New & Upcoming Releases

Spring/Summer 2016

Available Now:
Civil Rights For Beginners
Climate Change For Beginners
Libertarianism For Beginners 
Proust For Beginners 

Coming Soon:
Mormonism For Beginners (July 19)
Prison Industrial Complex For Beginners (July 26)
Abstract Expressionism For Beginners (August 9)


Libertarianism For Beginners

Libertarianism For Beginners offers a smart, concise, easy-to-read explanation of this popular but frequently misunderstood political philosophy. Insider Todd Seavey unravels the history, core principles, policy implications, ideological dilemmas, and internal differences of a movement based on limited government, strong property rights, and the belief that we have the right to do as we please with our own bodies and possessions as long as we don’t damage those of others.

Illustrations and cartoons by Nathan Smith add a light touch to a deceptively nuanced—and always contentious—subject. A witty, even-handed guide for everyone from neophytes to neocons.


Libertarianism For Beginners provides a comprehensive guide to what drives the movement. With wit and clarity, it should serve as a guide for all.

—Andrew Kirell, The Daily Beast

Todd Seavey has written one of the best introductions to libertarianism ever. It's clear, concise, compelling—and fun! 

—Donald Boudreaux, the Mercatus Center and Café Hayek


This briefest introduction to libertarianism is also one of the richest—Seavey brilliantly captures a many-sided movement.

 —Daniel McCarthy, American Conservative magazine  

Proust For Beginners

Meet French novelist Marcel Proust—author of the modernist classic In Search of Lost Time (A la recherche du temps perdu,1913–1927)—in this richly illustrated biography, concise reading guide, and critical review. With uncommon clarity and insight, author Steve Bachmann peels away the layers from one of the most difficult yet widely taught works of French literature. An endless assortment of cartoons, caricatures, and artistic renderings by Van Howell portray Proust, his milieu, the people in his life, and the vast realms of his literary imagination.



Proust For Beginners is, as a primer on the life and work of Marcel Proust, admirably comprehensive, at times quirky and deliberately provocative. Steve Bachmann has amassed a bounty of fascinating—and useful—information about the history, politics, and art surrounding the creation of Proust’s fictional world. The book’s rich content and engaging style will provide the curious “beginner” with an excellent introduction to one of the world’s greatest literary works.

—William C. Carter, author of Marcel Proust: A Life, and other definitive studies; editor of the website; and Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of
Alabama at Birmingham

For Beginners® documentary, graphic nonfiction book series

For Beginners® is a graphic nonfiction series that deconstructs complex ideas. Every book in the series serves one purpose: to present the works of great thinkers and subjects alike in a straightforward, accessible manner. With subjects ranging from philosophy to politics, art, and beyond, the For Beginners series covers a range of topics in a humorous comic book-style. Every book takes a comprehensive approach that respects the intelligence of its audience.

Dedicated to Glenn Thompson, the inventor and the inspiration for the series.

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Proust for Beginners by Steve Bachmann

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Mormonism for Beginners by Stephen Carter

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Prison Industrial Complex for Beginners by James Braxton Peterson

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