Books published by Metropolitan Books


Metropolitan Books | August 22, 2017 | 768 pages
From the master of Freud debunkers, the book that definitively puts an end to the myth of psychoanalysis and its creator Since the 1970s, Sigmund Freud’s scientific reputation has been in an accelerating tailspin—but nonetheless the idea persists that some of his contributions were visionary... More Info

This Fight Is Our Fight

Metropolitan Books | April 18, 2017 | 352 pages
The fiery U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and bestselling author offers a passionate, inspiring book about why our middle class is under siege and how we can win the fight to save it Senator Elizabeth Warren has long been an outspoken champion of America’s middle class, and by the time the people... More Info

The Arab of the Future

Metropolitan Books | October 13, 2015 | 160 pages
The Arab of the Future, the #1 French best-seller, tells the unforgettable story of Riad Sattouf's childhood, spent in the shadows of 3 dictators--Muammar Gaddafi, Hafez al-Assad, and his father In striking, virtuoso graphic style that captures both the immediacy of childhood and the fervor of... More Info


Metropolitan Books | May 14, 2013 | 208 pages
"The images Sacco draws are so powerful that they burn deep into your retina and reconfigure how you see the world... Journalism displays Sacco at the top of his game."—National Post (Toronto) Over the past decade, Joe Sacco has increasingly turned to short-form comics journalism to report from... More Info

Footnotes in Gaza

Metropolitan Books | October 12, 2010 | 432 pages
"Sacco brings the conflict down to the most human level, allowing us to imagine our way inside it, to make the desperation he discovers, in some small way, our own."—Los Angeles Times Rafah, a town at the bottommost tip of the Gaza Strip, has long been a notorious flashpoint in the bitter Middle... More Info

Power Systems

Metropolitan Books | January 8, 2013 | 224 pages
A compelling new set of interviews on our changing and turbulent times with Noam Chomsky, one of the world's foremost thinkers In this new collection of conversations, conducted from 2010 to 2012, Noam Chomsky explores the most immediate and urgent concerns: the future of democracy in the Arab... More Info

With Liberty and Justice for Some

Metropolitan Books | October 25, 2011 | 304 pages
Argues that the American legal system is set up in such a way that the politically powerful escape justice despite wrongdoing, while the disadvantaged fill the prisons.  More Info

The Race for What's Left

Metropolitan Books | March 13, 2012 | 320 pages
A renowned expert on natural resource issues reviews how the depletion of resources is sparking border wars and military confrontations, arguing that the only way to prevent continued dwindling of supplies is to alter our consumption patterns altogether. 30,000 first printing.  More Info

The Outsourced Self

Metropolitan Books | May 8, 2012 | 320 pages
From the famed author of the bestselling The Second Shift and The Time Bind, a pathbreaking look at the transformation of private life in our for-profit world The family has long been a haven in a heartless world, the one place immune to market forces and economic calculations, where the personal,... More Info


Metropolitan Books | June 19, 2012 | 208 pages
The cartoonist creator of the Eisner Award-winning graphic novel Footnotes in Gaza presents a journalistic collection on the sidelines of wars around the world that includes articles on the American military in Iraq that have never been published in the United States, illuminating such subjects as... More Info

We Meant Well

Metropolitan Books | August 21, 2012 | 290 pages
"One diplomat's darkly humorous and ultimately scathing assault on just about everything the military and State Department have done—or tried to do—since the invasion of Iraq. The title says it all."—The New York Times Charged with rebuilding Iraq, would you spend taxpayer money on a sports... More Info

Dismantling the Empire

Metropolitan Books | March 29, 2011 | 224 pages
From the author of the bestselling Blowback Trilogy, an urgent call to confront America's waning power In his prophetic book Blowback, published before 9/11, Chalmers Johnson warned that our secret operations in Iraq and elsewhere around the globe would exact a price at home. Now, in a brilliant... More Info

Pity the Billionaire

Metropolitan Books | January 3, 2012 | 240 pages
A look at why the worst economy since the 1930s has brought about the revival of conservatism.  More Info


Metropolitan Books | January 9, 2007 | 177 pages
A strong case for the U.S.'s withdrawal from the war in Iraq, written in the spirit of Howard Zinn's Vietnam: The Logic of Withdrawal, explains that the U.S. presence is a major source of instability and suffering for the Iraqi people, challenges Bush's motives behind the invasion, and proposes... More Info


Metropolitan Books | January 3, 2012 | 448 pages
A passionate and insightful account by a leading historian of Haiti that traces the sources of the country's devastating present back to its turbulent and traumatic history Even before the recent earthquake destroyed much of the country, Haiti was known as a benighted place of poverty and... More Info

Ideal Illusions

Metropolitan Books | February 28, 2012 | 384 pages
"Devastating and deeply disturbing, this book lays bare any lingering illusions that human rights concerns seriously influence U.S. policy."—Andrew J. Bacevich, author of Washington Rules The United States has long been hailed as a powerful force for global human rights.  More Info