Structure & Confirmation of Evolutionary Theory, $5.98
  • Caught in the Web of Words, a biography of James Murray and history of the Oxford English Dictionary, $5.98
  • Alinsky's Rules for Radicals, $2.98
  • André Bernard, Now All We Need Is a Title (history and rough drafts of famous book titles), $4.98
  • Ha Jin, The Bridegroom (short story collection), $5.98 (hardcover, mind)
  • A script to Fargo, including pictures, $3.98 (I recently indulged in the Man Who Wasn't There script)
  • Robin Lakoff's The Language War, $7.98
  • Jonathan Rosen, The Talmud and the Internet, in hardback for only $3.98
  • a pizza cookbook by James McNair for $6.98
  • Mark Twain, The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today, $3.98
  • Dino A. Brugioni, Photo Fakery: the History and Techniques of Photographic Deception and Manipulation, $7.98. People add toupees, distinguish imposters, illustrate astronomy, and make war with photographic analysis and manipulation. Also talk of ethics.
  • a Duchamp compilation and a photo book, Faces of the 20th Century, each $19.98

Some pretty good stuff. I often find the bargain floor worth a trawl.

Also, January author appearances (the "big deals") include Po Bronson, bell hooks, Maxine Hong Kingston, Daniel Goleman, Jerry Mander, and Bruce Sterling. I'll do the introduction for Sterling (Wednesday 15 January), who often makes cool speeches and writes fun sci-fi.