by Sasha Tremento
Based on data gathered in Facebook’s new privacy-free intellectual environment, CronkNews has identified the most popular tomes in college bookstores.
Butt-Kickin’ Extremonomics, by Bob Clemens and Bob Jennings. Sequel to Extremonomics. Once again, the controversial University of Illinois economist and his journalist coauthor illuminate how the dismal science is not nearly as mind-numbinginly dull and incomprehensible as we think, and some of the counterintuitive conclusions it can lead to.
This time around, they look at the unexpectedly cagey investment strategies of homeless people; why you really should be wearing a skirt, even though you’re male; and how widespread use of birth-control pills in the 60s and 70s affects candy consumption and car engineering today.
The Creative Metropolis, by Dick Sarasota. Famed economist and lecture-circuit staple explains how artsy bohemians really liven up a town, and, what the hell, there are no real jobs for them anyway.
Who Knew?: Keynes Was Totally Right After All and Ayn Rand Was a Manipulative Dominatrix, by Alan Greenspan. Former Fed chief tweaks his policy positions in this thought-provoking new memoir.
The Diddisheim Maneuver: The Sexual Secret That’s Brought New Life to Park Slope, by Claire Diddisheim, owner of Brooklyn’s popular Kaballah & Pilates Center.
Contentment and Its Discontents, by Sigmund Freud. Recently discovered case studies by the father of psychoanalysis, with a newly translated and corrected introduction explaining what girls and women actually envy.
Puke, Belch, Curse, Hate: One Man’s Search for Misanthropy and Indigestion in the Urals, by Otis Felbert. Tie-in edition to the upcoming movie starring Brendan Frazier.
Four Cups of Hooch, by Buck Fradingham. A true account of one Peace Corps volunteer being drummed out of a small village in Waziristan for corrupting youth and blowing out limited power supplies with his mondo stereo equipment. Tie-in edition to the upcoming movie starring Brendan Frazier.
Lilac: How a Noncommittal, Somewhat Effeminate Color Did Very Little to Change Western Civilization, by Marjorie Tandauer, UCLA cultural-studies scholar and author of the acclaimed Clothes: How Wearing Them Made Us Less Chilly.
The Abe-Lincoln Diet: Make Depression and Stress Work for You, from the editors of Svelte American magazine.