New in nonfiction 

Hunger: An Unnatural History
Sharman Apt Russell
Basic Books, $23.95

Imperial Ambitions: Interviews with David Barsamian
Noam Chomsky
Metropolitan Books, $15

Sore Winners: American Idols, Patriotic Shoppers and Other Strange Species in George Bush’s America
John Powers
Anchor Books, $14

Life’s Little Annoyances: True Tales of People Who Just Can’t Take it Anymore
Ian Urbina
Times Books, $15

Losing Our Heads: Beheadings in Literature and Culture
Regina James
New York University Press, $22

Emotional Design: Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things
Donald A. Norman
Basic Books, $15.95

Manufacturing Discontent: The Trap of Individualism in Corporate America
Michael Perelman
Pluto Press, $24.95

Consuming Kids: Protecting our Children from the Onslaught of Marketing and Advertising
Susan Linn
Anchor Books, $14

The God Gene: How Faith is Hardwired Into Our Genes
Dean Hamer
Anchor Books, $14

Red Light: Superheroes, Saints, and Sluts
edited by Anna Camilleri
Arsenal Pulp Press, $18.95

At Day's Close: Night in Times Past
A. Roger Ekirch
W.W. Norton & Company, $25.95

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