Staff Picks

Picks reviewed by the staff at the Last Bookstore.

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave Cover Image
By Frederick Douglass, Ira Dworkin (Editor), Ira Dworkin (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780143107309
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Published: Penguin Classics - January 28th, 2014

This is a powerful trumpeting of the human spirit. Douglass is a hero for all times. His intelligence and dignity emanate from every sentence and he was perhaps the most transformative public figure of the nineteenth century. This, wisely, continues to be required reading for many high school students

Chosen by John

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Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316204262
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 2nd, 2013

You probably don't need me to tell you to read this, but I'm going to anyway. I took my time to finally sit down & read Where'd You Go, Bernadette, but then I blasted my way through the book, dying to know the answers to the story's twists and turns. I'm so excited for the movie, and I hope you'll pick this up to read if you, like me, didn't do so when it first came out.

Chosen by Katie

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Complete Poems Cover Image
By Dorothy Parker, Marion Meade (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780143106081
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Published: Penguin Classics - April 6th, 2010

One of the sharpest, funniest writers there ever was, with a poison pen to boot. Parker's poems are sometimes dark ruminations of a sensitive soul, sometimes ironic reflections of a vapid world that thinks too highly of itself, sometimes unexpectedly sympathetic character studies. If you like what you read here, move on to the stories next!

Chosen by Justin

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Bye Felipe: Disses, Dick Pics, and Other Delights of Modern Dating Cover Image
ISBN: 9780762463749
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Published: Running Press Adult - August 21st, 2018

Dating sucks. Dating in LA in sucks more. Bye Felipe started as Alexandra Tweten's instagram documentation of dating duds and harassment faced by her friends. Since then, Tweten has channeled her insight into a modern dating guide for those navigating the often disappointing world of modern online dating.

Chosen by Kate

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ISBN: 9781770463356
Availability: Backordered
Published: Drawn and Quarterly - September 11th, 2018

Born from her successful Instagram comic Woman World by Aminder Dhaliwal is a comedic and thought provoking depiction of what a post apocalyptic world where only women are left is like. The collapse of the patriarchy has never been so much fun! This is a very comedic and insightful comic. A perfect book for this time in our culture.

Chosen by James

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Doom Patrol Vol. 1: Brick by Brick (Young Animal) Cover Image
By Gerard Way, Nick Derington (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781401269791
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Published: DC Comics - June 6th, 2017

Doom Patrol is for the misfits and the bizarre. "DC Comics' Strangest Heroes" deal with evil that Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman would never touch. Take this story for example. I mean, would any of them show up to help a human who has transformed into an ambulance stop aliens from turning other humans into fast food? No way. And yes, you read that sentence correctly. Hop in! Time to get weird!

Chosen by Quinn