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The Complete Manual of Things That Might Kill You

The Complete Manual of Things That Might Kill You

If you're constantly thinking that your everyday aches and pains are caused by some awful, little-known disease, then we have the book for you. The Complete Manual of Things That Might Kill You: A Guide to Self-diagnosis for Hypochondriacs ($14) is a 192-page tome of the terrible, organized by symptom so you can quickly discover that your loss of appetite might be caused by a hiatal hernia. Humorous and full of fantastic illustrations, it's a can't miss addition to your bathroom or living room reading selections.

  • Spycraft

    Ever wonder exactly what kind of technological wonders the CIA has cooked up over the years? Then you need to read Spycraft: The Secret History of the CIA's Spytechs, from Communism to al-Qaeda ($20). Co-written by a former director the CIA’s Office of Technical Service — an ultra-secret group that makes the Q division look like amateurs — and an internationally renowned intelligence historian, Spycraft brings you the story behind some of our most amazing espionage technology. [Thanks, Saeed]

  • Athlete

    Legendary sports photographer Walter Iooss has been snapping masterpieces since he got his first Sports Illustrated assignment in 1961, at the age of 16. Now, for the first time, you can own more than 150 of his stunning photos in Athlete ($23), a 14-inch hardcover featuring portrait-quality photographs of stars such as Derek Jeter, Jim Brown, Charles Barkley, David Beckham, Muhammad Ali, Yogi Berra, Carl Lewis, Joe Namath, Jack Nicklaus, Pelé, and Tiger Woods, just to name a few. With a foreword by Michael Jordan, it's easily one the best coffee table books for sports fans.