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Cesar's Reviews

Frontera by Rick Bayless

Dig in as Rick Bayless showcases his masterful knowledge of Mexican food and drinks. If you’re about to host a party, have some friends over, or just want to add some excitement to your nights, be sure to check out some of the awesome recipes and drink ideas that Bayless provides. You can’t go wrong with an author who was given the “Order of the Aztec Eagle” award by the Mexican government.
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Cesar
Frontera: Margaritas, Guacamoles and Snacks Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780393088922
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 5th, 2012

Something Missing by Matthew Dicks

Martin knows he's the best. Unlike his "smash and grab" counter-parts, Martin has a methodical and meticulous way of stealing. He only takes what will go unnoticed, therefore making him the same. This allows him to intervene without leaving a single trail. Given the opportunity, Martin decides to become a guardian angel. Can Martin sacrifice his organized life in order to help others?
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Something Missing: A Novel Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780767930888
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Published: Broadway Books - July 14th, 2009

Compass of Pleasure by David J. Linden

Why does your second drink taste better than your first? Why do drug addicts continue to partake in their risky behavior? How do fast food restaurants keep us coming back? Neuroscientist David J. Linden answers these and more questions as he explains to the reader why we enjoy the things that we enjoy.

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Cesar
The Compass of Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, Vodka,  Learning, and Gambling Feel So Good Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143120759
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Published: Penguin Books - April 24th, 2012

La Roja by Jimmy Burns

According to Burns, it was British sailors who first brought futbol to the Spanish during the late 1800's. Small teams were formed, made up mostly of British players until the early 1900's when the Spanish themselves absorbed the sport in a way they never expected. Everything from Franco's association with Madrid to the 2010 Cup, this is an in-depth history of the sport in Spain.

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Cesar
La Roja: How Soccer Conquered Spain and How Spanish Soccer Conquered the World Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781568587172
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Published: Bold Type Books - May 29th, 2012

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

Some people might look at Murakami's running habits and think of him as insane. Most writers (or ordinary people) don't run sixty-two miles in one day or run the original marathon course in Greece for fun. In this book, Murakami provides insight into his training along with its interaction with his other passion, writing.

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Cesar
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running: A Memoir (Vintage International) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780307389831
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Published: Vintage - August 11th, 2009

My Pizza by Jim Lahey

What food is more universal than pizza? I can’t think of a single person I know who doesn’t love this dish. So, what makes a great pizza? According to Jim Lahey, the secret to an amazing pizza is in the crust. Filled with 192 pages of culinary insight, Lahey shares his knowledge of pizza making, appetizers, and desserts. Are you hungry?
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Cesar
My Pizza: The Easy No-Knead Way to Make Spectacular Pizza at Home: A Cookbook Cover Image
$27.50
ISBN: 9780307886156
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Published: Clarkson Potter - March 20th, 2012

Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X

Malcolm X holds nothing back in this engaging autobiography which is part personal philosophy, part personal narrative. With the help of Alex Haley (co-author), Malcolm X opens up about his amazing transition from a street-wise kid to one of the most influential African-Americans in history. Even if you've seen the movie (which is awesome), check out the inspiration!

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$7.99
ISBN: 9780345350688
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Published: Ballantine Books - October 12th, 1987

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

Is there anything that Bill Bryson can't write about? Bryson, who was inspired by his lack of knowledge in science, makes an impressive eattempt at his first publication focused solely on the subject. Everything from biology to astronomy is covered in this book filled with Bryson's usual clever thoughts and entertaining wit.

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$18.00
ISBN: 9780767908184
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Published: Broadway Books - September 14th, 2004

The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto "Che" Guevara

Before he was a revolutionary, a diplomat, or even an image on your
t-shirt, Ernesto Guevara was a young student in need of an adventure. In
1952 he and his friend Alberto Granado embarked on a journey around
South America, inspiring this excellent book.

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The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey (Che Guevara Publishing Project) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781920888107
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Published: Ocean Press - September 2004

Decoded by Jay-Z

Hip-hop is misunderstood and so is Jay-Z. In Decoded, he immerses the reader in the world that he grew up in, the Marcy Projects. Located in Brooklyn, the projects transformed Jay from a hustler, to the king of the hip-hop movement. Along with amazing graphical illustrations, this book deciphers the inner meanings of hip-hop and its importance to musical history.

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Decoded Cover Image
By Jay-Z
$30.00
ISBN: 9780812981155
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - November 2011

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